Your Donation Makes A Difference!

The HSDR operates solely on the generosity of the public and people who love animals. With your donations of money or goods you are helping us rescue and protect animals that are innocent victims of abuse and neglect. Help us help the animals - DONATE NOW! 

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Turbo and Charlie

It was a tragic day when Turbo, a one year old beagle mix, came into HSDR after being hit by a car.  It was obvious that this little guy was in a great deal of pain and his front right leg was broken.

We immediately consulted a specialized orthopedic surgeon and scheduled the complex and costly surgery.  Turbo needed to have a plate surgically placed to stabilize the break and allow his bones to heal.

We are very happy to say that Turbo has made a full recovery.  During his recovery Turbo stole the hearts of his foster family and it didn't take them long to decide that his foster home would turn into his forever home!

The HSDR medical team jumped into action and started a course of antibiotics to fight the raging infection that riddled Charlie's little body.  Once he was stabilized and it was safe to do so, Charlie underwent the intensive surgery to amputate his leg and get him the relief he so badly needed.

After Charlie recovered from the surgery, it took him no time at all to learn to walk on only 3 legs and into the hearts of his forever family. 

This holiday season we have a special donor that is offering to match any donation that you give to have twice the impact and save 2x the number of lives.

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Meet Joe!  

Joe is a 7 year old Cane Corso mix, who came to HSDR after jumping out of a second story window.  He was rushed to the emergency veterinarian, was given a full body x-ray and was taken to a specialist for a neurological exam.  Unfortunately it was determined that Joe’s spine was compressed from the fall and we were unsure if Joe would ever walk or even stand again. Despite the uncertainty we wanted to give him a chance.  For the first few weeks he received daily pain medication and had to be carried outside by our staff and volunteers.  Eventually through daily physiotherapy, Joe’s strength slowly started to come back.  He’s still a little wobbly when he gets excited but his tail is wagging and he’s improving daily. Joe’s veterinary care, medication and specialist fees were expensive and we need your help.  Please click HERE to donate and support Joe.



Kitty Kare Program

For more information or to sponsor one of our kittens please call 905-665-7430 ext. 0 or click here.  

Monthly & One-Time Donations

Your donations will provide food and care for our animals. You can make a donation online using your credit card - it is quick, easy and 100% secure. You can also make a donation via mail or by visiting the shelter. To become a monthly donor click here


Gift of Life

The Gift of Life fund covers costs for animals that need extended medical treatment and care due to injuries caused by accidents or abuse.

Donate in Memorium/Tribute & In Honour

Make a donation In Honour or In Memory of someone. A card is sent to the individual with each donation. 

To make an In Memory donation, click here

To make an In Honour donation, click here


Donation of Supplies

Operation of the shelter requires many items such as food, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc. for the care of the animals, office materials and equipment for administrative activities. Donation Wish List.

Donations of Securities/Stocks

To donate your gift of stock to the Humane Society of Durham Region, please click the following attachment/file Gift of Stock/Securities.

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*Official tax receipts are provided for all donations.