Animal Welfare and Protection


The SPCA does not have legal authority to respond to complaints of neglect and abuse under the current Animal Health & Protection Act. The SPCA educates the public about responsible pet ownership and promotes spay & neuter to reduce the pet population.
If you have a complaint of neglect or abuse in St. John's please call the RNC at 729-8000, or City Humane Services at 311. You can also call your local RCMP Detachment, or municipal animal control.
If you have questions regarding the Act or SPCA authority, please contact the Provincial Government's Animal Welfare Consultant at (709) 729-6879 or by email at

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