Alright everyone, I’m stepping up on my soapbox for a few minutes, ok?
I’m a huge supporter of adopting pets – my cat, Trojan came from the Toronto Humane Society when I was in my second year at U of T and my boxer Moe came from a kill shelter in Ohio. He was less than 24 hours away from euthanized when the rescue I was working with called me and asked if I would take him in as a “foster to adopt” if it worked out. He was a sick, emaciated, but well cared for 8 month old boxer that someone didn’t want. I took him in with slightly overwhelmed and open arms and almost three years later he is the reason I get out of bed every single day. Literally 😉 I don’t think about what would have happened to either of them if I had decided to get my pets through a breeder.
I support various rescue organizations, the Toronto Humane Society, and the OSPCA because they do amazing and difficult work every single day. The OSPCA has even started a podcast to discuss topics about animal welfare. The Animals’ Voice Pawdcast is on it’s second season and covers topics like volunteering, events, the role of the OSPCA Officer, and ethical dog breeding and purchasing.
Here are some of the topics for the next few weeks:
November 19 – iAdopt – the OSPCA have launched a holiday adoption campaign. The goal is to get as many animals as possible placed into loving homes this holidays season.
December 3 – Feline and Canine Enrichment
December 17 – Pet Experience Project
January 7, 2014 – Petland & Alberta Animal Services Re-homing Project
January 21 – Indoor Activities for Dogs (why it’s important to stimulate your pet)
February 2 – Nutrience Enrichment Program