Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Urge Animal Companions to Take Winter Safety Measures

As temperatures drop, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Humane Society have issued a reminder urging individuals with companion animals to use caution around bodies of water, which may not be safely frozen. Recommendations include using leashes near bodies of open water, checking ice conditions before venturing onto frozen surfaces, knowing potential hazards, carrying emergency gear, and avoiding areas with thin ice. The advisory aims to prevent incidents involving companion animals and open water or thin ice, resulting in injuries or even tragic outcomes. The organizations highlight responsible pet ownership to ensure the well-being of animals in winter weather.