Q. Is the Nova Scotia SPCA a government department?

A. NO! The Nova Scotia SPCA is a registered charity. We receive no funding to support the medical and day to day needs of the animals in our care.

Q. If I donate to the Nova Scotia SPCA, where does the money go?

A. Donations made to the Nova Scotia SPCA can be made directly to the Provincial Society to support cruelty investigations or to any one of our branches. However you choose to give, your donation helps to support animals in Nova Scotia.

Q. Is the Nova Scotia SPCA registered under Joint Stocks as other charitable organizations are?

A. The Nova Scotia SPCA is incorporated as a Society under the Animal Protection Act, which enables the Society; as a charitable organization, to perform animal cruelty investigations and mandates the Society to protect animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect. It is not permitted for an organization to duplicate their registry under two Acts, namely the Societies Act and the Animal Protection Act.