Judy’s Story

In the summer of 2019, a team member with animal services was surprised to discover something unusual laying loose outside … a budgie. These small parrots are definitely not native to Ontario, so we brought the sweet little guy into the animal centre and tried to track down his family.

Unfortunately, no one claimed Pete, the lost little budgie, so we set out to find him a new forever home.

What we didn’t know was that Judy Watson, a longtime supporter of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, was finding her own home a little too empty. She had recently lost her husband, and the silence in her house was a painful reminder of her loneliness and loss.

So, when Judy heard about Pete, she decided to drive three hours to meet him. It was love at first sight!

Now Pete’s voice brightens her home and her days. Judy might have rescued Pete, but his heart has definitely rescued hers.

With a gift in your will, you’ll heal broken hearts and spread endless joy by building new families for generations to come.