You don’t need a special day or week to celebrate the human-animal bond by being kind to animals big and small in your community.
This year’s Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated from May 7 – 13, 2023 and we are sharing five simple ways you can make a paws-itive impact on the lives of companion animals.
Check your local animal shelter first if you or someone you know is thinking about expanding the family to accept a new pet. There are always homeless animals in shelters in need of a loving home, and pets adopted from reputable shelters, such as EHS, will have essential health checks, up-to-date vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted litters.
Shelters like EHS also help ensure that the people and the pets are a good match for one another.
If your are unable to find a suitable pet for your family at a shelter, do your research to find a responsible breeder.
A responsible breeder will: provide information on the animal’s pedigree, let you see where the animals are being raised and let you meet at least one of the parents, and have health certificates and records of veterinary visits. Humane Canada offers a complete checklist of the essential questions you should ask a breeder and what red flags to look for here.
Curious about EHS’ adoption program? Click here! To see our current adoptable animals – click here!
It’s important to know some key signs to watch out for when our companion animals are feeling stressed or agitated. This will allow us to give them space and respond in a way that keeps both us and them as safe and comfortable as possible. Here are a few basics to watch for in our canine and feline friends: