Cornwall, ON (July 14, 2021) – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is giving nine dogs from the United States a new lease on life thanks to a re-homing mission that will find the dogs a loving home in Ontario while helping animal shelters south of the border make space to help more animals.
The nine dogs arrived late last week at the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Animal Centre in Cornwall, the Ontario SPCA Lennox & Addington Animal Centre in Napanee, and the Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre in Brockville. In addition to the health certificates and proof of vaccination required to cross the border, the dogs will be spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, treated for any health concerns and microchipped before they will be ready to find homes.
When partnering animal organizations in the U.S. first reached out for help in late May, the Ontario SPCA sprang into action. Since then, the Ontario SPCA has welcomed over 60 dogs from the U.S. who were facing an uncertain future due to animal shelters at capacity south of the border.
With 12 animal centres across the province and a successful adoption program that sees thousands of animals find homes each year, the Ontario SPCA had the resources to help. The Ontario SPCA transports between 350 to 500 animals per year to areas of the province where there are loving families waiting to adopt them.
“Our focus remains on helping animals here in Ontario, and when a request for support comes in, we will do what we can to help change the lives of those animals,” says Bonnie Bishop, Transfer Team Lead, Animal Protection Services, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We are grateful that animal shelters that are at capacity are working together to find alternative options to give these animals hope.”
If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, or wish to donate and help cover the costs of making this re-homing mission possible, visit, ontariospca.ca