About Us

The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society is a 100% not-for-profit established as a corporation in 1994; We do not receive any government funding and rely solely on donations, fundraising and adoption income.

We are an affiliate of theĀ Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) www.ospca.ca (**insert link**). This allows us to offer humane education in the schools as well as educate the general public on animal welfare. Also, registered with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. The Humane Alliance.


We are dedicated to providing care and shelter to animals in need.

Strays: Our jurisdiction to take in strays is outside city limits (some municipalities have contracts with animal services).

Our Municipality Contract are:

  • Atikokan
  • Greenstone
  • Nipigon
  • Red Rock

Animal Surrender: We can take small animals (ex. Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Domesticated Birds, Reptiles), cats, dogs.

Unfortunately, animals we are unable to accept are:

  • Feral Cats
  • Aggressive Dogs (ex. a bite history with humans)
  • Wildlife

We are an adoption guaranteed shelter!


The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society advocates for the welfare of animals by building bridges of compassion between people and animals.


The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society envisions a future in which every animal has a loving home, accessible medical care and


Our core values are to provide humane education and awareness in the community so that animals enjoy, as a minimum, the five essential freedoms:

  1. Freedom from hunger and thirst
  2. Freedom from pain, injury, & disease
  3. Freedom from distress
  4. Freedom from discomfort
  5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being