We are a compassionate group of community-minded people. Our organization, through perseverance and integrity, provides life-saving and meaningful services for companion animals throughout Nova Scotia.

Background and History

Since our incorporation in 1877, the Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (to Animals) (NS SPCA), has undergone several regulatory changes in relation to the services we provide.

In 2008, the Animal Protection Act (Act to Protect Animals and to Aid Animals that are in Distress) gave the NS SPCA legislative power to enforce animal protection laws, and provided an effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals across the province. Through visionary leadership and deep-rooted community engagement, we have proudly transitioned from our historic roots as a multi-faceted human and animal humane organization to our current position as the province’s highly respected, recognized leader in animal welfare.