April 1 Update
Based on the Premier of Ontario’s decision to extend the province’s state of emergency for another 2 weeks. GHS made a decision to extend our closure and continue reduced services (listed below) until April 30th. Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation and reassess regularly.
However, at this point we can all reasonably expect that our facility will remain closed, and we will continue to take all necessary precautions, including social distancing measures at 500 Wellington St. W. until at least
Adoption and Foster updates - March 25
We continue to monitor COVID-19 from now until April 5 until then ADOPTIONS WILL BE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
As the situation changes, GHS will assess and re-assess our plans. Please note that regrettably due to limited resources, we are unable to answer specific questions about the animals available for adoption beyond what is shared on their online adoption profile HERE.
At this time, if you see an animal you are interested in, we would be happy to take your contact information and reach out to you once our Adoption Program resumes normal operation, in order for us to chat with you about your potential new family member. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, we are not recruiting new fosters. Be rest assured that animals in our care are currently receiving extra love and attention with our existing fosters while the shelter is closed to the public.
It is likely that this could change and if you are interested in fostering with us long-term, please fill out a foster application on our website HERE. Please review the general information on our foster program before you apply. If you have any further questions about our foster program, please feel free to email our Volunteer & Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
NEWS RELEASE - The Guelph Humane Society is ensuring animals are safe and cared for while closed to the public - March 24, 2020
March 17 Update
As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, the Guelph Humane Society is staying on top of recommendations made by public health and all levels of government. Effective immediately, we have CLOSED OUR DOORS TO THE PUBLIC until April 5th. As the situation changes, GHS will continue to assess and re-assess our plans. If the situation requires our reopen date to change, we will post on social media and on our website.
Please rest assured that we have a very dedicated team that will ensure the health and well-being of animals in our care. We are also placing some animals into our dedicated foster homes. As always, we remain committed to ensuring all animals in our community are cared for and protected.
The follow changes to our services should be noted…
Our essential services will remain open:
- We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for animal emergencies.
- We are available to provide emergency boarding to pets, especially if an owner is being hospitalized, evicted or arrested.
- We will help any lost pets in our community, and continue our efforts to reunite pets with their owners as quickly as possible.
- Should you be unable to care for your pet, we remain available to bring pets into our care on urgent and case-by-case basis.
Thank you for considering adopting a pet! Please note that if you have already applied to adopt an animal, our team will be in touch with you to make arrangements for you to bring your new family member. We all need #HappyTails during this time!
All other adoptions will be suspended until further notice. As the situation changes, GHS will continue to assess and re-assess our plans. In the meantime, if you see an animal you are interested in on our website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may make some exceptions!
LOST & FOUND PETS
If you have lost a pet, please file a lost report online: https://guelphhumane.ca/services/lost-found/
If you have found pet, please call us at 519-824-3091 during business hours. If it is after hours, please call 1-855-333-3385.
If you need to claim your lost pet, please call us at 519-824-3091 to arrange an appointment to pick-up your pet.
Follow GHS Found Pets on Facebook to all pet lost pets currently in our care: https://www.facebook.com/GHSfoundpets/
We will continue to provide Animal Services to the City of Guelph, Township of Centre Wellington, and Guelph/Eramosa Township. Calls will be responded to calls on an as-needed basis. All calls will be triaged based on level of urgency and available staffing. If you have a concern, please call us at 519-824-3091.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We will be answering our phone and monitoring emails from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm Saturday to Sunday. Most services will be available by appointment only.
Please call us at 519-824-3091 or email us at email@example.com during business hours, if you have any questions. If you have an emergency afterhours, please call 1-855-333-3385.
As we cannot accept physical donations at 500 Wellington St. W. at this time (unless purchased through our Amazon Wishlist visit here: t.ly/PWnl8 ). We appreciate any monetary donations you can make in support of the over 120 animals currently in our care. https://guelphhumane.ca/get-involved/donate/
Please rest assured that we have a very dedicated team that will ensure the health and well-being of animals in our care throughout this pandemic. We are also placing some animals into our dedicated foster homes until we can reopen our facility. Our focus must be on keeping our team of staff and volunteers healthy throughout this pandemic, in order to ensure we are available to care for our community’s animals. Animals currently in our care are relying solely on us for their well-being, and we need to available to care for them. We are all in this together and if we all take these precautions now, we can all do our part to decrease the impact of COVID-19 on Guelph & Wellington County. As always, we remain committed to ensuring all animals in our community are cared for and protected.
A reminder that if you have a concern of animal abuse or neglect, please continue to call 1-833-9-ANIMAL.
Effective immediately, GHS is cancelling all volunteers shifts until further notice.
Please be assured that animals in our care will continue to receive the care they need, either at GHS or in a foster home. As always, our committed staff will ensure the animals are cared for. We are also taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our staff during this emergency.
We still may contact volunteer wildlife drivers for transfer of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife to our partner wildlife rehabilitation centers. We will put steps in place that respect social distancing in those cases.
Thank you to our hundreds of dedicated volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so!