About Us


About the Shelter

The Alliston & District Humane Society has been in operation since 1988 and is a volunteer organization with paid medical support.

The Alliston & District Humane Society opened its first permanent shelter and adoption centre on December 23, 2010. ADHS serves the townships of New Tecumseth, Mulmur, Adjala-Tosorontio and the villages of Cookstown, Rosemont, Hockley and the Town of Schomberg. 

ADHS runs a dog program, a cat program and a small animal program at our shelter.  As well, ADHS provides a Lost & Found reporting service, humane education programs and wildlife services to our communities. 


Our Mission & No Kill Philosophy

 The Alliston & District Humane Society (ADHS) attempts to provide shelter for stray and unwanted animals with priority given to abused and neglected animals. ADHS strives  for a 100% adoption rate, with a NO KILL policy for all animals deemed adoptable. Those animals deemed 'unadoptable' by a veterinarian due to illness, severe injuries or unsuitable or dangerous temperament are humanely euthanized. 


How Can You Help?

Many people contact us to take in their unwanted animals. Without the help of the public, we just don't have the money or space to take them all.  There are many ways you can help! 

You can donate in our store, or learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Help Our Cause


Whether you want to give once, give monthly, or donate a security or mutual fund for great financial benefits, with CanadaHelps you can donate online to any registered Canadian charity. 

You can even give in tribute or in memory. And, you’ll always receive a charitable tax receipt.

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You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support Alliston & District Humane Society! Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation -- running, or not! Old or new! 

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