Nova Scotia SPCA holds Annual General Meeting and reflects on 2011 accomplishments



Nova Scotia (April 16, 2012) –– The Nova Scotia SPCA and its network of Branches province-wide met with stakeholders and supporters on Saturday, April 14, 2012 to report on the accomplishments of 2011.

"Simply put, there is no one doing this difficult and important work more efficiently and effectively in this country than the Nova Scotia SPCA" said Executive Director Kristin Williams of the Nova Scotia SPCA. Provincial Board of Directors' Chair, Andrea Carew remarked "I value the collaboration and leadership in animal welfare that has been achieved by the Society."

Highlights from 2011 include: a live release rate of 89% province-wide, with 22% increase in cruelty case volume (1,608 cases) and 8,005 animals saved through cruelty investigations and intake services. The Society also continued to reduce expenses with a decline of 9% in animal care costs and a 16% reduction in investigative costs compared to the previous year. Revenues were reported up by 10% over the previous year. The Society also reported some comparative statistics as it relates to investigation costs, boasting 63% more efficient than the next provincial SPCA polled and 93% more efficient than the NS Department of Agriculture who conducts farm animal cruelty investigations.

Other key programs introduced in 2011 include a new website which puts all branches under the same umbrella, producing a more effective, user friendly and professional interface. The first annual Animal Wellness Conference was also a great success, hosting hundreds of delegates from across the Atlantic region for a collaborative forum to discuss the role of responsible pet ownership and humane care.

For a complete look at the Society's activities visit for a copy of the annual report, presentations and audited financial statements.



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The Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (Nova Scotia SPCA): Protecting animals from cruelty since 1877, the Nova Scotia SPCA is a registered charity, comprised of a network of Branches, which rely primarily on volunteers and donations to fund animal protection; care and rehabilitation; advocacy; and humane education. The Act to Protect Animals and Aid Animals in Distress mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws, making the Nova Scotia SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. To learn more, visit


The mission of the Nova Scotia SPCA is to prevent abuse, neglect and cruelty to animals, and provide for province-wide leadership on matters that promote and improve the welfare of all animals through animal protection; care and rehabilitation; humane education; advocacy and engagement and collaboration with stakeholders.


The vision of the Nova Scotia SPCA is that Nova Scotia be a No Kill province and a safe place for all animals with zero tolerance for animal cruelty.

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