Pet microchip clinic in Arnprior Sunday

ARNPRIOR – Summer is the time when pets like to wander, have them microchipped this Sunday at a clinic in Arnprior.

The Arnprior and District Humane Society (ADHS) at 490 Didak Dr. is hosting a microchipping clinic on Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Microchipping your furry family members is the best way to ensure that they make it home if ever lost or stolen,” the ADHS released in a statement. “Microchips can be read by veterinary offices and shelters to help identify your pet and your contact info. Don’t take the chance and get your pets microchipped for only $40. Call or email to set up your appointment to ensure your family member can always find their way home.”

Proceeds go directly to supporting the ADHS and ensuring the no-kill shelter can continue to support the animals it houses.

To book appointments call 613-623-0916 or email

Tips to keep your pet safe

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Humane Society urges caution to protect pets in hot weather.

“As temperatures soar, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is urging pet owners to take extra precautions to keep their furry friends cool and safe,” the SPCA released in a statement today (July 25). “Don’t – Leave your pet alone in a vehicle, even in the shade with the windows slightly down.”

The issue of owners leaving their pets in their vehicles during the hot summer months, putting animals’ safety at risk, is an ongoing problem across Ontario. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open.

“If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe,” says Jennifer Bluhm, Acting Chief of Animal Protection, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

Make sure your pet always has access to fresh water and a cool, sheltered place out of direct sunlight to avoid heat stroke. Pets should only be left outdoors for short periods, should have sufficient water and a cool, sheltered place out of direct sun.

Don’t leave pets outside for too long. If possible, avoid going outside when temperatures are at their highest.

“Use caution when exercising or playing with your pet during heat waves to prevent heat exhaustion,” Bluhm said. “We recommend going for walks in the early morning or evening when it’s cooler.”

Certain types of dogs, such as northern breeds or short-muzzled dogs, can have a more difficult time in the heat. Pets that are older, overweight, taking certain medications or with certain medical conditions, are also more susceptible to heat exposure.

Spread the word on social media about hot weather pet safety using the #NoHotPets. If you observe an animal suffering in the heat, call 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625). For more tips to keep pets cool, visit