Category Archives: Interesting

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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How to become an Ontario SPCA Officer

Have a passion for animals? Interested in Animal Welfare enforcement? Want to become an Ontario SPCA Officer? A common question asked of the Ontario SPCA is, “How can I become an Ontario SPCA Officer?” Here’s some great information from Inspector Brad Dewar to help you figure out what you need join our team. What education do applicants more »

Jan 05, 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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PET HEALTH CORNER: Rabies in the 21st Century

By: Guest blogger Dr. Ryan Llera Nature, the first frontier.  So much has been learned about the world around us but one of the things we haven’t figured out is how to eradicate rabies.  Yes, rabies is still out there and an affliction with it can be devastating.  The Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario more »

Dec 09, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Adopted horses get new lease on life

Did you know horses are available for adoption through the Ontario SPCA? Many are surrendered because their owners can no longer care for them, while others are removed through investigations. Big and small, young and old, and of various breeds and abilities, they all share one thing in common – they’re waiting for their forever more »

Dec 08, 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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