Unleash your inner animal with Winnipeg Humane Society’s “Rags 2 Rescue” day

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

Triple your gift to the animals!

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

How I raised $1500 for Paws In Motion… and you can too!

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!

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

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

WHS Honours Outstanding Sponsors and Volunteers at AGM

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

Welcome to the new winnipeghumanesociety.ca

You may have noticed a few changes around here. We’ve updated our website and are excited to share the changes with you! Our new site is brighter, bolder and easier to navigate than ever before – but we’re still ironing out all the details. Please take a look around, and if you notice something out of place let us know: communications@winnipeghumanesociety.ca. We welcome your feedback. Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think!

Protect your pet from diseases and parasites

Lyme Disease What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is carried and spread by the deer tick (pictured here). The bacterium is found in mice, deer, and other wildlife. When a tick feeds on an infected animal, the tick transfers the bacteria to the next animal it feeds on. This disease can affect your pets, as well as you; however, you can only catch the disease if you’re bitten by the tick itself, NOT by contact with your pet. Lyme disease is found in Canada, and the highest incidences occur in North West Ontario along the … Continued

Are You Ready for a Rabbit?

Tempting as Easter may be, chocolate bunnies make better gifts than living and breathing rabbits. The Winnipeg Humane Society is advising potential rabbit owners to weigh their decisions of committing to a new pet just as heavily on Easter as the rest of the year. Rabbits make great pets, however (like with other animals) it is never appropriate to give them as a surprise. Rabbits require as much work as a dog or a cat; they need supervised exercise 2 – 3 hours a day.  Many rabbits are easily frightened when held, and therefore not suitable for families with young … Continued

The WHS AGM is on Wednesday, May 6

The Winnipeg Humane Society’s Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 7 p.m. in The WHS classroom. Agenda: Our 2014 year in review, awards presentations, upcoming events, current humane issues and plans for the future. Click here to view the 2013 Annual Report.