Our Vision

The Northumberland Humane Society is a caring and connected community in which animals are valued, supported and safe.

Our Mission Statement

The Northumberland Humane Society (NHS) is a charitable community resource dedicated to protecting and providing temporary shelter and comfort to all animals in need and promoting adoption and rehoming for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted companion animals. 

We promote humane treatment of all living things and work within the law to respond to and investigate all complaints of cruelty and neglect. The Northunberland Humane Society endeavours to eliminate cruelty and over population and we support the principle that no person has the right to cause pain or suffering to a living creature.

Our Team

The NHS team is comprised of a dedicated group committed to the protection and comfort to all animals in need. All inquiries can be sent to info@northumberlandhs.com  for response.

Executive Director – Henny Venus

Shelter Manager – Eveliina Smith

Thrift Store Manager – Deborah Clarke

Public Relations Coordinator – Melanie McGill & Wendy Riley

Team Leader – Tori Dlugosz

Animal Care Receptionist – Lauren Dolan

Veterinary Technicians – Lindsay Korotki (RVT) & Sydney Cooke

Animal Care Workers – Brandon Merriam, Reece Laing & Amanda Henry


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Our Board Of Directors


Jason Schmidt


Marilyn Lotton


Carol Cameron

Past Chair

Frank Mastinsek


Bob Hunter


Sherry Smith

Vice Chair

Veronica Marriott


Lauren Maclean


Denise O’Brien


Susan Edwards

To contact a member of the NHS Board of Directors, email board@northumberlandhs.com

Last year was a busy year for the Northumberland Humane Society! You can read about all our recent changes plus exciting plans for the future in this update prepared by NHS Chair Jason Schmidt.

Read Update from NHS Chair Jason Schmidt

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Charitable #: 87060 9443 RR0001


Phone: 905-885-4131
Fax: 905-885-8027


371 Ward Street
Port Hope, ON. L1A 4A4

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Shelter Hours:
7 Days a Week: 11am to 4pm

(Excluding Holidays)

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