They're Waiting for Your Help

May 16, 2016
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A two year old dog was dropped off

A two year old dog (half pit-bull, half boxer) was dropped off at our office one morning by an older lady who had found the dog […]
May 16, 2016
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Rescued a baby kitten

One of our workers has rescued a baby kitten he found all alone on the street. He has now taken it home as his own rescued […]
May 16, 2016
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I saved a bird

Yesterday, I saved a bird that had hurt its wings and couldn’t fly. I put it in a box and gave it water and seeds, then […]

About Us

Why We Help

Our goals at Reserve Animals 911 are to raise awareness, save lives, and find permanent homes and shelters for animals living on First Nation's reserves and surrounding areas. We're considered about the wellbeing of all animals and are active in creating safe spaces for animals.

Our Goal

We're sure that you love animals as much as we do and it's our goal to provide you with the resources to help them and help those helping them. This summer time, learn how you can give hope and the gift of a future to an animal in need.

Join the Cause

Education

Education is key. We want to educate rural communities on how to care for animals properly and the tennants of responsible pet ownership.

Volunteer

Just a few hours a week can change or save an animal's life. Contact us at volunteer@reserveanimals911.com to find out more

Donation

There are a number of ways to donate and help animals living on reserves. We can help find an organization near your area.

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Useful information

Respect the Heat

Humans aren't the only animals that can find a hot summer day overwhelming. But unlike you, your pet has a limited ability to deal with the heat. Dogs release heat through their paw pads and by panting, while humans can sweat through all of the skin on their body. Dehydration can be a big problem for pets during the hot weather, too. According to the ASPCA, animals with flat faces -like Pugs and Persian cats cannot pant as effectively, and are therefore more susceptible to heat stroke. You should also keep an eye on elderly or overweight pets or animals with heart and lung disease. In the summer, make certain that Fido and Fluffy always have access to plenty of fresh, cool water, and avoid letting them run around outside during the hottest parts of the day.

Keep Bugs Away Safely

Another summer pet safety issue is the presence of ticks and other summer insects. Not only can bugs carry diseases, but the ways people try to ward them off can also cause problems for your outdoor pet's health. Fertilizers and pesticides may help keep a lawn looking great, but they can be very dangerous for your pet. In the areas where your pets play, it's better to keep the grass cut short to reduce the presence of ticks and other insects. Also keep an eye out for fertilizer warnings on neighbors' lawns when walking your dog. Talk to your veterinarian about the best ways to protect your pet from fleas, ticks, and other insects that are more prevalent during the summer months.

Beware of Antifreeze

In the summertime, antifreeze can leak out of cars when they overheat, leaving puddles on the ground that your dog can easily lap up and swallow. The sweet taste of antifreeze is tempting to dogs and cats, but when this toxic substance is ingested, it's potentially lethal. Pay attention to your neighbors' cars and puddles on your street, and make sure your pets stay clear of it. Find out if your pet needs sunscreen. Some pets, particularly those with short fine hair and pink skin, can be susceptible to sunburn. Talk to your veterinarian about which types of sunscreen are safest on your pet's skin, and follow up by routinely applying sunscreen as part of your summer routine. Do not use sunscreen or insect repellents that are not designed specifically for use on animals. The ASPCA says ingesting certain sunscreens can cause drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy in pets.

Practice Water Safety

As with other aspects of summer pet care, water safety is all about thinking ahead. Although it's fun to bring your pet to the beach or pool to stay cool together, always keep a close eye on your pet when they're in or near the water. Even a strong swimmer could have trouble getting out of a pool, or get trapped by ropes and other obstacles. For more risky summer adventures with your dog, like boating, look into a doggie life preserver. It could prove to be an excellent investment for his safety.