Pet Safety Tips and Springtime Dangers


Pet Safety Tips and Springtime Dangers:
The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners to keep their pets' safe

Timmins, ON (March 24, 2012) - The Ontario SPCA would like to remind pet owners that their pet's safety is the owners responsibility. With the melting ice and rising waters, it is very important that pet owners keep a close eye on their animal.

"Please be mindful about what your pet is eating and drinking when out for a walk" says, Ontario SPCA Regional Inspector Lynn Michaud. "You do not know what might be in the puddles of water or wet ground caused by the melted snow. There could be a variety of hazardous matter that may be harmful to your pet."

If you suspect your pet has ingested something dangerous, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

When out by creeks, rivers or other bodies of water, please be mindful that water levels are higher and the currents are faster this time of year. Keeping your pet close to you will help prevent them from slipping into the cold fast water.
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The Ontario SPCA also wants to remind pet owners to respect the animal welfare by-laws. The by-laws are there to protect your pet. Please keep your pet on a leash and clean up after them when required.

Lynn Michaud
Regional Inspector
Ontario SPCA


Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities, Ontario SPCA relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.


Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.


Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.
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