pledge support for No Hot Pets
To help spread awareness about the dangers of leaving
pets unattended in vehicles, and to assist pet owners, the Ontario SPCA is
encouraging businesses across the province to take part in its annual No Hot
Through this new initiative, businesses that pledge
their support for our No Hot Pets campaign will receive a digital sign that
they can print and display in their store window, letting pet owners know they
can bring their animals inside while they shop or do business. They will also
be added to a growing list
of participating businesses on the No Hot Pets website,
To date, over 500 businesses in towns and cities
across Ontario have joined the No Hot Pets cause. Interested in joining the
growing list of businesses that support No Hot Pets? Take the pledge at
nohotpets.ca and email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your digital sign.
Will you walk with
Join us at our Friends for Life! Walk™ presented by Pedigree at one of our community
walks happening across Ontario the weekend of Sept. 23 and 24, 2017.
The Friends for Life! Walk is a major fundraising initiative
for the Ontario SPCA and many of our Affiliate Societies, raising much-needed
funds to help support and care for animals that are abused, abandoned or no
You don’t need to bring a dog to the walk to participate.
You don’t even need to own a pet! The Friends for Life! Walk is a meaningful
way for you to give back to your community by helping animals in need.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
to keep current on the latest Friends for Life! Walk news, contests and
Fundraise & WIN:
Register and raise a minimum of $50 online before July 31
for a chance to win 1 of 2 Scandinave Spa passes. Self-donations count towards
your entry. Register
now and start raising funds for animals in need!
Volunteer this summer
The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal
Centre is always on the lookout for volunteers. We currently have an urgent
need to fill the following roles:
Animal Care – Wednesday a.m., Sunday a.m.
Adoption Counsellors – Sunday p.m.
Bottle Drive Volunteers – Wednesday a.m.
Thrift Store Volunteers – multiple shifts – Monday-Saturday a.m. and/or p.m.
If you're interested in making a difference in
the lives of animals in needs, please visit our website to fill out a
volunteer application today. We can't wait to hear from you!
Turning lemons into donations
Two very thoughtful young ladies came in last week with a donation for our
animals. They ran their very own lemonade stand and raised $80 for animals in
need at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville Animal Centre.
Thank you so much Cameron and Maia. You are amazing!
If you'd like to host your very own third-party fundraiser, please visit our
website for more details or contact Calla Spencer at email@example.com.
Celebrating our 100,000th
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has reached a major milestone, performing our
100,000th spay/neuter procedure since we began offering high volume
spay/neuter services to the public.
As part of a larger provincial
strategy to help reduce pet overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA began offering high quality, high volume and self-sustaining spay/neuter
services to the public in 2009 when we opened the Ontario SPCA Centre
Veterinary Hospital near Newmarket.
Mirroring the success of that
service, the Ontario SPCA Marion Vernon
Memorial Animal Clinic in Barrie transitioned that same year to exclusively offer high-volume spay/neuter services.
Based on a conservative estimate of average litter size and how many
litters can be produced annually by every unfixed female, the number of female
cats and dogs that have been spayed to date could have produced more than
6,152,000 kittens and 1,338,000 puppies, respectively.
North Star Air Ltd.
makes $30k donation
The Ontario SPCA
and Humane Society was given a boost to continue to provide support and
services to remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario thanks to a
$30,000 donation by North Star Air Ltd.
Over the last two
years, the long-time air transport service provider and partner to the remote
northern communities has teamed up with the Ontario SPCA, local groups,
Indigenous communities and Humane Societies across Ontario to help find new
homes for over 140 northern dogs.
Recently, close to 20 dogs and puppies arrived in Thunder
Bay from Big Trout Lake with North Star Air’s assistance. Volunteer
veterinarians accompanied the canines after a spay/neuter clinic in the
community. The animals then travelled to Southern Ontario where they were
placed up for adoption. North Star Air assisted in the project by providing air
service for the volunteer teams to travel to the remote community and to
transport the animals back to Thunder Bay.
remind pet owners not to leave animals behind
As part of our
No Hot Pets campaign, the Ontario SPCA has partnered with Waze to bring helpful
reminders to pet owners travelling with their four-legged friends.
Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and
navigation app, has introduced a new safety feature, Waze Child/Pet
Reminder alerts. After
navigating to any destination, this customizable, opt-in alert appears at the
end of your ride and reminds you to check your car before you leave.
Time driving is
usually spent planning next steps – what we’ll do when we reach our
destination, what to make for dinner, which route to take. We hope this feature
serves as a reminder to be present and remember our furry friends who cannot
speak up when it’s time to get out of the car.
To set up the reminder alerts, make sure you have
the most recent version of Waze downloaded from your App Store or Google Play and go to Menu
> Settings > General > Child Reminder > Turn on “Allow Reminders.”
You can also customize your message to include the names of your children or
pets. To customize your message, follow the steps above, then select Custom
For more safety tips, and to take the No Hot Pets
pledge, visit nohotpets.ca
Can you help
We’re bursting at the seams with puppies and we need
your help! The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre is
experiencing a “puppy boom” after 15 puppies arrived at our centre, including
six born in early June while in foster care.
Another puppy was brought to us when it was only days
old. The tiny Chihuahua was in urgent need of nutrients after being unable to
nurse from his mother. We introduced him to Zebra, a mother dog with six
puppies who thankfully accepted him as one of her own.
The puppies are doing great, but we need your help.
The length of care is longer for nursing mothers and their puppies, which means
their stay exceeds the typical cost of care for a dog.
In addition to
that intensive care, they also require vaccinations and parasite treatments.
Once they’re old enough, they are also microchipped and spayed or neutered
before being placed up for adoption.
To help these bouncing babies grow up to be wonderful
pets, we’re in need of the following enrichment and training items:
- Small tennis
balls, puppy toys, extra small and small-sized Kongs
- Puppy beds
- Puppy collars and
aren’t quite ready for adoption yet, but keep an eye on our adoption page if
you’re interested in taking one home.