A Local Institution for 50+ Years
With a few name changes along the way, Humane Society Hastings Prince Edward has been serving the people and animals of Prince Edward and Hastings Counties for more than half a century.
photo: Man and a woman holding onto a Beagle puppy at the Humane Society on May 29, 1972. Taken by Ian Robertson. From Belleville Intelligencer collection, Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.
Caring For Animals in Need Since 1970
In the early 1970s, the Quinte Humane Society acquired Eastern Breeders’ property at 527 Avonlough Road to utilize as a public animal shelter. Prior to this, many animals were placed with Quinte Humane Society volunteers who provided foster homes and animal care. QHS was officially incorporated in 1993.
HSHPE continues to operate as an affiliate of the OSPCA reponsible for the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward and is governed by a Board of Directors and operated by a team of professionally-trained staff.
Growth Demand for Our Services
The population of our region has continued to grow over the last decades, along with a rising rate of pet ownership and an ever-increasing demand for our services. Over the decades, we have evolved to a professional environment, employing animal care attendants with post-secondary training, supported by a skilled management team and governed by a Board of Directors who lend their expertise and experience.