Remembrance Day: Laying a wreath for Animals in War

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As Canadians come together today to remember and honour those who have served their country, the war-time contributions of animals will also be recognized with the laying of a wreath by the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa.

Today we reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans who have served Canada and the courageous animals that have stood by their side in times of war and peace.

Animals in War pins

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has issued two new commemorative pins this year to honour the wartime contributions of Canada’s veterans and the animals who stood bravely by their side.

This year, two new unique pins have been launched. In honour of women in Canada’s military and the animals who have served by their side, a new limited edition commemorative pin is now available. A second pin featuring a dog represents the sacrifice of all animals who served in war. The new designs join the inaugural first edition pin, which showcases a horse and is still available.

If you haven’t purchased your Animals in War pin yet, you can still order one here: or visit your local animal centre. From each pin sold, $1 will be donated to the following local Royal Canadian Legion branches to support local veterans:

  • Barrie – Branch 147
  • Bracebridge – Branch 161
  • Napanee – Branch 137
  • Orillia – Branch 34
  • Orangeville – Branch 233
  • Renfrew – Branch 148
  • Cornwall – Branch 297
  • Richmond Hill – Branch 375
  • Brockville – Branch 96
  • Sudbury – Branch 76
  • Stouffville – Branch 459
  • Midland – Branch 80