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The latest at Humane Society of Greater Niagara

Female owner of animal shelter showing gray cat to mother and daughter

How to Choose the Right Cat for You & Your Personality

Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world and for good reason! They’re smart, curious, and generally adorable. But choosing the right cat is more important than you think– because if your new feline friend doesn’t fit into your home or lifestyle, they can be a lot more work than you bargained for. So, how do you decide which one is “purr-fect” for you? We’re here to help!

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Volunteer petting dog at shelter

What It’s Like to Be a Humane Society Volunteer

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer for the Humane Society of Greater Niagara? Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret: volunteering with us is rewarding, fun and full of surprises.

You might be surprised to learn that our volunteers come from all walks of life. They include people who have never worked with animals before as well as those who are already experienced animal caretakers or veterinarians.

Volunteers range in age from high school students to retirees (and everything in between). Some volunteers work here every week; others come once a month or once a year. Some have been volunteering for years; others just started this year!

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Young couple entering home with dog

6 Tips for First-Time Dog Owners

Thinking about opening up your home to a furry friend? While welcoming a new dog into your family is incredibly exciting, becoming a first-time dog owner is no easy feat.

Caring for a canine takes more than love alone. It requires hard work, responsibility, and a lot, and we mean a lot, of patience, especially if your new dog is a puppy. Preparing ahead of time can help ensure your new dog, whether an adult or a puppy, feels right at home, from day one.

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Humane Society of Greater Niagara Community Fridge logo

Building a more Humane Society

Give what you can. Take what you need. It sounds simple because it is simple. And yet, so many Canadians find themselves without enough food. How can this be true in a country that is so rich in agriculture and so successful in importing and exporting food to and from all over the world? This blog will explain household food insecurity in Canada and how the Humane Society’s Community Fridge aims to make a difference.

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Press Release

Since 1881, our organization has been protecting and caring for animals across the Niagara Peninsula. Originally formed as the Lincoln County Humane Society on March 9, 1927, we have helped and saved countless animals over those 96 years. Finally, in our 97th year, we are changing our name.

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What's in a name?

Humane Society of Greater Niagara, formerly known as The Lincoln County Humane Society, is a non-profit, community-based animal protection organization and a registered charity and has been a safe refuge by re-homing and protecting animals since its inception in 1881. While our passion for animals and concern for their wellbeing haven’t changed, our location has a few times over the years and most recently, so has our name. As we now serve many areas in the Niagara Region including St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara on the Lake & Fort Erie, it only made sense to get with the times and change our name! Our mission to be leaders in animal welfare and to maintain a community where animals are valued and nurtured by an enlightened and compassionate society is always at the forefront of everything we do. 

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