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Our Services

Care For Cats Program

Care For Cats 

The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes (HSKL) along with their partners, supporters, and donors care deeply for cats in our communities.  We have created a Care for Cats Program to support owned, feral(community cats), stray and abandoned cats in order to support their wellbeing.  Caring for all types of cats creates a healthier community for pets and people.

To make the largest impact for the animals and to decrease cats coming to the shelter that need to be rehomed, we have created these programs to support all cats.


Food Bank 

Goal of this service is to keep families together, especially during this deepening financial crisis.  We provide free canned or dry cat food.  Quantities and brands of food may be varied or/and limited, call before coming to the shelter. 

Surrender Services

We know how much pets mean to their owners, but sometimes circumstances change, and rehoming a pet may be the kindest and most responsible option.

Call the shelter for more details if you are thinking about rehoming your cat.  You will be treated with no judgement, and with kindness and respect.  Unfortunately, several times throughout the year due to kitten season and high demands you maybe put on a waiting list because of the lack of space or fosters. 

Education and Resource library 

Supporting cat owners or potential cat owners by giving them knowledge to understand the human/animal bond and what we can do to strengthen that bond

Inappropriate house soiling

Precautions for cats and children

How to introduce your new cat to your resident cat

How to introduce your new dog to your cat



Cat Shelters

HSKL has a limited amount of Winter Cat Shelters for purchase, call the shelter to check on stock. 

Community Cat Winter Shelter Resources:

How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter 101

Feral Cat Winter Shelter Instruction Print Out

Tips for Placing Feral Cat Winter Shelter

Community Cat Food Bank

HSKL has a limited supply of dry cat food for registered colony caretakers who are registered with the City of Kawartha Lakes TNRM Program.  Call the shelter to check for availability.

Cat Traps Library

HSKL has a collection of traps available for loan with a refundable deposit upon return.