Proudly following open-admission and no-kill principles, the Nova Scotia SPCA is a registered charity that helps companion animals in need. Every year, nearly 15,000 pets are helped through animal rescue, progressive programs, and rehoming opportunities.
Some pets were abandoned, injured, homeless or abused… but they all deserve a second chance.
We work one-on-one with them to rebuild their trust, fully vet them so they are safe and healthy, and give around-the-clock care until they find a loving family.
We are a compassionate group of community-minded animal-lovers. Get to know the leadership team at the provincial office.Leadership
We are proactively ever-evolving and growing to better help the needs of local animals, families, and the community.Annual Reports
The SPCA Board of Directors generously donate their time and share our passion for animal welfare in Nova Scotia.Board of Directors
There are six SPCA animal shelters in Nova Scotia. In 2016, the Nova Scotia SPCA amalgamated into one organization to help save lives, support families and strengthen communities.
We do not receive any government funding for our shelters throughout the province. 100% of the money raised in each community stays in that community to help local pets in need.
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We operate on a policy of zero tolerance for animal cruelty and are unique in that we can enforce the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia.
Incorporated in 1877, we believe in five pillars: animal rescue, sheltering, veterinary care, rehabilitation, and community.
We do not receive any government funding to support our shelters’ daily operations so community support is essential.
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