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help local animals in need 

Donations are accepted at the shelter daily between 9 and 3

email money transfers (emt) can be sent to:

Can't make it to the shelter?
Donate safely via Canada Helps           

Sign up to donate $20 or more monthly and receive special perks like:

  • A spotlight in our newsletters and social media

  •  Free yearly membership and access to our quarterly newsletter

  • A SHAID t-shirt, hat or canvas bag

  • A dog tag plaque on our "SHAID Super Supporter" Wall of Fame at SHAID after 1 year of ongoing support!

Thank you for supporting the helpless and

homeless pets in our community.

In 2022 SHAID rehomed 513 cats and 38 dogs and supported more animals with life saving surgery than ever before. From amputations, full dental removal and eye removal to the routine spaying and neutering of pets and strays, these surgeries were essential and expensive. SHAID is a registered charity that receives no government funding, thus we rely entirely on support from our community.


Want to support our shelter but can't deliver supplies to us?

Support the animals by sending regularly needed items directly to us via Amazon! 


Items can be sent to our mailing address

SHAID Tree Animal Shelter 100 High Street, suite 138, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1V9

donate Supplies
Used Daily AT SHAID


  • Dry cat and kitten kibble

  • Wet kitten and cat canned food

  • Kitten milk replacement powder

  • Pine wood stove pellets (we use this instead of clay litter!)

  • Pill Pockets

  • Small cat litter boxes

  • Small cat carriers

  • Assorted cat toys

  • Kitten shampoo

  • Microwavable heat pads

  • Cat beds, grooming tools, scratch posts, and condos are less of a need but always welcome!

We typically have enough general dog food and supplies but can always use

  • Poultry-free dog kibble

  • Poultry-free wet food

  • Poultry-free treats



  • Face cloths and cleaning rags

  • Hand towels and dish towels

  • Medium/Large bath towels

  • Small blankets


We do not use heavy blankets, comforters, pillows, wool blankets or bed sheets. We have many animals which means a lot of laundry for our old washing machines!


  • Envelopes

  • Stamps

  • White out strips

  • Sticky notes

  • Inkjet paper

  • Clear plastic sheet protectors


  • Bleach

  • Pine Sol

  • Laundry soap

  • Dish soap

  • Dish scrubbers

  • Large paper bags

  • Hand soap

  • Medium & large latex gloves

  • Large heavy duty garbage bags

  • Bathroom and toilet cleaner

  • Kleenex, paper towel, toilet paper

  • Brooms & dustpans

  • Spray bottles


  • Gift cards to Dollarama, Walmart, Amazon, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, local grocery stores, gas gift cards

Thank you for your continued support of our little shelter on the South Shore!
Every donation goes directly to helping pets in our community

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