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June 27, 2016

City of Beaconsfield and HSI/Canada join forces for the safety and protection of animals in times of natural disaster

Agreement concerns emergency sheltering for pets in distress

Humane Society International/Canada

  • Pets also need shelter after disaster. HSI/Canada

MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada is proud to announce that it has signed a formal agreement with the Quebec municipality of Beaconsfield concerning the coordination of emergency animal sheltering during times of natural disaster.

Ewa Demianowicz, campaign manager for HSI/Canada, said: “We commend Mayor Georges Bourelle and the municipality of Beaconsfield for putting a plan in place to care for pets during times of natural disaster. We are grateful to share our expertise. Residents from all communities love and cherish their pets and we hope that this partnership will serve as a model for other cities.”

Help ensure we can be there for animals affected by disasters.

In compliance with hygiene and safety regulations, pets are not permitted to enter emergency evacuation shelters. To reassure residents, Beaconsfield reached out to HSI/Canada, which helped develop a strategy to provide emergency shelter services for pets during a natural disaster (flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, etc).

HSI/Canada is part of Humane Society International, which works with local and international organizations to provide relief to animals and communities affected by disasters occurring around the world. HSI has been involved in disaster response operations in Nepal, Mexico, the Philippines, India and many more countries. Support our lifesaving efforts.

For photos of signing event and interview requests, please email or call the contact below.


Media contact: Christopher Paré: o: 514 395-2914 c: 438 402-0643, cpare@hsi.org

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