Category Archives: Animals’ Voice Pawdcast

When can the Ontario SPCA remove an animal?

Every day, Ontario SPCA agents and inspectors encounter situations  where animals are in distress or immediate distress. But when can the Ontario SPCA remove an animal? In today’s podcast, Inspector Scott Sylvia talks to us about the Ontario SPCA’s authority to remove animals. He discusses when a warrant is needed, in what situations an animal more »

Jan 24, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Outstanding volunteer marks 15 years with Orillia Animal Centre

This year, Erin Price won one of two Ontario SPCA’s Outstanding Volunteer awards. She’s been volunteering at the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre for over 15 years. Every year at the Ontario SPCA’s Educational Conference, we honour two volunteers nominated by their centres for outstanding work. This year, Erin Price was one of the winners! more »

Jan 10, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Grieving the loss of a pet during the holidays

For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with family, friends, and good memories. For others, this time of year is difficult because they’re grieving the loss of a pet they loved. In this Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, we speak with Russell Friedman, executive director of the Grief Recovery Institute and co-author of the Grief Recovery more »

Dec 27, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Video Evidence & How to report animal cruelty

In our podcast this week we’re talking to Inspector Scott Sylvia about video evidence. Find out what makes video evidence admissible, and how to submit. Sylvia also talks about cases where a case was formed because of video evidence. The podcast also discusses how our officers are affected with Compassion Fatigue. The Ontario SPCA is one of the more »

Dec 13, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Leaving a Legacy: Make a Will Month

November is the Ontario Bar Association’s Make A Will Month! We want to help you learn about the importance of making a Will, so listen in to our podcast. Today we speak with Kate Turoczi, manager of Planned Giving at the Ontario SPCA. She talks about why you should get a Will, what happens without more »

Nov 15, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Inside look: Dog Rehabilitation Campaign – Podcast

The Ontario SPCA has launched a campaign to build a Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre and we want you to learn all about it! This one-of-a-kind facility will fill a critical gap in current services. It will consequently address special needs of dogs most difficult to adopt. In this week’s podcast, we speak to Kevin MacKenzie, manager of Leadership Giving at more »

Nov 01, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Dumb things well-intended people say – Lessons in Diversity

Ontario SPCA staff receive all kinds of training to help prepare them for the work they do. One of these unique training sessions happened during our 2016 Annual Educational Conference. Author and speaker Dr. Maura Cullen joined us to talk about diversity and the importance of words. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities more »

Oct 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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DIY Homemade food for your pet

Ever wanted to make your pet homemade food? It’s more attainable then you might thing. This week on Animals’ Voice Pawdcast we have Hilary Watson, pet nutritionist, about making homemade food for your pet! Watson is the author of Complete & Balanced: 101 Healthy Homemade Meals for Dogs, and the equivalent for cats. She is an more »

Oct 04, 2016
by Emily Cook
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