Unveiling the secrets and benefits of cat purring
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
3d ago
Ever wonder why your fluffy companion purrs? Cats have been purring their way into our hearts (and laps) for centuries, and the reasons behind their gentle hum are as fascinating as they are numerous.  Cats purr for a variety of reasons. We know they purr when they’re content, like when they’re cozied up on your bed. However, purring is also an incredible tool that felines employ in a variety of different scenarios.   When cats are stressed, injured, or even giving birth, they purr as a form of self-soothing. It’s like their personal mantra, a fuzzy “om” that helps them stay cal ..read more
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Celebrating Our Veterinary Professionals: The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s 2024 Veterinary Appreciation Contest
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
1w ago
Behind every happy and healthy pet stands a dedicated team of veterinary professionals working tirelessly to ensure their well-being. From June 17-28, join us in celebrating and thanking them through the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Veterinary Appreciation Contest!  This contest provides an opportunity for pet parents like you to show appreciation for your pet’s veterinary clinic. Nominate your pet’s veterinary care team in the contest and then rally your family and friends to vote and show their support.   Is the veterinary industry facing challenges?  In recent years ..read more
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Love your pet’s vet team? Nominate them in the Ontario SPCA’s Veterinary Appreciation Contest
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
1w ago
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stouffville, ON (June 17, 2024) – Show your local veterinary team some love for keeping your furry friends happy and healthy by nominating them in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Veterinary Appreciation Contest, which runs from June 17-28. To help say thank you to veterinary teams who give so much, nominate your pet’s veterinary clinic and encourage family and friends to vote in support. The veterinary clinic with the most votes will receive a plaque and a complimentary lunch for their staff. “We encourage anyone with a pet to take the time to nominate their local veter ..read more
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Beau: From tragedy to triumph
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
1w ago
Last fall, a sweet pup named Beau came into our care after being hit by a car. He needed critical surgery and intensive rehabilitation. Thanks to our generous supporters, he received the necessary medical care he needed to go on to live a happy, healthy life.  For a while, things were looking up for him. However, an unexpected complication arose, and Beau’s previously injured leg bone shifted, requiring the amputation of his leg in December. Despite this setback, Beau is now healing well and adjusting wonderfully to life as a tripod.   We are thrilled to share an update from his ..read more
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A story of companionship and love: Wanda and Mr. B
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
2w ago
In June, we commemorate World Pet Memorial Day, a time to remember the animals who have touched our lives and crossed over the rainbow bridge. This day offers a reminder of the love and joy our companion animals bring into our lives and the lasting impact they leave behind.  In 2014, Wanda found herself adjusting to life in a new apartment after her divorce, facing the challenge of living alone for the first time in two decades. Having shared her life alongside furry friends for most of her years, she felt the absence of an animal companion to share her home and to greet her at the door ..read more
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Help a shelter animal by making a tribute donation on World Pet Memorial Day
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
2w ago
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stouffville, ON (June 11, 2024) – Today is World Pet Memorial Day, an international day to remember the animals who have touched our lives and crossed over the rainbow bridge. On this day of reflection, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is sharing resources to help cope with loss, as well as ways to honour the memory of our furry friends. One of the ways you can honour a beloved pet is to donate in their honour to a local shelter. As a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding, the Ontario SPCA depends on the generosity of donors to change the lives ..read more
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The Ontario SPCA kicks off 3-day mobile spay/neuter clinic for cats
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
2w ago
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Midland, ON (June 10, 2024) – To help manage pet populations and reach underserved communities, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is bringing its MASH-style spay/neuter and wellness clinic to Midland from June 11-13. The three-day clinic for cats, which is being held at the Ontario SPCA Midland & District Animal Centre, also offers general wellness services, including examinations, vaccinations, and microchips. A total of 142 spay/neuter appointments have been booked. These new portable outreach events are designed to be easily packed up and transported to whe ..read more
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Shop with purpose and support AnimalSmart™ humane education
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
2w ago
Education is one of the most important ways we can improve the lives of animals, and now you can shop with the purpose of supporting this important mission! We are thrilled to announce that AnimalSmart items will now be available for purchase on the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s Paws & Give website.  You can now browse and purchase these fantastic items directly from the Paws & Give page, conveniently located under the “shop” section on the Ontario SPCA’s website. Not only will you be getting some amazing products, but you will also be supporting a great cause.  Keep read ..read more
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Kitten diarrhea: Normal upset or sign of serious trouble?
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
3w ago
Guest blog by Dr Emmanuel Fontaine, Scientific Communications Veterinarian at Royal Canin North America  Kitten diarrhea manifests as unusually frequent and watery bowel movements, a clear sign that their digestive system is out of balance. And you might think you know the basics of diarrhea, but don’t be fooled – it’s a complex condition with many faces.  And to truly grasp its severity, you need to zero in on four critical indicators: stool consistency, color, smell, and any accompanying symptoms.   These are your keys to unlocking the mystery of your kitten’s health woes ..read more
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Keeping small animals happy and healthy at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society!
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Blog
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
3w ago
Small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters thrive on enrichment, just like larger animals. At the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, we understand the importance of providing a stimulating environment for our furry friends. From socializing and brushing/grooming sessions, to an array of toys, we ensure that every small animal in our care experiences a fulfilling life while awaiting their forever home.  Socializing is more than just companionship’ it’s a vital aspect of small animal care. The animal care teams and volunteers at our 12 animal centres across the province devote time ..read more
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