Who We Are

The Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society has been serving the community since 1927.
In 2012, we assumed ownership of the long-standing Perth County SPCA,
which was renamed the Stratford Perth Humane Society.

 


 

Today, we are known as one organization - The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth. We operate an Animal Centre in Kitchener and a new Animal Centre in Stratford. Together, they service the areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, Wilmot, Woolwich, Wellesley, Stratford and Perth County. From time to time we help animals outside of these areas, as time and resources allow.

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth is self-funded and self-governed. Outside of contracts for animal control services, we receive no government funding. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help animals within our communities and to provide animal welfare focused community education and outreach.

MISSION

We are leaders in animal welfare in our communities committed to promoting the human-animal bond, with a focus on the responsible treatment of animals through education, compliance, advocacy and care.

VISION

Communities that value and respect animals.

 

 VALUES

  • Serving communities
  • Humane treatment of animals
  • Innovation and learning
  • Compassion and dedication
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Accountability

 

The Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society was founded in 1927 to look after the welfare of animals in Kitchener, Waterloo, and surrounding communities.  The Stratford Perth Humane Society was formerly established in 1973 as a branch of the Ontario SPCA.  In 2012, we assumed ownership and became one organization, now known as The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth (KWSPHS).

Today, KWSPHS is one of the largest humane societies in Ontario.