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Northumberland Humane Society




Since its inception, the NHS has always relied upon the generous support of the local community, and that continues to this day. Donations, fundraising events, funds raised through sales at the Thrift Store and generous bequests throughout the years, have allowed the NHS to continue its important work in the local community. Without this support, many animals would not have been given a second chance at a happy and healthy life. Throughout the years many animals that would have had little chance anywhere else have been saved by the NHS. Some of these animals had medical conditions that required extensive and prolonged care, but the NHS believes every animal deserves the chance at life.

One Time Donation
Wish List
Monthly Giving Program
Cage Sponsorship


You can support the Northumberland Humane Society for as little as $20 by becoming a member today! By becoming a member, not only are you supporting the animals; you have the opportunity to help successfully steer the NHS into the future by attending our Annual General Meeting. This gives you the opportunity to ensure your voice is heard as we continue to promote the mission and vision of the NHS. Your membership is a valuable contribution to the work that we do on behalf of animals in need.

Membership is valid one year from date of purchase. You can renew your membership annually. It really is that easy to support the animals!

Annual Membership – $20

Please download the membership form and send it via email to the NHS or drop it off directly to the shelter.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131

Membership Form


The Northumberland Humane Society is in need of foster homes! Foster Volunteers are needed to provide a temporary home for animals in need before they find their permanent homes. The NHS provides all supplies needed to foster including food, dishes, litter, litter box, blankets, towels and a crate if necessary. The NHS also supplies medications and prescription diets, if necessary.

Applying to Become an Foster Volunteer:
Download the Foster Application below or pick up an application at the shelter at 371 Ward Street in Port Hope. All applicants must meet the necessary requirements and all volunteers must attend an interview.

Foster Volunteer Requirements:

  • Foster Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Foster Volunteer must have time to care for foster animals
  • Foster Volunteers must have access to a vehicle
  • Volunteers must abide by the foster agreement signed upon joining the program

Please send the application via email to the NHS or drop it off directly to the shelter.
Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131

Foster Application


The Northumberland Humane Society would be unable to operate without the hard work and dedication from our tireless volunteers who assist in various duties both inside and outside of the shelter.


• Cat Socialization
• Dog Walking
• Transports
• Adopt-a-thons
• Animal Foster Program

• Thrift Store
• Fundraising and Community Events
• Committees/Board
• Bingo (18+)
• Yard & Building Maintenance
• Reception & Administration

Applying to Become a Volunteer:
Complete the Volunteer Application and Waiver located below or pick up an application at the NHS at 371 Ward Street in Port Hope. Once we’ve received your application, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to set up an orientation and training day. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum one shift per week.

Please note that an up to date TETANUS VACCINATION is required to volunteer for animal care positions.

Questions? Email us at or call us at 905-885-4131


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Charitable #: 87060 9443 RR0001

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am to 4pm

Phone: 905-885-4131

Fax: 905-885-8027

371 Ward Street
Port Hope, ON. L1A 4A4

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371 Ward Street
Port Hope, ON. L1A 4A4

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

Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2018Cats Media & 2019Falcon Design.