The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre announces temporary closure for renovations  

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE ORANGEVILLE, ON (July 20, 2020) – The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre will be modifying its operations as it temporarily closes from July 20 to Aug. 24, 2020 for scheduled renovations. 

The building, located at 650 Riddell Rd, Orangeville, is owned by the Town of Orangeville and will undergo necessary renovations to the HVAC system.  

The animals in the centre have been transferred to other SPCAs or Humane Societies  to continue their care and be placed up for adoption. To find a neighbouring SPCA or Humane Society Animal Centre visit the Ontario SPCA website 

Centre staff will continue to be employed by the Society during the closure.  

As the Orangeville & District Animal Centre provides animal services for the Town of Orangeville, temporary measures have been put in place to ensure uninterrupted services to local residences for the following services: 

Strays – Strays during and after business hours will be redirected to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre at 16586 Woodbine Ave. In Stouffville. All communication regarding the reclaiming of stray animals will still be coordinated through the animal services officers and staff of the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre. Please continue to direct any inquiries during business hours to the Orangeville & District Animal Centre by calling 519-942-3140 or by emailing OrangevilleACO@ontariospca.ca. Afterhours calls can be directed to 519-278-5682.   

Reclaiming lost pets – Anyone reclaiming a lost pet will be provided with the opportunity for a staff member to collect the pet and transfer it back to their community to be reunited with its family. Residents will not be required to travel to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in Stouffville, where lost animals will be temporarily housed.    

Injured or sick pets – Injured or sick domestic animals will be taken directly to an Ontario SPCA and Humane Society veterinary partner for assessment and, if required, transferred to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in StouffvilleCoordination of these cases will be handled by the staff of the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre.    

Injured or sick wildlife – Injured or sick wildlife will be taken to a local veterinary partner or transferred to a wildlife rehabilitation centre.     

Deceased animals – Requests to pick up deceased animals will still be handled on a case-by-cases basis.    

Community support – Animal services officers will continue to provide contactless park patrols and community support by phone and email.  

For more information on the Orangeville & District Animal Centre, visit ontariospca.ca/orangeville 

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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society 

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal charity. 

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