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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.


Toronto Humane Society's Durham Region Subsidized Spay/Neuter Transportation Service 


Cat Spay/Neuter Voucher 

This program is to benefit low income individuals. In order to qualify you must be a resident of Durham Region and be able to provide photo ID with address and also be receiving on of the following subsidized incomes: 

• Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)


• CPP Disability

• Ontario Works

• OVMA Safe Pet Program

In order to receive a voucher you must bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of government assistance. 


Food Bank

We have a public food bank to assist those who are going through a tough time to help them feed their pets. Our food bank is available to be used once per month and is for short-term help. We distribute food and treats as needed and available. Since we rely on donation for our food supply, the quantity and type may vary each day. We do our best to distribute equally and fairly to everyone in need. 

• A piece of Photo ID is required in order to access the food bank. 


 Community Events 

Please check back for upcoming events that we will be taking part in. 



Community Fundraising


2020 Whitby Firefighters Calendar

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 Community Partners



Community Adoption Partners


We have many offsite adoption sites for our animals. Please visit the following stores to see some of our adoptable animals. 


Pet Valu Bowmanville East - 243 King St. E. Bowmanville, ON P: 905-697-3523

Pet Valu Bowmanvill e West- 2377 Highway #2 Bowmanville, ON P: 905-623-6613

Pet Valu Ajax - 65 Kingston Road E. Ajax, ON P: 905-239-4459

Pet Valu Brooklin - 5949 Baldwin St. S. Whitby, ON P: 905-655-1704

Pet Valu Warren - 1 Warren Ave. Oshawa, ON P: 905-571-6235

Pet Valu Ritson - 300 Taunton Road E. Oshawa, ON P: 905-433-5564



Petsmart South Whitby - 1650 Victoria St. E. Whitby, ON P: 905-723-4823



Ren's Pets Ajax - 280 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax, ON P: 905-426-1009

Ren's Pets Whitby - 980 Taunton Rd. E. Whitby, ON P: 905-579-4611