How to: Horse Ownership

Cats, dogs, reptiles, birds and horses, oh my! This summer Peewee the Thoroughbred got a lot of attention as a horse that had been with us for over 2 years. Thankfully, she was adopted into a forever loving home! We thought you might like to know what actually goes into caring for a horse, so more »

Aug 31, 2015
by Aubrie
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Fleas- and How to Beat Them (2)

Introducing the Season of Fleas: With Jennifer Toof Last week in the Pet Health Corner, Jennifer Toof, Manager of Programs and Education in the Shelter Health and Wellness Department of the Ontario SPCA started this discussion about fleas. Toof, who has previous experience in the veterinary field and disease and infection control, explained where your pets more »

Aug 28, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Louie gets home – alongside 14 other alligators

In the first ever operation of its’ kind, 15 alligators from Canada crossed the border with animal rescue workers and found their new homes in the U.S.A. Louie was one of the many animals were from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, based in Ottawa, where curator Matt Korhonen says people have been leaving their unwanted pets for the last more »

Aug 27, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Temple Grandin: Autism, and Humane Livestock Handling

Doctor Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is also a best-selling author, and an Autism activist. As well, she is  a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. At more »

Aug 25, 2015
by Emily Cook
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How to Choose a Pet Sitter

We think a lot about who to hire as a sitter for our children – but what about for our pets? If you’re going away, you may want to consider the benefits of a pet sitter, for both you and your pet. What should I look for? It’s important to get information about your prospective more »

Aug 24, 2015
by Emily Cook
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New Partnership with Police Helping Spread #NoHotPets

Yesterday launched a new partnership between the Ontario SPCA and the South Simcoe Police, as well as the introduction of Operation V.A.L.U.E. (Vulnerable Animals Left Unattended Everyday) in South Simcoe. The two groups met in Tanger Outlet Mall in Cookstown to raise awareness about the partnership and the important message of owners taking responsibility for the more »

Aug 21, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Rocky’s UK/European Adventure!

Rocky’s going on the trip of a lifetime. This cute, fluffy boy just got back from the UK, and we got to see what kind of mischief he’s getting into on his visit to a new continent! Now, he’s on the road and heading back to Europe!! We will be posting photos from his adventure here more »

Aug 20, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Summer Contest of “Cool” Winner Announced!

After over 200 submissions into our Summer Contest of “Cool” we are very pleased to announced the winner! And the prize goes to … *DRUMROLL*… : CHRISTINA R. and her pup SHELBY!! Congratulations to the randomly selected winner, Christina R.! We will be in touch to award her with the incredible prize pack, including a more »

Aug 19, 2015
by Emily Cook
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