other ways

to donate

You can become a partner in animal welfare in a variety of ways.


Your donations, bequests, and fundraising are the primary sources of revenue for our adoption programs, humane education programs, cruelty investigations, pet food bank, and many of the other programs and services that we are able to offer to the community thanks to your support. The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is a registered charity and all donations are tax deductible.

1926 Legacy Givers – Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy for the animals at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society by designating a donation in your will, or naming the Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society in an insurance- policy. Legacy donations will help to ensure that your love for animals lives on after you’re gone. If you have left us a legacy gift and would like us to provide care for your pet after your passing, please contact us at 519-966-5751 ext 123 to make arrangements.

Pumpkin Fund - Help provide extraordinary care to animals!

Every week the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society receives hundreds of calls regarding animals in distress, we take in animals in need of care every single day. Some of that care is routine, but other animals require very expensive referral surgeries or treatments. In 2004 we established the “Pumpkin Fund”, named after a little puppy who was found in a pile of pumpkins at a local supermarket around Halloween. She was brought to the Humane Society where the tiny puppy was found to be severely malnourished, and suffering from an infection and a severe skin condition. 

We were able to provide Pumpkin’s extraordinary care because of the response of our supporters to our pleas for financial assistance and today we continue to utilize the ‘Pumpkin Fund’ to provide extraordinary care for homeless animals in need.

Become a Monthly Donor for as little as $10 a month.​

Animals require support 365 days a year. Your monthly gift is the lifeline they depend on.

For as little as $10 a month, you will be helping to provide care, shelter and hope to animals in your community.

A monthly gift to WECHS is your commitment to bettering the lives of animals in our community.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, we are entirely dependent on your individual and corporate donations.

Donate Now

Are you interested in making a one time donation? Visit the Donate Now page. Your support will go directly to helping animals right here in Windsor/Essex. You can also call 519-966-5751 or stop by in person.

Or if you prefer, mail this form back to us at 1375 Provincial Road, Windsor, ON, N8W 5V8.

Please consider being a partner in animal welfare year round by becoming a monthly donor. Monthly donations are the most cost-effective way of donating, and provide a reliable revenue stream that supports ongoing programs and services.

Facebook Fundraisers

Hosting your own Facebook fundraiser for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is an easy and beneficial way to help support us! It’s as simple as making a Facebook post on your own page. Just select the “more” option (three dots near the bottom of the post) and select “raise money”. Search for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society and share! Any of your friends or family who donate through your link will be able to see how much you have raised, and we at the humane society will be able to see it as well! These donations are processed through Facebook and sent to us periodically. Donations made this way are eligible for a charitable tax receipt, and Facebook doesn’t take any fees for processing.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate a Car Canada accepts your vehicle donations for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. They provide you with free towing in many areas across Canada if the vehicle is not drivable, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to us through Donate a Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. They take care of all the details to make your donation as easy as possible. After your donation is complete, the Humane Society will send you a tax receipt.

Memorial Gifts

Do you know someone who has recently lost a family member, either human or animal? You can make a donation to honour them and we will send a card expressing your condolences. If you wish to make a tribute gift, you can do so by calling 519-966-5751, coming in person (we can provide you with an acknowledgment card when you’re here), or by visiting our Donate Now page. To donate online, leave a message with instructions on what you would like your card to say, who and where you would like it sent, and we will take care of the rest.

Direct Your United Way Donation

Your United Way contribution is only shared with us if you specifically direct the donation to the Humane Society. Learn more about directing your United Way donations here.  Please note that not all United Way Centraides offer the option of directing your donation.

Donate Securities

Did you know that there are many tax advantages to making a charitable donation of securities? Learn more about the tax benefits here. A securities donation can be made through Canada Helps here; Canada Helps will sell the securities, forward the funds to the WECHS, and issue a tax receipt to you for the value. Securities can also be deposited to the Humane Society directly; please contact us at 519-966-5751, ext 123 to discuss those arrangements.

Commemorative Bricks

Happy Tails Dog Park includes a beautiful retaining wall made up of black granite “bricks” which are laser- engraved with the message of the purchaser’s choice.  These highly visible stones will leave a lasting legacy and are a great way to celebrate or remember a loved one or a family pet. The stones can:

  • Remember your pet(s)

  • Leave a legacy for family members

  • Celebrate birthdays or anniversaries

  • Create a memorial

  • Show your love for a furry friend

The stones are 3” high by 6” wide and your message can include up to four lines of print. Bricks can be purchased for $150.  Please note that tax receipts are not provided for brick purchases. To see an example of the bricks, please click HERE. To purchase a brick please call 519-966-5751, ext 123 or email completed form to donorsupport@windsorhumane.org.

Consider Running a Fundraising Event

Third party events help us build relationships in the community and raise public awareness with new people we could not reach without you. This helps bring new donors, adopters and volunteers to the Humane Society, making the effect of your event that much wider! To get started, fill out our Third Party Event Form and email to development@windsorhumane.org.

Other Ways to Make a Difference

If you are the guest of honour at an event and prefer not to receive gifts, consider asking guests to make a donation to the Humane Society instead. Call 519-966-5751, ext. 123 or email outreach@windsorhumane.org to order donation cards!

Questions about tax receipts?

Click HERE for a comprehensive guide to tax receipts.