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How To Help


You Can Make A Difference Today!

Your generosity helps us to care for surrendered, stray and injured animals that come through our doors. HSKL is a registered not-for-profit charity in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Monthly Donor Club!

Want your gift to make the most impact?  Ask us about joining our Monthly Donor Club or click here to learn more. 

General Donations

Please use our on-line donation form below.  

You can also donate by Phone: 705-878-4618
In-person: 107 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay.  We accept cash, cheques, debit, Visa and Master Card.
E-transfer: (don’t forget to include your contact info in the notes section!)
Mail: Please do not mail cash, but cheques are accepted and greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

Charitable Registration Number 88646 4239 RR 0001

Not sure where to direct your gift? Please see our options below.

General Shelter Operations Fund

Maintaining an animal shelter comes with a lot of costs.  Since the shelter operates 24/7, 365 days a year, it sees a lot of wear and tear.  The shelter receives no on-going government or city funding.  This fund helps with everything from repairing leaky faucets, upgrading computer and security systems, replacing broken fences and so much more! 

The Honey Fund

The Honey Fund is designated to assist with extraordinary medical bills for sick/injured animals that come into our care. This fund covers medications, surgeries and travel, that would otherwise be unaffordable. This fund was established in memory of Honey, a one-eyed stray dog.  This fund is NOT for public use, it is for shelter animals only.

Marj Owen Spay/Neuter Fund

This fund is named after volunteer, Marj Owen. Marj established the spay/neuter fund which contributes to the cost of spaying or neutering animals prior to adoption. We are pleased to say that every cat and dog is spayed/neutered before they go to their forever home!  We do not have a veterinarian on staff, which means spay/neuters are one of our largest expenses.  We rely on local veterinarians and the Ontario SPCA's low cost spay/neuter clinic, for the animals in our care.  

The Emily MacDonald PAWSitivity Fund

Emily was passionate about animals.  To honour her, Emily's family has worked with HSKL to establish the The Emily MacDonald PAWSitivity Fund.  This fund will assist in the areas that finances are lacking the most.  This could change month to month, which makes this donation option very important to us.  This fund will help build a legacy and keep Emily in our thoughts for years to come.  Thank you to Emily's family for choosing to partner with us.

Kawartha Lakes Community Cats TNRM Fund

The Kawartha Lakes Community Cats TNRM Fund is designated to assist with the following expenses: trapping, feeding, fostering, vetting, providing shelter for colony cats, assisting feral cat colony caretakers, transporting feral cats to spay/neuter appointments and educating the citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes about community cats. 

Donate Needed Items

Looking to donate items?

Our Wish List can be found here.

Donate Your Time

If you are unable to make a monetary gift, but still want to help, consider becoming an HSKL volunteer!

More information on volunteering your time can be found here or by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator at