Safety a priority between dogs and toddlers in WHS workshop

While a dog and toddler create opportunity for plenty of photos, precautions must be taken to keep both safe. The Winnipeg Humane Society is offering a workshop to teach parents how their dog and child can live in harmony and avoid injury. The Dogs & Toddlers program teaches parents how to help both canine and child adjust to rapid changes in the household. Dogs adjust to a child that is becoming more interactive and mobile, while the toddler learns how to respect the pet’s boundaries. “Dogs communicate with us all the time through body language. It is important that parents learn what … Continued

10 Ways to be Kind to your Pets

Animals are kind to us. They’re selfless and loving companions, a source of camaraderie, and fill our lives with joy. It’s our duty and privilege to give them the respect, care, and kindness they deserve. That’s why we celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week from May 1-7. While it’s important to be kind to animals year-round, the Be Kind to Animals Week campaign is a long-standing tradition that reminds us of all the ways we can be kind to our furry compadres. Being kind doesn’t necessarily mean committing to adopting an animal. There are many ways you can indirectly benefit … Continued

I take them all home

By: Jim Harvey I’ve been volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society for some time, working with the dogs once a week. I often mention to people I meet that I volunteer at the Winnipeg Humane Society and a very common response is, “Oh, I could not do that. I’d want to take all the dogs home with me.” I often think to myself that if that were to happen, us folks who volunteer would have very crowded homes! But I understand the comment. They are saying they feel for the dogs and their situations and would like to take a … Continued

WHS Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, May 4

WHS 2015 Annual General Meeting WHERE: 45 Hurst Way WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7 p.m  AGENDA: Welcome and Introductions Approval of Minutes From 2014 Annual Meeting  2015 Year in Review By-law Review  Approval of the Audited Year-End Financial Statements and Appointment of Auditors Report from the Nominating Committee Departing Board Member Recognition  Award Presentations Question & Comments Adjournment Fiscal Year Amendment section 52 Change Click here to view the 2014 Annual General Report.

The WHS thanks YOU with 30 Days of Gratitude

April is a very special time at The WHS: it is our 30 Days of Gratitude month. As a community-supported organization, there are so many humbling moments, so much passion and dedication to saving lives and advocating for the humane treatment of all animals, that taking time to say thank-you is not only appropriate, but very much an honour. Personally, I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to lead The Winnipeg Humane Society. Only a handful of individuals have had this honour since 1894, so I take this responsibility very seriously and I simply couldn’t do my job … Continued

WHS begins month of gratitude with social media partnership

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) continues to expand its partnerships with local animal welfare groups with the goal of returning more lost cats to their families. The WHS is working with Winnipeg Missing and Found Cat Watch (WMFCW) in an effort to return lost cats to their homes more efficiently. In 2015, The WHS admitted 6,044 cats – the most since 2010. The cats arrive at The WHS for a variety of reasons; some are stray, others surrendered. Lost cats also spend time at The WHS while they wait to be reunited with owners. Social media groups like WMFCW on … Continued

Cats’ lives saved by Winnipeg Humane Society

  Cats that wander the streets are at an increased risk and danger of serious injury. Whether the cat is a stray from cat overpopulation or owned and allowed to roam outside, the number of cats in need of urgent care never ceases to astound The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS). In the last two weeks, three cats brought to The WHS had gaping wounds, skin ripped away and burned, and a variety of broken limbs. Stix arrived with an extensive section of the skin torn off her tail and burns on the hind legs. Clinic staff needed to remove her … Continued

Lost and then found: Cooper’s story

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that your forever friend is missing. The animal you vowed to care and love for has disappeared. You feel helpless, you feel like you failed them, you have a sinking feeling in your stomach that you can’t ignore. It’s a traumatic feeling for you and your family, but unfortunately it does happen. Cooper got away from his family and was lost for over 24 hours before being reunited. Cooper was posted on Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert and he along with the group searched for Cooper high and low. Eventually he was sighted on … Continued

Star Wars invades WHS’s annual 1001 Donations

The Winnipeg Humane Society will use the power of the Dark Side to raise funds for animals in its care. The 501st Legion, an Imperial Star Wars costuming club, will help the shelter raise funds at its annual Liberty Tax Service 1001 Donations Radio and Telethon on Sunday, March 20. Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, bounty hunters, and more will be at the annual event aiming to raise money to support Manitoba’s largest animal shelter. The 501st Legion offers Star Wars fans a chance to interact with the intergalactic villains and take part in a blaster range contest in exchange for donations … Continued

WHS to amputate leg: Removing severely injured leg gives dog new quality of life

Yazmine, a one-year-old Husky Shepherd, broke her front right leg and received no medical attention. The fracture incorrectly healed and now she’s been left with a significant limp and visibly deformed leg. Yazmine is now at The Winnipeg Humane Society and will receive treatment. WHS Director of Animal Health Dr. Erika Anseeuw will amputate the leg giving Yazmine the best opportunity to live a fulfilling life, uninhibited by her leg. Yazmine received her behavioural assessment and will have her amputation, along with a spay surgery, on Thursday, March 3. “There’s a possibility Yazmine’s leg could have been mended had she … Continued