Animal Aide of St. Thomas Elgin

Spring 2014

Mission Statement:

To assist the stray and unwanted animals of Elgin County by providing foster care in members’ homes, complete medical care for our animals and adoptions to carefully chosen new homes

Kitten Season

Kitten season has started!!! We are looking for foster homes for pregnant Mommas. If you have experience or think you can devote the love & time. PLEASE call the shelter and chat with Sherrie -- 519-633-3788

Animal Aide of St. Thomas Elgin

  • Founded in 1993 from a partnership of two households, Animal Aide is a non-profit, no-kill organization of adoptable animals, funded from adoptions and donations and staffed by volunteers.
  • Mission of Animal Aide is to assist the stray and unwanted animals of Elgin County by providing foster care in members’ homes, complete medical care for our animals and adoptions to carefully chosen new homes.
  • Animal Aide performs liaison activities with other animal care and shelter facilities, as well as community awareness and fundraising activities.
  • Animal Aide has grown into a dynamic organization. We take in over 700 cats every year.
  • All our animals go through a vet check and are given all necessary vaccinations.
  • Adults are spayed or neutered.

Adoption Hours:

Monday to Friday - 10:00-5:00pm
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00 - 2:00pm

What is involved in fostering some cats?

We are always looking for foster homes for our cats.
The different types of foster homes we need for our cats are:
  • for an expectant mom to have her kittens (time commitment about 8 - 12 weeks)
  • for a shy kitten/cat to be socialized in the hustle and bustle (or quietness) of a home (time commitment about 4 - 8 weeks)
  • permanent foster home (for a cat that has a difficult time in the shelter setting)

Contact us with the form below, if you are interested in fostering some cats.
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Highschool Volunteer / Volunteer Info

Love Cats? Need volunteer hours? Did you know, you can volunteer during the summer holidays BEFORE you start High School and get credit for it?

Please give us a call and we will meet with you and show you around our shelter at 333 Talbot Street, St. Thomas ON

We would love for you to come in and help anytime, but we need most of the help
  • Mo - Fr 8am - 10am,
  • Sat 10am - noon,
  • Sun 9am - 11am.


We are able to accomplish our mission only through the diligent efforts of our dedicated volunteers and members and the generous help of the public. Our volunteers put in over 100,000 hours per year of combined effort.

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