The PEI Humane Society is the Island’s only Shelter for homeless, injured and lost companion animals. We are a not-for- profit organization that assists over 1300 companion animals each year with no operational funding from any level of government.
We provide a number of companion animal services:
- an adoption program
- lost and found services
- 24 hour response for animals in distress
- investigation and complaints
- enforcing legislation and bylaws for animal control
As an open admission shelter, The PEI Humane Society will admit animals from many different situations that may or may not be adoption candidates. As the only registered shelter on the Island, our open admission policy allows us to accept special cases or hurt homeless animals. The PEIHS admits senior animals, pregnant females, kittens, puppies, stray animals who are hurt and injured, animals who have been abused, etc.
In doing so, we provide each and every animal with in house veterinarian care, required surgery, food and shelter in hopes that we can prepare them for a new home. We have volunteers, foster parents, and staff who work very hard with the companion animals in our care. Volunteers and staff provide the animals with enrichment activities, exercise, access to our outdoor enclosure or parks to create a calm and safe environment. By getting to know each animal and their needs, we can also have animals go home with experienced care givers at night, foster animals for extended periods of time or house them in alternate surroundings to reduce stress until they are healthy and ready for adoption.
We have a team of veterinary students trained in assessing canine behaviour and positive training techniques on site who work directly with the animals to determine the most appropriate home to meet the dogs needs and to help socialize the dogs, alleviate stress and enrich their lives for the short time they spend in a shelter. All of this help prepares them for a new home.
The PEIHS is opposed to the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals. All animals selected for our adoption program remain in that program for an UNLIMITED period of time, provided they remain physically and mentally healthy or have health or behavioural issues which the Society has the resources to address.
Euthanasia of companion animals is a necessary and humane means to end the lives of animals that are in severe or incurable physical distress or for animals with severe behavioural problems, such as aggression, that pose a threat to humans or other animals. (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
The PEIHS employs the use of only humane methods of euthanasia carried out by trained personnel to ensure animals experience no more than minimal discomfort, fear or anxiety.
The PEIHS is very proud to have been a part of the solution in addressing companion animal abuse and neglect over the past 40 years and to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the foremost experts in companion animal welfare in North America. If you have any questions about our policies, please feel free to call us at 902-892-1190. Thank you for your continued support!