Category Archives: Animals

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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6 tips to know before adopting a hedgehog

Adopting a hedgehog has become more commonplace, but they are still considered unconventional, exotic pets. Before you consider introducing this type of animal into your home, here are a few things to consider from our blog: What to know before adopting a hedgehog. Hedgehogs can be difficult to handle Handling a nervous hedgehog can be very more »

Jan 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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PET HEALTH CORNER: Cold weather diet

Food consumption in colder weather During the cold weather months, your pet is using lots of energy, and a change of diet may be in order. Dave Wilson, director of Shelter Health & Wellness and retired vet, shares with us what factors you need to consider when making that change. Environment To start off, Wilson more »

Dec 02, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Skunk Spotting: How to be prepared

As the cold weather settles in, you may think you’re in the clear for seeing skunks. Not so! Skunks do not hibernate and therefore can be very active in the winter at almost any time of day. A skunk life in winter Though skunks don’t hibernate, they can burrow in their dens during especially cold more »

Nov 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Hop into your local PetSmart to find your new rabbit friend

The Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre is teaming up with PetSmart® this weekend. We hope to find loving homes for the recent influx of rabbits in our care during PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend. Find your own rabbit today! Find your very own rabbit! From Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13, all rabbits more »

Nov 11, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Ontario SPCA laying wreath at National Remembrance Day Ceremony

Today, we come together to remember and honour those who have served their country, and the animals alongside them. An Ontario SPCA Officer will be laying a wreath during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. Being part of this very special occasion is an honour for the Ontario SPCA. At the National War Memorial, we’ll remember more »

Nov 11, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Featured Senior Pets of the Month

The Ontario SPCA regularly has animals for adoption who are more advanced in age. These pets have so much love left to give! So, to help promote them we’re profiling a few of them from across Ontario here. If you’re interested in adopting any of the animals listed below, contact the Animal Centre directly! 4 more »

Oct 13, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Hoppy endings: Find your perfect match in a rescued bunny!

In Ontario SPCA Animal Centres, we not only care for cats and dogs, but also small animals. In our centres right now, you could find your forever friend in none other than a bunny! Rabbits provide great company and make great pets. With access to a healthy diet, a clean cage, fresh water, plenty of more »

Oct 03, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Saying Goodbye: A tribute to Crash

When Crash was 7 weeks old, he was thrown from a truck on Highway 400 in the Moon River area. This is how he entered the lives of countless staff at the Ontario SPCA. Crash was brought to the Ontario SPCA in 2005 after sustaining injuries from being thrown out of a truck. He had more »

Sep 26, 2016
by Emily Cook
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