Key legislation



See reporting for each province.


Animal cruelty data are not currently collected by Statistics Canada.


National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal cruelty

This initiative is coordinated through Humane Canada to facilitate a community of Crown Prosecutors and allied professionals from across Canada who are committed to animal protection.   

Resources avaible include:

  • A manual
  • Criminal Code Index
  • Prosecution flow charts
  • Examples of veterinary reports
  • Top animal case laws
  • Case law database
  • Annual conferences

Human-Animal Wellbeing and Supports

This organization provides care to the animals of the precariously housed and connect people with services and supports.

Petcard offers veterinary finance programs to Canadians.  Financing applications are available free and online with no requirement of a down payment.  All procedures are covered and require a veterinary to be registered with Petcard.  This service became available in 1996 and is a financing company.

This website helps find on-site housing and off-site housing for people with pets who are fleeing from domestic violence.