Our mission is to keep people and pets together in Ontario through community programs, humane education and financial assistance.
Pets are family and no one should have to be separated from them due to domestic violence, homelessness, financial difficulty, health or emergency situations.
We do this through:
– The development and implementation of community programs that allow people to keep their pets instead of re-homing them
– Providing opportunities and programs that bring humane education to people across Ontario
– Providing consultations to nonprofit organizations
– Researching the most needed programs in Ontario and putting that research into practice
– Promotion of responsible pet guardianship, pet retention and encouragement of adoption from shelters/rescues
– Providing emergency financial assistance to pet guardians in Ontario so they can remain with their pet
– Providing support to the public and Ontario’s pet guardians through resources, humane education and answering pet related and emergency questions via email
– Supporting programs and initiatives that decrease the number of animals killed each year and increase the number of animals reunited with their guardians
– Everyone deserves to have a pet if they are committed to compassionate animal care
– Animals should be adopted from shelters/rescues
– Responsible pet guardianship includes spaying and neutering pets when safe to do so by a veterinarian
– If an animal is to be re-homed due to unavoidable circumstances it should not be done over the Internet where potential adopters cannot be screened. Animals should be given to a trusted friend/family member, returned to the shelter/rescue where they were adopted, returned to the breeder they were bought from or surrendered to a reputable rescue or shelter.
– We do not believe in unnecessary medical procedures like tail docking/ear clipping
– Unless medically relevant, cats should not be declawed and we believe that dogs should not have their voiceboxes removed.
– The transportation of animals should only occur nationally, not internationally. Unless medically relevant, we do not believe in transporting animals into Canada from other countries. This is due to the many risks involved in transporting diseases previously unknown to Canada which has occurred several times now due to international rescue efforts. Setting up resources in the international location so that the community may provide care to their animals locally will ultimately be the best long term solution.
Some of Our Current Projects and Initiatives :
Each item refers to our mission and how the program helps to achieve it.
– One on one consultations enable us to direct people to appropriate organizations and resources that can help them re-home or seek pet related financial assistance. This helps us serve our mission to keep people and pets together.
– ‘Kijij Out Reach‘ is a project started to reach out to people who may not know what resources are available to them. We check Kijiji and other classified pet boards for Ontario and email people that have lost/found pets, want to adopt or surrender or are otherwise seeking pet related assistance. This helps us serve our mission to provide humane education and resources to those that need it most.
– Our World Spay Day initiative is an invitation to all veterinary hospitals in Ontario. There are 1300+ clinics in Ontario currently registered with the College of Veterinarians Ontario and we email as many as possible in the month of February to invite them to participate. Spay Day occurs on February 25th and we provide a report after that date on how many spay/neuters we were able to help inspire through our invitation and support! This helps us serve our mission to decrease the number of animals euthanized each year and help spay/neuter initiatives.
– In order to help reunite lost pets with their owners and hopefully also reduce the number of pets ending up in shelters, we now run one lost pet page on Facebook. Guelph Lost Pets helps people living in Guelph and the surrounding area. This helps us serve our mission to decrease the number of animals euthanized each year. The more pets being reunited with their guardians, the less pets entering animal rescues and shelters.
– Providing the most comprehensive list of Ontario’s animal organizations on the Internet. With over 500 organizations listed you won’t find a more detailed or inclusive list! We are providing this free resource to help us serve our mission to provide resources to those that need it most and support Ontario rescues and shelters.
– The Travelling Closet, a program dedicated to helping rescues and shelters get great photos of their adoptable pets! We’ve started it in the hopes of increasing adoptions of pets in Ontario. Cute, funny and well taken photos increase adoptions. We loan out costumes, props and photography tips and send them along with a volunteer photographer to animal rescues and shelters across Ontario. Read more here and consider donating your photography talents or chauffeur skills! This helps us serve our mission to promote adoptable special needs pets in Ontario.
– The Travelling Library is a program to spread free resources and books with a humane education focus. The Library visits nonprofit organizations, local businesses, community centres and schools. By sharing free and accessible resources with those who ask, we serve our mission to provide education, resources and kindness to animals. This also helps us serve our mission of helping rescues and shelters in Ontario.
Page Last updated October 2019.