Weathering the storm: Pet Safety

Storms can most definitely be scary for both humans and animals alike. It’s important to remember that your pet relies on you for their safety and you’re responsible for making them feel safe! The ASPCA has a great article on how you can be pet-prepared when thunder and lightning roll in. Here are some basic more »

May 30, 2016
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3 helpful tips for grooming your cat

Grooming your cat at home doesn’t have to be a chore! Here are some helpful tips from our blog How do I … Groom my cat? Grooming tips The right brush: To properly groom your cat, you need to have the correct brush for his/her coat type. Slicker brushes will work on any coat, brushes more »

May 26, 2016
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From Whitefish Bay to Ottawa – Finding a forever home for Bess

In the fall of 2015, 75 dogs were transferred from Whitefish Bay First Nation to Ontario SPCA Animal Centres across the province of Ontario. Continuing the partnership, a team of volunteers from across the province, including the Ontario SPCA, returned to the community to offer spay/neuter services. This is where we meet Bess! Bess is a more »

May 25, 2016
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No Excuses. No Hot Pets.

“I left the window down for him…” “I wasn’t going to be gone long…” We’ve heard it all. No Excuses. No Hot Pets. There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer we need the public’s help to share this important message! 2016 No Hot Pets Campaign The Ontario more »

May 24, 2016
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How to: Care for a Pet Turtle

Have you ever wondered about what kind of care turtles need? Turtleholic.com has provided us with a great resource to better understand Pet Turtle Requirements. Check it our below! Did you know? Our Animal Centres haven taken in animals such as turtles through surrenders and investigations. To find out what animals are at your local Animal more »

May 23, 2016
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Celebrate Victoria Day & keep pets safe!

The long weekend is just about here, and with it comes celebrations of Victoria Day! No matter how you plan on celebrating, here are some tips for keeping your pets comfortable and safe through the fun from our blog Victoria Day Fireworks: Keeping Your Pet Safe: While people love BBQ’s and family fun, pet owners more »

May 20, 2016
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Newborn bunnies in Orangeville – too cute!

Bunnies, bunnies galore! The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre had 14 rabbits surrendered to their shelter through an investigation this year. Twelve of the Flemish Giant mixed bunnies went up for adoption, but two of the females were pregnant, and far along in their pregnancy so they needed to be placed into foster homes. Within more »

May 19, 2016
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TIME “Animals & Your Health” – Book release

The editors of TIME released a new book at the end of April, 2016, “TIME Animals and Your Health: The Power of Pets to Heal our Pain, Help Us Cope, and Improve Our Well-Being.” Check out the synopsis of this new book that is hoping to help us understand on a deeper level why pets more »

May 18, 2016
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