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May 2018

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Northern dogs ready to find new homes

Another group of Northern dogs has been successfully transferred to find loving homes and they’re now starting to become available for adoption at various locations across the province. 

On April 27, a group of 21 dogs touched down in Thunder Bay on a journey to Central Ontario. The dogs were flown into Thunder Bay by North Star Air Ltd. where they were cared for by volunteers before embarking on the next phase of their journey.

Visit the Year of the Northern Dog Facebook page for updates and learn more about Northern dog overpopulation at yearofthenortherndog.ca.

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Removing a Tick

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How to Safely Remove a Tick

Tick season is upon us! Regardless of how many preventative measures we take, pets can still be susceptible to tick bites, which can lead to serious implications. Check your pet regularly and if you notice a tick, we have tips to safely remove them.

In the blog Tick safety: How to remove, Monica Seto, Manager of Shelter Health & Wellness, shows us how to properly and safely remove a tick from your pet.

9 ways to save money on your pet’s medical care

Regular vet check-ups are key to keeping your pet happy and healthy. But did you know there are preventative measures we can take to keep our two and four-legged friends healthy while keeping medical care costs down? For one, brushing your pet’s teeth can help in the prevention of heart and kidney problems.

Read the recent blog 9 ways to save money on your pet’s medical care for great tips on keeping your pets healthy.

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ASPCA releases top 10 toxins of 2017

Every year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) compiles data based on cases of potential poisonings. The list is a great benchmark identifying hazardous trends that could be fatal to our furry companions.  

For the second year in a row, human prescription medications topped the list, barely surpassing over- the- counter medication and supplements. 

Many common household items can be extremely toxic if ingested by pets. Read the ASPCA’s list of Top 10 Animal Toxins of 2017 to learn more and prevent your pet from being a statistic.

Salinger has lost his tail but not his spirit

We’ll never know what happened to Salinger’s tail, only that he was found wandering, alone and injured. This friendly orange cat, estimated to be about a year-and-a-half-old, was brought to us by a Good Samaritan. 

Poor Salinger’s tail had been very badly damaged, yet he never stopped purring.

Salinger was immediately examined by a veterinarian, who determined his tail injury had progressed too far for successful treatment. To give him the best outcome possible, the veterinarian recommended amputating his tail. 

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Echoage Friends for Life Walk
Support the Ontario SPCA through your next party!

The Ontario SPCA has officially partnered with ECHOage, a party planning platform where guests can plan a party easier and for a great cause! The Ontario SPCA is now listed as a charity of choice that a party host can choose to support. 

Do you or your children have a birthday coming up? ECHOage parties are a great way for children to support animals in a fun, meaningful way. Start planning your party today through ECHOage and support animals in need by visiting echoage.com/ospca
Save the date for the 2018 Friends for Life! Walk™

It's that time of year again! Start dusting off your sneakers (and furry friend’s paws) because the 2018 Friends for Life! Walk™ is happening across Ontario on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd. Join thousands of animal lovers across the province to raise critically needed funds to provide protection and care for animals in need and to help find them forever homes.  

The Friends for Life! Walk™ website will be launching in mid- June – keep an eye out for the early bird registration contest in the next month! 

Let's change animals' lives together, one step at a time!
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