Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a common name for non-profit animal welfare organizations around the world. The oldest SPCA organization is the RSPCA, which was founded in England in 1824. SPCA organizations operate independently of each other and campaign for animal welfare, assist in the prevention of cruelty to animals cases, rehabilitation and finding homes for maltreated and unwanted animals that can be reestablished into new homes. Policies regarding animal euthanasia, handling feral cats, and similar issues vary by organization. Canadian (Ontario) SPCA do euthanize healthy dogs as seen when they put down a series of dogs due to a treatable outbreak of ringworm[citation needed].

All SPCAs around the world are independent of one another and are not affiliated in any way. Every SPCA has its own governing policies, financial reports, board of directors, and organizational goals.

SPCA organizations by continent[edit]

Africa[edit]

Egypt General SPCA which have branches allover the governerate of Egypt Cairo SPCA the oldest association in Africa and ME as established 1895

Asia[edit]


Israel[edit]

  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tel Aviv-Jaffa[6]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Jerusalem[7]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Ramat-Gan[8]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Haifa[9]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Rehovot[10]
  • The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Beer Sheva[11]

Europe[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

United States[edit]

In the United States, all organizations using the name SPCA are independent; there is no umbrella organization. Some of the more notable organizations include:

The Caribbean[edit]

  • Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[13] - The VSPCA is independent and not associated with SPCA International.
  • Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (J.S.P.C.A.)

Oceania[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KSPCA Kenya – KENYA SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION & CARE OF ANIMALS". www.kspca-kenya.org.
  2. ^ "Tierschutzverein (SPCA) Swakopmund, Namibia".
  3. ^ "Maneka visits SPCA Noida". 21 June 2008.
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Society-to-Prevent-Cruelty-on-Animals-at-Noida/212023698833982?sk=info&tab=page_info
  5. ^ "SPCA Lucknow". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ "SPCA Israel | Tel-Aviv". Spca.co.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  7. ^ "Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". J.S.P.C.A. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  8. ^ "צער בעלי חיים רמת גן והסביבה". Spca.org.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  9. ^ "על האגודה | אגודת צער בעלי חיים חיפה ע"ר". Petprotect.org.il. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  10. ^ "צער בעלי חיים ברחובות". Israelpets.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  11. ^ "צער בעלי חיים באר שבע | פייסבוק". He-il.facebook.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  12. ^ "SPCA Italia". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18.
  13. ^ "Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals". Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.