Petsecure Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Donation to Nova Scotia SPCA

As part of Petsecure’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the company will make a $15,000 donation to nonprofit partner, the Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The Nova Scotia SPCA works closely with Petsecure and offers a free trial of pet health insurance to its clients for any newly-adopted pets. Petsecure has similar partnerships with shelters and SPCAs across Canada.

Over the past 25 years, Petsecure has grown to become Canada’s largest and most trusted pet health insurance provider. It’s a position the company could not have achieved without its longstanding partnerships with veterinarians, breeders and shelters. The donation will be made at the 2014 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) convention in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Wednesday, July 9.

“Petsecure’s donation is incredibly beneficial in helping with our events and initiatives to save thousands of animals every year,” said Courtney Zylstra, Fund Development Officer at the Nova Scotia SPCA. “Through our events, we’re able to raise funds for the shelter to continue providing necessary medical care for the animals.”

“We’re proud to partner with shelters like the Nova Scotia SPCA that see the value in encouraging pet owners to purchase pet health insurance to the benefit of their animals,” said Rod Cunniam, Petsecure’s interim President and COO. “The health and well-being of Canadian pets is always a priority, so it’s our privilege to provide this donation. We’re happy we can help the SPCA continue to provide excellent care for Nova Scotia’s dogs and cats.”

The CVMA convention, at which the donation will be presented, is Canada’s only national multi-species convention. Taking place July 9-12, Canadian and international speakers from the veterinary and human health professions will present on a wide range of topics alongside 65 exhibitors.

About the Nova Scotia SPCA:
The mission of the Nova Scotia SPCA is to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals, and provide for province-wide leadership on matters that promote and improve the welfare of all animals through animal protection; care and rehabilitation; humane education; advocacy and engagement and collaboration with stakeholders.

About Petsecure pet health insurance:
Petsecure pet health insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada’s oldest and largest pet insurance provider with 25 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee. Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure is a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

WINNIPEG, July 8, 2014 /CNW

Paws for the Planet

NESTLÉ PURINA PETCARE CANADA - Purina's Paws for the PlanetAnimals at the Toronto Humane Society will be spending more time outside this summer thanks to the Paws for the Planet initiative, a program established by Purina and Evergreen to create a better, greener world for people and their pets. Communities across the country are pitching in to create safe and sustainable spaces for shelter animals to enjoy while they wait for their forever homes.

The Toronto Humane Society (THS) was the fourth of seven shelters across Canada to receive the green treatment as Purina and Evergreen joined together to renovate the renowned shelter that has been helping animals for decades. Last year, Paws for the Planet visited five shelters across Canada, including Toronto, where the team created rooftop gardens with a variety of animal-friendly plants.

Canadians can join the initiative and learn how to reduce their pet’s eco-paw print by visiting They can also enter the contest online to win one of three $5000 backyard makeovers to create more green space at home to enjoy with their pets. With every contest entry, Purina will donate $5 (up to a maximum of $50,000) to Evergreen’s Stewardship and Restoration/Urban Ecology program to engage people in creating, restoring and stewarding accessible public green spaces across Canada.