Pet-friendly businesses support No Hot Pets campaign

To help spread awareness about the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles, and to assist pet owners, the Ontario SPCA is encouraging businesses across the province to take part in its annual No Hot Pets campaign. Businesses that pledge their support for the No Hot Pets campaign will receive a digital sign that they more »

May 31, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Thank you to First Nations Communities caring for community dogs

The Ontario SPCA is so thankful for the public’s continued support of our Provincial Animal Transfer Program! This work would not be possible without your support and without the commitment to Animal Welfare shown by Indigenous Communities as they care for community dogs. Helping community dogs in need of homes The love these communities have more »

May 31, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Summertime pet dangers you need to be aware of!

With summer weather finally upon us, there are some summertime safety tips you need to know from our fact sheet Summer Time Dangers. Summertime pet dangers Heat stroke NEVER leave a pet alone in a vehicle, even in the shade. Pets left in cars, or other unventilated areas, or tied in the sun, are susceptible more »

May 31, 2017
by Emily Cook
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For the love of volunteering: Spotlight on Margaret Power

Volunteers make the Ontario SPCA what it is today. Our volunteers care for animals in incredible ways and do lifesaving work every day. Margaret Power is one of those volunteers! Power volunteers for the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Animal Centre. She does everything from caring for animals, to volunteering at clinics in her more »

May 30, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Registration for 2017 Friends for Life! Walk™ now open!

Registration for the Friends for Life! Walk™ presented by Pedigree® is now open!  Register early and take advantage of our discounted pricing and early bird contests. Find a Friends for Life! Walk™ near you! Join us for a walk over the weekend of Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2017! Whether you bring your furry more »

May 29, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: ASPCA debunk common internet myths

People can say anything on the internet. That’s why we as pet owners need to be so cautious what we believe from it! The ASPCA is here to help in their article Busted Internet Myths and Rumors for pet owners. Here are a few highlight from the posting! Myth #1 “Natural” also means “safe” If more »

May 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Enter the No Hot Pets Contest!

The No Hot Pets contest is back and bigger than ever! Spread the word about not leaving pets in vehicles, for a chance to win a variety of awesome prizes from the Ontario SPCA, Kurgo, PetSmart and more! Grand Prize Share the message on social media using #NoHotPets and then take the pledge at http://nohotpets.ca. Paste the link to where more »

May 25, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Benefits of music for our pets

Many of us humans like listening to music to wind down, work out, drive with, or any other number of reasons. What about pets? Musical sounds can also be a calming force for our pets. Check out this great information from our blog Music Appreciation for Furry Ears.  Music and your pets While music can more »

May 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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No Excuses. No Hot Pets.

“I wasn’t going to be gone long.” “I left the window down for him.” The Ontario SPCA has heard it all as people continue to put their pets at risk by leaving them in vehicles during the hot summer months. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures – even on relatively mild days with the more »

May 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Firework Safety Tips: Happy Victoria Day!

Everybody loves a long weekend – including our pets! It means more quality time with the people they love. But there are also some safety concerns to keep in mind so your pet can be comfortable and safe. Here are some tips from our blog Victoria Day Fireworks: Keeping Your Pet Safe. Fireworks can be more »

May 22, 2017
by Emily Cook
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