STOUFFVILLE, Ontario, Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season, shop the Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2017 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue to find a gift for the animal lover on your list that gives back in purrs and tail wags.

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Paws & Give is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts that help change the lives of animals in need. For that person on your list who has everything, a symbolic gift might be purr-fect. For example, purchase “Care for a dog or puppy” for a friend or loved one and they will be notified of the gift made in their honour. There are also symbolic gifts for that special someone who appreciates cats, small animals and horses.

For your four-legged friends, new this year through Paws & Give is an advent calendar for dogs and cats. Include your cat or dog in the holiday festivities with a special treat a day all the way to Christmas.

Stocking stuffers, such as pet first aid kits and pet bandanas, are also just a click away on Paws & Give. Other gift ideas include the Ontario SPCA’s 2018 Second Chances calendar, t-shirts, animal-themed holiday cards and limited edition plush animals from the Rocky & Friends collection. Each plush animal comes with an adoption certificate and is inspired by a real animal that found their forever home through the Ontario SPCA.

“Not only are gifts from Paws & Give fun and unique, proceeds go directly to the Ontario SPCA's efforts to prevent cruelty to animals and promote animal welfare,” says Stephanie Miller, Director of Community and Donor Development, Ontario SPCA. “This holiday season, give the gift that changes lives.”

Shop at this holiday season and help an animal in need.


Melissa Kosowan       
Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario's animal welfare organization. A registered charity, the Society is comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first animal welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce animal welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA agents and inspectors with police powers to do so.

The Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations, including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education & Animal Centre.

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