150 years of being there for the animals


As we close to the shut of 2023, a major milestone marking the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, we take a second to mirror on the methods you’ve gotten helped us change the lives of animals.  

Over 4,000 animals adopted 

Over 4,000 canines, cats, and small animals discovered their perpetually households by means of adoption by means of the Ontario SPCA in 2023. Earlier than becoming a member of their new houses, every of those animals acquired routine veterinary care, together with spaying/neutering, vaccinations, drugs, and examinations. Some underwent important, life-saving surgical procedures and procedures, providing them the second probability they really deserve. 

Over 230 Northern animals given houses 

Over 230 Northern animals discovered houses by means of re-homing partnerships in 2023. These animals have been transferred from Northern communities to areas of the province the place there are loving households ready to undertake. 

A scarcity of entry to fundamental animal wellness companies, resembling veterinarians and spay/neuter companies, has contributed to a rise in animal populations throughout Northern Canada. Many Northern communities have extra adoptable animals than households who can provide them houses. These re-homing partnerships are one of many methods the Ontario SPCA is supporting efforts within the North. 

Rehoming requests attributable to monetary hardships 

In 1992, the Ontario SPCA revealed an Animal’s Voice journal that included an article in regards to the enhance of animals being dropped at our animal centres for re-homing attributable to monetary hardships. We’re sadly as soon as once more seeing this development as people battle to care for his or her animals below the burden of inflation and financial uncertainty.  

We perceive challenges people and households face, resembling monetary constraints, which at instances result in the tough resolution of rehoming beloved animals. To assist maintain animals with the households who love them, the Ontario SPCA provides a wide range of group assist companies 

Serving to to maintain furry bellies full 

With the price of dwelling rising, it has turn out to be harder for some households to feed their animals. The Ontario SPCA has been capable of coordinate meals donations in nearly each nook of Ontario. This pet meals is distributed by means of meals banks to households in want.  

Pet meals destined for the North has additionally been transported to distribution hubs in Dryden and Thunder Bay. From there, group companions assist distribute the pet meals the place it’s wanted most in areas throughout Northern Ontario, together with distant communities. 

Greater than 500,000 lbs of meals has been distributed in 2023, together with nearly 200,000 lbs for Northern communities.  

7,500 animals spayed/neutered 

Offering high-volume spay/neuter, vaccination, microchipping and wellness examination clinics and companies to animals throughout the province is among the methods we assist maintain animals with their households. These companies are open to the general public, shelters and rescue teams, no matter geography or earnings degree.  

A complete of seven,500 animals have acquired spay/neuter surgical procedures by means of our spay/neuter companies, MASH-style clinics that journey to undeserved areas, and the Ontario SPCA Cell Animal Wellness Companies unit, which was stationed in Sudbury to achieve extra animals within the North.  

In August we celebrated a milestone by performing our 150,000th spay/neuter process since we started providing excessive quantity spay/neuter companies to the general public in 2009. 

Spaying and neutering animals helps lowers shelter consumption numbers, can cut back well being dangers, and also can enhance behaviour. Fastened animals are additionally much less more likely to roam, decreasing the danger of harm, accident and loss. 

Your assist is making a brighter future 

The Ontario SPCA is right here for animals, and the individuals who love them. We depend on our great workforce of volunteers, in addition to our beneficiant donors and companions, to make all the things we do doable.  

As a registered charity that doesn’t obtain annual authorities funding, the Ontario SPCA depends upon the generosity of donors to offer urgently wanted care and shelter for animals in want. Your assist makes group assist companies doable, resembling emergency sheltering, group cat administration, animal transfers, meals distribution, humane training, and animal advocacy.  

To make a present right now, go to ontariospca.ca/donate 

If you’re eager about studying of how to become involved to assist change an animal’s life, please go to our web site: ontariospca.ca/how-to-help/ 

And to our supporters, thanks for making the final 150 years doable. We’re honoured and grateful on your dedication and collaboration for the animals all of us love so dearly.  


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