York Region OSPCA Shelter Has American Dogs Seeking New Leash On Life (6 photos)
The resettlement mission aims to find 16 dogs loving homes, while helping animal shelters south of the border make room to help more animals.
THE SPCA AND THE ONTARIO HUMAN SOCIETY
STOUFFVILLE – The SPCA and The Humane Society of Ontario are giving new life to 16 dogs across the United States with a relocation mission that will find dogs loving homes in Ontario, while helping animal shelters south of the border to make room to help more animals.
The dogs arrived at the Ontario SPCA’s animal centers with health certificates and proof of vaccination and have since undergone additional welfare checks. They will be available for adoption at the Ontario SPCA animal centers in Stouffville, Barrie and Brockville. Animals adopted by the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, parasite treated and microchipped.
Getting dogs across the border safely required a carefully coordinated effort between Ontario SPCA staff and partner animal organizations in the United States. In addition to ensuring the well-being of the dogs as they travel from North Carolina, teams had to make a plan when they met at the border to maintain physical distance due to COVID security requirements -19. All CBSA and CFIA import regulations were followed, including health examinations, vaccination certificates and transportation regulations.
This dog transport marks the first of 2021 for the Ontario SPCA, which works with communities, rescues and other SPCAs and humanitarian associations to help find homes for the animals by bringing them to areas of the province where families are waiting to be adopted.
“There are many animal shelters in the United States that are at or near capacity, which means they are out of space to help animals that show up on their doorstep,” says Bonnie Bishop, director. and transfer team leader, SPCA and Humane Society of Ontario. “With 12 animal centers across the province, the Ontario SPCA has the capacity to help, and we are grateful to be working with our partners south of the border to give these dogs the loving families they deserve.
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