Another great way of giving back to the animals is by donating gift cards directly to our animal centre. Our staff can then purchase essential shelter supplies on an as-needed basis. Please contact us to find out what gift cards they are able to accept and use at this time. If eligible, a gift-in-kind tax receipt for 100% of the gift card value can be provided to you.


Gift Card Examples:

  • TSC
  • Global Pet Foods
  • Pet Valu
  • PetSmart
  • Wal*Mart
  • Canadian Tire
  • Local grocery stores
  • etc...

As a not-for-profit organization funded primarily by public donations, we are especially grateful to the businesses in our communities that support animals in need.

Give at Work
Your company can make a real difference in the lives of animals in your community by engaging your employees in support of the Ontario SPCA. Inspire your employees and boost team spirit while raising money to save the lives of animals across the province.

Ways to engage your employees include:

  • Matching gift programs – See if your company matches employees’ gifts!
  • Your own fundraising initiatives
  • Payroll deductions
  • Employee charitable trusts and foundations
  • Participation in event such as the IAMs Friends for Life Walk-A-Thon

Company Benefits
Your company will have the opportunity to align with Ontario’s premiere animal welfare organization and engage employees in the process! Employee involvement creates a community of giving back, inspires corporate team spirit, motivates people to make a real difference in their community, and builds invaluable leadership skills.

Employee Benefits
Your employees will have the opportunity to support an important cause while having fun at work! By participating in support of the of the Ontario SPCA, your employees will build team-leadership skills, have opportunities for community networking and learn about the important work of the Ontario SPCA and animal welfare issues in our communities.

Contact Information
To learn more about the Ontario SPCA’s employee giving program, please email or call 1-888-668-7722 ext 320.

Corporate Donations
Support the Ontario SPCA today by making a corporate donation and receive a charitable tax receipt for your gift. In doing so, your company may be recognized for your support.

Make your secure corporate donation online now.

If you need additional assistance in arranging your gift, please please email or call 1-888-668-7722 ext. 320.

Corporate Sponsorship
The Ontario SPCA will work with you to explore your company’s needs and find the right opportunity to ensure your business and marketing objectives are achieved. We have many opportunities available provincially and locally. Please contact or call 1-888-668-7722 ext. 320.

Our Corporate Partners
On behalf of the animals we care for and protect, we thank our community partners and sponsors for their generous and ongoing support.

In Ontario, each of us is responsible for our own safety and survival during the first 72 hours of an emergency. The responsibility of caring for pets ultimately rests on the owner, including during an emergency. It’s important to develop and create a 72 hour Pet Emergency Survival Kit, much like we would for ourselves and our families.

Creating a Pet Emergency Survival Kit:

  • 72 hour food supply, including bowls and a can opener
  • 72 hour water supply
  • Blankets/towels
  • Toys
  • Leash, muzzle, harness
  • Litter pan, litter, plastic bags and scooper
  • Pet carrier to allow for easy transport
  • Medical records, Veterinarian’s name and contact number
  • Medications and a pet first aid kit
  • Current photo of your pet along with their name, address and brief description
  • Information on your pets feeding schedule, temperament/behavior, medical concerns
  • ID tags and Micro chip number
  • Flashlight
  • List of boarding facilities, hotels that can accommodate pets

You should check the Kit twice a year and updated it as necessary. Ensure that there is always fresh water and food, medication and restock any items that may have been used from it.

Remember your ability to care for your pet during a time of emergency will depend on how well you have prepared for it. Take the time to create a Pet Emergency Survival Kit; it may just very well save your pets life one day.

Download the Kit Calculator

Ontario SPCA and Ontario government learn from Hurricane Katrina

Heartbreaking and lifesaving lessons were learned during Hurricane Katrina. Lack of coordination, resources, trained responders, and an emergency evacuation plan involving animals led to thousands of owners being forced to abandon their pets or remain behind to face rising floodwaters.

In the storm’s aftermath, government officials, animal welfare organizations and emergency groups in Ontario and across North America recognized the traumatic outcome and began the comprehensive process of putting disaster plans into place to protect both people and pets.

Lifesaving collaboration formed

In 2006 the Ontario SPCA contributed to an amendment to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which allows governments to issue an evacuation order that may include animals.

Since then, the Ontario SPCA has become an integral member of the Provincial Animal Working Group on Animals in an Emergency (PAW). The Ontario SPCA works closely with Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), and other provincial ministries and non-government organizations to protect animals during a disaster.

The Ontario SPCA’s leadership role

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. In addition to providing field support and coordination for animal-related emergency information and issues, the Ontario SPCA:

- 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 get provigil online without prescription

PAW volunteers on standby

The development of skilled volunteer emergency response teams is 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. During the next stage of volunteer recruitment, PAW will be seeking community members to be trained in emergency response planning, logistics, sheltering, operations and rescue.

Connie Mallory

Ontario SPCA Emergency Response Liaison and Chief Inspector

Q: What makes you passionate about emergency response?
After viewing video after video of Katrina victims, it was clear that animals are affected in disasters as well as human beings. Left to fend for themselves,so many stranded animals suffered. For survivors, concern over animals left behind added to their trauma. It deeply touched my heart. I work to ensure animals are included in provincial, municipal and individual emergency preparedness plans to prevent a similar tragedy.

Q: In what circumstances does the Ontario SPCA initiate an emergency response?
The evacuation of animals from puppy mills and animal hoarding situations frequently requires an emergency response. We also become involved when people and their animals need to be evacuated from life-threatening situations.

Q: When has the Ontario SPCA activated an emergency evacuation?
A prime example occurred on April 25, 2006 when the Ontario SPCA deployed staff to the First Nations Community of Kashechewan to rescue over 100 animals left behind after floodwaters forced the emergency evacuation of the community’s residents. This successful mission involved the Ontario SPCA, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Ministry of Natural Resources among other groups.

The Ontario SPCA also came to the community’s rescue one year earlier to bring desperately needed food to more than 80 hungry dogs and puppies left behind after a contaminated water crisis forced the evacuation of the community’s residents.

Q: Where can I learn more about planning ahead to protect my family and pets?

Please select one of the following to view the available animals for adoption.

If searching for dogs or cats, please visit the Meet Your Match website to take the short online survey and find your colour.


Every single day animals arrive at the Ontario SPCA Huron County Animal Centre needing our help. We feed, exercise, bathe, socialize, play with and provide comfort to these abused, neglected and abandoned animals. We drive the wounded and sick to the veterinarian, change bandages, administer medications and monitor their recovery - with the goal of finding each animal a loving home.

A perfect match
Adoption Centre staff will help you through every step of finding your special friend - one that is just right for you. They will answer any questions, help you decide which pet is a good match for you, and be available for advice following your pet adoption. When you adopt your pet, not only do you get a wonderful friend, you give an animal an incredible gift, a second chance to find happiness and love. Plus you get great value, your pet will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated and you'll receive helpful literature on caring for your pet.

We invite you to drop by the shelter during adoption hours to view or visit the animals in our bright and welcoming Adoption Centre. All viewing areas are wheelchair accessible. You can also click on the links above to view our adoptable animals online.

Effective November 1, 2017.

Applicable tax is included in the adoption rates. Payment can be made by cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard. 

Cats and Kittens - $175.00

Ontario SPCA Huron County Animal Centre
48 East Street
Goderich, ON N7A 1N3
Phone: 519-440-0250

Adoption & Business Hours:

Monday & Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday to Friday – 12pm-6pm

Saturday – 10am-4pm

Sunday– 12pm-4pm

*Closed for all statutory holidays


  • From the South: Follow Highway 21 into the Town of Goderich. Stay on Highway 21 which goes north through the town and becomes Victoria Street. Turn left at the traffic lights on East Street and our adoption centre is located across from Canada Post at 48 East Street.

  • From the North: Coming up the hill overlooking the Meneset River and the Harbour you will be traveling on Highway 21. Highway 21 turns into Victoria Street as you round the top of the hill. The second set of lights will be East Street. Turn right onto East Street and our adoption centre is on the left hand side across from Canada Post. We are at 48 East Street in Goderich.