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SHAID Tree Animal Shelter is a registered charity (130169113RR0001) established in 1986 by a community of people dedicated to welfare of local animals in need. We provide temporary care and shelter to helpless animals in distress and place as many as possible into loving and responsible homes. We are proudly a no-kill shelter. We also strive to educate the public in responsible pet ownership and strongly promote the spaying and neutering of pets.

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.

Each blanket donated keeps a cat warm.

Each dollar feeds and homes an animal in need of care.

Each thank you to the staff and volunteers keeps them going.

Thank you for supporting the helpless and homeless animals in our community.

Donate in Person

Drop by the shelter daily between 11 AM and 3 PM to make a monetary donation. 

We accept cash, debit, credit and cheques payable to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter. Charitable receipts can be made for donations over $10.

Donate via Paypal

We're still working on this new feature!

Email Money Transfer

Send an email money transfer through your online banking institution to

Please include your mailing address in the note of the

E-transfer for the tax receipt.

Make a Monthly Donation

We're still working on this new feature!

Phone in Donation

Donate to SHAID Tree Animal Shelter over the phone by calling

(902) 543-4849 with your debit or credit card information.

We can be reached daily between 11 AM and 3 PM.

Make a Bequest to SHAID

When planning your Last Will and Testament, you can name SHAID Tree Animal Shelter as a benefactor in the amount you choose, upon your passing.


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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