Our mission, vision and values

About Us

Our Mission

HSDR protects and provides compassionate care for unwanted and abused animals in our community until they find their forever homes.  HSDR provides education and resources to help improve the lives of animals.

Our Vision

A humane community where all animals have a forever home.

Our Values

HSDR represents integrity, respect, honesty and compassion.
HSDR promotes humane treatment of all animals.

HSDR shelter

HSDR is supported by a volunteer Board of Directors, other volunteers as well as staff. HSDR is a non-profit animal rescue organization serving Durham Region. Contributions from donors and supporters enable us to provide care for the animals.