Ontario SPCA Works Together with Communities to Address Animals Being Left Unattended in Vehicles



May 14, 2014


The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has been working diligently with Community Partners to address safety concerns for animals being left unattended in vehicles.


Unfortunately, each year the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, as well as municipal and provincial police services across Ontario, repeatedly respond to calls for animals that are left in vehicles.


There is no good excuse for leaving an animal unattended in a vehicle.


As a registered charity, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has a limited number of officers on the road and response is limited to availability based on the volume of calls.


As the weather becomes warmer, the increase in call volume will also be felt by local police. This can easily be reduced by heeding the advice to leave your pets at home.


“The Ontario SPCA is very proud of the partnerships we have developed with our policing communities”, Says Chief Inspector Connie Mallory. “Animal welfare is a community responsibility and requires community support.”


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Ontario SPCA Works Together with Communities to Address Animals Being Left Unattended in Vehicles




Provincial Media Contact
Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office



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.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. 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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