Donate – To Help our Animals

It is your generous donations which allow us to provide ongoing care for the many stray and abandoned animals that come into our care. Every penny donated goes directly to operating our facility, 24 hours a day-every day of the year.


All gifts of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Charitable Registration # 119254498RR0001


If you would like more information, please contact us at the shelter.

Ways To Give:

One-Time Donation

“Rescuing an animal may not change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal”
Author Unknown

Every single day of

the year we are helping abandoned and neglected animals. Your donations are what make that possible. Community support is an integral part of running Burlington Humane.


Hearts of Humane – Monthly Giving

praying kitten

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

Monthly giving is an integral part of running Burlington Humane and in being able to provide a safe place for the stray and abandoned animals of Burlington, while also providing top quality medical attention and shelter care, including rehabilitation and socialization. Monthly donations are a very effective and convenient way for you to support Burlington Humane on a regular basis. Thank-you for helping us help the animals.

Monthly donors are invited to private meetings to meet special shelter animals and can enjoy exclusive inside information about the animals!


Leave Your Legacy

Leave a Legacy through giving

Legacy gifts allow you to make a future donation to Burlington Humane Society without affecting your current financial circumstances. Regardless of the size of your planned gift you can be sure that your gift will continue to make a lasting and important impact on the animals we care for. Giving options may even substantially reduce your taxes.

The Benefits of Legacy Giving

Create a meaningful legacy – Making a legacy gift ensures that your support for the causes that are closest to your heart can continue long into the future.
Convenience – A legacy gift is easy to arrange and can be made for any amount you wish.
Enjoy Tax Savings – A legacy gift offers significant tax benefits for you and your heirs.

Charitable Bequest

A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to the Burlington Humane Society through your last will and testament.  There are a few types of charitable bequests, for example:

General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or causes that come from the general value of the estate and are made by designating a specific dollar amount or a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate.

Specific Bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed. (i.e. a car to be used or to be sold).

Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave the residue portion (any leftover property) of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.

Contingency Bequests allow you to leave a portion of your estate, if your named beneficiary does not survive you.

A Cash Gift is an amount made out to the Burlington Humane Society. Gifts of cash are available for immediate use in the form of cash, cheque, credit card, or pre-authorized contributions paid monthly. They can also be given in the form of a general bequest in your will and testament.

A Securities Gift is a gift of publicly traded securities directly to us. This will eliminate any taxable capital gain to yourself and you will also receive a charitable donation receipt equal to the market value of the securitie on the day it is received by us.

A Life Insurance gift is made when you name the Burlington Humane Society as the beneficiary. This means that you control the policy and the Burlington Humane Society would receive the insurance proceeds upon death.

If you are interested in leaving a bequest for the Burlington Humane Society, you can provide your lawyer with our name and charity number below:

Burlington Humane Society – 119254498RR0001

Have Questions? You can email us at and please put Bequests in the subject line.

***Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information on this site constitutes legal or accounting advice. You should always consult your own financial and legal advisors before making a decision.


Building Fund

Help us maintain the shelter Your donation will be used. Specifically for repairs and maintenance.


Other Ways to Donate

Please choose an alternative method of donation.

By E-transfer

Donations can be sent via e-transfer to

(for those donating through e-transfer, please indicate in the notes section that it is a donation and include your contact information so we can send you a tax receipt if  it is $20 or more).

By Phone

Call us at 905-637-7325 during our operating hours or leave a message and we will surely return your call as soon as possible. Phone donations must be made by credit card.

By Mail

Mail donations to:

Burlington Humane Society
740 Griffith Court
Burlington, ON
L7L 5R9



If you prefer, you can make your donation through CANADAHELPS, which will provide a receipt directly to you.

Donate a Car Canada

Did you know:  You can donate your unwanted vehicle to Burlington Humane through Donate a Car Canada.  They will take your vehicle, whether it is running or not, and turn it into a donation to help the animals in our care.  Go Here to donate your vehicle!!