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Resources and Links

Re-Homing a Pet

We encourage you to inquire amongst your friends and family. See if you can find a suitable home for your pet before attempting to contact shelters or rescues. Try posting a photo and message on your Facebook page or other social media – ask your friends and family to re-post your plea. You my also contact your veterinarian for suggestions on what to do.

Please read these helpful articles for more suggestions and ideas:

Finding A Responsible Home For Your Pet

Rehoming Cats

Below is a list of other shelters and rescues who may be able to provide assistance.

Low Cost Spaying and Neutering

Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinics: This is a wonderful alternative for spaying or neutering your pet – without the often exorbitant cost of conventional veterinary bills.

Ontario SPCA Spay Neuter Clinics (Newmarket, Barrie and St. Catharines)
Welland and District Regional Spay Neuter Clinic
Toronto Humane Society Spay Neuter Clinic
Toronto Animal Services Spay Neuter Clinic
Hamilton Ontario Spay Neuter Service
Hamilton SPCA Spay Neuter Services
Windsor/Essex County Humane Society Spay Neuter Clinic

Animal Introductions

We strongly recommend slow and patient introductions when bringing your adopted animal to a home with existing pets. Please see this helpful article with some great information on ways to introduce animals into your home.
Click here

Hamilton Pet Food Bank

Pantry Four Paws

Financial Assistance for Pet Owners

Farley Foundation

Hamilton Paws

VETS Animal Charity

Petcard Ifinance Canada

Community Relations Programs

SafePet Program
Interval House Children and Pets Program
Hamilton PAWS
Community Veterinary Outreach
Safe Haven Program

Stray Animals

As much as we’d love to, we can’t take in stray pets at this time. Please contact your local animal shelter to find out if someone has filed a lost pet report. Speak to all your neighbours. Post “found pet” posters. List the animal on Helping Lost Pets
Below is a list of other shelters and rescues who may be able to provide assistance.

Southern Ontario Rescues and Shelters

Hamilton Animal Control
Hamilton SPCA
Pride Rescue
Action Volunteers for Animals
Pomeranian & Small Breed Rescue
Little Whiskers Rescue
Brant County SPCA
Brantford Animal Services
Abandoned Cat Rescue
Burlington Animal Control
Burlington Humane Society
Oakville and Milton Humane Society
The Dog Rescuers Inc.
Animal Adoptions of Flamborough
Every Life Matters Cat Rescue
Rescue Hamilton Cats
Hammer City Paws Rescue

Lincoln County Humane Society
Neveah’s Charity of West Lincoln Cat Rescue
Niagara Dog Rescue
Beamsville 4Paw Rescue
Pets Alive Niagara

New Hope Animal Rescue
Rabbit Rescue Inc
Running Rabbit Farm Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary

Annex Cat Rescue
North Toronto Cat Rescue
Ora Animal Rescue
Toronto Animal Services
Toronto Cat Rescue
Toronto Humane Society
Speaking Of Dogs
Friends of Forsaken Animals
Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue
Cats Anonymous Rescue and Adoption
Abby Cat Adoptions
Dog Tales Rescue Sanctuary
Team Cat Rescue
Team Dog Rescue
Little RES Q
Rescue Angels
Happy Tails Rescue
Safehome Animal Rescue
Piggles Rescue
Tiny Paws Small Animal Rescue
Rescue Angels Cat Rescue
Just Paws Animal Rescue
All Creatures Rescue
Ninth Life Cat Rescue

Farm Sanctuaries

Ralphy’s Retreat
Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary
Ruby Ranch Pig Sanctuary
Piebird Farm Sanctuary
Frog Hollow Farm Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Whispering Hearts Horse Sanctuary
Wishing Well Sanctuary
Happily Ever Esther
Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

This program is in place in many cities. Learn more about how people are trying to control the populations of feral cat colonies.

Hamilton SPCA TNR Program
Hamilton Street Cats
Toronto Feral Cat Project
Toronto Street Cats Spay Neuter Clinic
Port Colborne Feline Initiative


Ladybird doesn’t rescue wildlife, but this website is an amazing resource to find wildlife centres that are authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources:

Ontario Wildlife Rescue

Online Adoption Communities – Find Your Perfect Pet Today!

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