About Us

New Name, Same Care & Compassion

While our roots may trace back to the past, our vision extends to the future, encompassing areas across the Niagara Region. St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake & Fort Erie - we're here for all. Though our name has changed, our dedication to animal welfare and our compassionate community spirit remains the same.

In a world where there is suffering and cruelty, it’s important to remember that there are people out there who are speaking for those that cannot speak for themselves. The Humane Society of Greater Niagara has been caring for animals since our inception in 1881. We are an essential part of the community and dedicated to: 

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Protecting animals and providing them with safe refuge and compassionate care, ensuring that every creature gets a fair chance at life, no matter how big or small. 
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Finding and implementing workable solutions to the most urgent animal welfare issues of our community, the biggest being overpopulation and homelessness.
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Publicly emphasizing the mutual benefits to bringing pets and people together.
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Providing rescue and control as a lifeline to animals in need as a necessary service to our community.
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Encouraging and providing pet adoption, animal assisted therapy, pet education, spay and neuter program and reporting cases of cruelty and neglect.

 We deal with a diverse animal population and are faced with many situations, oftentimes in severe climate conditions. In order to continue our much-needed services, we encourage community financial support with a tax-deductible donation. It is our privilege and intention to provide a wealth of services to animals in need for many years to come.


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The existence of a humane society in St. Catharines was first mentioned, in the Standard newspaper.
MARCH 9, 1927
The Lincoln County Humane Society was officially formed.
Lincoln County Humane Society became incorporated in Ontario.
Lincoln County Humane Society became a registered charity through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
LCHS changed its Operating As Name to Humane Society of Greater Niagara. Though our name has changed, our mission remains unchanged: to be leaders in animal welfare, fostering a community where every life is valued and cherished.