Nova Scotia SPCA anticipates upcoming major events

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The Nova Scotia SPCA welcomes delegates from all over...

The Nova Scotia SPCA welcomes delegates from all over Atlantic Canada to participate in their upcoming signature events: The 2nd Annual Animal Wellness Conference and Bark in the Park. With assistance from generous sponsors and volunteers, the Nova Scotia SPCA is able to organize these events that cater to the need of the animals of our province.

The inaugural Animal Wellness Conference held in 2011 marked the first event of its kind in Atlantic Canada and proved to be a colossal success. The 2nd Annual Animal Wellness Conference, which is set for June 22and 23, is geared toward the public, professionals and volunteers interested in learning more about animal wellness and welfare. The conference will offer high-calibre and comprehensive workshop sessions that will explore: companion animal health, shelter medicine and management, enrichment, training and behaviour, volunteer engagement, wildlife rehabilitation and so much more.

Admission to the second Animal Wellness Conference will grant access to two days of educational excellence and networking experiences for those who have a keen interest in the welfare of animals and their care. It's also an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts to become engaged in the animal welfare sector.

On September 15, 2012 the Nova Scotia SPCA will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bark in the Park. Everyone is welcome to attend this event; having a furry friend isn't a requirement! Every year, dogs of all different sizes, colours and breeds attend with their pet families and caregivers. Some of the activities at this event include: live music, a barbecue, vendors, agility demonstrations and contests.

All the proceeds go to support the animals. Last year, more than 8,000 animals were saved by the Nova Scotia SPCA through cruelty investigations and through intake and adoption of abandoned and displaced animals. Nearly 2,000 of those animals came to the Provincial Animal Shelter in Burnside. The Provincial Animal Shelter not only manages nearly all intake for cruelty investigations, but also serves as the overflow shelter for the province's network of branches when intake pressures are at their greatest.

Funds raised will help provide needed medical care, cover surgeries and medications and support cruelty investigations province-wide.

Want to help? Everyone is encouraged to help in raising money through pledging. Last year, an online pledging system was launched to make it easy for people to ask friends, family and colleagues to help support the animals in need in Nova Scotia.

For more information on these events please visit

The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty is a registered charity, comprised of a network of branches, which rely primarily on volunteers and donations to fund animal protection; care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education. The Act to Protect Animals and Aid Animals in Distress mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws, making the Nova Scotia SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. To learn more, visit

Organizations: Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia

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