Welcome to Paws & Give™, the Ontario SPCA’s virtual giving catalogue! My furry friends and I are arriving soon, along with some other wonderful virtual gifts. Please share your email, and we’ll send you a note as soon as we are available! In the meantime, sniff around our current offerings.
Our new Shelter Health & Wellness department helps Ontario SPCA branches and communities to find the resources they need to control infections and disease and nurture the emotional health of the animals in their care. We research new standards in animal care and then work to deploy them across Ontario in the most economical ways possible. We also work to help animals recover not only physically, but psychologically too, especially if they’ve been victims of cruelty.
There are so many wonderful pets at Ontario SPCA adoption centres throughout the province - cats and dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes and breeds, as well as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and more - waiting in hope for a home, someone to share life with, and someone to love. Our 13 communities care for more than 25,000 animals each and every year. And our expanding high-volume spay neuter clinics provide a community service to reduce pet overpopulation and ensure that unwanted dogs and cats do not end up on the streets, where they fall victim to neglect and abuse, or in shelters in search of new homes.
For over a century the Ontario SPCA has provided province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare, and worked with its Communities to encourage humane and suitable animal care; call attention to unacceptable practices that harm animals; investigate cruelty complaints; carry out rescues; bring perpetrators of cruelty to court; advocate for humane laws; and provide care to all animals in need. We rescue between 3,000-5,000 animals to safety each and every year.