‘Tis the Season for Saving Lives

By Taylor Mundy

Are hurt and homeless pets on your Christmas list? They were for Nancy.

Nancy has been an animal lover her whole life. She has volunteered, adopted and donated to help care for innocent pets. For the past 37 years, Nancy dedicated her time to rehabilitating and caring for dogs.

Sadly, Nancy’s sweet rescue dog, Mavi, made his way to Rainbow Bridge this year. Nancy was absolutely heartbroken.

While grieving, Nancy found hope that Mavi’s legacy would live on by helping pets just like him. “Mavi’s story ended with his second life – a ten year run of everything that was happy and fun,” shared Nancy. “Most important, Mavi had safety and trust in his new life, and I had my 4th shadow.”

“Knowing about the endless number of creatures who need saving, I realized that all their stories are the same, yet different,” exclaimed Nancy. “Most of the time suffering, filth and hopelessness are involved, and if they are lucky… love will enter their lives.”

Nancy is right. Some pets were abandoned, left out in the cold, or lived life at the end of a chain. No matter their story… they all desperately need help.

Nancy made a kind donation to the Nova Scotia SPCA and hopes to inspire others to do the same this year. Will you open your heart to help thousands of animals that have no loving family to call their own? Here are three ways to donate and help this holiday season below.


SPCA Gift Guide

Give a gift and save a life.

Choose a present in the SPCA Gift Guide and celebrate that special someone who has everything by giving back to a pet who has nothing. Your gift will spread holiday cheer to your loved one while providing hope and healing to pets in need.

As a thank you for your gift, you will receive a printable certificate (Hint: a perfect holiday gift).


SPCA Tribute Tree

Looking to honour someone special or a pet that left paw prints on your heart? Make a donation on behalf of a loved one and we will add a paw ornament with their name on our SPCA Christmas tree. Your meaningful gift will celebrate the pets and people you care about, all while helping to save hurt and homeless animals.


Howliday Wish Lists

Grant a wish and play Secret Santa this holiday season. View our holiday wish lists and add any of the items to your cart. You can send a surprise gift directly to the shelter of your choosing. You can also use this list for ideas if you are shopping at your local pet store and want to help hurt and homeless pets.


Thank you for helping to save pets this holiday season. Happy pawlidays!


Taylor Mundy

Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie and Clyde. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.