Northumberland Humane Society

The Northumberland Humane Society is a charitable community resource, dedicated to protecting and providing temporary shelter and comfort to all animals in need and promoting adoption and rehoming for abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted companion animals.

The NHS is not funded by any federal or municipal levels of government nor by the OSPCA – instead it relies entirely on donations, community support, and monies generated through their Thrift Store and fundraising efforts. It is the donations from its members and the community that allow the Northumberland Humane Society to continue to care for all animals that enter the shelter.

The Northumberland Humane Society promotes humane treatment of all living things and works within the law to respond to and investigate all complaints of cruelty and neglect. The NHS endeavors to eliminate cruelty and over-population and we support the principle that no person has the right to cause pain or suffering to a living creature.

The Northumberland Humane Society does not euthanize animals for space; we instead provide a waiting list for animals being surrendered to the shelter. Euthanasia is done only when recommended by a veterinarian for medical or behavioral reasons.

Volunteers are the main reason the NHS can continue its efforts enhancing the lives of animals. If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation, please visit the website at or contact the NHS through the contact information below.

Cats available for Adoption page
Dogs available for Adoption page

Hours of Operation:
Mondays – Saturdays 11 – 4
Sundays and Statutory Holidays CLOSED

Northumberland Humane Society Location:
371 Ward St,
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 4A4

Facebook: Northumberland Humane Society Facebook page
General Inquiries:

“Saving just one animal will not change the world, but surely the world will change for that one animal”.