Chatham, ON (March 1, 2016) – Pet overpopulation is always a concern in Ontario. The Ontario SPCA Chatham-Kent Animal Centre encourages the public to fix their pets and help reduce the number of unwanted animals.
Thousands of dogs and cats end up homeless on the street or orphaned every year. Having your pet spayed or neutered will directly address this problem.
Pet overpopulation contributes to the cycle of neglect and abuse!
The Ontario SPCA responds to on average over 17, 000 animal cruelty complaints every year. Protecting your pet by having them spayed or neutered can help reduce this number and make Chatham-Kent a safer place for our pets.
Spay/Neutering pets reduces shelter intake!
The Ontario SPCA operates three high volume spay/neuter services across the province. Since the clinics’ inception in 2009, the Society has fixed close to 80,000 animals. As a result, the Ontario SPCA saw its cat intake in 2015 reduced by 19%!
Spaying/neutering pets may also reduce health risks and physical stress, as well as improve behaviour in your pet. Fixed pets are also less likely to roam, reducing the risk of injury, accident, and loss.
“Spaying or neutering your pet can directly address the issue of pet overpopulation,” says Kim Sonneveld, Animal Centre manager. “It is our duty as responsible pet owners to help lower the number of unwanted litters in back alleys, dumpsters, and our animal centre facilities.”
To learn more about the Ontario SPCA’s spay/neuter services visit spayneuter.ontariospca.ca.
Enter March’s Cone of Fame Contest:
1. Post a picture of your fixed pet on social media using the hashtag #ConeOfFame to be entered to WIN weekly prizes.
2. Visit fixyourpet.ca and take the pledge saying you have or will be fixing your pet, to be entered to WIN the Grand Prize.
3. Help spread the word about the importance of fixing your pet.
To learn more about spay/neuter or to enter the Cone of Fame contest visit fixyourpet.ca.
Ontario SPCA – Kent County Branch
405 Park Ave. East
Chatham, ON, N7M 3W4