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Every year The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth helps thousands of pets to find and stay with loving families. It's our mission to support the human-animal bond wherever possible.

Tabby cat's face looking up at the camera.

Not just an animal shelter.

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth was originally formed to help stray, abused and abandoned animals in need. Today, we are so much more than just an animal shelter that adopts animals. We are a hub of activity, providing 40+ services to both homeless and owned pets in need, education and community programs, outreach services and more.

Did you know? We are NOT government funded and rely on the generosity of our communities to keep our doors open and programs running.

Want to learn more? Visit our Kitchener or Stratford animal centres today!

Who We Are

Every year, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth helps thousands of pets to find - and stay with - loving families. We want to ensure people and pets can remain together.

Hours & Locations

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth operates two animal centres in Southern Ontario - one in Kitchener and one in Stratford. Both centres are open to the public.

Our Leadership

The Humane Society leadership includes our volunteer Board of Directors, our Chief Executive Officer and our management team. Together they work tirelessly to bring programs and services to pets and pet owners in need.

Programs & Services

Programs & Services



Looking to meet your new best friend? We can't wait to introduce you! Check out our all of our available animals on our website or drop into to one of our centres.

Pet Services

We offer 40+ services at the Humane Society to support people and pets across Waterloo Region and Perth County. From adoption and surrender services, animal control and by-law, education and community programs, to veterinary services and community outreach - we support pets and families who need us the most.

Vet Services

Our companion animal hospitals focus on the health and wellness of the homeless pets we have coming through our doors and they also provide a number of public facing programs. Today we offer a variety of services including spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, microchipping, and veterinary outreach aimed at keeping people and pets together.


The Humane Society offers a wide variety of youth and adult educational programming, including birthday parties, paint nights, camps, yoga with the animals, centre tours and more.


Whether it’s a one-time, monthly, or memorial contribution in honor of a cherished individual or beloved pet, your donation directly supports our abilities to offer programs and services within the community.

Events & Fundraisers

The Humane Society regularly hosts events and fundraisers to raise money in support of our 40+ programs and services. Being a registered charity that receives no level of government funding, we rely solely on our fundraising efforts to help the pets that need us most.

Education & Resources

We are leaders in animal welfare in our communities and regularly provide educational materials and resources to best support pet parents across Waterloo Region and Perth County.


Do you want to impact the lives of people and pets every day? We want to hear from you!

Reports & Resources

View our annual reports, financial statements and our strategic plan in detail.

News & Media

Check out our recent press releases, as well as our most current news articles.