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Last updated: 03/03/2017
IMAGE - Règles de conduite d’un propriétaire responsable
Courtesy and code of conduct of a responsible dog owner

Animals are not consumer goods!

Owning a pet is a lot of responsabilities and costs money:
• A strong commitment for many years to come;
• Covering the costs of sterilization and annual identification;
• Covering the costs related to its food and care (nails, ears, coat, grooming etc.);
• Covering the costs of regular veterinarian care
  (shots, protection against flees, heartworm, etc.) and unforeseen expenses;
• Covering boarding costs (when on vacation);
• Daily walks (for dogs);
• More frequent house cleaning (pet hair, sand, etc.)...

Be responsible : animals are not consumer goods!

Spay-neuter_The Facts

Sterilizing pets is the only way to reduce stray overpopulation and to reduce the suffering. Be responsible, have your pet spayed or neutered.

To spay - neuter: True False

True

False

Will hurt my pet 

 

x

Will make my pet fat and lazy 

 

x

Will change my pet’s personality 

 

x

Prevents certain dangerous diseases 

x

 

Reduces the risk of cancer 

X

 

Reduces wandering, fighting and mating 

X

 

Allows your pet to live a longer and healthier life 

X

 

Makes your pet a better companion for your family 

X

 

Results in cleaner pets and homes 

X

 

Helps alleviate the animal overpopulation problem 

x

 

    

Not to spay-neuter: True False

True

False

90% of the millions of cats killed on our roads are not sterilized 

X

 

80% of dogs hit by cars each year are not sterilized 

X

 

Results in 8 to 12 million animals being killed each year 

X

 

A fertile cat will have a tendency to fight and to wander 

X

 

For each human birth, there are 15 canine and 45 feline births 

X

 

Only 1 in 9 cats will find an owner, 8 will be destroyed 

X

 

The 1st year, a fertile female cat will have an average of 3 litters (12 kittens) 

X

 

The 2nd year, these same kittens will give birth to approximately 144 kittens 

X

 

The 3rd year, there is a possibility of 1,728 births 

X

 

The 4th year, there is a possibility of 20,736 births 

X

 

My kids will learn a life lesson by witnessing a birth 

 

x

Source: SPCA www.spca.com

Moving or going on vacation ?

If you are moving or going on vacation, please don’t leave your pet homeless and searching on its own for a new address! Find your pet a new home instead of leaving it to fend for itself.
Contact a local shelter or a local organization!

Be a responsible and courteous pet owner!

A responsible dog owner:

1)   holds his/her dog on a leash as soon as they leave the property;

2)   scoops and discards dog excrements in a hygienic way at all time;

3)   does not let its dog bark, howl, moan or emit sounds so as to disturb
      the peace and the tranquility of people living or working in the neighborhood.

These three basic rules of courtesy are easy to respect and will largely improve
your relations with your neighbors!

Never leave an animal in a car on a hot day!

A car’s inside temperature climbs to 55ºC (131ºF) in less than 15 minutes! Even with windows open!

One or several open windows are not enough to stop the temperature from climbing in a car.

Dogs do not perspire and are particularly sensitive to heat. If they drool, it's because they are not feeling good, they may fall into a coma and even die from it. Excessing breathing provokes metabolic malfunctions, and a massive loss of water

You REALLY love me?
Leave me home or outside of the car with water!

Dogs in a car
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