October 6, 2020

Building empathy through connection – for kids and adults!

With children and adults encouraged to practice social distancing, fostering meaningful connection through empathy is more important than ever. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s…
September 29, 2020

Teaching kids about empathy and animals

Welcome to the Ontario SPCA AnimalSmart™ Character Development series! In this video, Emerson, spokes-kid for the AnimalSmart™ humane education program, talks about Empathy.  …
September 10, 2020

Adoption tips: Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Planning to bring home a new dog? Here are some helpful adoption tips for dog-to-dog introductions. Introducing two unfamiliar dogs can be a stressful event…
August 27, 2020

Smart.Vet partnership Q&A: What’s this program all about?

What is telehealth veterinary care and how does it work? Since announcing our partnership with Smart.Vet, we’ve received that question from many curious pet…
August 21, 2020

Skunks – How to live in harmony

As their natural habitat is being destroyed, wildlife like skunks have been making their way into our backyards and neighbourhoods – and not all interactions…
August 13, 2020

Cannabis and pets: the risks of THC

It was a typical Wednesday at the Goldson residence. Lynda was outside cleaning up the yard, while her dogs, Bruce and Jasper, played nearby.
July 30, 2020

Close to 200,000 lbs of pet food helps keep animals with their families 

The pandemic has been a time of uncertainty that has left some families worried about how they will continue to care for their…
July 21, 2020

Dog Enrichment: DIY Cereal box kibble dispenser

Empty cereal boxes can act as great dog enrichment tools when turned into kibble-dispensing devices. They can also provide the ripping and tearing that some…
July 16, 2020

A Legacy of Care, Compassion and a Love of Cats

An early start with animals The remarkable story of Nancy Hull’s lifelong involvement with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, her fabulous fostering, and commitment…
July 13, 2020

Giant Kidney Worms: What you need to know

Giant kidney worms? Yes, that’s right. In today’s video we talk to Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society,…
July 10, 2020

What happens to “unadoptable” kitties?

Scott learned about our working cat program when one of his two barn cats passed away. He knew he’d have to find a new…
July 9, 2020

Introducing Limited Contact Adoptions: FAQs

After careful consideration and research to determine the safest way to resume adoptions during COVID-19, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is introducing limited contact…


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