Bake a difference during National
Preheat those ovens! National
Cupcake Day™ is coming up on Feb. 27 and you’re invited to help “bake” a
difference for animals in need.
Now in its fifth year, National
Cupcake Day™ is presented in partnership by the Ontario SPCA and BC SPCA and is
a collaborative event to support local SPCAs and
Humane Societies across the country.
To participate, register to host a National Cupcake Day™ party
and invite co-workers, friends and family. Guests donate to the participating
animal welfare charity of the host’s choice in exchange for a cupcake, raising critically-needed
funds for animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. Cupcake
Day parties can be held anywhere, and on any date in January or February.
Visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to register, bake and donate.
Take extra precautions during cold
If it’s too cold for you to go outside, it’s too
cold for your pet! Every year, the Ontario SPCA investigates thousands of
complaints about animals left unprotected from winter weather. Exposure to
harsh conditions can cause serious illness or death to animals, particularly
during periods of freezing rain and rapid temperature fluctuations.
Keeping pets safe and healthy during the winter
months doesn’t end with keeping them warm. There are other hazards to be aware
of, including salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice on roads and
sidewalks. They can burn your pet’s sensitive paws and can cause illness if
ingested. Before your pet heads out into the great outdoors this winter, here’s
what you need to know.
2016 sees a record number of adoptions
The Orangeville & District Animal Centre saw a 50 per cent increase in
adoptions in 2016! We also reunited almost 150 animals with their families.
We are extremely grateful for the
community's support in 2016. Our community members gave volunteer hours, donated
money, beer bottles, and much-needed animal supplies. You also hosted
fundraisers and, most importantly, you opened your homes to animals in need!
Thank you to everyone who played an important role in our animals' lives this
year! We hope that 2017 is as much of a success – if not more!
Tell us your favourite pet brands
We want to hear from you! Take our survey about your pets, pet suppliers and favourite pet-related brands and you’ll be entered to win a $100 prepaid Mastercard®!
Knowing which companies you know and trust guides us as we work to develop new partnerships that will be of value to supporters like you, while also helping the animals in our care.
5,300 animals find homes during iAdopt for the Holidays
iAdopt for the Holidays is over for another year and over 5,300
animals found loving homes through participating SPCAs,
Humane Societies and rescue groups across Canada, including over 1,600 animals
adopted through Ontario SPCA animal centres during the two-month adoption campaign.
iAdopt for the Holidays, supported by Royal Canin, took place from
Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 at participating SPCAs, Humane Societies and rescue groups
nation wide. The goal of this annual event is to get as many animals as
possible placed into loving homes during the holiday season. We are so pleased to say the campaign was a
A big thank you to everyone
who participated in this year’s campaign. You helped change the lives of
animals in need this holiday season!
We have rats!
Looking for a small, low-maintenance pet? Have you considered a rat? Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province recently welcomed a large number of these pocket-sized pets after close to 600 rats were removed from an apartment in North Bay.
To help find homes for our little friends, PetSmart will be hosting a rat adopt-a-thon from Jan. 21 to Feb. 12 at a number of stores across the province. Rats will be available for adoption for only $5 each at participating PetSmart locations in Sudbury, Barrie, Newmarket, Vaughan, East Brampton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby, Peterborough, Cornwall, Belleville, Kingston and North Bay, Richmond Hill and Toronto.
The rats are patiently waiting to find a loving home. Could it be yours?
We are also still in need of some supplies for our rats! We are looking for:
- Kleenex boxes, or small shoe boxes
- Hot baby cereal (add water formula)
- Carefresh bedding
- Plastic houses or rat cage toys
- Gift cards for pet stores
Thank you to everyone who has donated items already!