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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.
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.
One visitor at a time may visit our animals in the shelter or come in the office with One volunteer.
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
Who We Are
To help animals and people in Norfolk County and to promote and provide education on good pet ownership and care for all animals.
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.
Together we can continue to help those less fortunate animals! It takes a village to help the animals ... Norfolk County is our Village!
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!
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; Bryden's Den or Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge
Over 600 Adoptions for 2019
- Over fifty returns to owners,
- 136 Clinic Surgeries,
- over twenty animal stays during emergency evacuation, or when their animals were in immediate distress
- Over fifty transferred in through different organizations including our FVAP (returning to owner) and Emergency housing
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.
2019 Almost 1,000 animals came through the doors of SimcoeDHumane for help, surgeries, assistance, or disposal. This includes strays, surrenders, abandoned, owner assistance program, Callouts to pick up deceased, Transfers from other groups, Clinics, service, and wildlife drop-offs.
Over 600 Adoptions for 2019
- Over 50 return to owners,
- 136 Clinic Surgeries,
- over 20 animal stays during emergency evacuation, or when their animals were in immediate distress
- Over 50 transferred in through different organizations including our FVAP (returning to owner) and Emergency housing
- many families helped with food and assistance
- 9 other local rescues assisted with food, litter, bedding, and other services when they have needed it or when we had extra to share.
2019 was a busy but great year!
Your donation is needed to help us continue to help those less fortunate animals!
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 www.paypal.me/sdhs or e-transfer firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
CRUELTY TO ANY ANIMAL IS NOT TOLERATED IN ONTARIO.
For more information visit
24 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1
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