Our Pet Food Pantry cupboards are bare and with more people accessing help than ever, we need help to keep the Pantry stocked!

This is a link to our urgently needed food and supplies for the Pet Food Pantry.

Feel free to shop local and deliver during our office hours (everyday except Wednesday and Sunday, 11-3), or shop from our Amazon Wish List and have it delivered to 24 Grigg Drive Simcoe.


We, and the animals, thank you!

We are looking for urgent foster homes to take on 2 puppies while we get all their vaccines, and other vetting done.

They are approximately 7-8 weeks old, possibly Shepherd mixes and were found hiding in someone's garden, just hanging out, chilled and afraid.  The numbers started to grow as each pup joined the others over a few hours.

During the first 3 weeks and until they get their 2nd vaccines - no playing with other dogs at parks, or your family dogs, friend's dogs; we ask you to keep our pups as safe as possible during their stay with you. On the second booster, we will be looking for Foster2Adopt homes, each pup individually.

We provide their food, toys, beds, kennels. We ask you to provide love, protection, socialization, and some training.

Have you applied to become a foster home for cats or kittens? 
Please email our animal care team to refresh you application and let us know you are still interested!
Haven't applied yet but would like to look after these little ones? 
Apply today!
We have numerous litters of kittens and single kittens needing care for 2-5 weeks until we can get them in for spay/neuter and then into stores.
Can't Foster?  Please sponsor a litter of kittens and their vaccinations, surgery, food?  Please e-transfer finance@SimcoeDHumane.ca with "sponsor a kitten"  in the message bar.
We cannot do it without your help!!

  • Cat/Kitten Core vaccines plus Felv $18.29 each - Appropriate Shelter Vaccination Schedule at 4wks, 6wks, 8wks, 10wks, 12wks for full 5 boosters $91.46 each kitten
  • Feline Bordetella Vaccine $9.82 each kitten
  • Rabies for kittens/cats over 3 months old average $20 
  • Dewormer for babies $ .20 X 5 weeks $1 then at 8 wks $11.30
  • Microchip $25
  • Surgery average $100
  • Food and Supplements for 8-12 weeks of care $96.00 each kitten
  • Formula minimum 3 weeks of care $81 each orphan
  • Litter, training pads, laundry for 8-12 weeks of care $80 - $120

We have a number of events planned in the Spring and Summer AND we need your help!!

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

IMPORTANT!  We have had serious issues with our email provider s-dhs.ca and have not received emails since February 13.  Please, if you have sent emails during this time, please resend to info@SimcoeDHumane.ca

Our email addresses are changing - please check our contact list here.  It will take a few days to change links on our system.

$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!

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

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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

COVID-19 Update 2024

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

Order from Amazon and have it delivered to the shelter 24 Grigg Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y4L1 SimcoeDHumaneWishList https://a.co/eVULVe5

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

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.

Just a few of our Featured Pets!

CLICK HERE to View More and Learn How to Adopt!

Your Donation Counts!
Click here for more information

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 finance@s-dhs.ca 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 2024 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.

Click Here To Learn More

Click Here to Volunteer Specifically to this 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 finance@s-dhs.ca 

Click on the link to become a foster home for bunnies, cats, dogs, small animals, rodents, and others while the owner gets the help they need.

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

Click the Helping Hands, Helping Hearts Button to Pay By PayPal

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

Petfinder.com - Paw Print of Approval
24 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1


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