Looking For
A Lost Fur Friend?

Here is what you need to know.

Pound Information

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.

Reclaim fees are set through municipal contracts and vary with each township.

The “pound hold status” gives owners the time to identify their pet and know their pet is secure as they make arrangements. The KHS holds the pound contracts for multiple municipalities. Stray animals are housed for a minimum of 72 hours (longer for certain jurisdictions) after the hold is completed the animal is transferred into the care and ownership of KHS. If you are missing your pet, please visit the shelter in person.

City of Kingston

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $83
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

Tag Sales
Unaltered and no m/c: $60
Unaltered and m/c: $50
Altered and no m/c: $40
Altered and m/c: $30
Altered (3+ dogs): $10
Altered no m/c (3+ dogs): $15

Cats
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $83
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

Quarantine or Court Ordered Fees
10 day plus Impound Fee
Impound Fee- $50
plus
Boarding/day – $20

Loyalist

Dogs
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $135
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10

South Frontenac

Dogs
NEW – Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $100
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Feb 28
$30 – Mar 1 – Dec 31
NEW DOG – if purchased after the price increase, there is a provision to charge the $15 fee instead of $30 for new dogs to the household

North Frontenac

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$10 – Jan 1-Mar 31
$20 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

Central Frontenac
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$12 – Jan 1-Jun 30
$25 – July 1 – Dec 31

Gananoque

Dogs
Stray hold 3 business days
Animal at large fee: $120
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Feb 28
$25 – Mar 1 – Dec 31

Stone Mills

Dogs
Stray hold 5 business days
Animal at large fee: $75
Admin Fee: $50
Boarding Fee: $10/day

Tag Sales
$15 – Jan 1-Mar 31
$25 – Apr 1 – Dec 31

Tips You Should Know


Tips To Find Your Lost Pet
  1. Post ads on websites such as Kijiji & PetFinder, and Facebook’s “Kingston Community Lost and Found Pets” page.
  2. Canvas neighbours and walk through your neighbourhood.
  3. Visit the Kingston Humane Society and fill out a lost pet report
  4. Continue to VISIT the shelter every few days to look for your pet
  5. Make “Lost” posters for the neighbourhood that include a photo.
  6. Place ads in local papers.
  7. Call or visit vet clinics in your area and leave photos of your pet.
  8. Contact your local Animal Control.
  9. Expand your search by calling shelters in surrounding cities.

If You Find An Animal

If you have found an animal, you cannot simply keep it. There may be a distraught family looking for the found pet! You can notify us that you have found an animal by calling 613-546-1291. As well, advertise in the free ‘found’ section of the newspaper, post on social media sites, put up posters in your neighbourhood and bring the animal to our shelter or a veterinary clinic to scan for a microchip implant. If you are unable to meet the needs of the animal while you search for an owner or have no luck locating the owner, please book an appointment with the shelter staff at 613-546-1291 ext. 102 or contact animal control for your municipality.

LOST/FOUND REPORTS WILL EXPIRE ONE WEEK AFTER BEING SUBMITTED. Pet owners are required to renew their reports regularly by visiting or contacting the shelter. Please advise the shelter to cancel a lost report when pet is located.


Make Your Pet Traceable

Get your pet microchipped as a permanent form of identification so that in the event that they do get lost they can be returned to you. The KHS runs microchip clinics throughout the year. Monitor our social media sites for the latest information on our upcoming clinics!

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HUMANE SOCIETY TO RESUME ADOPTIONS

Contactless adoptions will begin on May 6th for limited number of animals

Kingston, ON – May 1, 2020
Beginning on Wednesday May 6th, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) will resume adoptions of animals to suitable members of the public. The number of animals available will initially be limited and significant safety protocols will be employed to avoid any contact or direct interaction with potential adopters.

Five weeks ago, the KHS suspended all adoptions in an effort to significantly reduce the potential of COVID-19
transmission within the community or to the KHS staff. In that time, more than 100 foster volunteers have stepped up to care for animals that would normally have been housed in kennels and waiting for adoption.

“Our foster volunteers have been incredible,” said Gord Hunter, Executive Director, “but we’re starting to see
the expected spring influx of animals and we need to be sure we have capacity within the shelter once things
begin to open up again and once the foster families begin returning animals to us.”

The capacity of the current building is limited to 75 cats and 44 dogs. The KHS currently has 112 animals in
care; the majority in foster homes. In May of 2019, the Kingston Humane Society took in just under 200
animals. After this year’s mild winter, Animal Programs Manager Christie Haaima expects numbers to rise significantly, potentially putting the shelter well over capacity.

“Each year, we see a large influx of animals heading into the summer months, predominantly stray cats and
orphaned kittens,” said Haaima. “We can’t allow Covid-19 to prevent us from saving the lives of nearly 2,000 pets this year. We need to be prepared by continuing adoptions and expanding our foster program.”

Pre-adoption counselling and meet and greets will be done virtually utilizing available electronic meeting platforms. The successful adopters will then come to the shelter to pick up the animal in a no-touch environment. Adoption payments will be accepted by debit or credit only using no-touch or minimal contact protocols. All KHS staff employees will wear full PPE and adopters will be asked to wear gloves and masks when picking up their new family member.

“This is new to all of us and we expect to experience small glitches that we’ll address and correct on the fly,” said Hunter. “Our goal is to find forever homes for as many animals in our care as possible and to remain within our somewhat limited capacity, keeping the strain on staff and animals to a minimum.”

Beginning Wednesday May 6th, the public can find animals available for adoption on our website at www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca . Online applications will be processed as received and suitable adopters will be contacted for virtual meet and greets.

BACKGROUND

The Kingston Humane Society is committed to advocating for and improving the lives of animals within our community. Founded in 1884, the KHS continues to provide shelter and care for homeless animals in Kingston and surrounding communities. We promote responsible pet ownership and compassion and respect for all animals. In addition, we work in and with our community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray or homeless.

CONTACT
Gord Hunter, Executive Director KHS, 613-546-1291 ext 105

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