PET HEALTH CORNER: Toilet bowl water

Have you ever caught your dog lapping up toilet bowl water? Or your cat licking the bottom of your shower after it’s been in use? Might seem perfectly normal, but there are dangers there you need to be aware of. Here are some pointers from the ASPCA’s Toilet Bowl Water and Your Pets: Dangers aren’t more »

Feb 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Dog bite prevention: It’s not me, it’s you.

The majority of the time, dog bites could have been prevented with some simple information. Here are some dog bite prevention tips from the ASPCA to make sure humans and canines alike can get along! Dog bite prevention tips Ask first, pet later: We encourage everyone to ask the pet parent first before reaching out more »

Feb 23, 2017
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Dog breaks Guinness World Record for longest tail

Guinness World Record: Longest tail Sometimes, we like to post fun things on our blog that animal lovers would enjoy. So meet Keon! He is an Irish Wolfhound who now holds the Guinness World Record for longest tail. His tail measures 2.6 feet long. Guinness World Records travelled all the way to Belgium where Keon lives to more »

Feb 22, 2017
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Paul Terry: Stepping it up – What makes a successful organization

In every organization, it’s important to work together to accomplish goals. This is one of the things Paul Terry, from Paul Terry Consulting Group, specializes in training organizations. If you have a passion for animals, but are unsure if you should make Animal Welfare your profession – you’ll find this podcast interesting! Terry joined us at more »

Feb 21, 2017
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It’s not too late! Register for National Cupcake Day™ today.

National Cupcake Day™ for SPCA’s and Humane Societies is Feb. 27 2017. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry! There’s still time to get involved and ‘bake’ a difference for animals in need. Last-minute ways to support National Cupcake Day: Find a cupcake party in your area: If you don’t have time to host your own more »

Feb 20, 2017
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Winter Locations to Visit with Your Pets

No need to feel guilty about leaving your dog behind this winter season when you go out of town or plan a much-needed “stay-cation.” Skip cabin fever and instead pack your bags, your furry four-pawed bestie and head to one of these pet-friendly winter locations. In order to protect your pet, when planning winter trips more »

Feb 17, 2017
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RCMP Musical Ride donates blankets to horses in need

When there’s a horse that needs a helping hand, the equestrian community always seems to pull together. Over the past several months, horse lovers have generously donated blankets, equipment and gift cards to assist the horses in our care. Among them, the RCMP Musical Ride! They heard about our appeal for blankets and reached out more »

Feb 16, 2017
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Fun for the whole clan this Family Day!

Whatever your plans are this Family Day, your furry friend would probably love to be a part of it! To help you out, here’s a list of activities that will be fun for everyone in your family – furry or otherwise. Family Day fun activities Enjoying the great outdoors. When all the family is together, more »

Feb 15, 2017
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Twiggy’s second chance & new life

Twiggy’s life could have been much different, but with your support she found a loving home to call her own. Watch our video with the beautiful hen and her owner, Liz Milleman to learn Twiggy’s story and what her life is like now! Twiggy’s story Help animals in need like this beautiful hen Register today to more »

Feb 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hundreds of rats find homes at PetSmart adopt-a-thon

Remember the large number of rats we took into our care in late December when nearly 600 were removed from an apartment in North Bay and transferred to Ontario SPCA animal centres and humane societies across the province? To help us find loving homes for our little friends, PetSmart hosted a rat adopt-a-thon, sponsored by more »

Feb 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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