New Shelter Health Pro website launched!

The Shelter Health and Wellness team at the Ontario SPCA have launched a new website for YOU. Get to know Shelter Health Pro! Shelter Health Pro is an online resource that presents information from researchers and shelter professionals in an accessible format. It equips animal shelter staff, volunteers and pet owners with resources to make animals more comfortable more »

Jun 30, 2016
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5 Commonly Asked Questions About No Hot Pets

The Ontario SPCA gets questions all the time from the public, so in this blog post we’re going to answer a few more commonly asked ones about our No Hot Pets campaign, and leaving pets in hot cars, to help you out! 1. Is it legal to break a car window if I see an animal more »

Jun 29, 2016
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Let loose! 7 tips for introducing leash-free dog parks

Leash-free dog parks can be a lot of fun for you and your pet! They have more freedom, and you can play more games with them. But before you introduce your dog to a leash-free park, here are some things you need to know, from our blog; How do I … Introduce my dog to more »

Jun 27, 2016
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Hydration & Pets

During the heat of the summer months, hydration is crucial to keeping your pets healthy and comfortable. What is it about hydration? Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet says there’s no exact way to measure how much water your pet needs. He says it changes day to day and based on more »

Jun 24, 2016
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The aroma of summer: De-skunking your pets

Many of you have probably come across these black and white critters while walking with your dog – some of you may have even been sprayed by them! There’s lots of ideas about the best way of de-skunking your pet, so here’s some tips from our blog How do I…de-skunk a pet? De-skunking your pet more »

Jun 23, 2016
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Two roosters needing forever homes!

Roosters Sylvestor and Stallone have been up for adoption at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre for two months already! These beautiful animals are looking for loving homes to spend their lives in. Can you help us find this for them? Please share their pictures and if you’re interested in adopting, email Agent more »

Jun 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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DIY Pet Treats: Frozen PB & B

Summer months can get very hot and sticky – for us and our pets. We want to help you keep your pets cool with these great Frozen PB & B (Peanut Butter and Bananas) pet treats! It’s very simple and your pet will love it. Learn how to make these pet treats in our video below! more »

Jun 21, 2016
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ROAD TRIP! Taking pets for trips

Summer means road trips to the cottage, sunny days at the beach, and visiting friends and family! If you have a pet with you, you need to know how to be prepared for a road trip so you keep them safe at all times. The ASPCA has a great blog, Road Trip Tips for You more »

Jun 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Thunder Bay resident wins 2016 Ontario SPCA Chair’s Award!

The Ontario SPCA is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2016 SPCA Chair’s Award: Judy Decicco from Thunder Bay! The Chair’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has gone above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution to Animal Welfare. Decicco has been volunteering for Animal Welfare her whole life. This includes more »

Jun 17, 2016
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