Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is officially Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month! While we wholeheartedly believe that this important cause deserves attention all year long, this is a great time to shine the spotlight on animal welfare. If you are reading this blog, there’s a good chance that, like us, you love animals, and want to do whatever you can to help animals in need. But what can you do? A London, ON vet offers some suggestions below.

Adopt A Shelter Pet

Are you ready to adopt a new pet? Consider getting your new buddy from a rescue society or animal shelter. The money you spend on your pet’s adoption fees will help the shelter care for other homeless animals. It’s a wonderful feeling to know you’ve done something to support a great cause!


Getting your own four-legged buddy spayed or neutered is one of the best things that you can do for animal welfare. There are far too many unwanted pets in shelters already! We know, puppies and kittens are cute, but if you allow your pet to reproduce, you can’t guarantee that Fido or Fluffy’s offspring—and their descendants—will all find loving forever homes. By making sure your pet is fixed, you’re taking an important step to fight animal overpopulation.

Make A Lifelong Commitment

Adopting a pet is a major commitment. Before you bring an animal into your home, make sure that you are ready, willing, and able to commit to caring for your new furry friend for his or her entire life. It’s also important to make sure that your new pet is a good match for your household. Getting adopted, only to be rehomed, can be very scary and traumatic for our four-legged pals!

Help Out

There are lots of other things you can do to help animals in need. If you have some spare time, consider volunteering at a local shelter. If you want to go a bit further, consider temporarily fostering a pet. Donating money or goods is another great option. You can also help by spreading the word about pets that need loving homes, even if just by sharing posts on social media. When it comes to helping animals, every little bit counts!

Please do not hesitate to contact us, your London, ON animal clinic, for all your pet’s veterinary care needs. We provide the best care around!

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