A ready friend to the animals

When seven-year-old Lily Stewart of Westville, was a little girl, she was devastated when her cat Max, ran away. Not returning. Lily decided to break the piggy bank that she had since she was born, and donate her savings to the SPCA. At that time, she decided to make friendship bracelets and came up with...

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Making sure pets are not just for Christmas

By Jocasta Baines If your child has been begging for a puppy or kitty, or you think a pet would add an extra spark of happiness to your home, you may have considered bringing home a pet as a present. The sad truth however, is that abandoned animals are all too common in Nova Scotia,...

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Pet Paw-ty a joint venture

Pets were the focus of an event at Pier 15: Riverfront Marina recently. Pictou SPCA, CARMA Pictou County and Pier 15 partnered for a Pet Paw-ty that raised money and spread information for the two animal care organizations. “We’re trying to get people to understand the difference between what CARMA does versus the SPCA,” said...

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Animal love

The kids of Pictou County showed how much they care about their community last Thursday during the latest 100 Kids Who Care meeting at the Westside Community Centre. During this meeting, three presentations were made by three children on the charity of their choice. During voting, the kids could choose between the SPCA, the IWK...

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Big Bike Ride benefits SPCA

Cyclist Lloyd McLean spearheaded a multi-fold fundraising campaign that raised more than $1,500 for the Pictou County SPCA last weekend. McLean, who operates the iPedaluPedalToo Facebook page, led a team of six cyclists from Oxford to the Pictou waterfront Sunday. The team set off at 8 a.m. with McLean and two other riders arriving at...

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Photographer lending talents to SPCA in fundraiser

NEW GLASGOW – The local SPCA relies solely on the kindness of the community for donations and receives no provincial funding. Newcomer to this part of the province, Matt MacKinnon, wanted to help the SPCA while also getting his name out there, so he set up a studio-style portrait session for pets. Hailing from Montreal,...

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