Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Animal Aid Foundation?
Animal Aid Foundation is a public foundation that raises money and provides funding to the spay/neuter programs of local animal charities.  Our charitable registration number is 840776769RR0001.

Where does the money go?

Animal Aid Foundation provides funding for spay/neuter programs to the following grant recipients


Why does Animal Aid Foundation exist?

Animal Aid Foundation was established to address the issue of animal overpopulation and homeless pets.  Animal overpopulation is caused when animals that are left un-spayed and un-neutered reproduce.  The  result is homeless animals being confined to cages or being euthanized simply because there are not enough room for them all.  Animal overpopulation is also caused by puppy mills.  Both have created a crisis in our communities.   Our streets and alleys are home to hundreds of unwanted cats.  And thousands of unwanted cats and dogs are sitting in shelters waiting to be adopted.


How can I help?

Spay and neuter your pets

One un-spayed female cat and its offspring can produce 420,000 cats in only seven years.  And in just under seven years, one un-spayed female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs.  Be part of the solution.  Spay and neuter your pets.


Become a volunteer

Support a cause you believe in. Meet new people and make new friends. Feel the personal satisfaction of helping animals. Volunteer with Animal Aid Foundation.

Make a donation

Caring for animals is a large financial undertaking and cash donations are always needed. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Animal Aid Foundation. Spay or neuter your pets. One un-spayed female cat with its offspring can produce 420,000 cats in only seven years. In just under seven years, one un-spayed female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs. Be part of the solution. Please spay and neuter your pets.

Adopt your next pet from an animal rescue group or a city-run shelter

If there is no demand for pet store animals, breeders will stop over-breeding animals for financial gain.


Foster an animal
Open your heart and your home. Foster an animal that has been rescued off the streets, provide a temporary home and help get it ready for adoption.

How can I get more information?
Call us at 647 558-PETS (7387) or e-mail your questions to info@animalaidfoundation.ca.


Funding & Donations

How is Animal Aid Foundation funded?
Animal Aid does not receive government funding. It relies on volunteer contributions, public donations, and corporate support.

Who does Animal Aid Foundation give money to?
Animal Aid Foundation has provided grants to the following charities:
  • Burlington Humane Society
  • Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
  • Kingston Animal Rescue
  • Kool Kats Rescue and Adoption
  • Etobicoke Humane Society
  • Feline Friends
  • Feral and Abandoned Cat Society
  • Ferret Aid Society
  • Mississauga Humane Society
  • Northern Ontario Animal Welfare Society
  • Oakville Humane Society
  • Ontario Canine Spay Neuter Task Force
  • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • P.C. Feline Initiative
  • Rabbit Rescue
  • Rat Terrier Rescue
  • Street Cats Rescue and Adoption Inc.
  • Southern Ontario Sheltie Rescue
  • T.L.C. Animal Aid

How can I make a tax-deductable donation?

Your can send your cheque in by mail.  You can make an on-line donation with your credit card through canadahelps.org (fast, easy and 100% secure) or you can join our monthly giving program.  Visit the Donate page for more information. To help keep our administrative costs as low as possible, tax receipts will only be issued for donations of $10 or more.


Volunteering

How can I volunteer?
Download an Adult or Student Volunteer Application from our Volunteer page and e-mail it to us at volunteer@animalaidfoundation.ca or mail it to: Animal Aid Foundation 6 " 2400 Dundas Street West, Suite #114 Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2R8

How much time is required to volunteer?
Animal Aid Foundation offers both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities. How much time you dedicate to volunteering is up to you.

What would I do as a volunteer with Animal Aid Foundation?

There are many volunteer opportunities with Animal Aid Foundation. Check out the Volunteer page to find out more.

Why should I volunteer with Animal Aid Foundation?
There are many benefits to volunteering with the Animal Aid Foundation. Volunteering lets you:
  • Become part of a team
  • Support a cause you believe in
  • Use your current skills and learn new ones
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Feel the personal satisfaction of helping animals
  • Make a difference in our community
  • and for students, volunteering earns you hours towards your high school diploma

Lost or Found Animal

I lost my pet. Can you help me find it?
Animal Aid Foundation is strictly a fundraising organization. If you have lost your pet:
  • Look for your pet in your neighbourhood.  Look under woodpiles, in sheds and under decks.  Most lost pets are found close to home.
  • Make up a poster with a photograph and a description of your lost pet and include your contact information
  • Put up posters in your neighbourhood and at local vet clinics, variety stores and anywhere else you can think of (with their permission of course)
  • Call and register your lost pet with your local city-run shelter AND visit the shelter every day to see if your pet is there.  City run shelters only hold found pets for a certain amount of time. Walk through the shelter to see if your pet is there.  Many pets look the same to someone who doesn't know them.
  • Visit www.petfinder.com to post your pet’s photo and information.
I found a hurt animal. Can you help?
Animal Aid Foundation is strictly a fundraising organization. We do not have the facilities or capacity to provide hands-on care for animals. If you have found an animal that appears hurt, contact your local veterinarian or humane society immediately.