Our unofficial mission is to put ourselves right out of business: If we can convince people to spay and neuter their pets, there would not be this over-population of animals who are unwanted. Only 1/3 of dogs and cats that are born end up in a loving home...the rest are dumped, they starve, they are prey for wild animals, etc.
Our Official Mission Statement
Swan Valley Animal Protection League endeavors to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership, and to reduce pet over-population through the promotion of spay/neutering, to the best of our abilities.
Swan Valley Animal Protection League is a volunteered based organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray and abandoned animals. Our practices serve a large area of the community with animals rescued from areas within a 60 - 70 mile radius of the town of Swan River. There are no other shelters serving our area and we operate solely on donations and fundraising. Our average annual intake is approximately 80 dogs and 80 cats, with an average occupancy of 18 dogs and 18 cats at a time. Our shelter is located on a rural residence, which many individuals volunteer at on a daily basis.
Address: PO Box 2735
Swan River, MB, R0L 1Z0
Directions to the SVAPL Facility
There are two ways to get there from the town of Swan River:
#1- Drive west out of Swan River, on Ditch Road, #275. One mile west there is a hydro substation on the left (south) and there is a road to the right. There is a sign in the right ditch (north side), that shows that this is the turn to make to get to SVAPL. (Orange flags, blue reflectors). Turn right, and you are now going north. Drive two miles and you will see a stop sign. You will also see a sign telling you that you are to keep going straight ahead to get to
SVAPL. (Orange signs, blue reflectors). Drive one and ½ miles north, on the same road. On your left side you will see a sign that says Sercombe's (plus a ceramic horse, blue reflectors). That is the SVAPL facility.
#2- Leave Swan River going north on Highway #10. At the first intersection after the bypass, you will see a red wagon on your right hand side (east). On the left is a road marked #216. Turn left on that road, and you will now be driving west. Go past the first intersection. When you get to the second inter-
section you will see a sign that tells you to turn right. Turn right and you will now be going north. Go 1 ½ miles north. Sercombe sign, ceramic horse, blue reflectors. That is SVAPL's facility.
***WE CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH, PLEASE CALL 1-888-212-6385 BEFORE YOU DRIVE OUT AS YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO BE SURE SOMEONE IS THERE TO MEET WITH YOU! PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND YOUR CALL WILL BE RETURNED.***