Category Archives: News

RCMP Musical Ride donates blankets to horses in need

When there’s a horse that needs a helping hand, the equestrian community always seems to pull together. Over the past several months, horse lovers have generously donated blankets, equipment and gift cards to assist the horses in our care. Among them, the RCMP Musical Ride! They heard about our appeal for blankets and reached out more »

Feb 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hundreds of rats find homes at PetSmart adopt-a-thon

Remember the large number of rats we took into our care in late December when nearly 600 were removed from an apartment in North Bay and transferred to Ontario SPCA animal centres and humane societies across the province? To help us find loving homes for our little friends, PetSmart hosted a rat adopt-a-thon, sponsored by more »

Feb 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Got Snow? Contest winner announced!!

We had some AMAZING wintery entries in our contest over the last few weeks! Now it’s time to announce the contest winner. Drumroll please! Our randomly selected contest winner is … Twitter user Shelleyfisk1025!!! Congratulations!! Because we had so many amazing entries, we wanted to post a few “honourable mentions” for you to enjoy. Here more »

Feb 03, 2017
by Emily Cook
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March Break camps with animals? Yes, please!

If you’re starting to think about March Break and which kids camp you want to send your child to, consider the Ontario SPCA’s ‘Unleashed’ camps! The Ontario SPCA offers kids summer camps and March Break camps at a few of our animal centre locations. These camps are a great opportunity to have your child learn about Animal more »

Feb 01, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Make a new friend during the rat adopt-a-thon at PetSmart

Looking for a small, low-maintenance pet? A rat might be perfect for you! Visit a PetSmart near you between Jan. 21 and Feb. 12 to adopt a rat for $5 during a special rat adopt-a-thon. Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province recently welcomed a large number of these pocket-sized pets after close to 600 more »

Jan 18, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Thank you for making iAdopt for the Holidays a success!

This year’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign was a huge success, with over 5,300 animals finding forever homes through participating societies. From November 1 – December 31, Ontario SPCA Animal Centres in partnership with 50 other participating SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada, ran the iAdopt for the Holidays adoption campaign. The goal  was to get as more »

Jan 06, 2017
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Help horses in need this winter

With the cold weather upon us, our horses and ponies available for adoption require a little extra care to stay warm and healthy. So we’re asking the public for donations of gently used blankets for our horse friends! What the horses need The Ontario SPCA is seeking all sizes of winter turnout blankets, blanket liners, more »

Dec 19, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Abandoned kittens find hope coming in from the cold

Staff at the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre weren’t sure what they were going to find when they opened the cardboard box left on their doorstep one snowy morning. As they opened up the flaps they saw five, tiny, kittens. From a quick assessment, the staff could see the kittens were underweight, missing most more »

Dec 16, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Ontario SPCA wins award for environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship award from Ontario Streams The Ontario SPCA is honoured to be the recipient of an environmental stewardship award from Ontario Streams for our continued support of their efforts to protect streams and reforestation. Ontario Streams is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of streams and wetlands. Through our partnership, Ontario more »

Nov 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Two cats abandoned – Help us find the person responsible!

Were you in the area of Bond Lake in Richmond Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 8? We need your help finding the person responsible for abandoning two cats in a crate. Rescue & Recovery A couple out for a walk along a trail by Bond Lake found a beige carrier with two cats inside. They brought the cats more »

Nov 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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