Jump to Content


Guelph Humane Society digs for new digs

 GUELPH, ON (September 17, 2019) – Staff, volunteers, donors, community members – and a couple of very good dogs – joined in the festivities today during the ceremonial groundbreaking event at the site of the Guelph Humane Society’s new home, 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd in Guelph. Construction for the new building is expected to be completed by Fall 2020.


Ready, set, dig! Guelph Humane Society contracts local company for new build

Guelph, ON (September 11, 2019) – When the Guelph Humane Society breaks ground on its new location next week, it will be with local builders Devlan Construction Ltd at the helm.

The company has been contracted to build the new 18,000 square foot community animal centre on 2.7 acres of land, after a Request for Proposals (RFP) process earlier this year. The new facility will be located at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph.


Guelph Humane Society announces transformational gift for its Capital Campaign

GUELPH, ON (September 4, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is thrilled to announce a $5 Million gift from Kim and Stu Lang in support of the GHS Capital Campaign – Unleashing Hope. Thanks to their gift, construction on the new facility will begin later this month and is expected to take approximately 1 year. The gift is the largest-ever received in the history of the Guelph Humane Society.


Guelph Humane Society shares that cat found in blue tote bin is now available for adoption

GUELPH, ON (July 29, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the cat found in a plastic blue tote bin is now ready to find her loving home. The black short hair cat, lovingly named Tina by GHS staff, was discovered abandoned at the intersection of Imperial and Westwood roads in Guelph by a passing driver in April of this year. The cat was found inside of the tote with the lid duct taped shut and the finder immediately brought the cat to GHS for care. An owner for the cat was sought after, but no one came forward to claim the female cat, estimated to be 8 years old.


The Guelph Humane Society continues their investigations until a new provincial system is developed

Guelph, ON [June 28, 2019] – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) will continue to protect animals at risk over the next six months while the Ontario Government develops a new animal protection act. GHS is proud to continue their vital provincial animal protection work within the Guelph and Wellington County area (now including the Town of Erin).


The Guelph Humane Society reminds you to leave pets in cool homes this summer!

Guelph, ON (June 25, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is once again reminding the community of the extreme danger of leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle this summer, and especially as we head into hotter weather this long weekend.  Cars and other vehicles can reach a VERY high temperature quickly, leaving your pet at severe risk and in some cases causing fatality.


The Guelph Humane Society educates community on how to help turtles this time of year

Guelph, ON (June 21, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to remind motorists to “give turtles a break” this time of year.  Turtles are in the midst of their egg-laying season, which will continue until early July. Females often will lay their eggs in the sandy, gravel shoulders along our roads, and while crossing the roadways they are at significant risk of injuries or death due to collisions with vehicles.


Guelph Humane Society takes on care of 2 miniature horses, 1 thoroughbred, and a pot belly pig

Guelph, ON (June 19, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has stepped in to take on the care of four farm animals who were surrendered by their owner, when they could no longer care for them. Three horses (two miniatures and a thoroughbred) along with a pig are now receiving much needed medical care at a farm with one of GHS’s foster homes.


Help Shape Animal Protection in Ontario! Survey Deadline Is June 6!

Thank you for your support of the Guelph Humane Society, and the animals that we protect. In March, we asked you to reach out to your MPP to let them know how important it is that animals in Guelph and Wellington County continued to be protected, despite the OSPCA’s withdrawal from enforcement. We are happy to share that your voice was heard – you were the voice for the animals, who have no one else.

The Ontario Government has proposed an amendment to the Ontario SPCA Act (Bill 117), which if passed, would enable our organization to continue the enforcement work we are already doing to protect animals in Guelph and Wellington County. This temporary legislative measure will keep animals safe in the interim, while a more robust, transparent and accountable animal protection system can be developed for Ontario. This is what you asked for!


The Guelph Humane Society receives grant to help even more wildlife

Guelph, ON (April 25, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce it is a proud recipient of a Summerlee Foundation grant for $14,500 USD to support its award-winning Wildlife Program. In springtime, GHS sees an increase in the number of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife needing care, and this grant will help ensure it can support the over 1200 wild animals admitted to GHS each year. The grant monies will fund a full-time student or recent graduate, as well as food, medication, field supplies, and equipment to enhance GHS’s Wildlife Program.