Our mission is to keep people and pets together in Ontario when they are experiencing poverty and precarity.
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 emergency financial assistance to pet guardians in Ontario so they can remain with their pet
– Providing support to Ontario’s pet guardians through referral, 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
– Providing opportunities and programs that bring humane education to people across Ontario
– 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
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.
Financial Assistance support for guardians who may otherwise need to rehome or euthanize their pet helps us 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/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.
Super Senior Cat Sanctuaryassists cats age 15+ at risk of euthanasia in Ontario. We focus on keeping cats in their homes whenever possible, and only bring a cat into our rescue when there are no other alternatives. This helps us keep people and pets together, and decrease the number of adoptable animals killed each year.
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 a lost pet page on Facebook. Guelph Lost Pets helps people living in Guelph and the surrounding area. This page has helped the local animal shelter significantly increase the number of animals reunited with their families each year. 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 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 March 2020.