Animal Intake

If you are looking to surrender an animal for any reason you would have to go through a surrendering process. We require a few weeks to review all paperwork, please take note that we cannot promise a timeframe on when we can take on your animals. We are a non-profit organization and also a no-kill shelter; we rely on our space and resources in order to help provide for each animal that comes through HSDR. We intake our animals on a appointment based only between Monday - Friday. There will also be a surrendering fee of $50 on the day of the scheduled appointment. Please do your best in trying to re-home the animal on your own. A shelter should be your last resort for placing your animal. 

 

Owner Surrender

For individuals looking to surrender their own animal. Fill out the intake profile form and submit it in with a photo of the animal and any medical records. Please give us time to review the paperwork and get back to you on the status on the profile; we will contact all applications. Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit them in at the shelter.

 

Custodial Surrender

For Individuals looking to surrender an animal on behalf of someone else. Fill out the intake profile form and submit it in with a photo of the animal and any medical records. Please give us time to review the paperwork and get back to you on the status on the profile; we will contact all applications. Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit them in at the shelter.

 

Transfers

For animals owned by independent rescue agencies or shelters. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us (905)665-7430.

 

Abandoned/Neglected/Abused

For individuals looking to find help/assistance with an animal they believe is in danger or is being mistreated. Please contact the Ontario SPCA or contact 911.Click Here for more information on the OSPCA. 

 

Strays

For animals that have no known owner or caregiver. Please contact your local animal services and contact the lost pets group Team Chelsea at (905)666-4676. We also suggest going on Facebook: Durham Region Lost and Found to post or look up any reports on a lost animal. Click Here to see list of animal services.

 

Wildlife

The Humane Society of Durham Region only deals with domesticated animals. Any wildlife surrenders, questions and/or concerns must go towards a Wildlife Rescue. You can search up local wildlife rescues or Click Here to go directly to the Ontario Wildlife Rescue website to get more information.

 

**Please Note: If and when you surrender your animal that means you are relinquishing all ownership rights of said animal to HSDR. The person surrendering will not receive any updates of the animal after the date of surrender. Please do your very best in trying to re-home the animal on your own. A shelter should be your last resort for placing your animal. 

 

INTAKE FORMS

Please choose the correct form, fill out and submit in with necessary paperwork and a photo for review.

•  Click here for the feline profile

•  Click here for the canine profile

•  Click here for the bird profile

•  Click here for the small mammal profile

 

OTHER NECESSARY PROFILES

Please choose the correct form, fill out and submit in with necessary paperwork.

•  Click here for House Soiling for Cats