Humane Services

An Open Admission Shelter:


The Rainbow District Animal Shelter is an "Open Admission Shelter" and is always available to take in unwanted pets for re-adoption from one of our our service areas*.

The Rainbow District Animal Shelter may agree to pick up or accept animals from communities we do not service, however cannot do so at a subsidised rate and may reserve the right to refuse animals as we see fit.  Please contact your local government or the OSPCA for information on subsidised or compassionate services that may be available in your community.   

In order to receive preferential or compassionate pricing, or to bypass admission screening, proof of residency in one of our service areas may be required.  

We offer quarantine, euthanasia, and remains handling services including cremation. 
We can arrange to pick up your pet in one of our service areas, or in other communities, please call the shelter for a quote. 

To learn more about the services we offer or to make an appointment to surrender your pet, please call the Shelter.    
Please note visits to the Shelter are by appointment only.   

705-673-3647 or 1-800-836-6661.  



*Our service areas include: 


The Town of Espanola,
The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers (Massey, Walford, Webwood),
The Town of Spanish,
The Township of Baldwin (McKerrow),
The Township of the North Shore (Algoma Mills, Spragg, Serpent River), 
The Town of Nairn-Hyman,
The Town of North Eastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Little Current & Sheguiandah)
The Municipality of Killarney,
The Municipality of Markstay-Warren,

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake First Nation),

Wahnapitae First Nation,
Whitefish River First Nation (Birch Island),


Other Communities: 

City of Greater Sudbury: 311 (705 671 2489) Shelter direct line 705-694-7387
Municipality of St Charles: 705-665-5003 or 705-562-4843
Municipality of French River: 705 898-2294
Manitoulin Island (except Little Current, Sheguiandah and Birch Island) try Central Manitoulin: 705-859-2389
Parry Sound area: 705 746-2413
For other municipalities consult the BLUE PAGES in your local telephone directory!

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Sudbury & District Animal Centre (OSPCA)

Collège Boréal, West Side of Building
21 Lasalle Boulevard
Sudbury ON P3A 6B1
Phone:(705) 566-9582
Fax:(705) 566-6625
Email: [email protected] 

Click here to go to the OSPCA site



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