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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spreading The Word About Pet Sterilization

Shelters around the world consistently report that more than half of the dogs and cats they receive are unaltered. Only one in every ten dogs born finds a stable loving permanent home. Millions of healthy cats and dogs are abandoned and euthanized at shelters every year.

Just as people aren't getting the message about leaving dogs in hot cars, there are also people who are not getting the message about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. This has to change.

Check out Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

International Orangutan Day

Experts estimate that orangutans could be extinct in the wild in less than 25 years.

Orangutans only live on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Orangutans living on Sumatra are critically endangered as there are only an estimated 7,300. Orangutans living on Borneo are endangered as there are only an estimated 45,000 to 69,000.

Orangutans are being driven to extinction because of habitat loss and degradation, agriculture, logging, oil palm companies, poaching for the illegal pet trade, hunting, and human-animal conflict.

As always, there are many ways to help. The very least we can do is  help spread the word and raise awareness. Use #WorldOrangutanDay.

Daily Mail reader campaign helped rescue baby orangutans

They were rescued from this life

These are some of the organizations working to save these precious animals from extinction:

Deforestation Education - International Orangutan Day

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No Hump Day - Spay It Forward

Instead of "Hump Day" let's have "No Hump Day" and talk about the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. There is a pet over population crisis happening all over the world. Millions of cats and dogs are homeless and suffering as a result.

The Ontario SPCA offers spay/neuter clinics across the Province. The clinics are open to the public, rescue groups and shelters regardless of geography or income level. Visit FixYourPet.ca for lots of helpul information and to find a spay/neuter clinic near you.

There are people out there who still aren't getting the message. You may have some on your friend's lists. You can help by taking the opportunity to spread the word. Share and retweet using #NoHumpDay.