Ontario SPCA Joins Municipal Emergency Preparedness Fair
The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners to be prepared
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - May is Emergency Preparedness Month and the Ontario SPCA would like to share with our community the importance of being prepared before an emergency hits.
In Ontario, each of us is responsible for our own safety and survival during the first 72 hours of an emergency. The responsibility of caring for pets ultimately rests on the owner, including during an emergency. It’s important to develop and create a 72 hour Pet Emergency Survival Kit, much like we would for ourselves and our families.
Some items that should be included in an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
• 72 hour food supply, including bowls and a can opener
• 72 hour water supply
• Leash, muzzle, harness
• Litter pan, litter, plastic bags and scooper
• Pet carrier to allow for easy transport
• Medical records, Veterinarian’s name and contact number
• Medications and a pet first aid kit
• Current photo of your pet along with their name, address and brief description
• Information on your pets feeding schedule, temperament/behaviour, medical concerns
• ID tags and Micro chip number
• List of boarding facilities, hotels that can accommodate pets
• A familiar crate
The Ontario SPCA Rescue and Relief Team, and their new Emergency Response Trailer, will be participating in the York Region Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Stop by the Ontario SPCA booth to get your free Emergency Response Decal for your home. The Ontario SPCA will also be providing a cooling station for the public and their pets.
WHAT: York Region Emergency Preparedness Fair
WHEN: Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket.
For more pet safety tips please visit the Ontario SPCA website: www.ontariospca.ca
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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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