Ontario SPCA launches province-wide, toll-free 24-hour phone number to report suspected animal cruelty:
In October 2013 the provincial government announced its support for enhanced Animal Welfare services across the Province of Ontario.
Thanks to this support the Ontario SPCA has implemented a number of initiatives, including:
• Enhancing the responsiveness of investigators to animal welfare complaints from rural and northern communities.
• Creating a major case management team of specially trained investigators whose responsibilities will include cracking down on puppy and kitten mills.
• Conducting regular inspections of all zoos and aquariums in the province, and maintaining a registry of those facilities.
• Delivering specialized livestock training for investigators in the agricultural sector.
As a result of the government’s support, the Ontario SPCA has implemented a new animal welfare central dispatch system for anyone across Ontario to call, should they have concerns for the welfare of any animal.
310-SPCA is now a province-wide, toll-free central dispatch number to report animal cruelty. All calls received through this central number will be assessed by a trained operator and the report will be assigned to the appropriate enforcement officer.