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April 2016 

Spring iAdopt

Meet Your Match® and Give Someone Special a Home this Spring

Looking for a new companion? April is the perfect time of year to Meet Your Match® as we celebrate iAdopt for Spring and share the love with a special adult cat adoption fee of $99. Whether you are looking for a cuddling partner or an adventure buddy, the Ontario SPCA Animal Centres have many cats with different personalities waiting to meet you!   

Maybe a canine companion is more your cup of tea? There are plenty of dogs looking for their forever home. Check out who is waiting to join you for long walks on the beach!

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#End Dog Fighting - Learn More

Learn to Spot the Signs of Dog Fighting

Dog fighting is a serious concern and it’s happening right here in our communities.  Help stop this terrible act of cruelty by learning to spot the signs of a dog fighting operation.

  • A number of dogs heavily chained appearing not to be socialized
  • Dogs with scars on their faces, front legs, hind end or thighs
  • Dog fighting training equipment such as treadmills used to build dogs’ endurance, “break sticks” used to pry apart the jaws of dogs locked in battle, tires or “springpoles” (usually a large spring with rope attached to either end) hanging from tree limbs, or unusual foot traffic coming and going from a location at odd hours

Watch CTV’s Dog fighting Video for additional information. (Warning: Contains graphic images)

If you happen to noticed any of these signs, call your local police unit or the Ontario SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline at 310-SPCA (7722) immediately. Learn more about dog fighting and how you can help stop this animal abuse by vising EndDogFighting.ca.

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Dog Introductions

What you Need to Know before Adopting a Cat

Having a pet is a big responsibility and a long term commitment. There are many things to consider for the well being of your new cat. Things like, finding the right veterinarian, knowing how to read your cat’s communication cues, and what supplies are needed. 

Find out what you need to know before adopting a cat and beginning your journey.

Introducing Dogs to Each Other

Socializing your dog can be a great and rewarding experience for both you and your pet. Whether it's making friends at the dog park, or acquainting a new pet with an existing pet, companionship is a wonderful thing.  However, not all dogs are accepting of new furry companions and you want to ensure that they are off to the best start possible.

Check out our blog and watch the video for great tips on how to best introduce your dog to other dogs.

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National Volunteer Week
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National Volunteer Week

April 10-16, 2016 was National Volunteer Week, a week to honour and thank over 12.7 million volunteers in Ontario and across Canada for the time and energy they contribute to causes that benefit our communities.  

Since 1873, Ontario SPCA volunteers have been the roots of respecting and protecting animals. Volunteers work tirelessly every day to help support our organization one hour, one service and one activity at a time. Without their dedication we would not be able to grow with the changing demands and needs facing our communities every year.

Their commitment to Animal Welfare makes the mission possible. Thank you volunteers!

Save the Date and Get Ready to Walk

Help change animals’ lives one step at a time by joining the Ontario SPCA at the Friends For Life! Walk™ presented by Pedigree®.  

Across the province, local Ontario SPCA Animal Centres and Affiliates will be hosting their walks on the weekend of September 24th & 25th, 2016. Join us with your four legged friend as we walk to help save abused, neglected and abandoned animals in Ontario.  

Register for a walk in your community by visiting friendsforlifewalk.ca today!

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