Ontario Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (OSPCA)

Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year.

The Ontario SPCA is unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society Branch and Affiliate investigators with police powers to do so.
The Society’s programs and services include:

  • Cruelty Investigations
  • Sheltering and Adoptions
  • Humane Education
  • Reducing Pet Overpopulation
  • Emergency Rescue and Treatment
  • Reuniting Lost Pets with their Owners
  • Spay/Neuter Services
  • Rescue & Relief™ Services

Our Mission
The Ontario SPCA’s mission is to facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare.

Our Vision
The Ontario SPCA is seen as the recognized authority on animal welfare issues and making a measurable difference for animals. The Ontario SPCA is an integral part of each community, promoting mutually beneficial human-animal interactions, and is viewed as a desirable organization for volunteerism and support.

The future for Ontario that the Ontario SPCA is working to help create:

  • All Ontarians respect and appreciate animals
  • Ontario has no homeless animals and no animal abuse


To report suspected animal abuse or animal neglect, you must call the Ontario SPCA at 310-SPCA(7722) or email cruelty@ospca.on.ca

Visit the OSPCA website for any questions or concerns you may have