Humane Society of Durham Region is a haven – and in some cases a last resort – for pet animals whose caregivers can no longer (or no longer choose to) care for them. The organization also has authority to investigate cruelty complaints and seize animals if necessary.
Tragically, in December of 2008, a fire destroyed the shelter facility, and many of the animals perished. The organization moved into a small temporary facility to house the remaining cats and small animals, and the dogs were placed throughout Durham Region in foster homes, kennels and Animals Services.
Determined to come back stronger than ever, HSDR has purchased 2.15 acres of land on which to build its future home. There will be enough space to house more animals than before in a physically and mentally healthy environment. This will include indoor/outdoor dog runs, an off-leash play area for the dogs, and communal cat living with access to a safe enclosed outside area for exercise and fresh air. In addition, "green" initiatives including geothermal energy, solar tube natural lighting, etc. will be incorporated into the new shelter’s design. This will reduce operating costs and improve the health and happiness of the animals.
SPCA International is proud to assist HSDR in its rebuilding efforts through the award of an Emergency Grant.
You can donate to this organization by sending a check to:
Humane Society of Durham Region
79 Taunton Rd. West Unit #1
Oshawa, Ont L1G 7B4