Past Events

We want to share some of the great work being done by the dedicated network of community partners that make up the Animal North Network. Here are just a few examples of how together, we are creating healthy communities for animals and people in the North.

Lucky truly lives up to his name. He is fortunate to have received the care needed to save his badly injured leg – care he didn’t have access to in the remote Northern community where he came from.
Animal Transport program at work
A plane carrying 58 community dogs in search of new homes arrived at the Peterborough Airport from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake). This is a community about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
Indigenous Corporate Training with Bob Joseph: Respect, understanding and animals
Bob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous relations since 1994. He joins us on our podcast now to share thoughts on Indigenous perspectives of animals and animal well-being.
Food distribution in the North

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has been busy delivering food to wherever it’s needed most. Through our efforts, we are helping food bank shelves remain stocked so pet guardians struggling to feed their pets can get the help they need.
Tour the SPCA’s Mobile Animal Wellness Services Unit!
Tour the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s transport trailer, Casey and Roxy’s Ride!
Carlo and Northern pup Micco, were made for each other. Help us bring more families together all year-long by becoming a monthly donor today!
The Volunteer Factor
Whether it’s caring for the dogs, cleaning cages, or driving transport – every volunteer role matters to the Animal North Network.
Celebrating partnerships in the North: Naotkamegwanning First Nation
Since 2015, the Ontario SPCA has been working collaboratively alongside Naotkamegwanning First Nation (Whitefish Bay), supporting their community wellness initiatives for pets and people.
Celebrating Partnerships in the North: Second Chance Pet Network, Dryden
We are so grateful to work alongside Second Chance Pet Network to support their community and animals in the North.


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Spay/Neuter Clinics in First Nation Communities Animals Voice Pawdcast: Season 2, Episode 2

Host, Kevin MacKenzie, speaks with Nancy Larsen, President and Co-Founder of the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force and R.J. Bailot, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force. Nancy and R.J. explain what the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force is and why it is important to have spay/neuter clinics in First Nation Communities.

Supporting the North: Year of the Northern Dog Program: Season 7, Episode 6

In this podcast we speak to Daryl Vaillancourt, Chief of Humane Programs & Community Outreach at the Ontario SPCA. He sheds light on the purpose of the program, our amazing partners, and how we’re hoping to help northern communities with their dog overpopulation.

In the News…

28 Northern cats and kittens arrive in Toronto in search of the purr-fect home

Northern dogs welcomed into the Ontario SPCA’s adoption program after 1, 600 km road trip

SPCAs and Humane Societies unite to bring over 50 Northern puppies and dogs south to find homes

Pet Valu Canada donates 40,000 lb Thanksgiving feast to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society 

25 Northern dogs and puppies arrive in Midland after a long journey to find homes

Northern partner makes $75,000 donation to help animals in need

Support the North’s “One Health” wellness programs make a difference in Northern communities

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society seeks homes for 46 dogs and puppies from the North

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society transports over 180 dogs from Northern communities in June to help them find new homes

72 dogs make 2,000-kilometre journey from Northern communities to find new homes

Northern dogs headed south to find homes amid fire evacuations

Partners in the North: Second Chance Pet Network, Dryden, Ont.

Pet adoption mission transports 70 Northern cats to find new homes across Ontario

Oreo’s puppies highlight the need for services in the North

The Volunteer Factor: Northern Projects

Celebrating partnerships in the North: Naotkamegwanning First Nation

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