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September 2018

Do you have a new puppy at home? If so, the time is now to start training your new family member. Training is a fun and interactive way to connect and with your pet. Visit our blog for great training tips!


dogs walking at the Friends for Life Walk

Are you ready to Walk?

The Ontario SPCA Friends for Life! Walk™ presented by Petplan® is just over 1 week away! On September 22nd and 23rd, animal lovers across Ontario will unite to support vital medical care and safe shelter for animals in need. Help us ensure we reach our goal of raising $300,000 by doing one of the following:

Register for the walk 
Support a friend who is walking or 
Donate

By participating and raising funds for the Walk, YOU have the chance to WIN some amazing prizes! 

1) Top Adult Fundraiser Prize: Bissel Prize Pack valued at $650!
2) Top Youth Walker Fundraiser Prize: $75 Gift Card for Chapters Indigo!
3) Top Team Fundraiser Prize: $250 Ultimate Dining Gift Card! 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for event day contests and share your Walk photos using the #FFL hashtag for another chance to win! 

Twitter & Instagram: @FFL
Hashtag: #FFL

Register


You Tube - Pets and Homelessness
You Tube - Pet Travel
Helping the homeless and their pets 

For the most part, homeless pet owners provide the animals they care for with love and companionship, but they often lack the financial ability to spay or neuter, provide vaccinations, and basic animal care supplies that we often take for granted.

In the latest Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, Todd Stosuy, Field Services Manager with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter describes his work with people experiencing homelessness and how to help them care for their animals.
Traveling with your pets safety tips 

Heading off on a road trip with your pet? There are so many things to think about before setting off on any adventure with your four-legged friend. We’re here to help with tips to keep you and your pet safe, no matter what you face on the road.

Check out the video “Traveling with your pets” for some great tips and tricks.


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Volunteer for the event of the year!

There’s still time to join the volunteer team for the Friends for Life! Walk™ taking place on Saturday, September 22nd at Island Lake Conservation Area. Join us from 8am to 3pm, for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:
1) Greeter/Runner/Usher – 4 volunteers
2) Registration – 6 volunteers
3) Food and Drink – 5-7 volunteers
4) Auction and Raffle Tables – 3-5 volunteers
5) Pet Pics – 2 volunteers

This is a great opportunity if you are a high school student looking to earn community services hours. Email Jennifer at jyapa@ospca.on.ca for more information and to sign-up!
A badly fractured leg couldn’t stop this momma

A parent’s love and dedication knows no boundaries - something we witnessed first hand with a special mother cat named Luna.

Luna came into our care after a family spotted her limping through their backyard and discovered her nursing three kittens. Wanting to ensure this feline family got the care they needed, these kind-hearted folks brought Luna and her kittens to the Ontario SPCA. One look at Luna and our staff knew she needed immediate veterinary care.
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Holiday Cards
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NEW Cards Now Available!

Share your love of animals with family and friends when you send an animal-themed holiday card! Available in four beautiful designs, all proceeds from these cards will help animals in our care. 

Have a favourite design? You can now purchase 10-packs of individual designs. 

Like them all? Choose from our popular 12 or 24-packs, featuring all four designs.

Feeling thrifty or nostalgic? Our 2017 cards are now on sale.

Send a card, change a life! 
Zappa finds a place to call home

Zappa was a long term resident at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre. In fact, he may have been one of the longest residents waiting for a forever home. 

At seven years young, this sweet cat still had lots of bounce to his step and a wonderfully playful personality. We were surprised that Zappa kept getting overlooked, until one day, a lovely family came into the Animal Centre and made an instant connection. It was love at first sight!

That day, Zappa finally went to a place he can call his own! We are thrilled for Zappa and his new family and look forward to hearing all about his adventures.

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Thank you to our 2018 Friends for Life! Walk™ Presenting Sponsor

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