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 January 2014
Welcome to NewsHound!
In this edition of NewsHound, read about the Bull Terrier puppies born over the holidays. Get tips on Cold Weather Safety. Stay warm and get baking! Register for National Cupcake Day. 




iAdopt for the Holidays Update
Thank you Val Graham
National Cupcake Day™ for SPCAs & Humane Societies!

Bull Terrier Puppies
Cold Weather Safety Tips
Operation Pet Rescue 



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iAdopt for the Holidays Update

The Ontario SPCA is proud to announce that during iAdopt for the Holidays, Ontario SPCA Branches adopted out a total of 1,442 animals, surpassing our goal of 1,280. That’s a 12.7 percent increase in adoptions from last year! In conjunction with our participating Affiliate Communities, iAdopt for the Holidays saw a total of 1,836 animals go home across the province.

Thanks to iAdopt for the Holidays, these animals got to spend the holidays with their new families.

iAdopt will continue throughout the year; we encourage you to take advantage of this adoption campaign by adopting your forever family member from your local participating shelter.

To learn more about iAdopt, or to find your purrrfect match, please visit www.iadopt.ca.

iAdopt is also on Facebook.

 Val Graham

Thank you Val Graham! 

After retiring from 31 years of teaching, Val approached the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Branch and filled in an application form to volunteer.

Val was quickly recruited to work on fundraising for the Ontario SPCA, when another volunteer noticed that she had organized activities in the past. She started with craft shows and then helped out at the annual Furry Friends Feast. As a long standing OHL Sudbury Wolves season ticket holder, she approached the General Manager about a Sudbury Wolves SPCA night and that has become an annual event.

Val is a familiar face around the shelter always there to lend a helping hand. We thank Val very much for all her hard work and dedication.




National Cupcake Day™ for SPCAs & Humane Societies!

On Monday, February 24th, 2014, National Cupcake Day™ participants are asked to bake cupcakes for friends, family and coworkers and host a National Cupcake Day™ party. Guests donate to attend the party, and raise critically-needed funds for abused, abandoned, or neglected.

When registering, Cupcake Hosts can choose to direct all their fundraising dollars to the branch or affiliate of their choice. SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada are participating, including the Ontario SPCA and some of its Communities.

To become a Cupcake Party Host, participants are asked to register online at www.nationalcupcakeday.ca.

For more information, please visit the National Cupcake Day website www.nationalcupcakeday.ca.

Thank you to PetSecure Pet Health Insurance, Reynolds Consumer Products, BMO Bank of Montreal, and Agency59 for their generous support of this year’s event.




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Molly the Bull Terrier Gives Birth to Seven Puppies

Molly, a Bull Terrier currently at the Ontario SPCA Barrie Branch, gave birth to seven puppies over the holiday season!

Molly was part of a large number of Bull Terriers that came in to the Ontario SPCA by a reputable breeder who surrendered the dogs to the Society after learning her current health would no longer allow to her care for the mass number of dogs.

She is quite an attentive mommy! Molly will be getting some privacy for a while as she gets to know her puppies.

Puppies are not yet available for adoption.

You can also view the Ontario SPCA Barrie Branch’s Facebook page for more updates on Molly and her puppies.




 Cold Weather Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips

The cold weather is officially here and with this change in temperature comes the responsibility of keeping our pets toasty warm.

Keep in mind, if it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet. Take a few preventative measures to ensure your pet stays safe and warm, like having an emergency pet survival kit on hand.

To get a full list of Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips, click here.

Or watch our video, click here.




 Pet Rescue

Operation Pet Rescue

This past year alone the Ontario SPCA was involved in many large-scale investigations requiring urgent and extensive resources.

Rehabilitating rescued animals often requires months of veterinary care, special medication and food and socialization - making large demands on the Ontario SPCA's limited resources. Operation Pet Rescue members help us fund important programs like Animal Care & Protection and Ontario SPCA Rescue & Relief Services.

By joining the Operation Pet Rescue monthly program, you are part of a community of devoted animal lovers who help the Ontario SPCA respond quickly and effectively to animals in need of immediate protection and care.

To learn more, click here.

To become part of Operation Pet Rescue, click here.







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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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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