Keeping Your Pet Warm this Winter: Cold Weather Safety Tips

  When the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, you prepare for the coming winter by getting winter coats, boots and gloves ready for use. Remember that at this time of year, your pet also needs extra attention from you! There is a common misconception that dogs are “fine” when left outside in the cold. This is absolutely not true! Regardless of the breed, or the type of coat a dog may have, all pets need suitable shelter from the elements and insulation against cold weather. Pets should not be left outside for long periods in freezing weather. In … Continued

National Veterinary Technician Week

  Supporting every great veterinarian is a great vet technician (or two!). October 11 to 17 is National Veterinary Technician Week and The Winnipeg Humane Society is proud of our vet technician team and what they accomplish everyday. The WHS has six vet techs on staff who help with the daily operation of the clinic. Much like nurses at a hospital, vet techs work on the front line. Vet techs perform diagnostic procedures, blood tests, and exams on the animals that arrive in our clinic. In some situations an animal can come to our clinic and have their health needs met … Continued

Getting the student kicked out of me!

Arpita was an intern with The Winnipeg Humane Society in the Communications Department. The new Marketing Management and Public Relations graduate from The University of Winnipeg PACE spent part of August and September helping the team with sharing our shelter news on social media, writing news releases, and helping out in any way she could. Here’s her take on her time working at The WHS! After her experience with The WHS, Arpita nominated The WHS for a chance to win $500 worth of First Aid Kids from St. John Ambulance. Please vote for The WHS by clicking here. And quite … Continued

Pictures for pooches: A WHS volunteer story

The Winnipeg Humane Society would be nothing without the help and support of our amazing volunteers. They truly are the centre of our organization and we appreciate all of their efforts! Jim Harvey is a long-time volunteer who is using one of his hobbies to help The WHS. Jim is a photographer who has taken some gorgeous shots of the animals and our volunteers at The WHS. Jim finds volunteering an important aspect in his life. He believes it is his way to make a difference in the world, and it helps him break up his daily work routine. He … Continued

Veterinarian to Discuss Complexities of Farm Animal Welfare

Veterinarian to Discuss Complexities of Farm Animal Welfare WINNIPEG – The Farm Animal Compassion Committee of The Winnipeg Humane Society presents a free public lecture that will explore the complex nature of farm animal welfare. ‘One Welfare: Animal Welfare is Simply not Simple’ will be led by Dr. Dale Douma, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a PhD in Large Animal Clinical Sciences, in The WHS classroom on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The purpose of Dr. Douma’s lecture is to discuss farm animal welfare in relation to Manitoba’s Animal Care Act. Farm producers and animal activists see the issue … Continued

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!