Northumberland Humane Society

Whether its donating food, supplies, money or just your time all these are great fully appreciated here at the NHS.  It is through caring people like you, how we are able to keep on helping all these beautiful animals.  Thank you.


Thank you for exploring the different ways you can support the Northumberland Humane Society. We would be unable to help the animals in our care without the continuous support from our donors – your donations help us to help them!



Donate today to help the animals in our care at the Northumberland Humane Society. Big or small, every little bit helps!

Please consider our Monthly Giving Program, a continual donation plan customized to the donor’s specifications.


You can donate online here through Canada Helps or here through PayPal.



By sponsoring a cage, you will help provide vital support for unwanted, neglected and abused animals who are temporarily housed at our shelter. Our program ensures that every animal in need can have a safe, comfortable and clean living environment while they wait for their new homes.


Dog Cages are $300 per year (or $25 per month)

Cat Cages are $240 per year (or $20 per month)


To view a brochure with more information on our Cage Sponsorship Program, click here.



Make a donation for a special event (birthday, etc.) or as an “In Memory Of” to the NHS. Each donor will be sent a custom Tribute Card to coincide with their donation.



Our shelter is always in constant need of supplies. Listed on the right of this page is a Wish List of items that we constantly use and are in great need of.



At the Northumberland Humane Society, our goal is to provide protection and care to all animals and becoming a member can help! Not only do all members receive multiple benefits throughout Northumberland, but the support of our members allows us to help countless animals each year. Though the cost is minimal, the rewards of helping save animals with no place to go is priceless!


Annual Membership – $20


Membership Benefits


5-10% off at All Creatures Great and Small (excludes chiro services)

10% off at Global Pet Foods

A subscription to our NHS Newsletter

The ability to vote at our Annual General Meeting


Please download the membership application form and send it via email to the NHS or drop it off directly to the shelter.


Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131



The Northumberland Humane Society offers an Animal Foster program to provide a temporary home for an animal in need before they find their permanent homes. The NHS provides all supplies needed to foster including food, dishes, litter, litterbox, blankets, towels and a crate if necessary. In addition, the NHS also supplies medications and prescription diets if necessary.


Applying to Become an Animal Foster Parent:

Complete the Foster Home Application located here or pick up an application at the NHS at 371 Ward St in Port Hope. All applicants must meet the necessary requirements and all volunteers suitable for the program will be contacted.


Foster Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must fill in the Foster Home Application.

Volunteers looking to foster who are under the age of 18 years, must have parent approval.

Volunteer must have time to care for foster animals.

Volunteers must have access to a vehicle.

Volunteers must abide by the foster agreement signed upon joining the program.


Please send the application via email to the NHS or drop it off directly to the shelter.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131



The Northumberland Humane Society would be unable to operate without the hard work and dedication from our tireless volunteers who assist in various duties both inside and outside of the shelter. We very much appreciate every single volunteer who dedicates their time and effort to help our animals in need.


Applying to Become a Volunteer:

Complete the Volunteer Application and Waiver forms located here or pick up an application at the

NHS at 371 Ward St in Port Hope. Applicants will then be contacted to set up a Volunteer Orientation Meeting to arrange duties and tour our facility.


Please note that an up to date TETANUS VACCINATION is required to volunteer for animal care positions.


Please send the application via email to the NHS or drop it off directly to the shelter.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131



INSIDE: • Animal Care • Administration • Newsletters • Maintenance • Vet Transportation


OUTSIDE: • Raffle Ticket Sales • Thrift Shop Volunteer • Adoption and Community Events • Committees/Board • Animal Foster Program  • Bingo Fundraisers (18+)



By sponsoring a cage, you help provide vital support for the unwanted, neglected or abused animals that require temporary housing at our shelter. Sometimes finding a new, loving home for homeless animals can take weeks or even months and our program helps to provide any animal placed within the sponsored cage with a warm bed, nourishing food or even a fun toy.


For some of these animals, our cages are the only “home” they have ever known and these small items mean the world to them. Our cages offer a safe, clean environment that provide refuge for the animals while they wait for a permanent home.


Your cage sponsorship will be recognized with a plaque displaying the Sponsor Name in our cat or dog adoption center areas. You may choose to sponsor a cage as a tribute gift to celebrate a loved one, to honour a lost pet or to advertise your business! Your sponsorship gift is also tax-deductible!


To view our Cage Sponsorship brochure, click here.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131



Adopt a Cat Cage for 1 year: $240 or $20 monthly

Adopt a Dog Cage for 1 year: $300 or $25 monthly


Charitable #: 87060 9443 RR0001

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