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NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society wants you to prepare an emergency plan for your pet during COVID-19

GUELPH, ON (April 15, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) wants to remind the community that with the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Guelph & Wellington County, it is important for pet guardians to include their pets in family preparedness and emergency plans.


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NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society is ensuring animals are safe and cared for while closed to the public

GUELPH, ON (March 24, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society wants the community to know the animals in their care are safe and being well cared for during this pandemic.  With the help of volunteer foster homes, GHS has been able to place a majority of animals into foster care during this time of social distancing. Currently, GHS has 75 pets in foster care and 16 pets being cared for at 500 Wellington St. W.


COVID-19 UPDATE – March 16

As we continue to monitor this pandemic, we are taking the following steps to do our part to keep our community and animals safe:

We have implemented increase disinfection protocols throughout the humane society. Our staff are working hard to keep the animals well-cared, while also keeping public health as a top priority.

We have reduced our hours of operation.


GHS COVID-19 Update

A message from GHS regarding COVID-19:

GHS will remain open in order to continue providing vital services to the community. While subject to change, based on information coming from public health and other officials, services will continue as usual until further notice (with exceptions noted below). As always, if you have an animal emergency, please call 519-824-3091. If the call is after hours, please call 1-855-333-3385.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society receives food donation from ROYAL CANIN® for the 105 cats

GUELPH, ON (February 20, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society is grateful for a special donation from ROYAL CANIN® of adult wet and dry food including special veterinary diet food for all of the male cats that are in their care. This donation will support the 105 cats that were surrendered at the end of January.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society places the first round of the 105 surrendered cats up for adoption

GUELPH, ON (February 7, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is excited to announce that the first round of cats from the 105 that were surrendered two weeks ago are now ready for adoption. GHS has been monitoring the cats since they were all brought into their care, and a few healthy cats have shown great progress adjusting to their new surroundings. This is the first of many rounds of these cats that will be ready for their new loving homes.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society receives $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada towards new building campaign

February 4, 2020—GUELPH, ON – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) received a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, to support the Guelph Humane Society’s new building. Currently under construction at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd, the new building is scheduled to be completed this Fall 2020.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society has a final count of 105 cats surrendered into their care last week from one home

GUELPH, ON (January 27, 2020) – Last week, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) stepped up and saved the lives of a total of 105 cats when the owner surrendered them into GHS’s care. The cats were all removed from one home with the majority of the cats rescued on Wednesday, January 22 and final cats arriving on Friday end of day. It was all-hands-on-deck at the humane society to ensure ALL of the cats’ were rescued and received immediate care.


NEWS BULLETIN – 97 Cats Surrendered to the Guelph Humane Society

GUELPH, ON (January 24, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society was notified of an owner surrendering 97 cats, all from one home this past week.

GHS stepped up and made the decision to help these cats by taking them into their care. GHS have assessed the cats’ basic medical needs. They have provided basic medical care of vaccines, microchipping and parasite control. They will have a better idea of the costs for additional and specialized care next week. Surprisingly, most of the cats appear to be in fair condition, considering the of number of cats that were living together. However, several cats have eye issues and others with additional medical conditions are being monitored closely by our team.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society saves cat from 10-foot-deep window well during Saturday’s snowstorm

GUELPH, ON (January 21, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) rescued an 8-month old cat from a downtown Guelph apartment window well during Saturday’s snowfall. The cat appeared to have fallen or jumped into the window well before the heavy snowfall, as no footprints could be seen in area.