Category Archives: Educational Conference

13 Years a Volunteer: with Jamie Ruddy

Jamie Ruddy has volunteered with the Ontario SPCA Sudbury and District Animal Centre for 13 years. Ruddy was one of two volunteers nominated to come to the Ontario SPCA Annual Educational Conference this year. Over the years, he’s volunteered in many different areas within the branch, but currently he likes to help with dog walking. “When the … Continue reading 13 Years a Volunteer: with Jamie Ruddy

Aug 11, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Life with a Service Dog and PTSD – Part2

Many people would claim they understand the expression “A dog is a man’s best friend” but Medric Cousineau knows this truth on a much deeper level than most people. Cousineau, or “Cous” as he likes to be called, sits in a small room during the annual Ontario SPCA conference to record for the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast. … Continue reading Life with a Service Dog and PTSD – Part2

Jul 28, 2015
by Emily Cook
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How Therapy Dogs Help With PTSD

At the Ontario SPCA annual conference we spoke to Medric “Cous” Cousineau about his life living with his service dog Thai. In the first of our series of videos with Cousineau, he explains what exactly a PTSD dog does, and we get to see it for ourselves. Cousineau starts experiencing symptoms of PTSD while we were recording, … Continue reading How Therapy Dogs Help With PTSD

Jul 21, 2015
by Emily Cook
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