Saving lives, and creating families.
This is what the Nova Scotia SPCA does every day, for approximately 15,000 animals each year. We do this with no government funding to support our shelters.
We can do this because of generous donors like you.
The Nova Scotia SPCA looks at the various points in a pet’s life and works to make it a safe space for animals to thrive. We do this through our six shelters (Yarmouth, Dartmouth, Kings, Pictou, Colchester, and Cape Breton), various programs, public hospitals, and the College for Animal Welfare.
Proudly a no-kill shelter, from cruelty to abandonment – and everything else in between – every pet at the Nova Scotia SPCA has a story. Kind donors help change their story into a happily-ever-after.
We believe in the Three R’s of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Rehome. We do that through various programs, made possible by donations:
Shelter(s) – animals that come into our care immediately receive medical attention, and training, and we work to find them a home that best fits their needs.
Pet Pantry – if you are unable to afford pet food or litter and need temporary assistance, all our shelters have a pet pantry.
Paws & Support – Paws & Support is a free program for dogs, cats, and critters while their owners are seeking short-term in-hospital treatment, transitioning out of domestic violence relationships, or securing new housing.
Palliative Care – animals are often surrendered to shelters because of their age and health conditions. Their cost of care is expensive, but they still have a zest for life. The Palliative Care Program allows senior pets with manageable health concerns to live out the rest of their lives in foster care.
TNR – Trap, Neuter, Return benefits the whole community. Young kittens and friendly cats are taken cared for until they’re ready to find a forever home. Feral cats, happier living outside, are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, ear-tipped and returned to their local colony or a barn home.