The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society (KWHS) wants to help you find your missing pet by providing you with helpful information and resources. Currently, there is no one place to post missing pet information so please be diligent and check out all the resources.
Stray dogs brought to the KWHS are held for a minimum of 72 hours stray period. After that period, the dogs are examined to determine if there are any health or behavioural concerns. If the dogs are deemed healthy and behaviourally sound, they are placed up for adoption.
Stray cats and small domestic animals brought to the KWHS are held for a minimum of 72 hours stray period. Like dogs, these animals are examined, and if deemed healthy and behaviourally sound, they are placed up for adoption.
It is recognized that a cat has a better chance of finding its way home when it is left in its neighbourhood and accordingly the City of Kitchener & Waterloo agrees that the Humane Society may encourage complainants to release cats and allow them an opportunity to return home when the Humane Society believes this to be appropriate. Cats are 13 times more likely to return home if left alone.
If the cat is being a nuisance and you are aware of the owner’s address please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABANDONING ANIMALS IS A CRIME. Criminal Code of Canada 446 (1)(b)
Punishment-Up to 5 years in jail.
To legally surrender your animal please contact our centre directly at 519-745-5615. To surrender a cat please call extension 240 and for dogs, 234.