26 U.S. dogs arrive at Ontario SPCA animal centres in the first re-homing mission of 2022

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Stouffville, ON (March 1, 2022) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is giving 26 dogs from the United States a new lease on life thanks to a re-homing mission that will find the dogs a loving home in Ontario while helping animal shelters south of the border make space to help more animals.

The dogs arrived at Ontario SPCA animal centres on March 1 from North Carolina with health certificates and proof of vaccination and have since undergone additional wellness examinations. They will be available for adoption at the Ontario SPCA’s animal centres across the province. Animals adopted through the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped.

This dog transport marks the first of 2022 for the Ontario SPCA, which works with communities, rescues and other SPCAs and Humane Societies in Ontario and beyond to help find homes for animals. Animals in need of homes are brought to areas of the province where there are families waiting to adopt.

“There are many animal shelters in the United States that are at capacity and when they reach out to us for help, we do what we can to assist,” says Bonnie Bishop, Associate Director and Transfer Team Lead, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “The Ontario SPCA has 12 animal centres across the province and currently has room for dogs, which is why we were able to work with our partners south of the border to give these dogs the loving families they deserve.”

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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.