Outstanding volunteer marks 15 years with Orillia Animal Centre

This year, Erin Price won one of two Ontario SPCA’s Outstanding Volunteer awards. She’s been volunteering at the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre for over 15 years. Every year at the Ontario SPCA’s Educational Conference, we honour two volunteers nominated by their centres for outstanding work. This year, Erin Price was one of the winners! more »

Jan 10, 2017
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Thank you for making iAdopt for the Holidays a success!

This year’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign was a huge success, with over 5,300 animals finding forever homes through participating societies. From November 1 – December 31, Ontario SPCA Animal Centres in partnership with 50 other participating SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada, ran the iAdopt for the Holidays adoption campaign. The goal  was to get as more »

Jan 06, 2017
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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
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Winter Blues ‘Caption This’ photo contest

Cold weather got you down? Fight off the winter blues with this fun “caption this” contest! Contest details Tell us what you think this dog could be thinking! Is he playful, mischievous, or hungry? You decide! Make your entry funny, cute or heartwarming – whatever you think will get it the most attention. The caption with more »

Jan 04, 2017
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Welcome the New Year with Nova – Our January star.

Nova came to the Ontario SPCA along with 75 other dogs transferred from Whitefish Bay First Nation in October 2015.  The vet looking after her diagnosed her with heart worm disease and she began the long process of recovery. Today, Nova has fully recovered and is loving her new life with her family. You can learn more »

Jan 03, 2017
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Pet Ownership Tips for the New Year

Improve your pet ownership skills this new year with our helpful tips! Stick to these resolutions and you’ll have a happy furry friend. “Brush up” on your pet ownership in the New Year. New Year’s Pet Ownership Tips Schedule annual vaccinations now. If you usually have your pet’s annual vaccinations or health checkup in the spring, more »

Jan 02, 2017
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New Year’s Eve countdown pet safety tips

The excitement of the New Year approaching may have us distracted from caring for our furry friends. As we get ready for the countdown New Year’s Eve, here are some pet safety tips to keep in mind from our blog, 4 ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve with your pet. How to enjoy New Year’s Eve more »

Dec 30, 2016
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Pet-friendly waterless cleaning products for winter

Even in the winter, pets can get into some serious messes. If washing them outside isn’t an option – you need an alternative! With the weather changing, we have some great waterless bathing tips for your pets. Check out these tips from our blog; Waterless bathing for pets. Waterless bathing products Spray– Many companies sell waterless more »

Dec 29, 2016
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Safe Holiday Snacking for your Pet

Material adapted from Pet Talk* Snacking: foods to avoid having around your pet Many people spread holiday cheer through tasty treats, warm beverages, and feasts, but this type of celebration may not be fit for Fido. In fact, many “people foods” can cause health problems in cats and dogs. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor more »

Dec 28, 2016
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