Be Pet Aware

A community effort dedicated to raising awareness of weather-related harm to animals.

Be Pet Aware

A community effort dedicated to raising awareness of weather-related harm to animals.

Within minutes, even mild weather can become fatal to unattended pets. Pets are safest at home. Whenever you see the Be Pet Aware sign, it will be a reminder to consider your furry friends. Seasonal attributes such as hot weather, fireworks, sunshine, ticks, snow, cold weather, rain, and more can affect our little ones. The goal of Be Pet Aware is to bring awareness to these issues.

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Email and we will deliver a free window decal for your car or business.


If you are dealing with a dog or cat in distress trapped in a hot car, immediately call 911 and then the London Humane Society at 519-451-0630. Record the license plate, make and model of the car and then immediately go into the store or business and see if anyone can make an announcement with the information you have. Time is important as it only takes minutes for a car to warm up to life-threatening temperatures.

Brent and Jenica of Neighbourhood Pet Clinic paint a parking spot outside of Westmount Mall – LONDON FREE PRESS

Our Efforts

We have asked business owners to donate parking spaces to the Be Pet Aware movement.

Members of Neighbourhood Pet Clinic will come to the business and paint the parking spaces for FREE. We are also asking businesses to display window stickers on the doors or store windows.

Email if you are interested in receiving a free window decal for your car or business.

This symbol is intended to be a reminder to remind shoppers to never leave their pets in a parked car while running errands. So far, we have gained the support of over sixteen businesses, and London Parking Division has agreed to donate all of their paid parking lots throughout the city!

Educational Resources

The following links will educate pet owners and even non-pet owners on how to help keep all furry family members safe!

Click here for a helpful article on how to help your dog experiencing noise phobia during a storm or fireworks.
Click here for a checklist of items for your pet’s at-home emergency kit.

Hot Cars and Your Pets

Your pet should never be left alone in a car on a hot day; even if the windows are cracked, it could take as little as 15 minutes for the heat to reach fatal temperature. This article explains what you should do if a little one is in a car on a hot day. A hot day can be only 72 degrees or 20 Celsius which I am sure many of you would think is not that warm. Please make sure you call the police (911) and London Humane Society if you see a situation like this, their number is 519-451-0630.

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Legal Implications of Leaving a Pet in a Hot Car

It is against the law to leave a pet unattended in a parked vehicle in a manner that endangers the health or safety of the animal. Under the Ontario SPCA Act, OSPCA investigators have the authority of a police officer when enforcing those laws pertaining to animals. The Act permits the investigator to issue a written order to the owner of the animal or to take the necessary steps to relieve the animal from distress. Non-compliance of an OSPCA order may result in the animal being removed from private property (including parked vehicles).

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Heat Stroke

This article has everything you need to know about your pets and heat stroke; from the signs and symptoms,to what to do and how to prevent it.

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Summer Heat and Health Hazards

The following link will lead you to an archive of different articles about keeping your pet safe in the sun. Articles include “Water on the Go for Active Dogs”, “Summer Fun – Summer Safety” and many more informational reads.

Click here to read the article.

Educational Videos

Two important videos on interior car temperatures and how fast they rise on normal summer days:

A US veterinarian spends time in a car during the summer, watch his experience and learn how quickly it becomes dangerous.

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A clear example of warming temperatures in the interior of a car.

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In The Media

As featured on AM980 London News. Didn’t catch it live?

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As featured on the front page of the London Free Press

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London, Ontario’s Local Pet Clinic

The Westmount Neighbourhood Pet Clinic was established in December of 2008 in the beautiful Westmount area located in the Forest City of London, Ontario. Our newest addition, the North London Neighbourhood Pet Clinic, was opened in the Fall of 2016 just outside of the downtown London core. We provide veterinary care and grooming at both locations, as well as retail, food, and pharmacy products. We also offer delivery, shuttle, and mobile veterinary and in-home pet care services. Our focus is on cats and dogs, however, if you have questions about the health of other species, please contact us and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

We are a fully equipped veterinary hospital with in-house laboratory services, digital radiograph and dental radiograph equipment, surgical suite, and an isolation unit. Our focus is on preventative medicine and partnering with you to make the best decisions for your furry little one. We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about the different ways that we can help with all of your furry family member’s needs!

Drop us a line!

Complete the form below to email a message to our team. If this is an urgent situation, please call us directly at 519-649-0080.

You can also contact Blue Cross by Neighbourhood Pet Clinic here.

Request an appointment online!

We are happy to book an appointment for you. You can request an appointment online in minutes by clicking the button below. If this is an urgent situation, please call us directly at 519-649-0080.

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