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Again, we want to Thank EVERYONE for helping the animals through your donations and support!

Stay Tuned for a possible Event in Future!

We are still looking for 3 young people 16 - 30 to join our team through Canada Summer Jobs.  Contract positions August/September start for 14 weeks.

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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 and that 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 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 financially affected by COVID-19 layoffs and loss of jobs (within our budget and with donated items)
  • Helping support owners who have taken ill, been 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; Bryden's Den or Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge


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

Our services

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

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, Call-outs 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 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 finance@s-dhs.ca

  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.

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

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Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1


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