• Ontario euthanizes 84 raccoons and accuses rehab centre of mistreating animals
    Ontario has euthanized 84 raccoons and laid dozens of charges against a wildlife rehabilitation centre it accuses of allowing animals to suffer with no real hope of recovery
    Feb 27
  • New veterinary care program to increase services to rural, remote Manitoba communities
    A new program led by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association will see more veterinary care available to pets in remote Manitoba via supervised local care providers.
    Jan 30
  • Raccoons ‘aggressively’ seized from ‘squalid’ Ontario sanctuary, competing court docs claim
    Court documents from a raccoon sanctuary and the Ontario government paint vastly different pictures of how the animals lived and how a raid went down.
    Dec 9, 2023
  • Distemper virus causing rise in Toronto raccoon illnesses, deaths
    The agency says the number of service calls for sick and injured raccoons between January and April increased from 719 in 2022 to just over 3,600 hundred this year.
    Apr 24, 2023
  • Saskatoon SPCA warns dog owners about parvovirus
    Parvovirus is highly contagious and spreads through feces that become uncovered when the snow melts away. 
    Apr 27, 2023
  • Saskatoon police warn of sick coyotes after weekend incidents
    Saskatoon police say residents should call police at 306-975-8300 or 911 if they see an animal that could pose a threat to public safety.
    Mar 21, 2023
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  • ‘Can’t walk next-door without dogs trying to attack’: First Nations near Calgary warn residents of dog attacks
    Two First Nations near Calgary are warning residents about roaming dogs and dog attacks.
    Mar 16, 2023
  • Arctic sea ice vanishing fast: researcher
    Sea ice in Canada’s fragile Arctic is melting faster than anyone expected, the lead investigator in Canada’s largest climate-change study yet said Friday.
    Feb 6, 2010
  • 97 animals seized from B.C. property; SPCA says many are underweight or emaciated
    The SPCA says the seized animals from Princeton, B.C., include 43 puppies, 24 adult dogs, 27 horses and three cats.
    Sep 25, 2020
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  • City cautions residents about raccoons
    The city of Toronto is asking residents to be wary of raccoons after 10 cases of rabies have been reported in Hamilton.
    Dec 24, 2015
  • Raccoons tested positive for canine distemper
    A total of 9 raccoons tested positive for "canine distemper". The viral disease is the leading natural cause of death in the animals.
    May 27, 2015
  • Puppy’s death in Victoria prompts warning about vaccines from SPCA
    A puppy's death in Victoria has prompted a warning from the BC SPCA to ensure pets are vaccinated against both the canine distemper virus and parvovirus.
    Jun 19, 2015
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  • Lives of 2 Hamilton dogs temporarily spared after fight with rabid raccoon
    A slew of government officials are meeting in Hamilton today to discuss the next steps after the first documented case of rabies in raccoons in a decade left two dogs exposed to the virus after a fight in the back of an animal services van.
    Dec 7, 2015
  • Peru’s Sea Institute in final report: Mass dolphin deaths unsolved
    LIMA, Peru - Peru's Sea Institute said in its final report Tuesday on the mass die-off earlier this year of nearly 900 dolphins and porpoises that the cause remains unknown.
    May 22, 2012
  • Humane Society temporarily closes doors after feline distemper outbreak
    The Calgary Humane Society is warning cat owners to guard against a deadly viral disease that is easily spread to unvaccinated animals.
    Aug 27, 2009
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  • Rescue dog tests positive for potentially deadly virus at Calgary animal shelter
    A Calgary animal shelter is seeking financial help after a rescue dog tested positive for a potentially deadly virus called distemper and forced other animals into quarantine.
    May 31, 2022
  • Cut-A-Thon raises funds for man’s best friend
    Stylists with Urban Crush Salon put their skills to the test during a charity cut-a-thon which kicked off Saturday at noon. For 24 straight hours the team cut, styled and blow dried hair in support of Spirit of Hope Rescue.
    May 19, 2018
  • Calgary animal shelters ‘in crisis’ as all local shelters are at capacity
    For the month of June, AARCS and CHS have both initiated a 'choose your own fee' adoption event, which you can find more information about on their respective websites.
    Jun 15, 2022
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  • Officials warn Halifax residents about raccoon distemper, disease can spread to pets
    For at least the third time in a decade, distemper is spreading through Nova Scotia's raccoon population.
    Sep 20, 2011
  • Toronto to deploy additional staff for cadaver pick-up requests amid raccoon distemper outbreak
    The city said it is taking "immediate action to address the number of service requests related to raccoon distemper and wildlife cadaver pick-up across Toronto."
    Nov 10, 2022
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