Giving Hope to Lost Cats across Winnipeg

Giving Hope to Lost Cats across Winnipeg WINNIPEG – In an effort to reunite more lost cats with their owners, the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) has formed a new partnership with Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert in an effort to increase the number of successful reunions between lost cats and owners. The WHS receives over 5500 cats annually, over 2100 are stray, and maintains the largest lost pet database in Manitoba. Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert (WLCA) receives over 1000 notifications of found cats each year. “Although we can reunite many, many cats with their owner, I know we can – and … Continued

Helping pet owners thanks to the generosity of Jim Gauthier

Owning a pet is one of the most rewarding and joyful experiences we can have as humans. Our dogs (and cats!) are loyal, love to cuddle and spend time with us, and most importantly they never judge us. In exchange for our love, food and shelter, they provide a lifetime of enjoyment. However, in Facebook terms, that relationship can switch to “it’s complicated”. Dogs may develop leash aggression, or not play nice with other pets, or start guarding their food and toys a little too much. They may start regressing on their training, or they may be young and need … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society to expand with Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre

WINNIPEG, August 17 – The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is excited to announce a new addition to its building at 45 Hurst Way, due to the generosity of Jim Gauthier in memory of his late wife Joyce. Construction has begun on the Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre, which is scheduled to open this fall. “My wife’s support of The Winnipeg Humane Society has been based on the kindness, love and the extra effort made by staff and volunteers to the animals in their care,” said Gauthier. The Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre will see an increase in programming … Continued

Cat promotions and return rates

We have seen lots of response about our last cat promotion day (July 17 of this year), and the return rate on cats adopted with no fee. It is wonderful to see how passionate Winnipeggers are about cats in our community! The truth is simple: the vast majority of the cats that are adopted in those days find great homes and help us reduce cat overpopulation in shelters. There are several studies, including Maddie’s Fund Million Cat Challenge, that show and prove how effective they are. We have found other ads for WHS cats that were adopted at regular rates, … Continued

From August 6 – 20, adopt a cat for $10 at Winnipeg PetSmart locations!

From August 6 – 20, visit any Winnipeg PetSmart location and adopt an adult cat for only $10! Over 3,000 animals have found homes through our Satellite Adoption Program since it began in 2000. We are so thrilled to partner with PetSmart to help deserving animals find homes!

CEO in-training: A morning at The WHS clinic

Dr. Erika Anseeuw, our Director of Animal Health at The WHS had a brilliant idea: As the new CEO, and coming from a non-shelter environment, it would be good to have a “CEO Academy” so I could spend time in each area of the organization learning more about the ins and outs of what we do. So I gladly accepted the offer and suitably enough, my first morning was spent at the WHS Veterinary Clinic. When you think about the Winnipeg Humane Society you don’t necessarily think about the state-of-the-art clinic that we have, together with amazing veterinarians, technicians and … Continued

Free Felines this Friday at The Winnipeg Humane Society

(WINNIPEG) — The Winnipeg Humane Society is reaching cat-pacity. To make room for the hundreds of cats that arrive weekly, the WHS is waiving adoption fees on adult cats (more than six months) on Friday, July 17. Kittens six months and under will be $50 to adopt. More than 2,700 cats have arrived at the shelter so far this year, with over 220 coming in July alone. On Friday, July 17 from 11 am to 7 pm, there will be no fees to adopt a cat over six months of age. Kittens under six months will be $50 to adopt. … Continued

Time flies when you are having fun! A blog post from our CEO

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 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

Welcome to our new website!

We’re excited to share the brand new with you. We’re still putting the finishing touches on things, and welcome your feedback! Please take a look around, and email if you see something out of place. Thank you!