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Animal Welfare

Animals that are lost, homeless, injured or mistreated are usually taken to the Kingston Humane Society. The Society runs a 24-hour-a-day emergency animal rescue service.

The Society's main role is to care for abandoned animals and place them in new homes. Other services provided by the Society include:

  • Public education
  • Emergency animal rescue
  • Promotion and organizing of spay and neuter programs
  • Investigation of animal cruelty claims
  • Wildlife rescue

In Ontario, all animals are protected by the Ontario Animal Welfare Act. The legislation requires veterinarians to report any instances of abuse or neglect.

For More Information

Kingston Humane Society
The Kingston Humane Society cares for lost, injured and ill-treated animals in Kingston, investigates claims of cruelty and educates the public about the humane care of animals.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
The Ontario SPCA is a province-wide animal welfare organization whose programs and services are provided in Kingston through the Kingston Humane Society.

Animal Welfare (Government of Ontario)
Animal welfare legislation in Ontario establishes a standard of care for all animals and requires veterinarians to report cases of suspected abuse or neglect.

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