Ontario SPCA animal centres welcome 42 Northern cats in need of loving homes

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Stouffville, ON (April 25, 2024) – After travelling more than 1,600 kilometres for an opportunity to be adopted, 42 Northern cats arrived at Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province this morning.

The cats came from the Second Chance Pet Network in Dryden and will be placed up for adoption at Ontario SPCA animal centres in Orillia, Barrie, Durham, Brockville, Orangeville, Sudbury, and Stouffville. Cats adopted from the Ontario SPCA are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and they go home with food from Royal Canin to help them transition into their new home.

To help even more animals, the Ontario SPCA delivered 960 lbs. of donated cat food on this trip, which will provide more than 3,800 meals to animals in the North.

A lack of access to basic animal wellness services, such as veterinarians and spay/neuter services, has contributed to an increase in animal populations across Northern Canada. The Ontario SPCA and its partners work alongside communities to deliver much-needed resources, such as food and mobile wellness services, and to manage animal populations through spay/neuter and re-homing initiatives.

“In many Northern communities there are more adoptable animals than there are homes, which is why we work with our partners to bring animals to areas of the province where there are families waiting to adopt,” says Arista Wogenstahl, Regional Manager, Northern Outreach Services, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “One organization can’t do this work alone, which is why these partnerships are so valuable to change the lives of animals.”

Interested in adopting? Visit the Ontario SPCA’s adoption page at ontariospca.ca/adopt to meet animals available for adoption.
























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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society 

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for over 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. To learn more, or to donate, visit ontariospca.ca. Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.

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.