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Is Your Pet Paws-itively Photogenic?

We are now accepting photo submissions for our 2015 Calendar! The Calendar has been a great success in past years, and here’s your opportunity to get in on 2015′s! There are three available entries…

  • Buy-a-day Entry
    There are 300 Day Slots available. All pets welcome. $5 per submission. You may enter as many times as you wish, subject to your chosen dates being available. Dates are available on a first-come basis.
  • “Alumnus” Pet-of-the-Month Calendar Contest
    $25 entry fee. One entry per household for a chance to feature as one of the twelve month pets. First 36 entries accepted, and the winners picked by a panel of judges.
  • Cover Photo “Pet-of-the-Year” Calendar Contest
    $50 entry fee. One entry per household for a chance for your pet to be on the front cover of our 2015 Calendar! First 25 entries accepted, and winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Closing date for all entries is June 30th, 2014.

Photos should be submitted in landscape or horizontal format and preferably at a minimum 300 dpi. We can only accept online entries.

Winners of the Pet-of-the-Month and Cover contest will be announced by July 5th. Winners will be asked for a brief narrative telling a little about their pet’s story, and will have their pet’s pictures taken by a professional photographer. All unsuccessful Monthly and Cover photo submissions will be allocated a randomly selected Day photo spot elsewhere in the calendar. Judges decisions are final.

Our Bookstore Receives Helping Hand from Kiwanis!
The Kiwanis Club of Swift Current recently donated the labour and materials to create a much needed bookcase for the SPCA Used Bookstore. Pictured here are Wally Pearson, Lyle Simonson and Al Smith, who worked on the project from start to finish. The Used Bookstore has an expanding collection of great quality Juvenile and Children’s books, including tons of Scholastic titles. The Bookstore is the major fundraiser for the SPCA Animal Shelter, and we can’t thank the Kiwanis enough for their support!
Come and rescue yourself…

Caring for a pet has many benefits – including reducing your stress levels! Studies also found that:

  • Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  • People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets.
  • Playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
  • Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
  • Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer!
A Shelter animal could be just what the Doctor ordered!

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C.S.I. your D.O.G.!

If you’ve ever been curious about your dog’s origins, you might be interested to know that we are partnering with a leading laboratory to offer simple and cost effective DNA testing for your pooch! We raise $10 for every swab kit sold at the Shelter, with the remaining processing fee going to the laboratory.

“What breed is your dog?” is often the #1 question owners of mixed breed dogs get asked. And most are never sure how to answer. A DNA test will serve to answer the question and satisfy the most curious of dog owners.

Read more…

Recycle and donate!

If you’re looking to bring your bottles and cans in, and also feel as though you would like to make a donation to the SPCA, you can now drop your cans off at the shelter, or bring them to Sarcan and mention you want the money to go to the SPCA and they’ll take care of it for you! We want to thank Sarcan for helping us along with this project, and thank anyone who decides to donate to our cause!

SPCA Swift Current is a local organization dedicated to finding responsible caring life-long homes for lost, abandoned or unwanted animals. This includes preventing unwanted litters by incorporating spaying and neutering in all of our animals’ adoption fees. We are not funded by the provincial or federal government, nor are we connected or affiliated to any other shelter. We are a no-kill facility. We do not euthanize animals solely for space – only in rare cases of severe medical issues or aggression.

Click here to sign up for our Newsletter! Click here to make a Donation

Wish List

Can you help with a donation of goods? We always need Bleach, liquid laundry soap, fabric softener sheets (unscented), paper towel, dog toys, cat toys, kitten kibble, canned dog & canned cat food, cat treats, dog treats, towels, wood pellets for cat litter, rubber & latex gloves, heavy duty garbage bags, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, windex, liquid hand soap, air freshener, Q-tips, 8.5″ X 11″ white printer paper.

Missing a cat or dog?

If you contact us about your missing pet, we’re more than happy to try and help – but, please, make sure you give us as much information as possible. This should include your contact info, a full description, where the animal went missing (this is important!) and if it’s wearing a collar/tag/is microchipped. We get calls from all over and it is important we have the information needed to try and reunite pets with their humans. Thanks!

Lost a Pet? Found a Pet?

If so, contact the SPCA as soon as possible, we may be able to match the pet to the owner! As well, check our pet listings as we are now listing all strays that come to us, along with their photos and descriptions.

Adopt a Senior Cat or Dog!

Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they are considering adopting a pet. They’re warm and cuddly, and everyone wants to hold and pet them. But puppies and kittens demand patience and energy to help them become wonderful family members and companions. Older dogs or cats, however, can be as cute and lovable, and they often come with many wonderful qualities that youngsters take years to grow into.

Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a senior pet because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog or cat makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine old feller a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.
So spread the word! Adopting a senior dog or cat is a wonderful experience for you both. You will gain a faithful companion. You will save a life. And don’t forget, senior dogs or cats and senior people bring out the best in each other. They make great friends!

  • When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  • A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  • A senior pet may very well already know basic household etiquette!
  • Senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
  • Senior dogs know that great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.
  • A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how big an animal you’re getting!
  • Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.
  • Senior animals are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat or dog, you’re truly saving a life.

There is also a substantial reduction in the adoption fee for any of our senior cats and dogs

We are looking for Foster Homes!
Being a foster parent to an animal in need of a little TLC can be a very rewarding experience. Some of the homeless animals that come into our shelter have a hard time adjusting to life at the shelter while they wait for their new homes. By placing them in a foster home, it allows us to give an interested adopter a better insight into the animal’s likes and dislikes, good or bad habits, and its ability to get along with children and other pets. When the animal is adopted out there is a less chance it will be returned to the shelter for some underlying problem that would go undetected at the shelter. There are many ways someone can foster an animal. If you are interested in helping, please call the Shelter at 773-1806, or send us an email requesting an application form to info@spcaswiftcurrent.com
Find out about our foster Angels program here
A Test Drive?

Let’s face it, not every animal would be a good fit for you. But we’ve also seen some unexpected matches of the most unlikely pets and people. Hence our Test Drive program. Ok, so you don’t actually drive them, but we think you know what we mean – take your potential pet home and see how things work out. Give it a fair go – don’t expect too much too soon. And if it doesn’t work out, bring them back to us with no hard feelings – we want them to go to the right home, both for the animal and the humans. So if you’re looking for a furry Ferrari or a purring Porsche, we have several racey models on the lot now. Why not drop by for a test drive?

Volunteers play a vital role in the work of the SPCA. A Special Thank You to our volunteers for your compassion and dedication. Thank you for the countless hours you give to help with the animals. You can make a difference. If you would like to volunteer please phone the Shelter at 773-1806

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