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Feb. 25 Update: GHS is moving! We will be moving to our new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. March 5-7. To limit the amount of items moving between both buildings, we will NOT be accepting physical donations over the next couple of weeks. Please check back for updates the week of March 15th to see how physical items can be donated at our new building!

Thank you for your continued support and patience during our big move!

Due to COVID-19 infection prevention protocols, we are only able to accept physical donation drop-offs at 500 Wellington St. W. on SATURDAYs during shelter hours (10am-4pm) at this time.

Please review the wish list below prior to dropping off your donations to ensure we are currently accepting your items. We ask that you drop-off your donations in labelled (e.g. Toys, Food) plastic bags for easy disinfection.

Please note, we are unable to accept donations of blankets and towels at this time due to limited storage. Please check back again in the new year. Thank you!

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Our Wishlist

GHS WISHLIST

We thank you in advance for your generosity and consideration of our animals’ needs this holiday season! Our animals need your help more than ever during this challenging time. Each year the Guelph Humane Society serves over 3,000 vulnerable animals in the Guelph and surrounding areas. We do not receive government funding, we exist solely thanks to your generosity!

Charitable Registration Number = 119236305RR0001

 

Cash donations are our number one need in order to continue the high-level of care every animal that comes into our shelter receives.  For donations over $20 you will receive a donation receipt.

Monetary donations are generously accepted at guelphhumane.ca!

In-Kind donations are also a generous way to give back. If you wish to receive a charitable tax receipt for your new, unopened items, please be sure to bring a purchase receipt with you when you donate your items, so the true value is known for CRA.

 

GIFT CARDS

Allow us to address our urgent needs right away. We always need gift cards, new or partially used:

 

ANIMAL CARE NEEDS

General Supplies:

 Cats:

Dogs:

Small Animals:

  • Oxbow Timothy Hay
  • Oxbow Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Rat, and Gerbil food
  • Oxbow small animal treats
  • Oxbow Natural Science Vitamin C Supplement
  • Toys – non plastic, chewable toys

Wildlife:

 

OFFICE NEEDS

  • “Pet Safe” road and sidewalk salt
  • Gift certificates for auto detailing and cleaning – for our Animal Protection Team vehicles
  • White 8 ½“ x 11” printer paper
  • Packing tape
  • Clear plastic zip-up document pouches
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Amazon Wishlist

Did you know that the Guelph Humane Society has an Amazon Wishlist? Most of our wishlist items above can be found on our Amazon Wishlist (amazon.ca). Support the animals in our care from the comfort of your own home!

View Our Amazon Wishlist 

Our Address to mail donations:

Guelph Humane Society
500 Wellington St. W.
Guelph, ON N1H 6L3

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Shredded Paper and Large Newspaper

At this time, we are not accepting donations of shredded paper and newspaper as we are at capacity thanks to generous donors!

We no longer accept small newspapers (ie: Guelph Mercury Tribune, Snapd, The Sun, etc), magazines, flyers, phonebooks, or recyclable papers for donation. If you have large newspapers, such as The Globe and Mail, The Wellington Advertiser, and The Star, or shredded paper, feel free to drop them off at the 500 Wellington St. W.!

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Other ways to support our animals!

Learn how you can fundraise for our animals HERE.

You can give through your Will or by giving Securities HERE.

Donate your car HERE.

Sign-up for our Newsletter and email communication HERE.

 

If you have questions about the above items feel to call us at 519-824-3091. Cash donations of any value assist us to purchase the most needed items fastest and help animals in our care immediately. Don’t forget if you purchase a wish list item (or multiple items) with a total that is over $20 (before taxes and shipping)- you’re eligible for an in-kind tax receipt, issued upon request!

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity!