The Investigations within the Ontario SPCA plays a crucial role in assisting animals in need. Investigators provide frontline protection for animals across Ontario by responding to an average of 16,000 animal cruelty complaints each year which often lead to rescuing and caring for injured, abandoned and abused animals.
Empowered by the Ontario SPCA Act, Inspectors and Agents relieve animal suffering and distress by issuing orders, removing animals and laying charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Ontario SPCA Act where circumstances warrant. Our Peace Officers not only follow up on tips, but are often first on the scene during a large-scale removal or disaster.
Our team will often provide care for the animals in need. Our Rescue & Relief services are funded by donations from our supporters.