September 2016 MVP: Cindy Pischke

A group of volunteers founded the Winnipeg Humane Society in 1894 and are vital to our success today! With the help of volunteers, we can provide care, love and attention to our four (and sometimes two) legged friends until they find their forever homes. The MVP (Monthly Volunteer Profile) will recognize the work and get to know these special MVP’s in a spotlight each month that includes an article and photo shoot. MVPs will receive a framed photo and gift card as our thanks! Is there a volunteer you’d like to nominate to be MVP? E-mail us (volunteer@winnipeghumanesociety.ca) and tell us why … Continued

Guest Blog: Support Bill C-246

The following blog is written by Debbie Wall. Wall is from Winnipeg and supports Bill C-246, a Private Member’s Bill currently in the House of Commons, which aims to modernize animal protection laws in Canada. It makes my blood boil when I hear of stories like Asha’s, the poor northern Manitoba pup whose abuser posted a video of his cruelty towards her online.  But I don’t hold my breath thinking that he or other perpetrators will receive any type of meaningful punishment.  Canada has the shameful distinction of having some of the weakest animal protection laws in the world. The … Continued

Manage your dog’s anxiety during storms

A thunderstorm can mean many things to people. For some, it’s a ruined day that could have been spent outside, while others find the flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder to be mystifying and calming. But for dogs, thunder and lightning can have an opposite effect. When the clouds roll through the skies and thunder echoes in the streets, our dogs can become frightened. To a dog, this ‘unnatural’ phenomenon can make it feel like the world is crashing down. Thunderstorms can create anxiety in a dog and you may find them in hiding, trembling and – in severe … Continued

Extending and Inspiring Compassion

The Winnipeg Humane Society’s Farm Animal Compassion committee presents Nikki Chapen’s free public lecture: Inspiring Compassion, Putting our Ethics on the Table. The lecture will take place in the WHS Classroom on Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m. Chapen’s talk will focus on understanding the animals we often think of as food and extend our circle of compassion to include them.  She also addresses factory farming practices and provides information and tips on making more compassionate food choices. Chapen and her partner Trevor are Winnipeg’s Volunteer Outreach Coordinators for Mercy For Animals. Chapen is an animal rights activist who has devoted her … Continued

August 2016 MVP: Kathy Shurvell

A group of volunteers founded the Winnipeg Humane Society in 1894 and are vital to our success today! With the help of volunteers, we can provide care, love and attention to our four (and sometimes two) legged friends until they find their forever homes. The MVP (Monthly Volunteer Profile) will recognize the work and get to know these special MVP’s in a spotlight each month that includes an article and photo shoot. MVPs will receive a framed photo and gift card as our thanks! Is there a volunteer you’d like to nominate to be MVP? E-mail us (volunteer@winnipeghumanesociety.ca) and tell us why … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society joins pledge to save 1 million cats

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and shelters across North America aim to save the lives of one million cats by 2019 with the Million Cat Challenge. Reduced adoption fees, changes to intake procedures and adjustments to shelter operations will help the WHS increase cat adoptions and manage the number of incoming cats. “Our animal welfare community wants to save more cats and as a grassroots organization it is our duty to meet those expectations,” says WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky. “We must work together and use proactive approaches in order to give every cat a fair chance.” In July the WHS … Continued

July 2016 MVP: Karen Vincett

A group of volunteers founded the Winnipeg Humane Society in 1894 and are vital to our success today! With the help of volunteers, we can provide care, love and attention to our four (and sometimes two) legged friends until they find their forever homes. The MVP (Monthly Volunteer Profile) will recognize the work and get to know these special MVP’s in a spotlight each month that includes an article and photo shoot. MVPs will receive a framed photo and gift card as our thanks! Is there a volunteer you’d like to nominate to be MVP? E-mail us (volunteer@winnipeghumanesociety.ca) and tell us why … Continued

Foster Today!

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to have a cat in your life, but not sure if you’re ready to make the full commitment? Perhaps you don’t have a lifestyle that allows you to constantly care for a cat, but you still have times when you could support and love a cat. Or maybe you’re just the type of person who loves animals and wants to help in any way possible. We’re seeking foster homes for cats and kittens that are recovering from URI (upper respiratory infection). URI is similar to a person having a cold, so … Continued

WHS Full: Homes needed for hundreds of pets

A spike in incoming cats to the Winnipeg Humane Society has put the organization at capacity. Homes must be found immediately. Effective immediately and throughout July cats can be adopted for free  to $20; $100 for kittens and $179 for two kittens. “If you have ever considered adopting a cat, now is the time,” says WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky. “Our shelter is at capacity and we must find them homes as soon as possible, or else we face the sad reality of euthanizing them. We count on our community to help us save as many cats as possible.” As well, … Continued

Vigilante justice hinders, not helps, animals left in hot vehicles

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is receiving an increase in the number of calls from concerned public about pets being left in vehicles. This is leading to people attempting to break into vehicles and remove them from the heat. The WHS reminds the public that in order for negligent pet owners to receive proper repercussions, the law must be followed. Winnipeg’s spike in temperature led to an incident on the evening of June 21 where individuals attempted to get into a vehicle with a pet left inside. The WHS experienced a similar incident last week and is concerned more people … Continued