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Animal Welfare in Canada

  • Do you have any statistics about animal shelters in Canada?

    Yes, we do! You can download our 2021 Canadian Animal Shelter Statistics Report by clicking here.

    Or you can click here to download our yearly comparison document to see trends in Canadian sheltering outcomes for cats and dogs over the years.

  • Is there a low-cost spay/neuter clinic near me?

    Humane Canada doesn’t operate any spay or neuter clinics in Canada. However, there are a number of spay/neuter clinics across the country that offer these services, usually at a reduced cost.

    Typically, spay/neuter clinics are run by

    • Provincial animal welfare organizations

    • Local animal shelters

    • Rescue groups

    • Or municipalities.

    In recent years, there has been an increased focus on the importance of spay/neuter and many organizations have expanded their spay/neuter initiatives to grow trap-neuter-release programs and introduce mobile spay/neuter clinics, which are mobile veterinary clinics that go on the road to provide spay/neuter surgeries in multiple communities. These mobile clinics reduce barriers that some people face in bringing their companion animal to a clinic.

    Thanks to increases in funding and organizational and charitable grants, low-cost spay/neuter is becoming increasingly accessible in communities across Canada.

  • How can I help your cause?

    You can help in so many different ways!

    If you want to volunteer your time, you can click here to find the SPCA or Humane Society Member in your area.

    Or, you can raise your voice by signing one of our petitions. Send a message to your local MP and the Federal Government by clicking here.

    Of course, we always appreciate donations from generous Canadians like you. You can click here to find out how to donate, or you can click here to shop in our store.

  • Is there an organization that oversees all the Humane Societies or SPCAs in Canada?

    There is no such organization that oversees all animal shelters in Canada. However, there are national organizations that work with many shelters, and provincial organizations that do have local branches. Humane Canada does not direct or oversee the policies or operations of its member organizations.

  • How can I stay up to date on your various campaigns?

    You can click here to sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know. Or, you can click here to read about our ongoing work in support of animal welfare across Canada.

  • Where Can I Find a List of Your Members Across Canada?

    You can click here to browse our province-by-province members & associates directory.