puppy in towelAcross Ontario – wherever law enforcement and municipal agencies have the lead role in responding to cases of animal cruelty – Ontario SPCA Enforcement Support Services provides a variety of animal-related assistance to support police and municipalities. Our goal is to help vulnerable animals in times of need.

Established in 1873, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has a long history in animal support. Our highly skilled team have undergone extensive training and are ready to assist with infrastructure, sheltering, specialized equipment, animal handling and large removal situations.

Ontario SPCA Enforcement Support Services include:

Enforcement Support

  • Animal handling, transport, boarding and assistance in sourcing medical care
    • Domestic animals
    • Large animals
    • Exotics
    • Specializing in large-scale investigations
  • Training offered:
    • Large investigations management
    • Safe animal handling
    • Identifying distress
    • Interpreting and administering animal welfare legislation
    • Large animal and exotic investigation strategies
    • Standards of care
  • Consultation and support for cases, including forensics, brief preparation and case law

Municipal Support

  • Bylaw review and training
  • Training offered:
    • Effective animal care and control bylaws
    • Standards of care
    • Safe animal handling
    • Identifying distress
    • Livestock and exotics
  • Emergency response
    • Emergency response plan review and consultation
    • Support services for natural disasters or urgent response cases
      • Animal transport, sheltering, care
      • Registration

Call Centre – 310-SPCA (7722) 

  • Redirects calls from the public to the appropriate responder
  • Community outreach consultations to address animal protection concerns that do not fall within law enforcement
  • Consultations and support as required for law enforcement
For more information, email info@ontariospca.ca 



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