Got Snow? Contest winner announced!!

We had some AMAZING wintery entries in our contest over the last few weeks! Now it’s time to announce the contest winner. Drumroll please! Our randomly selected contest winner is … Twitter user Shelleyfisk1025!!! Congratulations!! Because we had so many amazing entries, we wanted to post a few “honourable mentions” for you to enjoy. Here more »

Feb 03, 2017
by Emily Cook
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4 household products dangerous for pets

As pet parents, we will do just about anything to protect our pets. But what about dangers lying around in your house? The ASPCA has a helpful list of household products that are poisonous for your pets. Here’s 4 we think you need to be aware of. Poisonous Household Products Bleach Is it okay to more »

Feb 02, 2017
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March Break camps with animals? Yes, please!

If you’re starting to think about March Break and which kids camp you want to send your child to, consider the Ontario SPCA’s ‘Unleashed’ camps! The Ontario SPCA offers kids summer camps and March Break camps at a few of our animal centre locations. These camps are a great opportunity to have your child learn about Animal more »

Feb 01, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Bake Anna Olson’s Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake Recipe for National Cupcake Day™

Need some inspiration for delicious cupcakes to serve at your National Cupcake Day™ party in support of SPCA’s and Humane Societies across Canada? This easy to make and delicious cupcake recipe by Anna Olson is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Anna Olson is a National Cupcake Day™ supporter and host of the Food Network Canada‘s “Baking With more »

Jan 31, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Tips on caring for your pet rat

Whether you’ve had a pet rat before, or you’re a first-time owner – here are some tips you need to know. The ASPCA has a very helpful guide for tips on food, cage size, exercise and more here. Today, we’re going to share with you some of those tips! Pet rat care tips Food In every more »

Jan 30, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Join Cupcakeateer Anna Olson & Register for National Cupcake Day™

Anna Olson, National Cupcake Day™ supporter and host of the Food Network Canada‘s “Baking With Anna Olson,” “Fresh with Anna Olson”, and “Sugar,” is getting excited for National Cupcake Day™ for SPCA’s and Humane Societies and you should too! Register today to “BAKE” a difference for animals in need!: http://nationalcupcakeday.ca  National Cupcake Day is February 27th. You can more »

Jan 27, 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
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