Sisters Caoimhe and Juniper decided that they would help the animals at the Humane Society by fundraising and emptying their piggy banks.  We were so grateful to meet these wonderful girls and hear about their compassion for animals. Thank you Caoimhe and Juniper, you’ve made a difference for animals in Windsor and Essex County!


Robert and a number of his friends were very moved by the plight of four dogs abandoned near Tilbury. They were thin and under socialized, and the smallest one Grace was so frightened that it took a multi day search to find her. So he decided to hold an auction to raise money towards their care, and the care of other homeless dogs in need. The auction was remarkably successful, and raised more than $4,500! On behalf of Grace, Tilly, Teller, and Sawyer, and everyone at the Humane Society – thank you!


Grace celebrated her 6th birthday at the Humane Society.  She asked for donations for the Humane Society in lieu of gifts.  Grace and her friends also made cupcakes and sold them for National Cupcake Day in support of the animals.  Thank you Grace for your generosity, you rock!



Chianna celebrated her 10th birthday at the Humane Society with 11 of her closest friends.  They played a fun game of “pin the treat in the cat’s mouth”.  For more information about Humane Society birthday parties, please visit:


Everyone is talking about 50 Shades of Grey, but at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society we’re talking about 50 Shades of Grey…Cats.  This Saturday, for one day only, all shades of grey cats will have their adoption fees reduced to only $50!  Of course, 50 Shades of Grey is for adults only, so this promo applies to adult cats only.

The Humane Society Adoption Centre will be open February 14 from 11am to 6pm.  Adoptable cats can be previewed online. Even with these deep adoption fee discounts, adopted cats still come vet checked, spayed or neutered, vaccinated (except rabies), microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, tested for FeLV/FIV, and with 6 weeks of pet insurance.  Discounts cannot be combined and do not apply to previously adopted animals.

Dante asked for donations for his 9th birthday for our animals. He got all the stuff in the picture as well as $100.  Thank you so much for your donation Dante, we hope you had an amazing birthday!


Ayla had her 9th birthday celebration at the Humane Society with the animals this year. Instead of getting lots of presents, she asked for donation to help the animals. Thank you so much for your kindness Ayla!


Windsor/Lakeshore– The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has charged a Belle River man with animal cruelty after an emaciated puppy was surrendered to the Humane Society.  Cruelty investigators visited the address to check on the welfare of the puppy and were told that the puppy had nipped the man’s child and therefore he was trying to rehome him.

When the 7 month old mixed breed puppy, now named Reno, arrived at the Humane Society he weighed 16 pounds.  Within 5 days he had gained more than 5 pounds, or 35% of his body weight.  Humane Society veterinary staff found no medical reason for Reno’s condition other than lack of food.

The puppy’s owner was charged under the Ontario SPCA Act with one count of permitting distress to an animal and one count of failing to comply with prescribed standards of care for an animal.

He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on March 23 at 9:00 am.

Reno is still recovering from his ordeal but we expect him to make a full recovery.  Once he has recovered he will be made available for adoption.