Mission & Values

Our Mandate

The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is an animal welfare charity. The HBSPCA protects animals from people, cares for animals in its companion animal hospital, kennels and foster homes and promotes responsible pet ownership.

Our Vision

A community where all animals have the opportunity to enjoy the five essential freedoms:

  • freedom from hunger and thirst
  • freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • freedom from distress
  • freedom from discomfort
  • freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being

Our Mission

  • Support access to services which help sustain healthy, safe and wanted animals in our community
  • Protect animals from harm or potential harm
  • Deliver best practice animal care so they may live their natural life in good health
  • Lead the development a more humane community and more responsible pet ownership through programs, education, and collaboration

Our Values

  • We are Curious: we strive to be a leader by actively seeking out evidence-based best practices.
  • We are Collaborative: we partner with individuals and organizations.
  • We act with Integrity: we act from an ethical framework.
  • We act with Respect: we treat animals and people with dignity.
  • We are Compassionate: we are caring, empathetic and understanding.
  • We practice Stewardship: we are caretakers of animal welfare, and of the reputation and resources of the HBSPCA.
  • We are Transparent: we are open and honest about what we do, how we do it, and the challenges we face.
  • We are Accountable: we are responsible for our actions.

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Our Charitable Registration Number: 11923 6750 RR0001