ontario spca, Provincial Animal Transfer Program, big trout lake

Watch the Provincial Animal Transfer Program at work

On Friday, October 7th, a plane carrying 58 community dogs in search of new homes arrived at the Peterborough Airport from Big Trout Lake First Nation. This is a community about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.

Learn more about our work in northern communities – visit http://yearofthenortherndog.com/ and get involved!

Year of the Northern Dog

The issue of Northern dog overpopulation is rapidly escalating across Canada.

A lack of basic animal welfare services has created an abundance of dogs in the North who need resources, support and ultimately families.

The Year of the Northern Dog is a program aimed at bringing awareness, attention and action to dog overpopulation.

Many barriers exist in the North that do not exist in the South. Everyone has a role to play to create a healthy community for dogs and people. Northern Indigenous, urban and rural communities need your support!


Jul 05, 2018
by Emily Cook