Following a citizen’s meeting on October 23, 1991 the Antigonish Branch SPCA became a reality. The Branch was approved by the Nova Scotia SPCA and became a non-profit registered charity. At the time, it served the assigned coverage area of Antigonish Town and County, Guysborough County, and all areas surrounding to Auld’s Cove.
In more recent years this Branch was also assigned and agreed to serve the additional coverage areas of Port Hawkesbury, Port Hastings, and Point Tupper. We now serve all the Quad County area: Antigonish County. Guysborough County, Inverness County and Richmond County. We have the largest coverage area of any Branch in the province.
We are 100% volunteer run. The foster care program has greatly expanded and the number of volunteers especially among St. F.X. university students has grown as well.