The Saskatchewan SPCA has developed position statements relating to a variety of animal welfare and husbandry issues. These statements are helpful in the development of Saskatchewan SPCA policies and procedures, and serve to educate the public on topical animal welfare issues.

Definitions used in the position statements:  

  • “Animal” in this context are vertebrate species which includes fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

  • “Welfare” is a state of physical and psychological well-being.

  • “Humane”:  actions which are characterized by compassion, sympathy and mercy.

  • “Owner”:  one who has the right of possession.

  • “Caregiver”:  one who is responsible for the welfare of an animal.

  • “Puppy Mill”:  The National Companion Animal Coalition (NCAC) defines puppy mill as a high volume, substandard dog breeding operation which sells purebred or mixed breed dogs.




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