Notice of 2017 AGM

The Saskatchewan SPCA Annual General Meeting will be held:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Saskatchewan SPCA Office, 519 45th Street West, Saskatoon

Everyone is welcome. The AGM is open to the public.

Questions? 1.877.382.7722 or info@sspca.ca

Animal Rescue Groups: Submit Your Contact Information

The Saskatchewan SPCA is gathering contact information for animal rescue groups in Saskatchewan. This information will be used to provide details on the Animal Rescue Registration and Certification Program Stakeholder’s Meeting that is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Saskatoon.

If you belong to a rescue organization and would like to be placed on this contact list, please visit this link: https://saskspca.typeform.com/to/orhiRK.

Please share this post so we can compile complete list of Saskatchewan animal rescue groups.

For more information on this program: www.sspca.ca/programs

Employment Opportunity: Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator (Part-time, term)

The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Saskatchewan SPCA) is working to raise awareness of the human-animal bond and promote the humane treatment of animals.

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence is a province-wide partnership that promotes healthy relationships and strong, safe, violence free communities.

PATHS (Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services) of Saskatchewan is a provincial association for 21 women’s shelters and domestic violence counselling agencies.

The three organizations collaborate on initiatives aimed at supporting the growth of strong and healthy communities through improved access to resources for the victims of interpersonal violence and abuse. A joint research study completed in the spring of 2016 explored how concerns about animal safety impact the decision making of individuals leaving situations involving interpersonal violence. Building on this study, the new Animal Safekeeping Program aims to help improve the safety of persons fleeing interpersonal violence and abuse in Saskatchewan, and their animals.

The position:

The Program Coordinator will play a key role in the research and planning required for the successful launch of this program. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • develop education and training materials for the staffs of human service and animal welfare organizations;
  • deliver regional educational sessions on the link between interpersonal violence and animal abuse;
  • create a database of animal safekeeping resources to assist the victims of interpersonal violence and abuse;
  • assist in the planning and staging of a provincial conference;
  • help grow the number of organizations providing animal safekeeping services and supports in Saskatchewan;
  • explore new options for emergency and longer-term animal safekeeping services and supports; and
  • promote cooperation and collaboration between the human services and the animal welfare sectors.

The Program Coordinator will be based in Saskatoon. The successful candidate will be able to travel periodically, and work weekends and evenings, as required. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Related travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The candidate: 

This position will appeal to individuals with an undergraduate degree or other education/experience in the areas of social work, the humanities, education, veterinary medicine, or veterinary technology.

The successful candidate will also possess:

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good research skills
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with the use of MS Access or other database program

Salary:    

Dependent upon experience

This is a part-time, term position, with possibility of extension.

Term:  February 15, 2017 to November 30, 2017

¾ time:  30 hours per week

To apply: 

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to info@sspca.ca by January 14, 2017.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal records check.

Funding for the Animal Safekeeping Program has been provided by the Community Initiatives Fund. The Community Initiatives Fund invests in the quality of life of Saskatchewan residents by offering grants for community projects that help support community development, inclusion, leadership and vitality. 

Congratulations, Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners in this year’s Christmas Cash Lottery.

DAILY cash prize draws continue throughout the month of December; YOU could be our next lucky winner! (Ticket info:  https://www.prairieadtickets.ca/SSPCA/)

November 13, 2015 Marie Nadeau Davidson  $     1,000.00 11387
November 20, 2015 Rosemarie Schmaltz Sceptre  $     1,000.00 05257
November 27, 2015 Jane Wilmot Regina  $     1,000.00 29407
December 1, 2015 Julie Mazur Canora  $     1,000.00 25385
December 2, 2015 Roger Belton Candle Lake  $        200.00 12937
December 3, 2015 Kevin James Peepeetch Melville  $        200.00 10179

K-9 Calendar Makes a Great Gift

For the animal lover on your gift list … why not give the 2016 Saskatoon Police Service K9 Unit calendar. This unique 13-month calendar features photos of the hard-working members of their canine unit.

Proceeds in support of the Saskatchewan SPCA Stryker K-9 Care Fund, providing veterinary care for retired police dogs throughout the province.

Just $10. Get your copy today at the following locations:

  • Early’s Farm & Garden in Saskatoon (both locations)
  • Arlington Animal Hospital, Saskatoon
  • Saskatoon City Police Headquarters (at the front information desk)
  • Saskatchewan SPCA office (519 45th St W, Saskatoon)

OR Call:  1.877.382.7722.

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Summer Cash Lottery Winners (July 1-9)

Congrats to the following winners in the Saskatchewan SPCA Summer Cash Lottery.

Prize draws continue throughout the month of July, so YOU may be next!

Early Bird Draw:      
June 21, 2015 Walter Stefaniuk Naicam  $    2,000.00
       
Daily Cash Draws:      
July 1, 2015 Dolores & Gordon Reid Regina  $       500.00
July 2, 2015 Jim Bruynooghe Battleford  $       100.00
July 3, 2015 Donald Bieber Duff  $       100.00
July 4, 2015 Greg & Jackie Procyshyn Saskatoon  $       500.00
July 5, 2015 Karen Lorenz Raymore  $       100.00
July 6, 2015 Bob Robertson Liberty  $       100.00
July 7, 2015 Bob & Grace Westad Saskatoon  $       100.00
July 8, 2015 Emelie Forster Esterhazy  $       100.00
July 9, 2015 Emmanuel Oystreck Yorkton  $       100.00

Give back to your community with AIR MILES!

 

Photo courtesy Corbin Fraser

Photo courtesy Corbin Fraser

We are pleased to announce that AIR MILES Collectors can now use their Cash Miles to donate to the Saskatchewan SPCA or any other registered Canadian charity. To learn more or to donate, please visit www.airmiles.ca/donate.

You can find us listed under our full name:  “Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.”

Donations can be made in increments of $10 and Collectors have the flexibility of spreading their donation across multiple charities.

 

Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference: November in Ottawa

The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) is pleased to announce its first Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference, taking place November 18-20, 2015, in Ottawa.

Attached is the 2015 national animal cruelty prosecution agenda for the conference, as well as the Conference Application Information and Form.

Conference Grants for Canadian Crown prosecutors
NCPAC has funding to support the participation of 2 Crown prosecutors in each province and territory. Please see the attached Crown Prosecutor Grant Application Information and Form. The deadline for submitting your application form is Friday, August 28, 2015. If you are applying for the grant, you do not have to fill in the Conference Application Form.

What is the NCPAC?
NCPAC provides resources to Crown prosecutors that support the successful prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada. NCPAC is a unique program in Canada, created in partnership with Crown prosecutors from across the country, along with allied professionals from SPCAs, humane societies, and the veterinary community.

The website for NCPAC includes several tools for prosecutors: a database of animal cruelty case law, a set of continuing legal education webinars designed by Canadian law experts, and a companion manual.

Help spread the word
Please forward this message to members of your associations, colleagues, and others you think might be interested. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Saskatchewan SPCA Stryker K-9 Care Fund Launch

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the June 7th (2015) official launch of the Saskatchewan SPCA Stryker K-9 Care Fund. The fund is one of the first of its kind in Canada, providing assistance with the cost of veterinary care for retired police dogs. The Saskatchewan SPCA has committed $10,000 for the first year of operation of the fund.

Canine units from the RCMP and the Saskatoon and Prince Albert police services were on hand to entertain the crowds with demonstrations of their amazing skills.

Our thanks to everyone at Saskatoon Police Service for hosting the event with an extra special thank you to Sgt. Lorne Ingram for all this hard work.

Saskatchewan SPCA AGM

Notice of meeting date:

Saskatchewan SPCA Annual General Meeting

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • Travelodge Hotel, 106 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon

Everyone is welcome. The AGM is open to the public.

Questions?  Call 1.877.382.7722 or info@sspca.ca