NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2016) - Over the weekend, Beat the Heat Kenora, the North Bay & District Humane Society and the Ontario SPCA worked in partnership with an Indigenous Community in Northern Ontario to transfer 70 dogs to Southern Ontario for adoption.
After being gathered, the dogs received health checks and vaccinations and began their journey south. They are expected to arrive in North Bay later today for further care and any necessary treatment. Once cleared for the next leg of their trip, they will be transferred to the Sarnia & District Humane Society and the Welland & District SPCA where they will be posted online once they are ready for adoption.
"It's been a real pleasure to work with Indigenous Communities in Northern Ontario and we commend them for taking the lead in establishing dog transfers and being leaders in Animal Welfare," says Daryl Vaillancourt, Executive Director, North Bay & District Humane Society.
Transfers like this help northern communities manage their pet overpopulation concerns by finding homes for community dogs.
"It's only through partnership efforts that we are able to assemble the resources needed for these animal transfers," says Tammy McConomy, Beat the Heat Kenora. "We thank everyone involved for helping these 70 dogs on their way to forever homes."
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.
Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.
Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.
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