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December 10, 2009
Officer Robert and K9 Cody promote responsible pet gift giving for the holidays
Join Officer Robert (City of Toronto - Provincial Offences Officer, Robert Meerburg) and K9 Cody for an informative lesson on how you can responsibly give a pet as a gift this holiday season. Officer Robert will explain some alternative ways to give the gift of pet ownership this year.

Date: Friday, December 11
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: City of Toronto, Toronto Animal Services - South Region Animal Centre - 140 Princes' Blvd. (south east corner of Horse Palace, Exhibition Place). Free parking is available. A Parking Pass is required; they are available in the Animal Centre.

Media will be able to photograph some of the animals awaiting adoption.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Eletta Purdy, Manager, Toronto Animal Services, 416-338-1476,
Bruce Hawkins, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-392-3496,



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