Did you know? - Ontario SPCA

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Did you know? - Ontario SPCA
Did you know?
• Pet overpopulation is at crisis levels in Ontario. • Each year, tens of thousands of dogs
and cats end up on the streets, where
they fall victim to neglect and abuse,
or in shelters in search of new homes. • Spaying and neutering will reduce
shelter intake and euthanasia.
• Fixing your pet reduces health risks
and improves behaviour in cats and
dogs.
neglected
& abused
ONTARIO SPCA PROVINCIAL OFFICE
16586 Woodbine Avenue, RR 3
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W1
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Ontario SPCA): Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario
SPCA is a registered charity comprised of over 50 Community
SPCAs and Humane Societies relying primarily on donations
to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation, advocacy
and humane education. The Ontario SPCA Act mandates the
Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society investigators with police powers to do so - making the Ontario
SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations.
Adopt – Volunteer – Donate!
www.ontariospca.ca
Charitable Number 88969 1044 RR0002
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Your local adoption centre or veterinary service:
Get informed,
take action and
save lives!
Pet overpopulation is at crisis levels in Ontario.
Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up on
the streets or in shelters every year. Many homeless animals suffer neglect, abandonment and
abuse.
Dispelling
spay/neuter
myths
Fixing my pet will make him/her overweight...
Fixing your pet should not result in weight
gain if your pet receives a healthy diet and
sufficient exercise.
Spaying and neutering pets will reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. It can also reduce
health risks, physical stress and improve behaviour. Fixed pets are also less likely to roam,
reducing the risk of injury, accident and loss.
Fixing my pet interferes with nature…
Domesticated dogs and cats are completely
dependent on humans. It is our responsibility
as their guardians to ensure that the number
of companion animals born does not exceed
the number of available homes.
Pet overpopulation contributes to the cycle of
neglect and abuse. Even finding homes for kittens and puppies is challenging because there
are more adoptable pets than willing, adoptive
homes.
All animals have the right to have one litter…
Spaying a female cat or dog before she goes
into heat even once will greatly reduce her risk of developing mammary, ovarian and uterine
cancer.
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