We’re happy to report that from November 3rd to November 9th, 136 animals were adopted from Ontario SPCA Branches across the province! That breaks down to 81 cats, 39 dogs, one guinea pig, one hamster, one hedgehog, one lizard, four rabbits, two rats and even two snakes and a tarantula!
It was definitely a busy week at all of our Branches. If you would like to make a donation to help the Branches with the live-saving work they do on a daily basis, please click here.
Little Ethan the cat came into our shelter as a stray in August of 2008. Ethan didn’t give up hope and in April of 2009 his lucky day arrived. Eva and Matthew adopted little Ethan. Little Ethan was so excited, he finally had a chance to have a loving and forever home. Unfortunately, he went missing six months ago. His family was devastated. Luckily, a good Samaritan dropped Ethan off at the shelter. The next day, he was reunited with his long lost family because we had the microchipping number on file!
Every day numerous pets are brought into the shelter as strays with no form of identification. Ensure they safely return to you if this happens by having them microchipped. If your pet is already microchipped, please ensure that you always update your personal information with the microchipping company you use. This way, you will not suffer the heartache of losing your furry family member.
Looking to learn more about cat care and safety? Or feral cat management? We dug up one of our old podcasts with two great guests that discussed these two topics. Have a listen. You might just learn something!
Roxanne St. Germain, Director, Toronto Feral Cat Project, discusses what a feral cat is, why it is important to manage feral cats and how you can do your part to help control the pet overpopulation crisis in Ontario.
In this episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, the Ontario SPCA speaks with Monica Seto, Shelter Health Assistant at the Ontario SPCA. Monica introduces two Ontario SPCA initiatives for feral cat caretakers – the Free Feral Food Program and the Feral Cat Trap Depot Program.
Have a listen to the pawdcast on Sound Cloud by clicking here.
If you are a feral cat caretaker and would like to participate in one of these programs, please contact Monica Seto at 905-898-7122 ext. 383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the newest episode of the Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, host Kevin MacKenzie speaks with Amanda McKibbon, Manager of Animal Welfare and Operations at the Ontario SPCA.
If you’re interested in adopting a cat from an Ontario SPCA Branch, this is the episode to listen to! Amanda introduces the upcoming Back-to-School Adopt a Cat Extravaganza taking place at Branches all across Ontario. From September 14th to September 21st, you can bring home your very own class clown, teacher’s pet or class president!