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You can change the life of an animal in need by joining our team of foster volunteers and opening your home and heart to a foster friend.
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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been operating for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services. The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need.

Volunteers wanted: sign up meow to join the Ontario SPCA’s AnimalSmart™ humane education team!

As the kids head back to school, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is recruiting volunteers to visit classrooms across the province with its AnimalSmart™ humane education program.

From Our Supporters

Totally rock

All of your wonderful staff & volunteers totally rock. The amazing compassion and work you provide on a daily basis is incredible.


Hats off to you

To all kind-hearted and hard-working people at SPCA: hats off to you. I love animals and admire the work you do.


Wish to thank everyone involved

I wish to thank everyone involved in the care and rescue of animals, especially volunteers.


Three cheers for the volunteers!

Three cheers for the volunteers! Keep doing wonderful work, thank you!


Thank you for looking after these animals

Thank you for looking after these animals — I would love to have them all in my house!


Dogs only ask for your love and attention

Dogs only ask for your love and attention, nothing else. Thank you for everything you do!


Thank you so much for all you do

Thank you so much for all you do every day to rescue animals in need. I can’t imagine the terrible situations that you see every day.  It is great that you have the heart to help. Keep up the good work.


As an animal lover all the work you do

As an animal lover all the work you do to help ensure that every dog and cat can find their forever home that is filled with love is greatly appreciated.


Your dedication and support

It is with and because of your dedication and support that helpless animals are being saved. Thank you for everything.


Ontario SPCA by the numbers: 2023

Animals Adopted
Spay/Neuter Procedures
Active Volunteers

Fostering benefits extend beyond animals to the volunteers

Some animals find it challenging and stressful to transition into a shelter environment. Other animals may need to remain in our care for an extended period before finding forever homes due to illness, injury, age, lack of socialization or behavioural challenges. Foster volunteers can make all the difference for animals like these. They provide a temporary home where animals can unwind, be cared for and rehabilitated. In return, these animals provide caring volunteers with a rewarding experience, which is often beyond their expectations.