Homeless Based on WHAT She Looks Like

Meet Indika!

UPDATE! Thursday, September 27, 2012:
Indika has been adopted and has joined her new family in a Manitoba!

Word is she is “…already acting like she has always lived there.”
Kudos to Brant County SPCA for going the extra mile in helping Indika find a new home outside BSL ridden Ontario! And a special shout out to the family who trained and loved this special pup. I am so sorry for your loss.

Indika got loose from her Brantford, Ontario home one day a couple weeks ago. She was found wandering or, as the city puts it, “running at large,” so she was picked up and taken to the Brant County SPCA. Because she “looks” like a Pit Bull type dog, she falls under Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) which bans her from living in the province of Ontario. Her owner came forward to claim her, but because he had no paperwork that would indicate her breed, he was not allowed to take her home.


Had Indika been older, she could have been grandfathered into the law for being born before BSL went into effect on August 9, 2005. Pit Bulls already legally residing in the province before that date may remain legally in Ontario subject to certain conditions, such as spayed/neutered, microchipped, muzzled at all times off their property, and walked on a 3-foot leash. As well, the owner needs to have a city issued sign prominently displayed on their residence and an insurance policy covering the fact that they own a now prohibited dog. However, Indika is a youngster.

Brant County SPCA

Fortunately for Indika, Brant County SPCA is an animal-centric shelter. They go above and beyond to find homes for the animals in their care. They are reaching out to people outside Ontario who might be interested in adopting her.

Indika is approximately 8 months old and in good health. Her first set of vaccines, flea treatment and deworming have been done. She is negative for heartworms and is set to be spayed next week.

Typical of a pitty, she is very affectionate; she thinks she is a lap dog and loves being around people! She is very tolerant of other dogs, and is very well-mannered all around.

Indika has been SAFER tested and scored all 1’s which is ideal! She went through the Meet Your Match program as well. Her CanineAlity for the Meet Your Match was Go Getter (green). It is probably the busiest/most outgoing level and that makes sense. She is still a puppy which definitely ups her activity level!

According to Niki at Brant County SPCA, Indika’s “a great dog with a wonderful temperament and we wouldn’t have a problem adopting her out at all.” Except they are located in Ontario.



If you are interested in learning more about Indika, please contact Niki via email (Enable Javascript to see the email address) or you can call her at: (519) 756-6620.

Comments (6)
  • john zolis Sep 7 2012 - 12:45 am

    any updates

    • daisy Sep 7 2012 - 7:30 am

      We are still looking for a forever home and still spreading the word about Indika. Thanks for asking.

  • Gina Sep 21 2012 - 9:06 pm

    Hello, would love to know if Indika has been lucky enough to find her forever home yet? Is she being fostered or at a shelter?

    • daisy Sep 21 2012 - 9:26 pm

      Indika is still at the Brant County SPCA. There have been some families interested in her, but nothing has been confirmed yet. So we continue to share her story. She obviously came from a very loving family. She is a wonderful dog. She is just not allowed to stay in Ontario due to BSL — which at the least is bull shit legislation that unjustly discriminates against many wonderful dogs.

  • daisy Sep 27 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Indika has been adopted. She moved to Manitoba over the weekend. From what we hear, she is settling in very well.

  • Sybil Oct 23 2012 - 6:17 pm

    In 2009 we moved from Ontario to Nova Scotia to escape the Pit Bull ban. People in Nova Scotia are not scared of Pits. They judge dogs based on their behaviour rather than by racial profiling … I’ll never move back to Ontario.

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