Statement: Update from the provincial government

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Today, the provincial government provided information regarding phase one of the re-opening plan for the province of Ontario.

Phase one sees additional businesses being permitted to open Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., assuming trends in key public health indicators continue to improve.

In regard to animals, grooming services, training services and regular veterinary appointments can be offered to the public, assuming trends in key public health indicators continue to improve. Full information on this announcement can be found at

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society will continue to be available by appointment for essential services, but will remain closed to the public at this time. We will continue to provide care and enrichment for the animals in our centres. We will also continue to offer community outreach services and essential services while remaining in compliance with public health orders. Our 310-SPCA call centre will continue to be a resource for communities. These operating procedures, along with observing public health practices, are the best way to provide service while keeping our staff, our animals, and the public, safe and healthy.

Along with the province and the public and private sectors, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is currently developing plans to reintegrate into society. Our approach will be phased in, cautious and flexible. While we do not have a starting date yet, we will have information regarding the plan available in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing support and outreach for the animals in need across the province. Together we are working to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Speaking for the ones who can’t speak for themselves

Keep up the good work speaking for the ones who can’t speak for themselves. A society who cares for their animals is a better society.  Thanks for your good work!