The Ontario SPCA kicks off wellness event for underserved pets in Durham

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Whitby, ON (May 7, 2024) – To reach underserved communities and help keep pets with the people who love them, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is hosting a one-day wellness event in Durham today.

The one-day clinic, which is being held at the Humane Society of Durham Region, is offering vaccinations and microchip services for pets with appointments. The wellness event is one of the Ontario SPCA’s new portable outreach events, designed to be easily packed up and transported to wherever they are needed.

“The Ontario SPCA is excited to be able to offer this pop-up event to serve pet parents in the region who might not otherwise have been able to access this care,” says Bonnie Bishop, Eastern Regional Manager of Community Outreach Services, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We want to ensure that people have access to basic animal wellness services to keep their beloved pets happy and healthy.”

As a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding, the Ontario SPCA depends on the generosity of donors to make these community support services possible. To learn more, or to donate, visit



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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 Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002.


The Humane Society of Durham Region

The Humane Society of Durham Region is a registered charity. For over 30 years, the HSDR has been dedicated to protecting and providing compassionate care for unwanted and abused animals in Durham Region until they find their forever homes. Committed to improving the lives of animals, HSDR provides education and resources to the community.

As part of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, the HSDR works collaboratively to strengthen and grow the programs and community support services it provides to help animals and the families who love them.

The Humane Society of Durham Region acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, which is covered under the Williams Treaties. The HSDR is situated on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.