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Our Beginnings
Formed by members of the community in 1974, Animal Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping stray and abandoned animals in Burlington. Over the years, Animal Aid's membership has grown and now includes 400 active volunteers.

Our Philosophy
We believe that each and every animal coming into our care deserves a better life, and has the right to a safe and loving home. Animal Aid is proud of its “no-kill” policy. An animal is euthanized only in cases of extreme illness or severe behavioural problems, and then only on the advice of a veterinarian. Animal Aid’s existence makes Burlington a more humane place for the animals.

Our Adoption Policy
All stray and abandoned animals brought to Animal Aid are first taken to a veterinarian where they are examined and protected from harm while waiting to be claimed by their owner. If not claimed, they are vaccinated, spayed or neutered (if old enough), microchipped and given any other necessary health care. Cats are then taken to our Adoption Centre and dogs are sent to foster homes or boarded. Whether it takes days, weeks or months, each animal is cared for lovingly until that new home is found. Animal Aid cares for almost 1,000 cats and dogs each year.

Our Community Work

For over 20 years Animal Aid has served our community with weekly visits to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and retirement and nursing homes in our community. Our volunteers take pets to visit those who are no longer able to have their own animals, so that they may still enjoy the warmth and affection only a four-footed friend can provide.

Our Outreach Programme
Teaching responsible pet ownership and animal behaviour is the goal of our education program. Volunteers and pets visit schools and community groups with presentations on safety, respect, care and compassion toward animals.

 

 

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