Bow Valley SPCA 2013 Calendar Cover Contest Winners

The judges have sorted and selected 4 winners for the Calendar Cover Contest for 2013.  The Camera Store in Calgary hosted the event and asked their newsletter recipients to submit photos.  We also asked through Facebook for any of our "likes" to submit.  Ultimately we had nearly 70 submissions a

The Payoff for Rescue

Here is an email we received and it explains in nthe simplist terms why people get involved with rescuing cats and dogs.  Of course it is great for the dogs and cats, but what is not noticed so often is what a huge benefit it is to the person adopting.

3 Week Old Kitten Abandoned Near Highway.

A man arrived at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre door at noon on Sunday. He had a tiny little kitten in a Roger’s sugar box. He said a tourist had found the kitten on the side of the road and took it to the hotel where his wife worked.

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Pets Improve People's Health

People who own a pet believe it is good for their health, but most of us couldn't "prove" it.  Dr Oz has recently written an article that explains the many health related benefits of owning a pet.

Sierra Learns a New Game

Sierra was just adopted from the Bow Valley SPCA.  We told her new owners about her accomplishments with respect to solving "Brain Games" (of course she has many other accomplishments as well).  They bought a Brain Game made by one of our volunteers (Susan Flaherty) and  were so pleased with it t

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Our Web Site--not just a pretty face

Our new web site has been designed by Blue Hut Technology through the generous funding support from The Calgary Foundation.  There is a lot to like about this from the user's viewpoint and even more to like from the view of site maintenence and updates (it is built to allow changes through simple

Brain Games For Dogs – For Sale – all proceeds to go to BVSPCA

Problem solving or brain games are not only fun to play with and for your dog.  They also assist your dog to focus, pay attention and listen.  Time spent teaching and then playing this game is great relationship building and brain training.

Jester Stars at Alpine Helicopter Open House

Alpine Helicopter recently had an open house and one of our volunteers (Natasha) decided to take Jester along to meet some new people and show off what a great dog he is.  Here is Natasha's report.

Jester was a star!  Of course!   

Brain Games at the Centre

At the Bow Valley SPCA we try to keep the dogs stimulated and mentally alert.

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Matchmaking at the Bow Valley SPCA

Missy was surrendered to the Bow Valley SPCA about a month ago. Her owner had passed away and the family didn’t want her. She is a lovely long haired cat about 5 yrs old. Her colors look just like a cappuccino! She has a very sweet, gentle, and soft personality.

Have a Party--Help the SPCA and Recycle Loose Change

What a great idea!  Recently a donor came to the front desk at teh Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre with a "bucket" full of coins and a few $5 bills.  She had invited a few friends over for a small get together and asked them to bring their spare change.  She had the bucket with images of do

Bow Valley SPCA Wins One of Six Awards from Humane Society International Canada

HSI/Canada has awarded the Bow Valley SPCA an award of $3000 for our efforts to protect stray and abandoned dogs and cats in the Bow Valley and beyond. The basis for the award was:

SNAP--Spay Neuter Program for Qualified Families in the Bow Valley

The Bow valley SPCA subsidizes the costs of spaying or neutering dogs and cats in the Bow Valley.  Applications can be picked up at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre (home of the Bow Valley SPCA) located at 123 Bow meadows Crescent in Canmore, Alberta, or downloaded as PDF documents (attached to this news item).

"Cat Woman" is Volunteer of the Year

Paul Turner, president of the Bow Valley SPCA, presented a gift certificate, donated by the Banff Caribou Keg, for dinner at their restaurant and a Certificate of Appreciation to Linda Stenger for her outstanding  dedication and work for the Bow Valley SPCA.

Dogs Models Do Own Fashion Show--at the Bow Valley SPCA

The dogs living at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre were just a little annoyed and hurt that they could not participate in the Human Fashion Show on November 25. Never mind the fact that they were nervous about big crowds and loud music.

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