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Hope. Care. Compassion.

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

In March 2021, GHS moved into its new, state-of-the-art facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. This 18,000 sq ft building (compared to the 3,000 sq ft building GHS operated out of for the last 50 years) was built with the highest standards of animal welfare in mind. It’s not just an animal shelter – it’s a community animal centre. And it was built to grow with our community as the population continues to expand. Learn more about the new building at

Summer Critter Camp
The Guelph Humane Society’s Summer Critter Camp happens in July and August! Join us at our brand-new building this summer each week from 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday for fun-filled, animal-themed programming! Learn More >

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