You’ve probably heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday… now Giving Tuesday is coming to Canada on December 3, 2013.
What is Giving Tuesday? According to www.givingtuesday.ca, Giving Tuesday is “a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday.”
We’re excited to annouce we’re taking part in this great new campaign! If you would like to get involved and support the Ontario SPCA on Giving Tuesday, you can do so by donating, volunteering or adopting from one of our Communities.
Who doesn’t love hearing about a touching animal story? In this week’s segment of “Stories From the Frontline Staff,” Arrivals Counsellor Megan discusses an animal story that has touched her heart the most.
To watch other segments of “Stories From the Frontline Staff,” visit our YouTube channel.
We are currently running our largest adoption campaign of the year - iAdopt for the Holidays. Our goal is to get as many pets placed into their forever homes as possible this holiday season. In an effort to support this goal, we have created a Facebook app on the campaign.
The iAdopt for the Holidays Facebook app is the place to go for the latest campaign information. With the app, you can watch our iAdopt for the Holidays YouTube video, like our Facebook page, visit the website and take a quick survey. We encourage you to take advantage of this great app and share it with friends and family!
A group of students from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) came for a tour and seminar last week at the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre. The group spent the afternoon learning about animal shelter operations, preventive medicine and infectious disease control and Animal Welfare issues with Jennifer Toof, Branch Manager of PEAC, Dave Wilson, our Director of Shelter Health & Wellness and Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj, our Chief Veterinary Officer.
The group and our staff members had a great afternoon and learned a lot! We want to thank them for choosing the Ontario SPCA and for attending the event!
OVC Students with Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj
OVC Students with Dr. Magdalena Smrdelj and Dave Wilson
iAdopt aims to educate the public about the importance of choosing pet adoption as their first option when bringing home a new family member. In helping us reach this goal, we would like you to share your adoption story with us and/or read and vote for adoption stories found on our new contest.
In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, host, Kevin MacKenzie speaks with Tonya Martin, Senior Manager, Animal Welfare and Operations at the Ontario SPCA. Tonya introduces the new “iAdopt for the Holidays” adoption campaign launching for the first time November 1st, 2013. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to welcome a new furry family member into your home? Learn all about this dynamic new adoption campaign introduced by the Ontario SPCA and how you can take part.