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Human Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth closes animal centres, moves to essential services only

KITCHENER – The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth (KWSPHS) is moving to essential services only until further notice as a result of COVID-19.

KWSPHS announced on March 25 that, effective immediately, their centres in Kitchener and Stratford are closed and that the organization will continue to provide the following services:

  • Animal control – emergency services including sick/injured animals, dangerous/vicious animals, support for emergency services (police, fire, EMS).
  • Lost and found Services – calls from the public to report lost or found animals. The public is urged to call to file a report right away.
  • Stray drop-off services – community members must call the centre to make an appointment to bring a stray in.
  • Emergency boarding services.
  • Cremation services – community members must call the centre to make an appointment in advance.

The organization’s essential services also include the general care and veterinary care of the animals in their facilities.

Officials say that essential staff will continue working to care for the animals, while other animals will move into foster care until adoptions can resume.

Residents with questions for either centre should call the humane society directly at 519-745-5615. Those looking for a lost pet or looking to reclaim their pet must call the centre in advance.

The humane society is also hoping that community members will make a donation if they are financially able. Being a charity, the organization relies on programs, events and fundraising activities to fund their lifesaving efforts. With activities cancelled or postponed until further notice, the humane society is incurring a loss of critical revenue.

For more details, visit kwsphumane.ca.