Humane society looks to build new shelter on Dundas Street

Artist rendering of the proposed new Humane Society London and Middlesex shelter at 1414 Dundas St. Photo courtesy of the Humane Society London and Middlesex.

The Humane Society London and Middlesex (HSLM) is looking to build a new shelter in the east-end.

The non-profit organization has submitted a zoning application to the city to construct a new facility at 1414 Dundas St. near Hale Street.

The current home of the humane society at 624 Clarke Rd. sits on just one acre of land and has undergone a series of additions and retrofits over the years. More than 240,000 pets have passed through the shelter’s doors during its time there. While the building has served the agency well, the board of directors stated it no longer meets the needs of the community and now is the time to prepare for a “better future.”

“This is a very exciting time for HSLM, our cumulative work these past 120 years has lead to the need for our shelter to grow so that we can better serve our community and continue to be the safe haven for pets in the City of London and counties of Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex,” said Executive Director Steve Ryall.

The rezoning proposal was submitted in partnership with Old Oak properties, the seller of the proposed new shelter site.

If approval is granted by the city, the humane society will provide updates and details on how the public can support its campaign to build a new shelter at www.hslm.ca/newhomenewhope.