Xmas Cash Lottery Early Bird Prize Draw #1

Congratulations, Ken Sobchyshyn! Ken was the Nov. 15th Early Bird Prize Draw winner in our Christmas Cash Lottery.

Don’t miss out on your chance to win. Daily cash prize draws throughout December … and each ticket is entered for all the daily draws so you can win more than once! Get your tickets today at 1.877.577.7220 or https://www.prairieadtickets.ca/SSPCA/

Lottery licence #RR13-0460 / RR13-0461.

Codes of Practice Help Fuel Progress in Farm Animal Care

Codes of Practice are species-specific guidelines designed to be scientifically informed, practical and reflective of societal expectations relative to farm animal care. Each Code is a major, multi-year undertaking. Nine Codes have been initiated in recent years, with five completed, two near completion and two more recently started.

Read the recent media release from the National Farm Animal Care Council on the progress made in the development of new codes of practice: http://www.nfacc.ca/news?articleid=211

Christmas Cash Lottery — tickets now on sale!

Saskatchewan SPCA Winter Cash Lottery Online Ticket OrderIt’s time to win with the 2013 Saskatchewan SPCA Christmas Cash Lottery! A total of 80 cash prizes to be won. Daily cash prizes of $200 to $3,000 — and each ticket is entered for all the daily draws so you can win more than once. And did we mention the 50/50 Kitty Pool? Last year’s 50/50 Kitty Pool winner took home over $25,000 … who knows what you might win this year!

Get your tickets today! The $1,000 early bird prize draws are coming soon:  Nov. 15, 22 and 29.

Tickets: 1.877.577.7220 or https://www.prairieadtickets.ca/SSPCA/

Lottery licence #RR13-0460 and RR13-0461. Ticket sales open to Saskatchewan residents only.

Summer Cash Lottery Winners

Thank you, Saskatchewan, for your continued support! Congratulations to all the prize winners in the Saskatchewan SPCA’s Summer Cash Lottery, including Melanie Dakin ($8,000), Fred & Linda Wall ($3,000) and Victor MacKay ($2,000). And 50/50 Kitty Pool winner Agnes Iwanicha took home a cheque for $22,110. (Impressive!)

Recap of the 2013 Sask. SPCA Animal Welfare Conference

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

  • The History of the Humane Movement – Barb Cartwright, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies offers a look at the growth and evolution of the humane movement. PowerPoint presentation:  History of the Humane Movement
  • Media Matters – Every media loves cats and dogs, so you already have your foot in the door. David Kirton of CKOM News Talk Radio offers tips on making the most of this opportunity. PowerPoint presentation:  Media Matters
  • The Cruelty Connection:  Animal Cruelty, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse – Many victims of domestic violence remain in an abusive situation out of concern for the safety of their pets. Tim Battle of the Alberta SPCA discusses the cruelty connection and helps identify solutions for pet-owning victims of domestic violence. PowerPoint presentation:  The Cruelty Connection
  • Dog Wellness Initiatives for First Nation Communities:  How We All Can Help – Kelly Phipps reveals how Canine Action Project is making a difference in First Nation communities through spay and neuter initiatives, culturally sensitive humane education and dog wellness programs.

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

  • Updating Codes of Practice for Livestock – Dr. Joe Stookey explains the process for the development of new practical, science-based codes of practice for responsible farm animal care.
  • The Cat Overpopulation Crisis – Each year in Canada, hundreds of thousands of companion animals enter shelters and the vast majority are cats. Barb Cartwright of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies discusses workable solutions to the cat overpopulation crisis. PowerPoint presentation:  Cat Overpopulation pdf
  • Handle with Care: Humane Livestock Handling – Owners, producers, caregivers, transporters, receivers and even trailer manufacturers play critical roles in ensuring the welfare of animals during transport. Livestock handling specialist Jennifer Woods discusses best practices in the transportation of livestock.
  • Pet Loss Support – Anyone who has ever loved and lost an animal companion knows the incredible pain and feeling of emptiness that follows. Bob Tait discusses ways to cope with the loss of an animal friend.
  • Who You Gonna Call – What should you do if you are aware of an animal that is abused, neglected, stray, dangerous or injured? Kaley Pugh discusses the mandate of the Saskatchewan SPCA and the roles that government, the RCMP, veterinarians and other organizations play in situations where there are concerns about animal welfare. PowerPoint presentation:  Who you gonna call

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013:  Wet lab (hands on training sessions)

Trapping and Management of Feral Cats – Linda Gubbe, SCAT Street Cat Rescue … This session explores the preparation and setting of traps, holding procedures and other helpful hints for humane trapping.

Body Condition Scoring Equines – Dr. Kate Robinson, WCVM … Dr. Robinson demonstrates the use of Body Condition Scoring (BCS) as a health assessment tool.

Health Assessment of Dogs and Cats – Dr. Sandra Neumann, Arlington Animal Hospital … Learn how to examine a dog or cat and detect the most common medical conditions in small animals.

85th Anniversary Celebration

The Saskatchewan SPCA recently celebrated 85 years as an animal welfare organization. Over 140 guests attended our 85th anniversary banquet, held September 20th at the Travelodge Hotel in Saskatoon.

It was a great evening, filled with laughter, entertainment and great food. Highlights of the evening included a performance by talented pianist Martin Janovsky and a live auction for a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies and a Riders jersey. And what would a celebration be without a photobooth to capture the memories! You can see for yourself how much fun we had.

Our thanks to everyone who attended our 85th anniversary celebration, and an extra special thank you to our gold sponsor, Affinity Credit Union.