If you believe that an animal is in distress, or to report suspected animal abuse:
Through the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act, Ontario has the strongest animal welfare legislation in Canada. We protect animals by enforcing strong rules and tough penalties.
In Ontario, it is an offence to:
Convictions can result in sentences that may include up to two years in jail, fines of up to $60,000, and a lifetime ban on animal ownership, as well as other penalties.
Our goal is to ensure that Ontario’s animals are protected and treated in the humane manner that our society expects.