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The Importance of Pet Safety During Summer: Tips for Keeping Your Friends Safe

Summer brings a unique set of challenges for your furry friends. Understanding what these risks are is key to keeping your pets safe! As the temperatures rise and summer activities begin, it’s essential to consider the wellbeing of your pets. Whether it’s scorching heat or the excitement of fireworks, here are some crucial tips for summer pet safety to ensure your pets enjoy the season as much as you do.

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June is National Adopt a Cat Month – Feline Friends in Focus

June marks National Adopt a Cat Month, and it’s no coincidence. It marks the start of kitten season, which may sound like a dream come true for some, but for animal shelters, it implies the beginning of many headaches. Flooded with an influx of kittens, this surge leaves shelters hard-pressed, with limited space and resources. In today’s blog, we’ll answer all your questions related to this annual event, from “Why is there a kitten season in the first place?” to “How is it connected to National Adopt a Cat Month?” and most importantly, “How can I help?” Plus, we’ll even offer some helpful cat care tips just in case all this leaves you inspired to adopt a feline friend.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: The Therapeutic Power of Pets

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health issue each year? Pets play a crucial role in our mental well-being by providing unconditional love, comfort, and support. In today’s blog, we’ll explore the incredible benefits of pets, with a specific focus on how they impact our mental and physical health, leaving behind pawprints of joy, resilience, and healing.

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April Showers Bring...Muddy Paws: Tips for Spring Grooming

Spring is in full swing– it’s time to groom your pets! With most cats and dogs saying goodbye to their winter coats, allergens filling the air, and pests coming out in droves, now is the perfect time to establish a pet grooming routine. Trust us, with some daily brushing, spring cleaning and regular baths, both you and your furry friend will be feeling like your best selves. In today’s blog, we’ll explore various aspects of spring pet care, from grooming techniques to minimize shedding to preventive measures against seasonal pests. 

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How to Deal with an Aggressive Pet

Some kitties aren’t all cuddles and purrs, just like some dogs aren’t all tricks and treats. Dealing with an aggressive pet can be scary and very upsetting for the entire household. At the Humane Society of Greater Niagara (HSGN), we understand the challenges that come with handling aggressive pets, whether they are feline or canine. In this blog post, we'd like to share a few of the strategies we use to help soothe the ferocious furry soul.

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Want to Adopt a Puppy for Christmas? Here’s What You Need to Know

We've all pictured it. That perfect moment, tiptoeing down the stairs on Christmas morning to spot a wagging tail waiting for us under the tree. A puppy is one of the most wonderful and iconic Christmas gifts in the world—even more so than a red 10-speed bicycle, we dare say! It’s easy to get excited about adopting a dog to bring home to your family during the holidays, but before you get ahead of yourself, let’s talk about what adoption means to staff here at HSGN…and the dogs, for that matter!

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Adopt a Bunny from the Greater Niagara Humane Society

The Humane Society is a well-known temporary home for cats and dogs—but did you know that we also take in other small companion animals like gerbils, guinea pigs and rabbits? In fact, rabbits often find themselves in the caring hands of volunteers and staff at the Greater Niagara Humane Society animal shelter, and in need of a loving person to adopt them into a forever home. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider adopting a rabbit! Pet rabbits are sweet and funny and very rewarding.

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Two girls getting introduced to stray cat at Humane Society

Fostering a Cat: Busting Common Myths on Temporary Cat Care

It’s easy to love a cat! Even skinny, sickly, needy cats are cute and endearing to most animal lovers. Unfortunately, for many potential cat foster carers, there are some misconceptions about the process that may be getting in the way of the right people providing help to cats in need. If you’ve considered fostering a cat but you’re worried that your home is too small, that it will cost too much money, or that you won’t be able to give the cat away when someone wants to adopt a pet—read on!

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