Upcoming Events

  • May 27, 2016 8:00 amSPCA 3rd Annual John Mueller Memorial Radiothon
  • May 27, 2016 7:30 pmSpring Raffle Draw
  • June 5, 2016 1:00 pmSPCA at Picnic-Inn-the-Park
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3rd Annual Radiothon!

Join us live from 8am-8pm FRIDAY MAY 27th at the BMO Courtyard/Market Square location at Chaplin and Central or listen as we broadcast on Magic 97. Donate on site or call in pledges that day to 306-778-SPCA (7722) as we aim to raise $25,000 for the local animal shelter!
Join us at Market Square for food and live entertainment, shop our used books, giftware and raffle tickets, and visit some of our shelter pets.
We will have Demi Kaye Photography on site from 3-7pm to take your pet’s photos for our 2017 calendar and you can buy a day for only $5!
Bring your clean empty beverage bottles and cans and help us try to stuff out SPCA van with recyclables which we will take to Sarcan and proceeds will go to our operations!
Check our Facebook page as we add more information on other activities and performers throughout the day. Help us help our area’s homeless pets!

A big thank you to all our sponsors!
Premier sponsor: Swift Current Building Supplies Ltd
Platinum Sponsors: Bridal Builders Inc., Melhoff Electric
Gold Sponsors: WW Smith Insurance Ltd, 5 Point Electric Ltd, Crutch’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Batco Manufacturing, Swift Current Monumental Co. Ltd, SIGA, Innovation Credit Union
Silver Sponsors: Lynn Hurl- Century 21, Stitch Master, MacBean Tessem, Smart Flowers, Pioneer Co-op, Warehouse Floors, Wallace Construction

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Dogs die in hot cars

Now that warmer weather is at last with us, it’s not too soon to remember just how bad it can be for our canine friends. Everyone’s opened a car door and been amazed by how much hotter it is than outside — but you may not realize exactly how hot a car can get. When it’s 22 degrees, a car in direct sun can quickly reach an internal temperature of 46 degrees. Even in the shade, a car can be 10 to 20 degrees hotter than outdoors, and cracking the window has almost no effect.

Dogs don’t have sweat glands all over their bodies like humans do, so the main way they can cool off is by panting, which isn’t very efficient. Once a dog’s body temperature gets over about 40°c — normal temperature is around 38°c — the result can be everything from nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, systemic organ failure, and it happens fast, within a matter of minutes.

Please, leave your dog at home on hot days.

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Missing a cat or dog?

We completely understand that having your pet go missing is worrying – and you’re anxious to get the word out there to try and find it. Unfortunately, we regularly get texts or emails with the minimum of information “I’ve lost my dog – if you find him let me know”
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, your pet’s name and description, where and when the animal went missing (this is important!) and if it’s wearing a collar/tag/is microchipped. We get lots of calls from all over the southwest, and it is important we have the information needed to try and reunite pets with their humans. Thanks!

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Myth: Rubbing butter on cats’ paws will help it find its way home
catcuddleOften given as advice when someone moves house and is letting the cat outside for the first time, but completely untrue! We would advocate for indoor cats, but if you insist your cat goes outside, a much better way of making sure your cat comes home is to:

  • Keep the cat indoors for 2 weeks so it knows that the new house is ‘home’ and safe.
  • Make sure your cat is microchipped so even if he/she does wander off and gets lost there’s a good chance of being reunited. Microchipping is mandatory for all animals adopted from the SPCA, and we can also provide this service for your existing pet for only $30.00 – call the Shelter to make an appointment!

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.

Why that “Free” pet isn’t really free…

Adopting a pet from a Shelter – any Shelter – is a great step in the right direction. But why should you spend money on adoption fees when your “friend” has free animals to give away? Sounds like a deal until you think about it. Just like getting a car is not the end of the costs, all pets require some on-going expenditure to keep them healthy and safe. Our adoption fees cover initial health check, spay or neuter and vaccinations – all of which, as a responsible pet owner, you would be responsible for if you get that free pet. These veterinary costs alone could be as much as $600.00 – when you adopt from us, it’s all included! Not only would you save money by adopting from us, you would be giving a loving home to a deserving animal!

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

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?

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.

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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

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