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You can help!

Furry Friends counts on the support of our many donors and friends to help rescue and care for approximately 555+ abandoned felines every year.

Each donation makes a real difference in the quality of care we offer and positively impacts the lives of some of the most vulnerable animals in Barrie. The cost of looking after these cats and kittens is high. Food, litter, shelter and care by qualified veterinarians (vaccinations, treatments, spaying/neutering, emergency surgeries) can really add up. Furry Friends is operated completely by volunteers so you can be sure that 100% of your donation goes directly to helping animals in crisis.

It's easy to donate!

There are a number of ways you can choose to support the Furry Friends Animal Shelter (registered charity #882610124). Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10 and over. If you have any questions, email us at info@furryfriendsbarrie.com or leave a message on our answering service at 705–792-4911 and a fundraising volunteer will contact you right away.

One time Donation Make a one-time donation using our easy, online donation form! You can also dedicate your donation in memory of or in honour of someone special and send them a special eCard! A charitable tax receipt will be immediately sent to your inbox with our thanks.

Donate Now

We are a no-kill rescue. Most of our cats are adopted into loving homes, but some cannot be adopted…or at least not right away. Join the “Furry Friends for Life Team” and help our furry friends who need longer-term/specialty care.

  • $15/month (50 cents/day): Feed & nourish by filling our pantry with nutritious food.
  • $30 monthly ($1/day): Comfort & heal by providing essential medications like antibiotics and pain treatments.
  • $60 monthly ($2/day): Give special care with lifesaving specialty food and supplements.
  • $100 a month ($3.33/day): Respond to emergencies by making essential surgeries possible.
  • Or give what you can: No matter the amount you give, your monthly gift will make a BIG impact on the lives of the cats who are in our care for a short time…or the rest of their lives.

Join the Team and Donate Monthly

Members of our “Furry Friends for Life” monthly giving team will receive special member purrr-ks:
  • Enhanced communications with updates about the cats and kittens you're saving, plus invites to exciting 25th anniversary events
  • A complimentary copy of Furry Friends’ annual calendar (featuring 12 of our cats’ success stories)
  • Opportunities to tour the shelter and meet the kitties who are benefitting from your ongoing gifts

Charitable Gift Furry Friends has special charitable gifts at all price points for the animal lover in your life. Celebrate any occasion by selecting the purrr-fect gift and eCard. A charitable tax receipt will be immediately sent to your inbox with our thanks.

Other Ways
  • Send us a cheque made payable to Furry Friends Animal Shelter Inc. (must include our full legal name) and mail it to: Furry Friends Animal Shelter, 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15, Barrie, ON L4N 5R8
  • Donate by credit card. Contact us to set a time to collect your information so we can process your donation and receipt.
  • E-transfer your donation to asktheboard@furryfriendsbarrie.com Please include your full name, mailing address and email address so we can process/issue your tax receipt.
  • Drop off cash in donation boxes at local stores. We also gratefully accept Canadian Tire money.

Participate in our Raffles and Auctions What’s better than rescuing cats and kittens? How about winning great prizes? You can do both by purchasing tickets in our online raffles and auctions.

Donate Items

Order Online

Our Furry Friends Animal Shelter Wish List on Amazon and the items will be delivered straight to our door.

Purchase much-needed items locally and drop them off at the shelter

  • Canned paté fish flavored wet for adult cats & kittens
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid laundry soap
  • Garbage bags (large black bags and smaller white kitchen bags)
  • Blue or clear recycling bags
  • Unscented clumping cat litter
  • Toilet paper
  • Unscented baby wipes to clean the cats too sick to groom themselves
  • Cotton balls or pads
  • We don’t need any linens or kibble donations at the moment. Thanks!

Shelter Location 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15, Barrie, ON L4N 5R8

Donation drop-off hours (please ring doorbell):

Mondays from 10:00am to noon

Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesdays from 10:00am to noon and 6:00 - 8:00pm

Sundays 6:00 - 8:00pm

Donate a Vehicle through Donate a Car Canada

When you donate your vehicle through Donate A Car Canada, they will put your unwanted car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to great use by either reselling or recycling and in return Furry Friends will receive a greatly appreciated donation!

Donate A Car Canada handles every step of the donation process to make donating your vehicle as easy as possible. This includes free towing in most areas of Canada, but you can also drop off your vehicle yourself in order to maximize your donation towards Furry Friends. After you have donated your vehicle, you will receive a tax receipt as well!

Attend an Event

Attend one of our fundraisers:

Check out our exciting upcoming events.

Organize a third-party event

Third-party events are fundraisers that are coordinated and executed by you or your organization independent from Furry Friends. The fundraisers increase awareness of Furry Friends and help provide life-saving care to animals in need. Ideas could include:

  • Hosting a garage sale
  • Throwing a party at a local restaurant or bar
  • Hosting an annual memorial event for a loved one
  • Throwing a dinner party
  • Raising funds at school
  • Having an event at your office
  • Organizing a golf outing or sports tournament
Please contact us with your ideas. We’re excited to work with you!  

Become a sponsor Become a sponsor. Please contact us and we would be pleased to forward you a sponsorship package or speak with your business/organization about potential partnerships.