July 31, 2008 21:23 ET

Annual CSPCA Dog Wash Fundraiser

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - In collaboration with its sponsors Mondou and Royal Canin, the Montreal Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) is pleased to invite pet owners to bring their dogs, cats or rabbits to the annual Dog Wash Fundraiser on Sunday, August 3.

All proceeds raised from this year's event will go towards additional costs of vaccination and sterilization.

The new administration of the CSPCA has established a policy whereby animals are sterilized prior to joining their adoptive families. By sterilizing animals as they leave the shelter with their new families, more animals are sterilized thus helping with the issue of overpopulation. In a shelter environment an animal's immune system can decrease up to 70% making them extremely vulnerable to catching these illnesses. The additional vaccine for animals coming into the shelter will protect them against Rhino (cats) and Bordatella (dogs).

What is offered to dog owners:

Choose services a la carte:
Bath: $13
Ear and eye cleaning: $4
Nail clipping: $5

Or offer your dog the full treatment for a minimum donation of $20 ($2 rebate).

Also, dog and cat owners will be able to have their four-legged friend microchipped for $45. By microchipping your pet, your chances of finding them if lost, greatly increase.

Rabbit owners can get nails clipped and a brushing for $5.

Where: Mondou, pet supply store, 10315, Lajeunesse, Ahunstic (corner

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please note: This event will be cancelled if it rains.

The new administration of the CSPCA looks forward to welcoming the public.

About the SPCA

The Canadian SPCA was founded in 1869 making it the oldest humane society in Canada. Its mission is to protect animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves by ensuring their well-being. Raising public awareness and helping develop compassion for all living creatures is also part of its mandate. Every year, the Canadian SPCA finds homes for over 10,000 animals, making it the shelter with the highest number of adoptions in Canada.

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