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October 2018

Pets in halloween costumes

Keep your pets safe this Halloween

Halloween can be a stressful time for your pets. Whether you are dressing up your furry friend or staying home handing out treats, the hubbub of activity can be exciting and a little scary. Read our blog for great tips for a happy and safe Halloween.

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Mary RVT

October is RVT month

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) are an integral part of any animal health care team, but they are particularly valuable in a shelter environment. These skilled, trained professionals offer support on how to manage the animals in our care and confidently provide their expertise in terms of medical advice and next steps.

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White Fish Transfer

Animal transfer relocates over 70 Northern animals to find new homes

A recent transfer of 48 dogs and puppies, as well as 23 cats, made the journey South to be adopted through the Ontario SPCA’s Year of the Northern Dog program.

Several volunteers, including a 13-year-old girl named Annika who wanted to get her family involved with this great initiative, were on hand to help!

Read this great story and learn more about the work that’s being done in the North!

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Animals in war pins

Commemorative pins honor animals in war

This Remembrance Day, we remember not only the veterans who have served Canada, but also the courageous animals that stood by their sides.

In honour of animals in war, the Ontario SPCA is selling special ‘Animals in War’ commemorative pins to be worn beside the poppy. 

Pins are available for purchase online at pawsandgive.ca/we-remember or you can pick one up at your local Ontario SPCA animal centre starting October 29th.

$1 from every pin sold will be donated to the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Thank you walkers

Friends for Life!™ Walk was the Cats Meow!

Tails are wagging across the province because of the amazing support we received from participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and furry friends at this year’s Friends for Life! Walk™ presented by Petplan® pet insurance. Your efforts resulted in over $280,000 raised, which will allow us to care for at least 529 animals across the province and help them find their forever homes.

Stay tuned for details on the 2019 Friends for Life! Walk™ in the upcoming months. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to stay connected!

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Finding homes for the holidays

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is gearing up to find homes for as many animals as possible during “iAdopt for the Holidays”. From November 1st to December 31st, SPCAs, Humane Societies and animal welfare groups across Canada will be encouraging people to choose pet adoption as their first option when bringing home a new family member.

Watch for the campaign launch on November 1st and stay tuned for exciting contests, adoption stories, photos and more during iAdopt for the Holidays.


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