Guelph Humane Society seeks holiday donations

GUELPH – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is barking for joy as it kick-starts its holiday giving campaign, asking people to give hope to the most vulnerable animals in the community.

“It’s that special time of year where we can cozy up with family, friends, and of course our furry loved ones too,” says Adrienne McBride, executive director.

“We are thankful for the continuous support our community provides for our animals, those animals that may not have a family to call their own this holiday season.”

The holiday season can be a busy time of year for everyone, including GHS, which often sees an increase in the number of pets arriving as strays or surrendered pets in need of extensive medical care.

It ensures these pets feel the warmth and joy of the season. Each year, the GHS helps thousands of pets, like Toffee, a lab retriever who was found wandering in the York and Watson Road area last November.  Toffee received surgery to address serious complications from an untreated eye disease. Her care was paid for thanks to the generous donors and supporters of GHS.

GHS would like to remind the community it is a registered charitable organization. It is contracted by the City of Guelph, as well as the townships of Guelph-Eramosa and Centre Wellington, to provide municipal animal control services for any stray pets or sick and injured animals.

This service provides important support for citizens in the community, who may come across an animal in need. GHS does not profit from providing this service.

Any fees associated with providing the animal control services do not support the activities of the humane society, such as extensive medical care, spay and neuter surgeries, microchipping, humane education, enrichment and pet adoption. These services are supported by generous donors in our community.  Donations can be made by calling 519-824-3091, going online at, or mailing a cheque to 500 Wellington St. W., P.O. Box 684, Guelph, ON N1H 6L3.