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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Halifax Humane Society exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful and exploitative treatment. It is the belief of the Society that all living creatures possess an intrinsic value, which is manifested in its creation. Further, the Society believes that mankind must become a responsible steward of animals which he has domesticated and brought under his control. The Society shall maintain programs and services, which embrace that principle: Maintain a shelter facility to provide for the needs of lost, forsaken and abandoned animals; Educate and continually acquaint the citizens, particularly children, with the ethics of kindness and compassion, thereby engendering respect for all living beings; Investigate complaints of animal abuse and correct those situations by way of education, or if need be prosecution; Prevent the overpopulation of domestic animals by providing affordable spay and neuter opportunities to the public, while making certain that animals adopted from the Shelter never contribute to the problem.

Programs: Halifax Humane Society Programs & Services Adoption Center Redinger Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program Meet Your Match SAFER Assessment Program Off-Site Adoption Program Prison Pups & Pals/Paws of Freedom Admission & Receiving Department All Animal Intake Center Including Domestic Animals, Wildlife, and Exotics Lost Pet Database Animal Behavior Counseling Dog Obedience Group Classes Special Needs Pet Foster Program Shelter Transfer Program Disaster Response Contract Services for Municipalities Leadership & Career Development Planned Giving Programs (Gift of Estates, Stocks, Insurance, Property, Animal Care/Protection Information and Call Center Cruelty Investigation Resources, Training and Transfers Multi-Level Community Humane Education & School Visits Shelter Tours Public Appearances Legislative Advocacy Volunteer Program 2.0 High-End Pet Retail Store & Gently Used Pet Supply Shop Pet Microchipping Off-Site Thrift Store Pet Health Insurance Shelter for Aggressive/Quarantined/Investigation Case Animals Wildlife Triage & Rehabilitator Transfer Memorial and Honorariums GEM Membership Sponsor Opportunities (Events, Bricks, Kennels, Naming Opportunities) Special Events, Yappy Hours, Community Outreach Events, & Third Party Events Pet Assisted Therapy Pet Cremation Services Dog Park

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Sue_140

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have gone to the facility in hopes of finding a lost cat!, they shuffle you through and you have to run to keep up, they do not want you to see the sad state of affairs the animals are living in!!!!!!. What happens to the moneys being donated each year it does not seem to be filtering down to any animal there. just saying!!!!!!!! Why are there no photos of the stray animals???????????????? One or two does not cut it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Building a dog park that the animals at the shelter do not get to use. Spending over $800,000 of shelter money while the animals at the shelter spend 24 hours a day in their kennels, and other kennel building is falling apart.

Review from Guidestar

2 Linda401

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Where are the 70 confiscated rabbits CEO of HHS?

70 confiscated domestic rabbits (helpless prey animals) have been hidden by both Halifax Humane Society & Charleston Animal Society since 1/1/2016 and sent in c/o predator owners & undisclosed "farms" without spay and neuter.

Valid questions of concern remain unanswered. Why would a shelter that states they have no room for more than 3 rabbits agree to take in 70 rabbits - then immediately transport the 70 rabbits to undisclosed locations?

Claiming to be Hero's and possibly sending neglected rabbits from one bad situation to another on farms that may have placed them into another bad situation is not acceptable.

The Rabbit Community is asking for full transparency and proof these rabbits are in adoptive family homes As Promised in the media, spayed & neutered,
alive, given proper medical care, not being used as food for predators or humans and not being bred for profit.

Read the facts here:


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Very high kill shelter. Based on statistics provided by Halifax, 739 dogs and 4370 cats were euthanized in 2014 alone. That is an average rate of 14 animals per day. They seem unwilling, at this time, to embrace going "no-kill" which has proven highly effective and cost efficient in large and small communities throughout the country.

Review from Guidestar