PET HEALTH CORNER: The Myth of the Black Cat

Myths have surrounded cats, and especially black cats, for centuries, but how much of it is true? Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet breaks the stigma around adopting black cats around Halloween. The Black Cat Legend Wilson says it’s well-known cats have been blamed a lot more »

Oct 30, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Hammocks – All the Kitties Are Doing It!

In many Ontario SPCA Animal Centres you may find cats just hanging out – in hammocks! The cats love relaxing in cozy hammocks, whether in one of our shelters, or in your home! Great news is, they aren’t very hard to make. Check out these instructions from the ASPCA Tip of the Week: Make a Kitty Hammock to more »

Oct 29, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Keeping Wildlife at Bay : Safety Tips

The colder weather is setting in, and this means more and more wildlife are going to be looking for somewhere warm to sleep and stay out of the frigid air. Keep the animals safely at bay by following our 5 Ways to Protect your Property from Wildlife. Here is a quick summary of that blog: Wildlife Aversion Tips more »

Oct 28, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Fall Safety Tips: with Jeff Moore

The fall season is now in full swing! It’s important to know how to protect your pets through this time of changing seasons. We’re here to help. Watch our fall safety tips for you and your pet, featuring guest Jeff Moore! Fall Tips The fall weather means it’s darker outside, so make sure both you more »

Oct 27, 2015
by Emily Cook
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A Baby Pet’s Diet – Where You Come In!

Aren’t baby animals just the cutest things?? No one can deny that, but if they’re in your care, they also have specific nutritional needs that they are relying on your to provide! Take a look at our blog’s advice: Nutritional Needs for Younger Pets; to learn more! Puppies The energy needs of a puppy can be up more »

Oct 22, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Animal Cruelty & How to Respond

Every day, Ontario SPCA Officers respond to calls of animals being abused or neglected. They hear countless stories of cruelty and see first-hand the effects of it. But saving animals makes it all worth it. It is because of people like you that our Officers have the chance to do something about the animal cruelty more »

Oct 21, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Heidi’s Adoption: Out of the cold and into warm hearts

By: Linda Morgan, supporter of Ontario SPCA Sudbury and District Animal Centre In late October 2014, Linda Morgan, a long time volunteer at the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre noticed a few different cats who occasionally wandered into her front yard. Some cats stopped by for a brief nibble then continued on to their own homes. more »

Oct 19, 2015
by Emily Cook
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