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April 2016 

Happy Spring! With the cold weather retreating, we're gearing up for a busy season here at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre! iAdopt for Spring has launched, our summer camp registration has opened and we're on the hunt for bottles....yes BOTTLES! Read on for more info and drop by the centre soon!  

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 this video for great tips on how to best introduce your dog to other dogs.

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 Camp Kids  Glass Bottles
“Unleashed Camp” is Now Bigger and Better!

The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre is bringing a whole new look, name and exciting summer camp program to the Orangeville area! Campers will love our brand new Unleashed Camp, geared towards animal-loving children.

Kids will enjoy hands-on animal learning in a compassionate, fun and educational environment. Registration is now open, but space is limited. 
Donate your Empty Bottles

Did you know that the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre hosts a bottle drive all year around? We welcome your empty beer, wine and alcohol bottles and cans 365 days a year.

All of the proceeds support our animal centre, and is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year! After a big celebration or family event, swing by our facility to donate your empty bottles (or apply to be a bottle drive volunteer by visiting our website). 
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National Volunteer Week
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Something to Celebrate

April 10-16, 2016 was National Volunteer Week. A week to honour and thank over 12.7 million volunteers in Ontario and across Canada.

To help celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to take the time to give a BIG thank you to all of our incredible volunteers! The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre has over 150 active volunteers that volunteer their time at our animal centre on Riddell Road, as well as both our thrift store locations. 

On behalf of all of the staff and animals – THANK YOU to our amazing 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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