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!

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” ( 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