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In the case of Bogaerts vs the Attorney General of Ontario, the court has ruled‎ that it is unconstitutional for the Government of Ontario to permit a charity to provide enforcement of welfare legislation.

Court Rules it is Unconstitutional for OSPCA to Enforce Animal Welfare Laws

On January 2, 2019, a decision was made in Superior Court which will impact the enforcement of provincial animal welfare legislation in Ontario. In the case of Bogaerts vs the Attorney General of Ontario, the court has ruled‎ that it…

The Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario SPCA have opened an investigation into the condition of horses on a Waterford, Ontario farm. Photo: Facebook/Natalie Tupper

Suspected Animal Neglect Investigation Underway at Ontario Farm

UPDATE (DEC 4, 2018): OSPCA agent Rachel Vandenkroonenberg made a video statement, posted on the OSPCA’s Facebook page on December 3, 2018. “We’d like to thank you for expressing your support for the horses involved in the investigation in Norfolk…

OSPCA to Phase Out Cruelty Investigations for Horses and Livestock

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), an agency which has for many years investigated and prosecuted animal cruelty cases involving horses, livestock and other large animals, will pull back from such operations in 2019 and…

The 2018 Animals of War commemorative pin features a dog, and is meant to be worn alongside your poppy this Remembrance Day.

OSPCA Unveils Animals of War Commemorative Pin

As Canadians come together on Remembrance Day to honour those who have served their country, the wartime contributions of animals will also be recognized through a new commemorative pin unveiled by the Ontario SPCA. The Animals in War pin is…

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Minden Hills woman found guilty of animal cruelty

A 48-year-old woman from Minden Hills, ON, has been convicted of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation that led to the removal of four horses in her care. On January 4, 2018, Shauna Hie was convicted…

Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2017 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue

Ontario SPCA Paws & Give Holiday Gifts

Equestrians holding a festive barn party or exchanging gifts with their riding friends this holiday season can help an abused, neglected or homeless horse by giving a gift from the Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2017 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue….

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OSPCA Seeks Gently Used Blankets

With the cold weather upon us, the Ontario SPCA is appealing to the equestrian community for donations of gently used blankets to help keep horses warm this winter as they wait to be adopted. The Ontario SPCA is seeking all…

Horse lovers can “adopt” their very own horse by bringing home Velvet, one of the animals featured in the Rocky & Friends Collection.

Help a Horse in Need This Holiday Season

This holiday season, find a gift for the horse lover on your list that gives back in nuzzles and neighs. The Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2016 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts that help change the…

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Ontario Woman Convicted of Animal Cruelty, Banned from Owning Horses for 15 Years

A 26-year-old Dundalk woman, formerly of Meaford, has pleaded guilty to two counts of Animal Cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act and has been banned from owning horses, ponies and donkeys for 15 years. Lee-Anne Varley-Hutchinson pleaded guilty on November…

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