2024 Pet Food Drive

Usually, during the holidays, we open our requests for support, supplies, food and more to help our pet families.

Due to our economy, the weather, personal finances, and loss of residences we will continue to ask for help and this is going to be a tough year for many of community's people and their pet(s), whether it comes with fur, feathers, skin.  Please give today to support our food and supply bank this year.

Have Hay or Straw?  Please let us know in case we do get the calls coming in.  Spring and growing seasons may be a long way away.

During the last few months, we have 5-10 pet families visit the shelter for assistance.  They are not all the same.  When people are struggling with tough decisions, suffering financial hardship, some for the first time in their life, we want to help them at least keep their pet(s) with them and help keep their pet(s) fed and/or have supplies to look after themappropriately.  

Your donation of pet related items, pet food (dogs, cats, rodents, guinea pigs, birds + more), litter, treats, and for the shelter pets Royal Canin Kitten and Non-clumping, Unscented Litter, will be appreciated.

Please print or share the poster, hold a pet food drive, please help any way you can!

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. 3 One-year-old Azores Cattle Dog Females who will be preparing for adoption
  3. 1 4-year old Azores Cattle Dog Male - will need adoption farm or other such facility
  4. 1 very large male 1 year old dog for adoption
  5. 4 senior cats who will need medical before they are readied for adoption.
  6. 2 large dogs that have been displaced by house fire. family is trying to find housing for humans and pets
  7. multiple litters of kittens that will be in care possibly 2-4 weeks
  8. 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 Need Your Help!

Simcoe and District Humane Society does not get any help from any level of Government and volunteers rely solely on donations and fundraising efforts.

Every day all types of animals need us; from sick, injured, malnourished, freezing, overheated, dying, orphaned, abandoned or surrendered

Volunteers (those at the shelter, foster homes and emergency call out) work round the clock to help these poor animals.

We cannot do it without your help!   

The Cost of Care is a daily necessity, including; Veterinary Appointments, Life-saving Medical Care,Medical tests, Medications and Supplements, Medical Care, Ongoing health care and maintenance, Housing,  Vaccinations, Spay/Neuter Surgeries, Food, Litter or bedding, Laundry, Daily Supplies

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!

Adopt a Shelter Pet!

How Can You Help?

Your Donation Matters!  Every $ Counts!

  • Donate Supplies ~ See our Wish List Below


Spend some time

  • cleaning cages,
  • working in the office, answering phone calls,
  • run a fundraiser, 
  • Pick up supplies or donations,
  • drive animals to Brantford, Dunnville, Kitchener, London, Tillsonburg for veterinary appointments or spay/neuter clinics and more!

Download our Volunteer Application Package

Download, share and print our Posters

Includes our QR Code donation links!

Building Fund Poster (.pdf)

General Information/Donation Poster (.pdf)

Foster Homes

Foster Homes are an Integral part of our Society and needed for our orphans, surgical and long-term medical patients, precious kitties in training, litters of kittens/puppies (4-8 weeks old), dogs waiting for spay/neuter surgeries or needing special care, large animals, bunnies, small animals.

Check out our everyday Wish List ~

You will be surprised what we need and use!

Every day Volunteers are working for and with the animals. Whether in the shelter, in foster care, in our kennels …
we have to look after our cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, other small or large animals (the number and types can change
It is very normal for SDHS to have 125 plus animals in care each day … They won’t stay long as they get adopted
quickly once of age, medically treated/healed, spayed/neutered and readied for adoption. It is a revolving door as
more enter the system.
They need supplies in every venue to look after them!
Your support is necessary to continue looking after those less fortunate animals in care of SDHS.
Important Every Day Items Used at the Shelter

Things we use everyday that you could help with!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
Petfinder.com - Paw Print of Approval
Donate today to help the animals and theirdaily care