Friends For Life


Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The Ontario SPCA's mission is to facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare.

Our Vision

The Ontario SPCA is seen as the recognized authority on animal welfare issues and making a measurable difference for animals. The Ontario SPCA is an integral part of each community, promoting mutually beneficial human-animal interactions, and is viewed as a desirable organization for volunteerism and support.

The future for Ontario that the Ontario SPCA is working to help create:

  • All Ontarians respect and appreciate animals
  • Ontario has no homeless animals and no animal abuse

Our Goal

The Society's goal is to be a strong, unified and collaborative organization dedicated to the cultivation of a compassionate Ontario for all animals.

What is the Animal Welfare Philosophy of the Ontario SPCA?

The Ontario SPCA is an open admission, For Life, organization; we strive to accept all animals.

When entering one of our facilities, each animal is given his/her own animal care plan. The animal’s best interests are always at the forefront of all decisions we make, including adoption, foster care, veterinary care, transfer to other adoption centres or rescue groups or, in some cases, euthanasia.

Our staff are professionals who work in this field because they love animals, and the decisions they make are made for the good of the animal and of the communities that they will live in.

Our Animal Welfare philosophy leads us to focus on optimum solutions for animals in our care including high-volume spay/neuter services, adoption programs like Meet Your Match™, animal fostering, animal transfer programs, humane education for the prevention of cruelty, enforcement of the Ontario SPCA Act and Rescue & Relief™ Services.

The Ontario SPCA works in partnership with many organizations to ensure that optimum animal care strategies are available for communities across Ontario and we extend our programs and resources to Animal Welfare organizations across the province and around the world.

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