About Us


Simcoe & District Humane Society

Performing Animal Welfare Services in and around Norfolk County

Since 1953

Those in most desperate need!

Your help is always needed!

Usually well over 100 kittens and cats, rabbits, dogs, often horses and small animals, sometimes farm animals in the care of Simcoe and District Humane Society are relying on volunteers and donations to keep them healthy, vet treated, vaccinated, fed and in the case of the felines in care ... littered.

Without your help, the Society cannot continue to help these precious animals including those waiting for adoption, those brought soaked and cold from the rain, and those clinging to life or recouping after illness or accident.

Please open your hearts and donate now to help us continue the care of these and other animals most in need brought in throughout Norfolk County and neighbouring communities!

Due to the over whelming number of animals in care, we are asking people to use email to contact volunteers at info@s-dhs.ca or to drop in during business hours only.  

11am - 3pm daily (closed Wednesday and Sunday)

Items most needed:

  • Non-Clumping, unscented litter (the animals are using 10 20kg bags/week)
  • Canned kitten food
  • Dry Kitten Food (Performatrin or Pro Plan is preferred)
  • Kitten formula and bottles
  • 3 ml and 5 ml syringes
  • Jugs of water (the animals go through 15 litres/day)
  • Surgical gloves
  • Dawn dish soap for emergency animal care
  • Regular dish soap for dishes and litter pans
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels and Kleenex
  • Unscented Laundry Soap and dryer sheets
  • Hay, feed, straw/bedding for the horses when in care.

Sponsor an Animal:

  • Kitten’s first vet visit and vaccination $65
  • Animal’s vet visit with booster (rabies) $85
  • Spay/Neuter surgeries average $108
  • Don’t forget we need help with the cost of flea treatment, dewormer, microchips and more!


We are still looking for volunteers to help with daily chores around the trailer.

If you can help 2-3 hours in the morning or can help with laundry

1 day/week please contact the office at 519-428-9161.



There are many animals in the care of SDHS ready for adoption.

Open your heart and home to one of our furry friends, large or small!

Please forward this to your furry friend lovers and help Simcoe and District Humane Society

continue to help the animals






Upcoming Events

For more information on Upcoming Events visit www.s-dhs.ca

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Office Volunteer Positions now available
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Adopting A Friend

Our Foster Homes and volunteers always enjoy showing off their special friends! Click the links to view adoptable pets

We will try to post as many adoptable animals as we can on PetFinder.com . We ask you to visit www.petango.com/s-dhs for a complete list of our available pets.

Adoptable pets are also displayed at:

  • Pet Valu Pet Foods, 470 Norfolk St. South, Simcoe, Ontario

For information on animals ready for adoption email us or contact the SDHS at (519)428-9161 and ask for an Animal Coordinator to return your call.

Adoption Prices

Cats/Kittens under 1 year $130.00 includes (FIV/Felv Test, vaccinations to date, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea treatment, deworming,  and any medical treatment necessary)
Cats over 1 year $50.00 includes FIV/Felv test, vaccinations to date, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea treatment, deworming, and any medical treatment necessary
Puppies under 1 year $395.00 includes any medical treatment necessary, heartworm test if applicable, vaccinations to date, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea and heartworm preventative, deworming.
Dogs over 1 year $245.00 includes any medical treatment necessary, heartworm test, vaccinations to date, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, flea and heartworm preventative, deworming
Adoption Package for Dogs: (.pdf) (.doc)
Adoption Package for Cats: (.pdf) (.doc)

Who We Are

The Society has been a part Norfolk County since 1953, looking after animals both large and small.

Now located in the industrial section of Simcoe at 24 Grigg Drive, SDHS has a 3.5 acre property purchased from the County in 2004.

In 2007, volunteers moved in to the temporary office and storage facility which was set up to assist foster homes and the public, however, the need in the community grew quickly and the space was soon transformed to house the overflow of small animals ... mainly those ready for adoption.

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Volunteers work round the clock to provide a comfortable and healthy environment for all animals in care, whether their stay is at the shelter or in foster care. The goal is to prepare every animal for adoption into a loving and forever home.

There are no paid positions in Simcoe and District Humane Society and the Society relies on volunteers to raise funds, answer phones, work with the animals, and deal with the public. If you are interested in helping the animals please visit our volunteer page or the information on fostering if you have time or space.

The Society relies strictly on fundraising efforts and donations from the community, not contracted or paid by any level of government or organization to do the work in the County.

Your donation is greatly appreciated and will help SDHS continue helping the animals.

All volunteers look forward to helping each animal find its forever family and will gladly introduce you to animals ready for adoption.

If you would like more information on adoption, volunteering or donating to the Society please contact us by email at . During our very busy days, email is the best way to contact every volunteer.info@s-dhs.ca This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You may also visit our contact us page for more information.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at our next event or at the shelter!

Come Visit Us

Drop by our  trailer and temporary office at:

24 Grigg Drive, Simcoe, Ontario

Most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

11:00am - 3:00pm

Close Sunday and Wednesday

To arrange an apointment after hours, please contact adoptions@s-dhs.ca

No Phone Calls Please!

We are very limited on volunteers, most are working directly with the animals and are unfortunately not able to answer phones.

By Snail Mail:

P.O. Box 193  Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1

By Phone: (519)428-9161 (Note: our volunteers are very busy working with the animals, we are asking that you drop in or email info@s-dhs.ca ~ thanks)

By Fax: (866) 817-1819

By Email: info@s-dhs.ca

Contact Simcoe and District Humane Society


Available Animals

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