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Burlington Humane Society

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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Shelter hours: Tue, Thu and Sat 10 am-5 pm 
* guests can enter shelter by appointment only 
In addition to the animal shelter operated by Burlington Humane Society, there is another operated by City of Burlington, Animal Control  
* for additional help in finding lost pets, Hamilton/Burlington SPCA recommends local lost and found pets website Helping Lost Pets
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-637-7325
Fax 905-637-7391
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Primary Contact Doug Shirton, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Marsha Locke, Animal Care Supervisor; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Kimberley Richards, Event Planner & Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Contact Form
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Finds homes for animals that are stray or abandoned
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1974
Primary Executive Jenn Merritt, President; Email:
Alternate Executive Jolene Regan, Vice President; Email:
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - (Registered charity) ; Fees ; Sponsorships, Memberships
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Shelter hours: Tue, Thu and Sat 10 am-5 pm 
* guests can enter shelter by appointment only 
Not an affiliate of OSPCA or Hamilton/Burlington SPCA 
Before adoption, all pets:
  • have full medical attention  
  • are microchipped  
  • are spayed or neutered
Services include:
  • pet visits to local nursing homes, retirement homes, group homes  
  • education program visits to schools and youth groups
Two thrift shops sell gently used glass, housewares, china, clothing, non-fiction hardcover books, fiction and non-fiction paperback books (no textbooks, magazines, National Geographic or encyclopedias), etc.:
  • The Loft, 740 Griffith Court (Mon-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm, Sat 10 am-4 pm) 
  • The Attic, 479 John St (Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm)
Hours Adoption Centre: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Thu 12 noon-7 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
  • minimum age for volunteers is 15 for feed and clean opportunities and volunteering at fundraising events 
  • minimum age is 18 for dog walking, reception and other areas
  • application and interview required for adoption 
  • volunteer and membership applications available on website
Languages English
Fees Membership - annual fee ; Service - adoption
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
740 Griffith Court
Burlington, ON L7L 5R9
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Intersection Walkers Line and Fairview St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Community Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Animal Services ; Donation Drop-off/Pick-up
Service Categories Donation Drop Off Points ; Pet Assisted Therapy ; Protective Services for Animals ; Thrift Shops

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