Category Archives: Interesting

Happy Take Your Dog To Work Day!

It’s Take Your Dog To Work Day! To help celebrate, we’re sharing our podcast with Mars® Canada President Chris Hamilton on the benefits of pets at work. At the Mars Canada office, having pets come to work is seen as a benefit for both the pets, and employees. In this podcast, Chris joins us via more »

Jun 23, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Maine Coon cat adopts foster kittens as his own

Apollo is a big, loveable Maine Coon cat who surprised everyone when he took a special interest in four orphaned kittens. The kittens came into Apollo’s life as foster kittens when they were only seven weeks old. His owner, Tracy, is a volunteer with the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre and brought the kittens more »

Jun 15, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Ontario SPCA performs 100,000th spay/neuter procedure

The Ontario SPCA reached a major milestone, performing its 100,000th spay/neuter procedure since it began offering high volume spay/neuter services to the public in 2009. Based on the number of animals that we see come into our animal centres every year and in an effort to help reduce pet overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA operates two more »

Jun 14, 2017
by Emily Cook
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What to do when you see injured wildlife on a road

The weather is warming up, and wildlife is becoming more active. As this new season sets in, this means more and more wildlife are being found injured or killed on streets and highways. Here are some tips from our factsheet Wildlife Friendly Driving. Injured wildlife on the roadside Often, concerned motorists don’t know what to do when more »

Jun 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Do pets like massages?

Many people go for a massage to relax, unwind, or release painful tension in muscles. What about our pets? Can they also benefit from a massages? If you animal has stiff or painful muscles, it can sometimes show up in undesirable behaviour because they are in discomfort. Through the proper use of massage techniques, muscle tenderness more »

Jun 08, 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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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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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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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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