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Ontario SPCA Responds to the Rising Concerns Surrounding Thousands of Animals in the Race Horse Industry

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NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2012) - The Ontario SPCA has been working in conjunction with various community members and Animal Welfare organizations across Ontario, to develop protocols addressing the recent concerns for animal care in the horse racing industry.

The Ontario SPCA Communities along with various organizations have been working together to develop plans to assist each affected community across the province.

"Although there are rising concerns for the welfare of the horses from the racing industry, there are also concerns for the lack of feed existing due to our recent summer," says Connie Mallory, Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA. "Together we are working to help ensure that all animals in Ontario receive the care they require and that no animal will be left to suffer."

The Ontario SPCA will continue to update the public as the solutions to these serious concerns are finalized.

We want to remind animal owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are alternatives other than allowing an animal to go without adequate care. Contact your local Ontario SPCA to discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to cruelty@ospca.on.ca.

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.

Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

www.OntarioSPCA.ca

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Media Contact:
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office
Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
289-383-3503
bdewar@ospca.on.ca

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