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Vehicle Heat

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Cars can become death traps in 10 minutes
“People don’t realize just how quickly their cars can become death traps for their pets – it can take as little as 10 minutes for the vehicle to reach temperatures where the animal can suffer irreparable brain damage or death,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“We know that if people are taking their pets with them, it’s because they love them and want to spend time with them, but we really do encourage pet guardians to please, leave their pets at home when they’re going out in the car.”

What to do if you see a dog in distress in a parked vehicle:

Note the license plate and vehicle information and ask managers of nearby businesses to page the owner to return to their vehicle immediately;

Is the animal in distress? Call your local animal control agency, police, or the BC SPCA hotline at 1-855-622-7722 as soon as possible. Note: It is illegal for members of the public to break a window to access the vehicle themselves; only RCMP and Special Provincial Constables of the BC SPCA can lawfully enter a vehicle. SPCA branch staff and volunteers cannot enter vehicles.

Keep emergency supplies – bottled water, a small bowl, a towel that can be soaked in water- in your car so that you help hydrate an animal (if a window has been left open) while you wait for emergency response; a battery-powered fan from a dollar store also can be handy to circulate air.

Info: BCSPCA

Mother Day Spay Day

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VDACS (Vernon & District Animal Care Society) and Pet Soup Kitchen are working together to offer low-cost spay/neuters for the pets of local low-income families. The first 25 people to attend our table and fill out paperwork with us will qualify for a $25 spay or neuter for their dog, cat, or even bunnies! After the first 25 are done, we will continue to accept applications at our usual very affordable and subsidized prices.

www.facebook.com/VDACS/

www.vernonanimalcare.com

www.facebook.com/PetSoupKitchenVernonBc/

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Pet Health-Cancer

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The Truth About Pet Cancer  www.thetruthsaboutpetcancer.com

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