The Dangers of Roaming Free at the Cottage

The weekend is here!  Warm weather means cottage time.  Nothing says relaxation like time away from the city. The cottage setting is very different than urban life and many people allow their pets to roam free.  I was guilty of this, letting Moose off-leash as soon as we pulled into the driveway of our rustic more »

May 31, 2013
by Laura
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Moose and Oliver’s Kennel Adventure

This past weekend was Moose and Oliver’s first adventure together at a boarding facility.  Was I ever nervous!     After doing some research and eliminating kennels that required them to be wonderful social creatures, I finally opted on a place not far from our place.   This facility had acres upon acres of land, more »

May 30, 2013
by Laura
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Innisfil Student Creates Awareness to Help Animals

As part of her assignment for her Challenge and Change class, Kylee Bakowski decided she wanted to created awareness to help animals.   After doing some research, Kylee decided she wanted to feature the Ontario SPCA and started gathering the information needed to help educate her fellow Innisfil classmates. Thanks to her wonderful presentation, Kylee got more »

May 29, 2013
by Laura
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Adoptions Update!

  Rex, the cutie at the top of the pyramid, was adopted from the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Branch!   Way to go Rex!!!  We hope you are happy in your new home. Last week was another great week for adoptions.  In total, 102 animals were adopted from Ontario SPCA branches throughout Ontario.   more »

May 28, 2013
by Laura
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Thank you Friends for Life Walkers!

The 2013 Ontario SPCA Friends for Life! walk-a-thon™ was a huge success thanks to all our supporters who came out, pledged, sponsored and volunteered.  The event, which took place in various communities across Ontario, was truly a weekend to help save animals lives! Thank you to everyone who took part and helped made this event more »

May 27, 2013
by Laura
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Eating household items is dangerous for pets

Although it may seem cute to play tug-of-war with a new puppy using an old sock, you may be setting your pet up for unhealthy habits when they’re older. Many pets every year require life-saving emergency surgery after ingesting household items such as dirty socks, children’s toys or coins. When miscellaneous items are chewed or eaten by more »

May 27, 2013
by Aubrie
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Planting for Animal Shelters

Are you planning on putting a garden in this year?   Why not think of your local SPCA or Humane Society when plotting your veggies.  Shelters can always use fresh vegetables for their little furry friends.    So if you have extra space in your garden, perhaps you can plant some extras.  Items such as more »

May 24, 2013
by Laura
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It’s the Season for Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm is a serious condition that can be potentially fatal to your pets.   Heartworm is caused by parasitic worms with adult worms that live in the heart and blood vessels that supply the lungs.   The disease is transmitted from animal to animal after mosquitoes bite them and transfer the larvae, which could be considered to more »

May 23, 2013
by Laura
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Update on Duke!

  We recently received an update on Tex, now known as Duke, who was adopted from the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre. “Duke is a lovely puppy, very gentle, but often boisterous. He loves the cold weather, running around in the snow and going for walks, although at first he was very nervous. more »

May 22, 2013
by Laura
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