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

June 2016 MVP: Kim Popkes

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

Safety a priority between dogs and toddlers in WHS workshop

While a dog and toddler create opportunity for plenty of photos, precautions must be taken to keep both safe. The Winnipeg Humane Society is offering a workshop to teach parents how their dog and child can live in harmony and avoid injury. The Dogs & Toddlers program teaches parents how to help both canine and child adjust to rapid changes in the household. Dogs adjust to a child that is becoming more interactive and mobile, while the toddler learns how to respect the pet’s boundaries. “Dogs communicate with us all the time through body language. It is important that parents learn what … Continued

10 Ways to be Kind to your Pets

Animals are kind to us. They’re selfless and loving companions, a source of camaraderie, and fill our lives with joy. It’s our duty and privilege to give them the respect, care, and kindness they deserve. That’s why we celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week from May 1-7. While it’s important to be kind to animals year-round, the Be Kind to Animals Week campaign is a long-standing tradition that reminds us of all the ways we can be kind to our furry compadres. Being kind doesn’t necessarily mean committing to adopting an animal. There are many ways you can indirectly benefit … Continued

I take them all home

By: Jim Harvey I’ve been volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society for some time, working with the dogs once a week. I often mention to people I meet that I volunteer at the Winnipeg Humane Society and a very common response is, “Oh, I could not do that. I’d want to take all the dogs home with me.” I often think to myself that if that were to happen, us folks who volunteer would have very crowded homes! But I understand the comment. They are saying they feel for the dogs and their situations and would like to take a … Continued