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Lincoln County Community Fridge - Building a more humane society

The Lincoln County Humane Society announces the opening of their Community Fridge.

The Community Fridge, the first of its kind in Niagara, is located in the gazebo on the front lawn of the shelter. Those in need are welcome to take what they need, and community members are asked to donate what they can.

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Lincoln County Humane Society

As Niagara moves into category red, and with a lockdown looming, LCHS is closed to the public and will be operating strictly by appointment only. To Schedule an appointment for urgent matters, please call 905-682-0767.

Virtual Adoptions

Our website - - Facebook and Instagram will be kept up to date with the required information for our current adoptables. To schedule a virtual meet and greet, please contact the shelter directly at 905-682-0767. Pickup will be contactless.

End of Life Care

We are still here for families needing end of life care for their beloved pet. To schedule an appointment, please call the shelter directly at 905-682-0767.

Urgent Surrenders

Families needing to surrender their pet(s) can still do so by scheduling a surrender appointment with staff. Same day surrenders will not be available. To surrender your pet, please call the shelter directly at 905-682-0767 or by email at

Stray Intake

Stray animals will still be accepted if found in St. Catharines, Thorold or Grimsby. Please call the shelter at 905-682-0767 when en route so staff can prepare for your contactless drop-off.

Thank you for your continued support! Stay Safe, Niagara!



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Lincoln County Humane Society has been protecting animals since 1881

The Lincoln County Humane Society is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, support the human-animal bond and foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures. We will provide safe refuge and compassionate care for animals.

We will pursue workable solutions to the most urgent animal welfare issues of our community, which are animal overpopulation and homelessness. These solutions will emphasize the mutual benefits of bringing pets and people together.

We will provide rescue and control as a lifeline to animals in need, as a necessary service to our community.

We will encourage and provide for pet adoption, animal assisted therapy, pet care education, spay and neuter program and investigations of cruelty and neglect.

As a not-for-profit organization we shall operate these programs with integrity, in a financially responsible manner that secures a financially viable future for this organization with a strong commitment to fundraising and membership development.

Getting married Soon?

Do you want to help animals at the same time?

Why don't you consider a donation to the Humane Society in lieu of favours?

More and more couples are rethinking wedding favours – do you want to give your guests something engraved that will sit on a shelf, or be stuck in a drawer? Do you provide a nice trinket with your name on it so they’ll remember your important day?

We suggest something out of the ordinary…

  • Something sustainable…
  • Something environmentally friendly…

A donation to support animals in need at the LCHS.

In turn, we will provide you with donation cards to place on the table for all your guests and you will receive a tax receipt.

Thank you for considering helping animals and congratulations!

For additional information please email our Executive Director, Kevin Strooband at or call 905-682-0767 extension 508.


Hours of Operation

Mon to Fri9am – 5pm
Saturday10am – 4pm
Sunday11am – 3pm
Adoptions stop 30 minutes before closing