Much devastation has been seen in Oklahoma from recent tornadoes. However, a little happiness comes through when an elderly woman whose home was destroyed by the Oklahoma tornado found her pet dog among the rubble during a live TV interview. Watch the video here.
It’s important to be prepared for any emergency situation. Check out the Ontario SPCA website to find out how you can create a plan to help keep your pets safe.
The time has come for you to add a four-legged companion to your household. Do you adopt? Do you buy from a breeder?
There are many options available to people looking to purchase a dog. While we highly encourage adoption from shelters or animal rescue groups, we acknowledge that some people have their mind set on a specific breed and are set on purchasing from a breeder or broker. Before doing so, make sure you have done your research to avoid a potentially unhealthy pet or even unknowingly supporting puppy mills. Here are a few things to consider before making that important decision:
Do your research. Know what to expect about a breed so you can flag any unusual behaviours when meeting your puppy.
Responsible breeders won’t sell their puppies to the first person who shows up with cash in hand.
Exercise caution when buying from brokers. Ensure you know the living conditions these puppies are being housed in.
Always meet the puppy and the parents first.
“If a breeder doesn’t want to show you these kinds of things, it should spark a red flag,” says Agent Brad Dewar of the Ontario SPCA.
Unfortunately some people are out to make a quick buck and don’t provide the basic care required for healthy animals or breed their animals too often, resulting in genetic abnormalities. When purchasing a pet, make sure you know where they are coming from to that you can ensure you are going to get a happy healthy animal.
A shout out to our very own Friends for Life! walk-a-thon™ Provincial Chair, Tanya Kim, for making Hello Canada’s Top 50 Most Beautiful Canadians.
Tanya Kim and her dog Miss Louise have been an important part of creating awareness for the Ontario SPCA. Tanya has lent her voice and personality on many occasions to help promote animal welfare across Ontario, and has actively been involved in the Friends for Life! walk-a-thon™, Ontario’s largest walk to help animals in need.
Tanya Kim and Miss Louise
Congratulations Tanya on this wonderful honour! You are truly beautiful in our eyes.
Join Tanya Kim, Miss Louise and the Ontario SPCA for the 2013 Friends for Life! walk-a-thon™ taking place May 25th & 26th. Find a walk in your community and Register today!
Dr. Virdi performed the spay surgery on the star of the show, Ramona, a 7-month-old, female, Domestic Shorthaired cat. Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Veterinary Hospital. It could not have been made possible without the dedication and hard work of the team.
Thanks to all the helping hands along the way; this achievement is the result of the combined efforts of many people working towards a remarkable goal!
Ramona recovering after surgery.
Ramona is doing well and now resting in the care of her owner.
Learn the facts on the importance of spay and neuter.
Adam Shaw and his eight-year-old lab-husky named Rocky are being hailed as heroes after rescuing two young girls who fell through the ice on Sunday afternoon. Rocky, jumped into the water towards 9-year old Samara, who managed to grab his leash so she could be pulled to safety.
The Cat joins the Monopoly Family after the iron loses steam in Facebook fan contest.
We all knew that cats were a popular pet choice for many families. So popular in fact, that Hasbro has recently adopted their very own cat. A monopoly cat token that is! And we are happy to see that the newest token has its’ ID tags on. Kudos to the company for incorporating the important identification component. Now if the cat gets lost on the way to Marvin Gardens, he can find his way back home.
If you haven’t checked out the Ontario SPCA You Tube channel you might want to see what’s new and hot? Dave Salmoni and Daisy the sweet little Chihuahua that is.
The Ontario SPCA is pleased to have Dave Salmoni, animal expert extraordinaire, as host of the Ontario SPCA You Tube channel. Dave Salmoni hosts and produces a number of Animal Planet and Discovery Channel programs including Rogue Nature, Predator vs. Prey and Into the Lion’s Den.
In this new Ontario SPCA channel, Dave joins Ontario SPCA professionals to discuss pet care tips to make caring your your pets easier, OSPCA programs and pet adoption success stories.
Check out the latest video!
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