The Humane Society of Canada works to protect dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals, birds, horses, farm animals, lab animals and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, fund non-invasive scientific research, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The following are just a small sample of our initiatives, click on the program name for a detailed discription:


Pets for Life/Rescue Me

Feral Cats

Pet Recovery Team

The Forest of Forever

Animal Rescue Network

Victims of Cruelty Fund

The Wildlife Biospheres Project

Humane Education

Disaster Relief, Rescue and Recovery

Pet Food Safety


Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Research

Great Apes

Silver Paws Program

Cyberspace Cruelty

Animals on the Silver Screen

Circus Animals


Biotechnology and GMO

Save the Seals Now

Wildlife Aphrodisiacs

Whales and Dolphins

Farm Animals

Coral reefs

International treaties


Animal Fighting

Cruelty Is Not My Style

Animal Spectacles

Book of Remembrance

Dog Patch