Northern dog gets a second chance thanks to re-homing partnership

A lack of access to basic animal wellness services, such as veterinarians and spay/neuter services, has contributed to an increase in animal populations across Northern Canada. In many Northern communities, there are more adoptable animals than there are families who can give them homes. 

By working together with like-minded organizations and Indigenous communities, the Ontario SPCA is giving Northern animals the second chance they deserve. We’re providing sustainable resources to the North and helping animals to find loving homes. 

Cub’s journey 

Cub had been waiting for a loving home at the Thunder Bay Animal Services for nine months before being transferred into the care of the Ontario SPCA to find a loving home. It wasn’t long before he was adopted. 

“We cannot thank you enough for bringing Cub into our lives,” his adopters wrote in a thank you card. “Cub is truly perfect and gives us more love than we could have imagined. Thank you, again, for all that you do, and for bringing us all together.” 

2023 Northern successes 

We are proud to announce that in 2023, the Ontario SPCA completed eight Northern animal transfers, covering 24,307 kilometers. Through these efforts, we brought 232 animals to our animal centres where they found loving homes. Additionally, we distributed an astounding 232,432 lbs of pet food and supplies to 30 Northern communities, providing over 567,838 meals to furry friends in need. 

Looking ahead 

This year, the Ontario SPCA has plans for additional transfers to help Northern animals, like Cub, find loving families. These animals needing homes will be brought to areas of the province where there are families waiting to adopt. We will also be hosting two spay/neuter and wellness clinics to provide further aid to Northern communities in need of veterinary care for their beloved companion animals. 

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Join our efforts 

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need.   

Your donation will help us find loving homes for animals in need, as well as support our ongoing efforts to provide pet food, supplies, and spay/neuter and wellness clinics to underserved Northern communities. To contribute and make a difference, please visit please visit 


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