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October 2014
Welcome to NewsHound!
In this edition of NewsHound:

Have questions about your pet's nutrition?  We can help! This month's NewsHound is packed with information including pet safety tips for the fall, and pet insurance...is it for you?

Halloween is just around the corner.  Check out these tips for a safe and fun night.


Is Your Pet Getting the Nutrition They Need?
Volunteer Spotlight
Friends for Life! Walk™ Thank You!

Fall Pet Safety Tips
Volunteering Can Turn Into a Career

Pet Insurance - Is it Right For You?

 Pet Nutrition
Is Your Pet Getting The Nutrition They Need?

With all the different brands and formulas on the market, it can be difficult to know what is best for your four-legged friends.
A high quality diet contains the correct amount of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fats that are tailored specifically to your pets needs and requirements.
The Ontario SPCA Shelter Health & Wellness department wants to help you determine what you should look for when selecting a diet for special health issues and everything you need to know about feeding your pets.
Check out ontariospca.ca/factsheets to learn more about pet nutrition and questions you can ask yourself before deciding on a meal plan.

Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Karolyn

Karolyn’s passion for animals led her to volunteer at the Ontario SPCA in March 2014.  It wasn’t long after this passion, paired with her expertise in project management, created a career opportunity as a Business Consultant working to develop the Ontario SPCA’s  first Case Management Software System. 

Karolyn is thrilled that she was able to combine her passion for animals and her expertise to create a positive impact on the organization and the animals. 

If you are looking to turn a volunteer opportunity into a career prospect, Karolyn has some advice: "Volunteer in various departments and proactively offer assistance to demonstrate your skillset."
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THANK YOU Friends for Life! Walk™ Participants

Tails are wagging and cats are purring! An incredible $300,000 (and still counting) was raised across the province at the Friends for Life! Walk™ last month!

A mastiff size THANK YOU to everyone who raised money, walked, volunteered or donated to the event. It’s because of our dedicated supporters that the Ontario SPCA can continue to provide care for the many homeless and abandoned animals in our communities.

We simply could not have achieved this without you!
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Fall Pet Safety

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors with your pet.  Fresh scents, fallen leaves, perfect weather…the stage is set for new adventures. 

There are different risks that occur with the changing of seasons, so whether you are venturing outdoors, or remaining indoors, pet safety should always be a priority.

Visit the Ontario SPCA Blog for fall pet safety tips and get out there and enjoy the weather with your furry friends.
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Volunteering Can Turn Into a Career

Lending a helping hand can not only warm your heart, it can provide an opportunity to get your "foot in the door" and develop skills to help advance your career. 

At the Ontario SPCA, volunteers are an integral part of our operations and often take on an array of responsibilities from socializing the animals, assisting with events, and lending their voice to the animals in need.  For many, coming into the shelters is a way to give back to the community, but for others it is the beginning of a career path.

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer experience that can help build your resume, why not check out the opportunities available at one of the Ontario SPCA Branches.
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Pet Insurance - Is it Right for You?

Vet bills aren’t cheap! Just how much are you willing to pay for your pet’s health? For many, it’s not a question of cost to save their fur babies. However, not everyone can afford to spend thousands of dollars on procedures for their pets, which is why Ontario SPCA Pet Insurance can be a great option.

Take Marc's story as an example. At a young age, his Siberian Husky named Kodi, developed colitis. Shortly after that, he was diagnosed with epilepsy and required extensive treatment.

Since they had opted out of purchasing pet insurance, the cost of Kodi’s testing, diagnosis, pricey medications, bimonthly blood testing, visits to emergency, holistic food and a slew of other medical expenses, quickly added up.

Marc didn’t hesitate to purchase pet insurance for his next two puppies.


NewsHound is a free electronic newsletter published monthly by the Ontario SPCA to inform our supporters and friends of animal welfare about Ontario SPCA Community initiatives, programs, events and experiences. Contents of NewsHound may be reproduced with appropriate credit.

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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities, Ontario SPCA relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.

Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.


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