We are committed to encouraging and delivering a positive impact on animal care by continuously improving high-quality services, resources, education, and community programs.


    To be the leading example of animal care in our community by delivering strong research and awareness and inspiring our community to continuously express compassion for all animals.


    We seek to represent the interests and the wellbeing of all animals in the community by educating and delivering resources that standardize compassion, animal care, sustainability, leadership and integrity.


People for Animal Wellbeing (PAW), formerly Greater Moncton SPCA, was formed in 1955 by a small group of citizens (with Mrs. Constance Hoover as the lead) who thought something should be done about the stray animals and cruelty towards animals in this area. The following year, Greater Moncton SPCA was founded and built by Mrs. Hoover and her mother.

For years, Mrs. Hoover ran the Greater Moncton SPCA with help from close friends, primarily Mr. and Mrs. Sternbach, and Mrs. Rena Michahelles. In its infancy, the work was done on a volunteer basis. As funds became available, staff was put in place to run the shelter.

The Greater Moncton SPCA continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the animals in our region with the aim of preventing animal cruelty, from blatant physical abuse to neglect. The Greater Moncton SPCA is the largest animal shelter in New Brunswick, taking several thousand animals a year.

With a new rebrand launch in 2022, the former name of the Greater Moncton SPCA now known as People for Animal Wellbeing (PAW) will show us as true leaders in animal care. PAW gives a fresh new look and brand name to better tell our story. PAW is dedicated to encouraging and motivating people to show compassion for all animals in their communities.


We are dedicated to offering educational tools to the community in order to assist families in preparing for their journey to becoming pet owners through adoption and to also provide resources to current pet owners.


    The explained journey on what happens when a rescued animal arrives at PAW.


    A number of resources are available to assist you and your newly adopted pet.


    PAW collects feedback through a bilingual Community Engagement Survey.


    Our activities throughout the preceding years.


We have a variety of opportunities for those looking to work in the animal care sector.