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Ontario SPCA

Overview

When disaster strikes, the Ontario SPCA is the first point of contact for EMO, and the provincial government’s official liaison to assist municipalities requiring a needs assessment involving animals. The Ontario SPCA provides field support and coordination for animal-related emergencies.

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Full Organization Name

Ontario SPCA

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Contact Information

Office Phone: 1-888-668-7722

ext. 440

Mobile Phone: 1.519.375.2442

24 Hour Phone: 310-SPCA (7722)

Address: 

16586 Woodbine Avenue

Stouffville, Ontario

L4A 2W3

Contact Person

Jennifer Bluhm

Deputy Chief, Operations & Administration

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Description of Organization

What we offer

When disaster strikes, the Ontario SPCA is the first point of contact for EMO, and the provincial government’s official liaison to assist municipalities requiring a needs assessment involving animals. The Ontario SPCA provides field support and coordination for animal-related emergencies.

Location/Structure in Ontario: The Ontario SPCA has 48 branches and affiliate humane societies throughout the province of Ontario serving each community.

Works with municipalities on planning, needs identification, resources and local issues, - Ensures animal-related considerations are a part of strategic planning at the provincial level, - Raises awareness of emergency preparedness among animal owners and animal care providers, and - Coordinates and activates evacuations and emergency response teams in the event of a disaster.

Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Restoration

The Ontario SPCA provides communities and individuals with awareness and education on being prepared for emergency situations. Further the Ontario SPCA can send out a team of professionals to assist during the response stage of an emergency to assist with sheltering and evacuating animals. In the recovery stage the Ontario SPCA will assist in the reunification of animals and their owners.

Capacity: (Human and Material Resources)

 

In addition to the Ontario SPCA’s Rescue and Relief team, which can provide animal care items such as food, water, caging, leashes, and bedding, the Ontario SPCA also has skilled volunteer emergency response teams which are critical to the province’s emergency management plan. To date, more than 200 animal related professionals, including veterinarians and veterinary technicians, plus Ontario Public Service staff and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers, have signed up to be emergency responders.