We encourage the public to call OSPCA’s dedicated cruelty hotline at...
The call is FREE and will get you in touch with the appropriate agent to investigate the issue.
Abuse needs to be reported as soon as possible! To report suspected animal abuse contact the Ontario SPCA at 310-SPCA (7722) or 1-888-668-7722 ext. 327, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or your local police station.
The Ontario SPCA investigators provide frontline protection for animals across Ontario by responding to nearly 16,000 animal cruelty complaints each year and rescuing injured, abandoned and abused animals.
Empowered by the Ontario SPCA Act, Inspectors and Agents relieve animal suffering and distress by issuing orders, removing animals and laying charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Ontario SPCA Act where circumstances warrant. Under the Act, Inspectors and Agents have the same authority as police officers when enforcing animal-cruelty laws.
The Ontario SPCA operates on a complaints basis. This means that you can help animals by being aware of at-risk animals in your community and by reporting cases of suspected animal cruelty to your nearest Ontario SPCA Community, police, Crime Stoppers or police.
Help the investigating officer by providing as many details as possible, including the type of cruelty witnessed, the date of the incident, where it took place, and who was involved. All information remains confidential.
Ontario Farm Animal Care Helpline Services
Contact the Ontario Farm Animal Care Helpline to assist farmers who are unwilling or unable to maintain acceptable conditions for their farm animals (or if you are a farmer experiencing difficulties) and concerns will be relayed to the appropriate group.
Illegal Slaughter Hotline
If you have any information regarding meat-processing activities which you think may be illegal, please contact the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
If you have any information regarding concerns for wildlife, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).
Food Production and Humane Transport
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency plays an important role in providing protection for animals used in food production (CFIA).
Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.