Happy Tails

New Brunswick SPCA Happy Tails Fund

Thanks to the generous support of the estate of the late June Hooper and the financial contribution of the Government of New Brunswick, the NBSPCA has established a dedicated fund called Happy Tails to support low-income pet families through better access to veterinary care.

The NBSPCA has a mandate to prevent animal cruelty and enforce animal protection laws. Given the mounting economic pressures on pet families and the increased demand on the animal welfare sector province-wide, we have dedicated the initial sum of $270,000 towards proactive animal cruelty prevention programs.

Keeping Loving Pet Families Together

Our efforts have traditionally focused on increased awareness and public education. However, with the Happy Tails Fund, we’re embarking on a new approach. We’re moving to intervene early through targeted financial support, helping loving pet families stay together and keeping animals out of shelters.

Phase 1 | Available Now 

Reduce the number of unwanted pets by improving access for low-income pet families to basic veterinary care such as spay and neuter, rabies shots and basic vaccines, and pest control.

Phase 2 | Coming Soon

Help keep low-income pet families together when faced with emergency or unexpected veterinary costs.

Become a Veterinary Partner

If you are the owner of a Veterinary Clinic and would like to help us through a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in your community — we want to hear from you!

Interested in becoming a Happy Tails Veterinary Partner? Contact us at happytails@​nbspca.​ca. We can’t wait to talk to you!

Apply for Support

Are you a low-income pet family looking for help getting your pet spayed or neutered? 

Email us at happytails@​nbspca.​ca with your name, telephone number, pet information and where you live so we can connect you with a clinic nearby. 

Please note, proof of income is required.

Donate to the Fund

Interested in supporting the NBSPCA Happy Tails Fund? 

You can donate to the fund by specifying Happy Tails Fund” in the Donation Details section.

Donate today.

Our Partners

NBSPCA Happy Tails Fund Partners 2024

June Hooper’s Legacy

The NBSPCA is grateful for the support from the estate of June Hooper, a lifelong animal lover, who passed away unexpectedly in 2022. June was always a devoted dog lover and had several dogs (and cats) at any one time. She became deeply involved in obedience training and competitions with her various dogs in the 1990s and was a lifelong advocate of positive reinforcement training.

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