Category Archives: Interesting

Winter Locations to Visit with Your Pets

No need to feel guilty about leaving your dog behind this winter season when you go out of town or plan a much-needed “stay-cation.” Skip cabin fever and instead pack your bags, your furry four-pawed bestie and head to one of these pet-friendly winter locations. In order to protect your pet, when planning winter trips more »

Feb 17, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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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Pupcake inspiration from Anna Olson!

National Cupcake Day™ in support of SPCA’s and Humane Societies is coming up Feb. 27, 2017. To help inspire you, we wanted to share this great “pupcake” recipe from Anna Olson. Definitely worth a try! While you are waiting for your “pupcakes” to bake, remember to register for National Cupcake Day at nationalcupcakeday.ca & start fundraising! Pumpkin Bacon more »

Feb 06, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Thera-PET-ic socks help animals post-surgery

When coming out of spay/neuter surgery, animals need something to slowly bring their body temperatures up. This is where Thera-PET-ic socks come in! These socks are filled with rice and heated in a microwave, and then laid beside the animal. With the socks help, animals have a smoother transition waking up from surgery. In this video, more »

Jan 26, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Service dog helps owner cope with PTSD

Bell Let’s Talk Day is a great opportunity to talk about mental illness and how it affects all of us. Medric “Cous” Cousineau deals with PTSD every day, and he handles it because of his service dog Thai. “She is like an emotional early warning symptom,” Cous says. In this video, Cousineau explains what exactly a more »

Jan 25, 2017
by Emily Cook
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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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Feral cats in the winter: A caretaker’s story

The Ontario SPCA runs many programs to support feral cat caretakers across Ontario, but the real front-line workers are volunteers like Francesca. Read this blog Feral Cats: Caring for your colony in the winter, to learn more about Francesca and how she builds bonds with her colony in the winter. Story from a feral cat caretaker more »

Jan 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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