Inside the OSPCA
Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year.
As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Ontario SPCA Community investigators with police powers to do so.
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.
The Society's programs and services include:
- Cruelty Investigations
- Sheltering and Adoptions
- Humane Education
- Reducing Pet Overpopulation
- Emergency Rescue and Treatment
- Reuniting Lost Pets with their Owners
- Spay/Neuter Services
- Rescue & Relief™ Services
These are exciting times for the Ontario SPCA and all people who care about animals. As animal welfare issues take a greater place in the consciousness of our communities and legislatures, the Society's opportunities to effect meaningful change - and yours - increase dramatically.
Working together we can make a difference in the lives of countless animals in need.