Sit, stay and learn about how to protect your pets at Emergency Preparedness event

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Pembroke, ON (May 1, 2024) – To kick off Emergency Preparedness Week, the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is partnering with the Pembroke Fire Department and Nice Dog, Scarlett! for a free event to help keep your pets safe during an emergency.

Sit, stay and learn on Monday, May 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Pembroke Fire Department at 200 International Dr. in Pembroke. Participants will learn how to plan for their pet’s safety, including creating an emergency plan that includes their furry family members. The one-hour session will include considerations when planning an emergency escape route and what to include in an emergency survival kit containing everything your family, including your pets, will need to get through the first 72 hours of an emergency.

During Emergency Preparedness Week, promise to prepare by visiting and you will be entered in a draw to win a pet first aid kit, plus you will receive a free digital Emergency Preparedness Workbook outlining everything you need to include when assembling your pet’s survival kit.

The Ontario SPCA is also giving away free emergency decals this week for anyone who has pets to let first responders know there are pets inside the home. In the event of an emergency like a fire, it can help the chances of firefighters being able to rescue your pets. Decals will be available during the May 6 learning session or drop by the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre this week to get yours.

For emergency preparedness resources, and to promise to prepare, visit  








Media Contact

Heather Jobe

Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre

(613) 602-0760


The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.

The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is situated on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin people. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples.


Thank you for your dedication

Thank you for your dedication to helping the animals.  Every animal deserves a loving home and to be treated royally.  Just imagine a day without animal cruelty.  What a wonderful day that would be!