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The Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR) is an independent affiliate of the Ontario S.P.C.A.

HSDR is made up of a Volunteer Board of Directors, staff members and volunteers. We are a community resource, dedicated to protecting and providing temporary shelter and comfort to all companion animals in need, while promoting adoptions and re-homing for unwanted, abused, neglected and abandoned pets. HSDR promotes humane treatment of all living things. HSDR is a non-profit organization serving all of Durham Region. We rely on the contributions of our donors and supporters in order to provide care and a home for the animals.

Our Mission

To provide compassionate care for abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in our community while they await their new beginning in life.

Our Vision

To provide care until a new home is found regardless of the time it takes, educate and inspire responsible pet/family relationships, and to work with like-minded community groups to the best of our ability.


Integrity - Respect - Honesty - Compassion

COVID-19 (corona virus) Update

As a result of the current situation with COVID-19 (corona virus) the HSDR has made the decision to close the shelter to public effective tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th, 2020 until further notice.  The health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals remains our first priority.  

We will continue, without a doubt, to provide care for the animals in our shelter.

For urgent or essential services, the public may arrange an appointment at the HSDR by calling the shelter at 905-665-7430 ex 0 during regular business hours.

We will continue to keep a close monitor on the situation and we remain committed to keeping you updated along the way. 

Thank you once again for your support for the HSDR and for the animals we care for each day.








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