On November 16th, 2016, the HBSPCA received the gift of warm wishes from Tim Hortons and the people of Hamilton. Thank you to the special individual who cast the #WarmWishes towards the animals of the HBSPCA and to Tim Hortons who truly made everyone’s day special.
The recent report Difference Makers: Understanding and Improving the OSPCA’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Workhttps://humanejobs.org is an important reminder of the challenges HBSPCA Agents face every day protecting animals at risk in the community. The report cites the working conditions of the Inspectorate in Ontario including the emotional stress of encountering animals in a range of circumstances and neglect, the potential threats to personal safety and the variable employment conditions. Continue reading →
Monday began with a presentation from our guest speaker Tracy and her dog, Daphne. They taught us how to interact with a new dog, and campers got to play and intermingle with Daphne. Next, the Greyhound Lovers of Hamilton Wentworth (GLOHW) came in a brought an abundance of greyhounds to teach campers all about the breed and how a greyhound is rehabilitated from a “loser” to a “winner”.
We began our first day of week 3 with two special visitors: Tracy and her dog Daphne, and Sharon and her special Seeing Eye Dog, Hominy. Tracy taught campers all about how to approach a dog that they don’t know, and then let campers practice on Daphne! Sharon explained her condition, which left her night blind in both eyes and with zero depth perception, and told us how Hominy is now “her eyes”.