The Bermuda SPCA is a registered charity established in 1919. Our mission is to encourage and promote kindness to animals, to provide effective, lawful means for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to promote the education for the general public on care and well-being of all animals. The Inspectorate team provides 24-hour emergency service for animals that have been injured or are in need of emergency care as well as overseeing complaints of cruelty and neglect for all types of animals. As an animal shelter, the SPCA provides a safe-haven for animals in need of a home and an adoption service for abandoned, abused or neglected animals. In an average year, the shelter finds homes for some 500 animals.