New Ontario SPCA app helps horses up for adoption find their forever homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Stouffville, ON (September 30, 2016) – A new smartphone app launched by the Ontario SPCA will connect horse lovers with horses available for adoption and allow users to report animal cruelty with a simple tap in the easy-to-navigate interface.

“We have many wonderful horses in our care who are looking for loving forever homes” says Bonnie Bishop, Senior Inspector – Farm Animal Welfare, Ontario SPCA. “This app will make it more convenient for people searching for a horse or pony to view those available for adoption through the Ontario SPCA.”

Tapping the “Adopt” icon allows users to view horses up for adoption throughout the province. They can also request push notifications to find out when new horses become available.

The app also allows users to report animal cruelty to the 310-SPCA (7722) number, a 24-hour, province-wide, toll-free, central dispatch. The Ontario SPCA operates on a complaints basis, which means that you can help stop cruelty by being aware of at-risk animals in your community and by reporting cases of suspected animal cruelty. The “Report Cruelty” section of the app also includes numbers to report illegal slaughter and concerns about humane transport. 

Additional features of the app allows users to:

  • Donate to the Ontario SPCA
  • Explore volunteer opportunities
  • Register for events
  • Contact the Ontario SPCA
  • Find related local businesses
  • And much more …!

“We’re embracing technology to help make lives better for animals,” says Bishop. “How many times a day do you check your cell phone? Now you can conveniently view animals available for adoption while you’re browsing your favourite websites and apps.”

The Ontario SPCA app is FREE to download in the App store on both Apple and Android. Search "Ontario SPCA" and look for the white and blue Ontario SPCA crest.


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Melissa Kosowan 
Ontario SPCA


Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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