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OVERVIEW

WHO WE ARE

 

Since 1928 the SaskSPCA has been working to improve the lives of animals and their people. We are a registered Canadian charity working to:

  • Protect the victims of violence and their animals

  • Improve the lives of homeless pets

  • Support a happy, healthy retirement for police dogs

  • Educate the public on the importance of the human-animal bond

  • Advocate for improved animal welfare legislation

OUR VISION

A Saskatchewan in which all animals are free from hunger, thirst, discomfort, pain, injury, disease, fear and distress, and able to express normal behaviour.

OUR MISSION

To coordinate and amplify a system of best practices in animal welfare across the Province of Saskatchewan.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The SaskSPCA …

  • Accepts the use of animals by humans

  • Generates public awareness to prevent animal suffering

  • Promotes the mutually beneficial relationship between animals and humans

  • Believes that animal welfare should be considered in terms of the Five Freedoms

  • Takes a collaborative approach to achieve its mission and vision

  • Is a transparent organization that is respected for its innovation, integrity, and passion.

AN ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION

 

The SaskSPCA defines animal welfare as the maintenance of appropriate standards of accommodation, feeding, and general care; the prevention and treatment of disease; and the assurance of freedom from harassment and unnecessary discomfort and pain.

 

The SaskSPCA recognizes that animals will continue to be kept for companionship, agricultural, research, and entertainment purposes. Our purpose is to protect animals, prevent cruelty to animals, and relieve their suffering. We believe that people do not have the right to exploit or abuse animals.

MORE ABOUT THE SASKSPCA

 

  • Is a charitable organization.

  • Is an animal welfare organization, not an animal rights organization.

  • Does not operate an animal shelter.

  • Is based in Saskatoon.

  • Is directed by a volunteer Board.

  • Operates independently of all other SPCAs and Humane Societies.

  • Has a constitution and bylaws.

  • Has developed position statements on animal care and issues.

  • Is a member of Humane Canada.