Huge shout out to our friends at Pet Stop who have continued to support us from when we opened our food bank back in March. Their support has enabled us to help and continue to help many members of the community. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you.If you would like more information about […]
The end of talking therapy for trauma? Trauma, and its effects on our everyday life, has been receiving increased attention in the wake of COVID-19. In the last few years there has been a fundamental reappraisal of how trauma is treated. The 2014 bestselling book, The Body Keeps the Score, argued that traumatic stress is held […]
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Shelters all over the world have seen a rise in animal adoptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? This article outlines some of the reasons: emotional support, the need for touch and the desire to care for another creature. All of these are especially valuable when we’re in isolation. Interacting with an animal can help with anxiety, lowering your heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels while increasing your feel-good dopamine.
Watching sessions in the arena, I was struck by the tremendous energy, both physical and emotional, that was unleashed. At first, I did not really grasp what was happening. There was a lot of movement among the horses, some gentle commentary and suddenly the volunteer ‘clients’ were talking excitedly, unable to contain their feelings about […]
This event is to raise much needed funds to support and enable us to achieve our aim of making our education program available to all schools in Bermuda. Compassionate Class will explicitly teach compassion and empathy through the lens of animal welfare. It is a six-week programme led by a primary classroom teacher, designed to […]
Obviously knowledge and a love of animals is high on the list when considering a job at the SPCA, however that is only part of the skill set needed. Whichever position you hold at the SPCA requires you to be able to communicate well with volunteers as well as the general public.
An artist became one of the most generous young donors to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after she raised more than $2,700 at her gallery. Skye Backeberg, 11, said that it felt rewarding to know how well the Paint for Paws art exhibition was received. The Somersfield Academy pupil said: “It […]
The Bermuda SPCA will be welcoming feline experts Vicky Halls and Kim Horsford from International Cat Care. The organisation said, “The Bermuda SPCA and associated stakeholders are being given the unique opportunity to find out about the Cat Friendly way of working, with five days of intensive workshops and exercises to see how making some […]
Workshops aimed at bettering the lot of Bermuda’s feral cats will start today, courtesy of an international charity dedicated to feline care. The island’s cat population outnumbers available homes, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The five days of education sessions combine Vicky Halls, a bestselling author and expert on […]
Dogs are being left to starve to death on the end of chains, the SPCA has warned. The charity told the Bermuda Sun communities are turning a blind eye to the blatant suffering of animals. The SPCA said they have witnessed a “significant rise” in the number of emaciated and malnourished dogs being taken into […]