A great story of the amazing work done by our Members at Quinte Humane Society

March 3, 2017 at 12:00pm

This beautiful story from December deserves shares!


Amy Collins – Member & Chief Steward at Quinte Humane Society.

On her way to work during a winter storm over the Christmas holidays, Amy Collins, Chief Steward at the Quinte Humane Society, rescued a cat laying in the road in the freezing rain. The cat, named Irish by the staff, has made a full recovery and has since been adopted.

Check out the full story in an article in the Belleville Intelligencer.

Amy and the staff at the Quinte Humane Society remind everyone that if you are unable to look after your pet, please take the time and care to contact an organization – like the Humane Society. Please also remember to consider adoption through these organizations when you’re searching for a new family pet.

Compassion and love for animals is what drives Amy and all the staff to excel at their jobs. “We do this job for our love for animals and we feel we make a difference,” said Amy.

“We do our best to save every animal that comes into our facility but it still affects us when we lose one,” explains Local 175 Member Lynne Brightman, who also works at the Humane Society. “It can be a very emotional job… people will just dump animals.”

More recently, someone left a litter of five kittens under a trailer in the facility’s yard. The members at the Human Society stayed late and worked hard to get them out and bring them in. They were able to rescue four of the five, and the last one just got adopted.

To do their amazing, life-saving work, the Quinte Humane Society relies solely on the generosity of donations. If you can donate, please do so by contacting them.


Local 175 Members at Quinte Humane Society: Amy Collins, Lynne Brightman, and Melissa Pitt

Quinte Humane Society
527 Avonlough Road, Belleville
Monday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events:

  • Raise the Woof Comedy Show, Banquet Centre Belleville, April 29th 2017
  • Pet Friendly Vendor Event & Microchip Clinic, Loyalist Vet Belleville, May 13th 2017
  • Wings & Wheels Car Show, National Air Force Museum July 23rd, 2017
  • Wiggle Waggle Walkathon, Zwicks Park Belleville, September 16th, 2017