OMHS Joins New Organization to Champion Animal Welfare across Ontario 

A group of several humane societies, including the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, has formalized
their partnership as the Ontario Animal Welfare Network (OAWN), A Collaboration of Leading
Community SPCAs & Humane Societies. The OAWN formed after years of informal collaboration
between the humane societies to share best practices, lend support and help individual organizations
grow — all with the goal of helping animals.

“This group of humane societies and SPCAs brings with them tremendous resources and best practices
that all members of OAWN benefit from,” says Rick Perciante, Executive Director, Oakville & Milton
Humane Society. “While we all share in common mandates to aid with the successful rescue, care , and
rehoming of pet companions, this partnership enables us to further enhance our educational and
advocacy role in keeping all animals healthy and safe,” he adds.

The group consists of 11 humane societies and SPCAs who together serve more than 30% of Ontario’s

Oakville & Milton Humane Society
Guelph Humane Society
Hamilton/Burlington SPCA
Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth
Humane Society London & Middlesex
Lincoln County Humane Society
Ottawa Humane Society
Sarnia & District Humane Society
Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society
Windsor/Essex County Humane Society

The group provides leadership on animal welfare matters, advocates for animals and works to bring
humane societies and SPCA’s in Ontario together collaboratively. Since 2016, OAWN has unofficially
partnered to strengthen individual organizations in the interests of animal welfare. Beginning with just
five members, OAWN has grown to 11 members and continues to advocate, educate and collaborate.

Media contact:
John Bugailiskis, Marketing and Communications Manager, Oakville & Milton Humane Society
(905) 580-7779