Together We Give!
A global day of giving and unity that is taking place today, May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to COVID-19. Around the country Canadians are coming together to demonstrate the power of generosity
I’m reaching out to you because you’ve been such an integral part in supporting Humane Society London & Middlesex. Your support has come in may ways; being a donor, a volunteer or by sharing our message— and your dedication has been essential in helping build a humane and compassionate community for all animals. 
As you know, the start of 2020 has been filled with many challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a global slow-down. Business has nearly halted and we all have been staying home and practicing social distancing. However, during this time apart we must remember that we are all in this together.
Our shelter has felt the effects of COVID-19. We are meeting these challenges and adapting our policies to ensure that we can service animals in-need and care for those within our shelter.
On March 29, 2020 , we closed our shelter to the public for adoptions and non-emergent surrenders. This decision was made in order to keep our staff healthy and able to care for the animals in our facility. On April 29, 2020 we had to make the necessary decision to cancel our Bark in the Park Festival. As our signature event, Bark in the Park Festival is our primary fundraiser and a community favourite. While we are unable to host Bark in the Park Festival this year, we will be bringing it back in 2021.
Part of COVID-19 protocol means that non-emergency vet services have been suspended. As the weeks continue forward the queue of animals waiting for spay/neutering or minor medical procedures grows. Over 47% of HSLM's operating budget is spent on vet services for our animals. Once we are able to preform surgeries, many animals will be ready for adoption. However, this will also mean a surge in expenses. This #GivingTuesday we are asking our supporters to please consider donating to HSLM to help us, help those voiceless animals receive the necessary vet services and find their new home.
This #GivingTuesday you can show your support by becoming a personal fundraiser through our crowd funding page or donating to Humane Society London & Middlesex. Become part of the lifeline today to give hope to animals in our community.
While we remain apart, we are all working towards coming back together and our unity will keep us strong through these continued challenges. As always, your support is essential and very much appreciated.
Steve Ryall, Executive Director
How can I help?
Animals in our community rely on our shelter as a safe haven. Throughout COVID-19 we have continued to provide essential sheltering services to animals in need.

This #GivingTuesday, Humane Society London & Middlesex is asking for your help. Your donation will ensure that we can continue sheltering at-risk animals in our community. Share why you donate to HSLM today with #MyGivingStoryHSLM