Little Petey was brought to the HSDR in a diaper box.  Upon examination a hernia was detected, about to rupture.  We rushed Petey in for emergency surgery to fix the life threatening hernia.  We are happy to say Petey has made a full recovery in foster care and is on his way to his forever home.

The HSDR is building a much needed animal hospital as an addition to the shelter in order to provide immediate medical procedures for animals in distress.  This hospital will also provide ongoing medical treatment for the numerous surrendered, abused and neglected animals that require our care.  Our ‘Hospital for Hope’ will be the lifeline for these animals.

The HSDR serves 8 municipalities, covers 2,500 sq. km and receives NO government funding.  We need your help to save animals like Petey. 


Since 2014 the HSDR has helped over 6000 animals.



Over the last 5 years the Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR) has provided housing, care and medical intervention for over 4000 cats in our community.  In 2019, HSDR rescued 29 cats from one home in a case of animal hoarding.  These cats and kittens were living in deplorable conditions and all required medical care, proper nutrition, and surgery.


We wouldn’t be able to save these precious animals without the support of our community.


Please consider making a donation, no matter how big or small, to help animals in need this holiday season. You can make a donation by clicking here.


Your Donation Makes A Difference!

The HSDR operates solely on the generosity of the public and people who love animals. With your donations of money or goods you are helping us rescue and protect animals that are innocent victims of abuse and neglect. Help us help the animals - DONATE NOW! 

*We also accept E-Transfer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate today!* 


Kitty Kare Program

For more information or to sponsor one of our kittens please call 905-665-7430 ext. 0 or click here.  

Monthly & One-Time Donations

Your donations will provide food and care for our animals. You can make a donation online using your credit card - it is quick, easy and 100% secure. You can also make a donation via mail or by visiting the shelter. To become a monthly donor click here


Gift of Life

The Gift of Life fund covers costs for animals that need extended medical treatment and care due to injuries caused by accidents or abuse.

Donate in Memorium/Tribute & In Honour

Make a donation In Honour or In Memory of someone. A card is sent to the individual with each donation. 

To make an In Memory donation, click here

To make an In Honour donation, click here


Donation of Supplies

Operation of the shelter requires many items such as food, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc. for the care of the animals, office materials and equipment for administrative activities. Donation Wish List.

We also have an Amazon Wish List of items to help keep the animals as comfortable and happy as possible while they stay in our shelter. To see our Amazon Wish List please click here

Donations of Securities/Stocks

To donate your gift of stock to the Humane Society of Durham Region, please click the following attachment/file Gift of Stock/Securities.

Wedding Favours for Pet Loving People

Why not begin your married life doing something meaningful like showing compassion to animals. 

Instead of giving traditional wedding favours, what if you choose to make a donation that would assist distressed or abused animals? Providing them with food, supplies, veterinarian care and spay/neuter programs. For more information and to see the available packages, click here


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For more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Official tax receipts are provided for all donations.