Times flies when you are having fun! A little over a week ago I started my job with The Winnipeg Humane Society. It has been a very exciting first week, especially because I was able to learn first-hand the amazing work that The WHS does every single day to protect and enhance the welfare of animals in our community. I will share with you some of the things that impacted me the most while reading files and walking around the shelter getting to know more about our operations. The Winnipeg Humane Society Staff are AWESOME All uppercase, yes. Everyone I … Continued
Winnipeg Humane Society welcomes CEO Javier Schwersensky WINNIPEG, June 8 –The Board of Directors of The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) are pleased to announce that Javier Schwersensky has joined the WHS as Chief Executive Officer. Schwersensky joins the WHS with more than 15 years of executive experience, in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. “The staff and volunteers involved with the Winnipeg Humane Society have a passion for animals and a genuine desire to help them,” said Schwersensky. “I’m excited to join this team and work together to better the lives of animals in our community.” Schwersensky served as Director of … Continued
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Unleash your inner animal with Winnipeg Humane Society’s “Rags 2 Rescue” day WINNIPEG, MAY 26 – Who isn’t looking for an excuse to wear that cute cat sweater or dapper dog t-shirt to work? The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is inviting Winnipeg’s animal lovers to bust out their best animal-themed threads on Thursday, June 4th for their first ever “Rags 2 Rescue” day. Winnipeggers can help the shelter’s animals by registering for the Fairmont Winnipeg Paws in Motion, and spread the word about animals in need by posting their personal photos with the hashtag #rags2rescue. Three long-term Rags 2 Rescue … Continued
Two badly injured animals. Both either lost or abandoned. Both needing immediate medical care. But you can only help just one. Will you choose Ghost, or will it be Robbie? Today you don’t have to make that difficult choice…because today you have the chance to actually TRIPLE the amount of your donation and help both animals! TRIPLE YOUR GIFT TODAY! Three anonymous WHS benefactors have agreed to match your donation, three times on every dollar, up to $75,000! But the challenge ends on July 1st. So please donate now. Imagine giving three times as much to do three times the … Continued
by Pam Rempel, WHS Volunteer I was surprised to see the total climb on my fundraising page for the WHS’ Paws In Motion fundraiser. Last year, I reached a whopping $45! This year, I set my goal at $100 and my dad, supportive and motivating, pledged me that amount. He also challenged me to set my goal higher – a staggering $1000. I laughed at the idea, but decided to make it a ‘stretch goal’. What did I do differently this year? I decided to overcome my shyness. I think it could be said that virtually everyone is uncomfortable with … Continued
No Hot Pets this summer! The Winnipeg Humane Society reminds pet owners of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in a vehicle WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Humane Society is currently running the award-winning “No Hot Pets” (www.nohotpets.ca) campaign, created by the Ontario SPCA, in an effort to remind pet owners of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in a vehicle during the hot summer months. Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open. Citizens are asked to share the message about the dangers of … Continued
Dog Bite Prevention Campaign Kicks off this week: Winnipeg Humane Society and the Animal Services Agency (WINNIPEG) – The Winnipeg Humane Society and the City of Winnipeg’s Animal Services Agency are joining forces to remind families of the importance of educating children on how to be safe with dogs. National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17 – 23, and the agencies are working together to spread the word that dog bites can be prevented. “Everyone, especially children, need to learn how to behave with dogs – dogs they know and don’t know,” said Aileen White, WHS Director of Communications. … Continued
Winnipeg Humane Society Honours Outstanding Sponsors and Volunteers at AGM WINNIPEG, MAY 7 – The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) recognised the exceptional work of volunteers, sponsors and partners at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 6. Corporate supporter Scotiabank, QX104’s Brody Jackson and Samantha Stevens, and volunteers Ashley Dick and Chris Flint were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions. “The Winnipeg Humane Society relies on the outstanding support from our community to help the thousands of animals we see per year,” said Aileen White, WHS Director of Communications and Public Affairs. “It’s important to recognise those that help us do … Continued
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