Positions - Companion Animals
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Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)
SPCA advocates for the removal of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) that prohibits or significantly limits the possession of dogs based solely upon their breed or type.
Air Transportation of Companion Animals
SPCA supports the air transportation of companion animals only where this minimises harms to their health, physical and behavioural needs.
Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)
SPCA supports the involvement of appropriate companion animals in therapy or social support programmes, provided their physical, health, and behavioural needs are met.
Animal Pounds, Shelters, and Rescue Groups
SPCA advocates for all animal pounds, shelters and rescue groups to provide for the physical, health, and behavioural needs of the animals in their care.
Animals Left in Vehicles
SPCA advocates for pet owners to leave their pet at home or in another suitable location on days with warm or very cold weather. Owners must never leave their animal in their vehicle in conditions where the animal may experience distress or harm as a result.
SPCA advocates that birds must only be kept as companions when a person has the knowledge, ability, and means to meet their physical, health, and behavioural needs.
SPCA advocates for all animal boarding establishments to be independently inspected and regulated.
Debarking and Devoicing
SPCA advocates for the use of reward-based training to manage excessive barking in dogs.
SPCA supports the use of reward-based training and appropriate enrichment to manage aggression and redirect cats from scratching on inappropriate surfaces.
Dew Claw Removal
SPCA advocates for the elimination of dew claw removal from breed standards for pedigree animals.