In the early 1970?s, the Quinte Humane Society acquired Eastern Breeders property on Avonlough Road to utilize as a public shelter. Prior to this, many animals were placed with Q.H.S. volunteers who acted as foster homes and provided care. Over the years, we have established a unique bond with our supporters whose generosity keeps our doors open. We cannot thank them enough for their caring and kindness.
QHS is a registered charity that serves all of Prince Edward and Hastings County. We are a non-profit organization that is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors using a Governance model. Our community based shelter provides a safe and caring place for as many as 2200 sick, abused, neglected and homeless animals each year.
Since 1993 we have been affiliated with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), but remain a locally run, locally funded shelter with all dollars raised remaining in the community.
The Quinte Humane Society is not a government agency. Its money comes from donations, fundraising events, adoption fees and fees for service. The gap between the cost of care for each animals and the adoption fees charged is typically hundreds of dollars. ($345 for cats, $185 for dogs). This challenging gap is only met by donations from the community. Quinte Humane Society can only be there for pets that can no longer be taken care of by their owners or for abused and neglected animals thanks to community support.