Tips to make the most of your Family Day
Tails are wagging at the mention of Family
Day, which is coming up on Monday, Feb. 20. Family Day isn’t just for your
two-legged family members though. Fluffy and Fido would also love to spend time
Whether you’re snuggling up in front of the
TV, heading out for a walk, or spending the day away visiting family, Family Day
is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your two and
four-legged family members.
If you’re travelling with your pets, check
out the fact sheet on Travelling Safely with Your Pet to help make the most of your trip.
Looking for ideas on what you can do to
keep busy and have a fun day this Family Day? We’ve got a few ideas that you
and your pets are sure to love!
Time is running out to register for
National Cupcake Day™
Cupcake Day™ for SPCAs and Humane Societies is Feb. 27. If you haven't yet
registered to host a Cupcake Day Party, there's still time to get involved and
bake a difference in the lives of animals in need.
We want your
Cupcake Day experience to be a sweet one for you and your guests, which is why
we asked celebrity chef Anna Olson to share a mouth-watering cupcake recipe
that is sure to win over even the toughest critics. Visit our blog to see Anna Olson’s
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake recipe.
with dogs? Another fun alternative or addition to a Cupcake Day Party is a
Pupcake Party. Your event will go to the dogs – literally – when you offer Fido
and his friends a canine-friendly cupcake. To help inspire
you, we wanted to share this great “pupcake” recipe from Anna Olson. Definitely worth a try!
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, visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to 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.
Visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to register, bake and donate
Hundreds of rats find homes at
Remember the large number of rats we took into our care in late December
when nearly 600 were removed from an apartment in North Bay and transferred to
Ontario SPCA animal centres and humane societies across the province?
To help us find loving homes for our little friends, PetSmart® hosted a rat
adopt-a-thon, sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, at a number of stores across the
province from Jan. 21 to Feb. 12. We’re thrilled to report that over 350 of
these pocket-sized pets were adopted!
That’s a lot of happy rats in loving new homes!
Looking for a smart,
low-maintenance pet? Consider adopting a rat! Visit our blog to learn more
about why rats make great pets, as well as tips on caring for your pet rat.
Do you know the signs
Winter is far from over and there are still many cold days ahead. If your pet enjoys being outside and thrives on fresh air and exercise, they could be at risk of hypothermia. Would you recognize the signs if your pet was suffering from hypothermia and would you know what to do?
Prevention is half the battle when it comes to keeping your pets warm and safe. For some pets, their fur coats can protect them to a certain extent outside, but only when there’s no breeze. If the breeze is enough to lift the fur, their vulnerable skin is exposed to the cold. This is why it’s critical to listen to weather reports to hear not only the temperature, but also the wind chill values. If your pet is outside, they need to have ready and accessible access to a proper shelter so they can get out of the wind when they need to.
Visit our blog for more prevention tips and to learn more about the signs of hypothermia and how treat it.
Share your thoughts
on Ontario SPCA merchandise
We want to
hear from you!
going to be introducing some new Ontario SPCA merchandise and we want you to
help us determine what makes the cut. We want to know what you’d be most
interested in purchasing from a new online store available through our website.
is to offer Ontario SPCA-branded merchandise that animal lovers like you need
take a minute of your time to answer our poll question to tell us about the
type of products that you value as a pet owner.
you for sharing your valuable opinion with us.
Support animal rescue and adoption with a visit to TSC
Drop by your local TSC Store (The Incredible Country Hardware Store) starting on Feb. 24 to participate in the Paws & Hooves Program supporting the Ontario SPCA and our Affiliate Communities.
For every $2 donation, you’ll receive a paper paw or hoof of your choosing to be displayed in the store showing your support. More than $228,000
has been raised to date through the Paws & Hooves program to help animals
in your community and across Ontario.
Please visit your local TSC Store to participate in the Paws & Hooves program and help make a difference in the lives of animals in need.