As an affiliate of the Ontario SPCA, we are granted authority to enforce the Ontario SPCA Act, the only piece of provincial legislation that protects companion animals. Although the Act names us as the enforcement body, we receive no provincial funding. Investigations are funded solely by donations & fundraising.
We are proud to be known as an open-admission shelter, meaning that no animal is turned away. Half of our facility functions as the City pound and the other half provides housing for approximately
50 to 60 companion animals for adoption. We are the largest animal shelter in Northern Ontario and have the largest service area. Our services and assistance are extended both North and East of our community making us one of the busiest animal shelters in Ontario based on population. We work in co-operation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, City Police, Children's Aid and the Algoma Health Unit. If there is an animal in need and we can be of service, we do our best to lend a helping hand.
We provide animal control services and sell municipal dog licenses under a fee for service contract with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Humane treatment of animals begins with responsible owners. Responsible owners are aware of and abide by municipal by-laws, which serve to protect both pets and people. We also provide pound facilities to outlying townships that do not have the capability to house stray dogs.
Special Needs Pets