In 1989, a group of residents in Sydenham Township launched an initiative to create a shelter to care for local dogs and cats while facilitating their adoption into new “forever homes.” By 2003, they had raised the necessary $340,000 to begin construction of the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (GBAS) on land donated by local farmer Ed Tottenham.
Today, this charitable organization, which serves the residents of Grey and Bruce counties, is volunteer based and funded 100% by private donations and fundraising.
Charitable # BN890221591RR0001
What We Do
- We provide shelter, treatment and care for cats and dogs whose owners, residents of Grey and Bruce Counties, are no longer able to care for their pets
- We arrange for all shots,vaccinations, spaying and neutering of our animals prior to adoption. Rare exemptions are made due to age or health.
- We minimize the time animals remain at the shelter by consistently matching animals to suitable homes.
- We assist sick or injured dogs and cats toward a humane end of life.
- We are a no-kill facility for surrendered dogs and cats and we do not surrender animals for research.
- We practice and provide information on humane treatment to help fight pet overpopulation.
What We Don't Do
- We do not have the authority to accept stray animals. Only dogs or cats surrendered by their owners are accepted.
- We are not licensed as an animal control agent.
- We are not a boarding kennel for dogs and cats.