The Kingston Humane Society was founded in 1884 to provide shelter and care for homeless animals and investigate cases of animal cruelty in Kingston and surrounding communities. We promote responsible pet ownership and compassion and respect for all animals.
Our Mission, Vision & Services
The Kingston Humane Society is committed to advocating for and improving the lives of animals within our community
A compassionate community where the well-being of animals is valued and respected
How We Work:
- Compassion & Professionalism
- Promoting & offering programs and services to help animals
- Promoting the humane treatment of animals
- Supporting responsible pet ownership
- Working with volunteers, partners and donors and the community to make a positive difference in the lives of animals
- A non-profit charitable animal welfare organization.
- Supported solely by the community, receiving no government funding to assist with our mission.
- The only open shelter in the region, accepting every animal brought to us.
- Committed to our mission and work with reputable and established rescue groups, province-wide.
- A last resort, providing haven from the hazards and cruelty of life on the street or neglect.
- An affiliate of the OSPCA, with the authority to investigate complaints of animal cruelty.
The Kingston Humane Society Is Not:
- Associated with, nor do we endorse, any particular animal welfare group (other than the OSPCA) including other humane societies or rescue groups.
- Able to provide medical or boarding services for owned animals.
Cruelty Investigations; Our inspector and agents investigate all claims of cruelty and take necessary steps to ensure that the welfare of the animals is protected. To report a case of animal cruelty or neglect, contact 1-9ANIMAL.
Lost and Found;As a municipal pound provider, KHS steps outside its work as a local charity to enforce the Ontario Pounds Act and municipal contracts for pound services. Our role as a pound provider is to ensure lost pets are safe, have a secure place to stay and receive the care that they need. Learn more
24-Hour Emergency Rescue Service; In case of an emergency please call the shelter at 546-1291. For wildlife please call Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre at (613) 354-0264 (the KHS cannot respond to calls about wildlife).