Your donations are crucial to support medical care for animals in our shelters and spay/neuter initiatives in the community. 100 per cent of your donation is used to directly benefit the animals in this city.


Toronto Animal Services has many programs and initiatives to support the care of animals and pets in Toronto. But we can’t do it alone! With your donation, we can provide urgent medical care and life-saving services to the many animals that enter our shelter. Additionally, your donation can support pet owners facing barriers when accessing veterinarian care. Read below to learn how your support and donations help to provide essential care.

We work with dog behavioural consultants to determine if training is required before a dog can be adopted publicly. Dogs who need basic training or help socializing with other dogs attend a train and boarding facility as part of our Second Chance Dog program. Since 2021, 40 dogs who would otherwise be unsuitable for adoption found placements due to this program. Thanks to your donations, we can continue to home dogs that deserve a second chance.

We currently use an external partner for train and board services. Our goal, with the help of your donations, is to have an on-site dog trainer. This would help dogs get adopted quicker, decreasing their shelter stay.

An Animal Services technician holding a cat

The animals in our shelters often need unique supplies for health and comfort. Thanks to your donations, we can enhance the quality of life for shelter animals by providing more specialty items where required. This includes items such as food for animals with special diets, shampoo for animals with skin issues, and mobility devices for animals who may need assistance.

A branded mobile veterinary clinic, the "Spay-Neuter Your Pet” truck

The SNYP mobile clinic program and our SNYP Truck provide spay and neuter services to cats and dogs, as well as vaccinations and wellness checks. While the mobile clinic is open to all Toronto residents, the SNYP truck aims to prioritize and provide reduced-cost services to pet owners who may be facing financial barriers accessing veterinary care. Thanks to your donation, the SNYP Truck was able to help more than 900 pets and 671 pet owners in Toronto.

An Animal Service technician holding a dog with a veterinarian in the background

To help control the pet population and improve the quality-of-life for animals, we spay and neuter most animals brought into our shelter before they become available for adoption. We also provide this service to residents facing barriers to veterinarian care at a reduced cost. With the help of your donations, we’ve been able to spay or neuter more than 5,000 animals since 2021.

Toronto Animal Services is also one of the eight members of Toronto’s Feral Cat Coalition that works to provide spay and neuter services and address issues with feral and homeless cats.

More than 6,200 animals have entered our shelter since 2021. We rely on monetary and in-kind donations to provide enrichment items for our shelter pets. This includes toys, treats, exercise play areas, pools to cool dogs in the summer, and clothes to keep them warm during outdoor winter play. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, our wish list includes items that we need the most.

Many animals that enter our shelter need specialty medical care that cannot be administered in-house. This includes X-rays, surgeries, skin care, dental care and after-hour emergencies. Thanks to your donations, these animals can receive the care they need to live a healthy life. Since 2021, 96 animals have been able to receive life-saving medical care.