Humans and dogs coexist peacefully the majority of the time. However many unavoidable accidents occur when people (often children) interact with dogs/animals in an unaware way. It is vital that we consider the mood and demeanor of the dog when approaching it and ALWAYS ask permission before approaching or interacting with any animal. Dogs can be easily threatened by strangers and have an instinct to protect themselves and their human companions, so the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society has outlined some guidelines to follow when engaging with dogs and other animals.
FACTS ON DOGS AND HEAT
- Many pets die each year as a result of being left in parked cars during warm weather.
- Temperatures inside a parked car, even with the windows open and in the shade, can rapidly reach very dangerous levels, even on a relatively mild summer day.
- A dog's normal body temperature is about 39º C (102º F). Because of a limited ability to sweat, even a short time in a hot environment can be life threatening.
- A dog can withstand a body temperature of 41º C (106º F) for only a short time before suffering irreparable brain damage or even death.
If you find a pet that you think may be suffering from heat exhaustion, and the owner cannot be quickly located, please call your local Ontario SPCA Branch, Humane Society or the Police.
The Ontario Humane Society has published an information leaflet and poster called No Hot Pets. Please click on the image to download your copy. Visit http://www.ontariospca.ca/what-we-do/humane-education/no-hot-pets.html for more information.
Visit My Dog is Cool -another great website where you can take the pledge to never leave your dog in a hot car: http://mydogiscool.com.
Great info that you can print out and post in your house that may help you save your dog one day!
C4P ANIMAL RESCUE is pleased to provide the following best practices forAmber Alerts for Lost Pets.
Roughly 10,000 pets go missing in the greater Toronto area each year. And they are only the ones that are reported. 65% make it home. The Amber Alert for Lost Pets is designed to work with and educate the family on preventative measures, as well as reach as many citizens as possible with best practices when a pet goes missing. To download a copy of the guide, click here.
Some great posters that you can download from Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS. Click on the poster to download.
Visit: http://drsophiayin.com for more information.
Bite Prevention, Care and Treatment
Part of the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society's mandate is educating the public about bite prevention and the proper care and treamtent of animals. Having an animal as a pet is a very special responsibility. It is up to us to know how to take proper care of our best friends. Our pets rely upon us for their survival and happiness and they depend upon our kindness and knowledge in handling them. Here are a few guidelines for bite prevention and the proper care and attention towards dogs. The guidelines can be applied to other animals as well.
To view the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society's Bite Prevention, Care and Treament Guide, please click here.