The heartwarming stories we need right now

by | Interesting |

With news changing rapidly, and so much uncertainty in the world, we wanted to pull together a few heartwarming stories for you about the human-animal bond. In the midst of everything going on, we hope these stories bring some levity and joy to your situations.

Stories of hope – stories of happiness

Animals help boy find joy again after sudden loss of his father

“He will never have his father back in a physical sense and he was very, very angry. He felt abandoned,” Craig says. “I was there every Tuesday, the dogs were there every Tuesday and he discovered that those dogs, too, were abandoned. They were rescued and they’re still joyful. They want to go out for their walk. They want to be outside. They want to live.”

Pilot project brings adoptable pets and seniors together

As part of a pilot project, the Animal Centre has started welcoming local senior retirement centres to spend time with cats waiting to be adopted. It not only gives the cats the social interaction they need, but it also gives the seniors an opportunity to get out in their community and meet new friends – both two- and four-legged.

Forever in my heart: Glenn and Katie’s love story

Katie, a cat with hyperthyroidism, was surrendered to the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre in April 2018, at 10 years old. Her age, along with her health condition, meant many adopters passed her by. She was waiting in the animal centre for five months before she met Glenn.

“When people ask me, why did you adopt such an old cat? I always tell them, ‘I didn’t think compassion had an age limit,’” says Glenn.


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We hope these stories filled you with all kinds of happiness, or at least some smiles in the midst of everything happening in the world right now!

For every animal you save

For every animal you save, every animal who feels loved in their last moments, and for everything else you do; thank you and God Bless.

-Stephanie