Foster Homes Desperately Needed!!

Although we have had fosters applications over the last few months, many of these have adopted animals and no longer have room. 
It is true that we may not have animals for fostering right away and foster homes may need to wait days, weeks or even months.  What we can tell you ... when it rains, it pours.
Immediately Today, we need foster homes for:
  1. 2 dogs who need to be separated but are from the same home.  Neither get along well with other animals but both love their people looking after them. They are not for adoption but are part of our "Helping Hands Helping Hearts Program"
  2. 2 Three-month-old Azores Cattle Dog spayed female Puppies Ready for adoption
  3. 1 Five-month-old German Shepherd Puppy Not for Adoption yet but may become adoptable in the next few weeks
  4. 4-6 puppy litter that need to come into care for adoption, but we cannot facilitate without more foster homes.
  5. 3 One-year-old Azores Cattle Dog Females who will be preparing for adoption
  6. 1 very large male dog not for adoption "Helping Hands Helping Hearts Program" 
  7. 4 senior cats who will need medical before they are readied for adoption.
  8. 2 large dogs that have been displaced by house fire. family is trying to find housing for humans and pets
  9. multiple litters of kittens that will be in care possibly 2-4 weeks
  10. Always looking for fosters for orphan kittens

Fosters must realize that most animals we help in our programs may have emotional issues due to situations surrounding their intake, no training, may not be spayed/neutered, may not have been in a home and may chew your shoes.  We cannot promise personality or health until they have been in foster homes and health checked.

Click here for foster home application and foster home guidelines.

We have a number of events planned in September,October and November AND we need your help!!

Please click here to download our volunteer application and be added to our volunteer list. 
We need volunteers who are reliable and really want to be involved when volunteers are needed at events and in the shelter. 

August 31st Inside Tables at Simcoe Farmers Market 

We need volunteers to sit at our tables outside as well.

The Simcoe and District Humane Society (SimcoeDHumane) is an organization that believes every animal has a voice.

Like everyone else, the pandemic hit us hard.  READ MORE

$5 Fridays can help with just a click!

Your Donation Will Change an animal's life!

You don't have to wait until Friday, your $5 is appreciated any day!

Every day, we work with animals. Every day, animals need our help.

Every day, during the pandemic closures, we worked with animals and helped owners with their animal's health and supplies.

The cost of PPE was four times the regular cost. Prices of all supplies went up, BUT donations dropped by 25% and fundraising dropped by 75%.

The needs of the animals and cost of care (Including Hydro, Heat, Food, Litter, Veterinary Care and Other Supplies etc) went up drastically.  READ MORE

click below to help the animals and our shelter!

Please donate to help the animals in the care of SimcoeDHumane and those that will be coming in through the spring season ... moms and babies, orphans and little ones !

Our Office will be open
11am - 3pm (Closed Wednesday and Sunday by appointment)
Please, the best way to contact us is by email or Click This link!

 Arrangements will be made through email to drop donations off, pick up animals, and for clinic dates.  All shelter hours, clinics and pre-arranged appointments will still move forward.

Emergencies only call 519-428-9161 press 2

Use the links above to register for our different programs or place your supply orders.

To find out who else to call please CLICK HERE 

We are still working and helping the animals and we still need your support and donations.  Outside Fundraisers, Corporate Donations and monthly donations are greatly appreciated.

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COVID-19 Update March 2022

To continue to protect the animals, vulnerable clients, senior volunteers or those who may be immunocompromised, we will continue to wear masks at the shelter and ask everyone to maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Visitors will be limited to 2 at a time or a small family as we have limited room.

We are still working and helping the animals and we still need your support and donations.  Outside Fundraisers, Corporate Donations and monthly donations are greatly appreciated.  Read More

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Who We Are

Our Mission

To help animals and people in Norfolk County and to promote and provide education on good pet ownership and care for all animals.

Vision Statement

For all animals to be treated with compassion without the threat of ever being unwanted or abandoned, they might live in a community where overpopulation of companion animals is diminished by humane intervention not euthanasia.

About Simcoe and District Humane Society

Chartered in 1953, Simcoe and District Humane Society volunteers have provided Animal Welfare Services in and around Norfolk County.

Simcoe and District Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization relying on fundraising activities and donations from members of the community.

Volunteers look after every aspect of the Society including daily operations and working hands on with the animals from intake to adoption. Foster homes and the temporary shelter are a great asset to the Society as the organization prepares to raise funds for a much-needed building.

Your Donation Counts!
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Together we can continue to help those less fortunate animals!  It takes a village to help the animals ... Norfolk County is our Village!

We Can't Do It Without You!

We are an Essential Service and have prepared our Shelter, Staff and Fosters for upcoming services

Some or our Essential Services:

  • Helping support owners who have been financially affected by COVID-19 layoffs and loss of jobs (within our budget and with donated items)
  • Helping support owners who have been ill, hospitalized or families of owners who are deceased
    • We are asking pet owners to think ahead.  Arrange with Family and/or friends to care for their pet(s) in case they can't care for them.
    • The best outcome for any animal is to stay home, stay away from their ill owner, shelter in place.

Every day volunteers are called on sick and injured animals of all types! Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, birds, and of course sick and dying wildlife.
Simcoe and District Humane Society is not alone.
Other Non-Profit volunteer organizations are inundated with calls as well; some not even in the Norfolk County area come into help with sick and injured wildlife.
Help SimcoeDHumane get the message to Norfolk County!
Please sign the Petition Today!

Click the Link to sign the Petition!

Click Here to know Who to Call in Norfolk County when you ...

find a stray dog, hear barking dogs, found a baby bird or wild animal, injured wildlife, stray cats.

Norfolk County Contracts Animal Control ONLY for Stray Dogs

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 Crisis SimcoeDHumane CANNOT help with sick wildlife, including skunks or raccoons.  If the animal is on your property, you will need to contact a pest control company.   For Orphaned skunks, squirrels, raccoons, or other wildlife please contact local Wildlife Custodians;  Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge or visit Ontario Wildlife Rescue 


Please sign the Petition to ask Norfolk County to help ALL ANIMALS

Our services

From Intake to Adoption, Return

Volunteers look after all animals from the stray off the street, the surrendered, the abandoned, the sick, the injured, the dying ...

Each animal is health assessed, medically treated, if necessary, tested for species specific diseases (such as FIV/Felv for cats, Heartworm/Lyme for dogs), treated, if possible, vaccinated to date, dewormed, flea treated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and readied for adoption. 

To View Report in PDF, Click Here

Please Donate Today e-transfer or click the QR Code to donate via PayPal

Spay or Neuter your pet AND the stray outdoors!

Volunteers advocate the spay or neuter of your pet and the stray outdoors ... not just to combat the overpopulation of unwanted domestic animals BUT to create and healthier and happier life for these animals.

2019 with the help of East Village Animal Hospitals we assisted 136 Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Low Income families, Seniors, and those with barn cats.  

Your donation helps us spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, flea treat, deworm, and treat many animals that may never see a vet due to the cost of care.

Your donation helps this most important program!

In 2018 with the help of Welland's Mobile Clinic, SDHS held 5 Low-Cost clinics, spaying/neutering 30-35 animals per clinic.

Information will be posted here for the 2020 clinics


Education and Fact-Based Seminars

Volunteers are always preparing for Educational Seminars on our Foster Care Program, interactions with scared and less social animals, directives on appropriate animal care and information on Simcoe and District Humane Society.

Are you interested in gaining knowledge in these areas or have a group or organization that wants to know more about SDHS please click on the button below. 


We Need Volunteers to help with our Seniors With Animals as Pets Program!

Pets make great companions for seniors and SDHS tries to help Seniors keep their pets in their homes instead of surrendering them.

This is better for both the Senior and their pet!

Volunteers visit the home and help place bowls, litter pans, and other needs of the animal to help the senior care for their pet, or it's possible daily visits may be needed.

Dog walking, playtime, vet visits may also be asked from the Society.

We need your help to enable us to continue the program.

Helping Hands Helping Hearts

One of our busiest programs relies on donors, foster homes, and boarding facilities as we help those facing difficult life events. 

It may be just a helping hand with some extra pet food until payday or a 6–8-week pet stay while owners are in a shelter due to a family violence situation. 

SDHS works closely with many County organizations and support services to help family pets in need.

We need your help with donations of food, pet related supplies, money, and foster homes to help this program.  You can donate at the shelter, by PayPal or   e-transfer

  Many SPCA's and Shelters are initiating programs such as this, however, SDHS has been busy with this program for 20+ years. 

Lost and Found Animals

Lost and Found Animals

There is always a chance that Kitty or Pup may wander away becoming lost.

Simcoe and District Humane Society volunteers try their hardest to help get these animals back to their owners.

If you have lost or found an animal, please help us by answering the questions on this lost and found form and please send us a picture of the animal.


For more information visit - Paw Print of Approval
24 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1


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