You can help!

Furry Friends counts on the support of our many donors and friends to help rescue and care for approximately 1,000 abandoned animals 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 approximately 200 cats and kittens (it changes daily) is high. Food, litter, shelter and care by qualified veterinarians (vaccinations, treatments, spaying/neutering) 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. 

Take a look at some of our "before/after" photos to see the difference your donor dollars make!

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. 

Consider donating in honour of a special someone - birthdays, anniversaries, weddings - or making a tribute in memory of a loved one. Special gift and tribute cards are available.

1. Donate Online: Click on the button below to make a secure donation using your credit card. You can also become a monthly donor or make a tribute in memory of a loved one.

2. By E-mail: Send an e-mail to and a fundraising volunteer will contact you right away.

3. By Mail to: Furry Friends Animal Shelter, 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 5R8 (please make the cheque payable to Furry Friends Animal Shelter).

You can also drop some spare change in one of our Furry Friends donation boxes located at stores and restaurants throughout Barrie (The Body Shop, Lick's, Wimpy's, Ye Olde General Store and various veterinary clinics). Every little bit makes a big difference!

Other ways you can help...

1. Attend one of our fundraisers
Check out our upcoming events.

2. Donate to our "Pennies for Pussycats" campaign

Simply bring us your spare pennies and we'll roll'em and help the kitties!

3. Organize a third-party event
Third-party events are fundraisers that benefit Furry Friends. They are coordinated and executed by individuals or organizations 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!

4. Become a sponsor. We would be pleased to forward you a sponsorship package or speak with your business/organization about potential partnerships.

5. Donate a gift from our Wish List
We really appreciate donations of cat food, litter and cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off at our shelter at 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15, Barrie, Ontario (see map). Please contact us to make sure a volunteer is onsite when you drop off your items.

Our Wish List
We currently need these items for our shelter:
• paper towels!!!
• Vileda mop heads
• plain white vinegar
• liquid laundry soap
garbage bags
• clumping kitty litter
• postage stamps
• large ziploc bags
• hand sanitizer
• KMR (kitten milk replacement)
• deep litter boxes
• canned cat and kitten food (pate) and dry cat and kitten food

We also need these items for our sick room:
• baby saline nose drops
• polysporin eye drops and ointment
• wipes to clean the cats too sick to groom themselves
• resealable containers of chicken soup broth
We have LOTS of towels and blankets and don't need any more at the moment - Thanks!

6. Canadian Tire money
We also appreciate Canadian Tire money to purchase items on this list. Please place it in the mailbox at the shelter, or drop it into one our donation boxes.

Take Me Home!
Silver (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Silver is 3 3/4 years old and has had a full mouth extraction. That doesn't stop her from enjoying h...
Sally (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sally is 6 years of age. No one seems to remember her history, but she doesn't mind. Sally is very s...
Emma (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Emma is a feral born rescue who is just shy of her sixth birthday. She is a gentle, shy girl who tak...
Lexus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lexus is just a little over 5 years old, and he and his brothers, Tippit and Theo, were feral born r...
Stella (at shelter on Hart Dr. Barrie)
Stella is 4 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Like so many of our ferals, she wanted nothin...
Tippit (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Tippit is a little over 5 years of age and has been at our shelter with his brothers, Lexus and Theo...
Maxfield (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Maxfield is a 3 year old stray from the Georgina area whom no one claimed. We decided to give this g...
Hope (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Hope is a little over 8 years old and has been with us a long time. No one is quite sure of her past...
Lillie (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lillie is 7 years old and has lived most of her life with us. She was originally a feral cat, but ha...
Argentina (foster care but can be adopted)
Argentina is a 5 year old stray with an unusual taupe coloured tabby coat. He is long and lean but h...
Rose (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Rose is 6 1/2 years old and is a feral born rescue. When we first got her, she wouldn't let anyone n...
Bylow (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Bylow is 4 and a half years of age and loves to watch people come and go through the shelter, and on...
Snooky is 7 1/2 years old and looking for his forever home! A handsome gentleman, this beautiful bla...
Kismet (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Kismet is 7 3/4 years old and is Shauna's mother. The two of them and Kismet's hubby used to hang ou...
Sabrina (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sabrina is 2 years old and is a local stray. She is now thoroughly enjoying human attention. Sabrina...
Shelby (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Shelby is a shy 6 1/2 year old dilute Torti that we have had her for several years. Once Shelby gets...
Skrinkle (at shelter on Hart  Dr., Barrie)
Skrinkle is a 4 3/4 year old stray who was brought in to us, but whose owners were found before he w...
Lots More Cats Here