25 U.S. dogs arrive at Ontario SPCA animal centres in need of loving homes

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Transfer brings total to more than 150 dogs brought to Ontario for re-homing this year 

Stouffville, ON (July 6, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is giving 25 dogs from the United States a new lease on life thanks to a re-homing mission to find the dogs a loving home in Ontario while helping animal shelters south of the border that are at capacity.  

The dogs arrived at Ontario SPCA animal centres on July 6 from North Carolina. The Ontario SPCA’s U.S. partner ensures the dogs are vaccinated and have undergone behaviour and medical screening before coming across the border to help the dogs find their forever home as quickly as possible. Many have also already been spayed or neutered, which supports the Ontario SPCA’s ability to help. 

This year alone, the Ontario SPCA has welcomed more than 150 dogs from the U.S. who were facing an uncertain future due to animal shelters at capacity south of the border. With 12 animal centres across the province and a successful adoption program that finds homes for thousands of animals each year, the Ontario SPCA had the capacity to help the dogs.  

“Every animal deserves a loving home and we do what we can to help make that happen when partnering animal organizations reach out for help,” says Bonnie Bishop, Associate Director and Transfer Team Lead, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “In addition to finding loving homes for animals here in Ontario, we also help our animal friends south of the border when we have the capacity at our animal centres.” 

Once they have settled in and have been cleared for adoption, the dogs will be ready to find their forever homes. Animals adopted through the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped. Interested in adopting? Visit ontariospca.ca/adopt 



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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs, including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal charity. 

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Provincial Office sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations and the Métis Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. The treaties that were signed for this particular parcel of land are collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923. 



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.