We Are Here For the Animals. We Are Here For You.

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is collaborating with local animal welfare organizations to support Winnipeg’s cats, cat owners and address cat overpopulation. The WHS received over $201,000 in grant funding from the City of Winnipeg and The Winnipeg Foundation for the one-year trial project “We Are Here for the Animals. We Are Here for You.” The revolutionary program is a new approach to make essential spay and neuter services more available to the community. The program offers additional resources to cat owners through a satellite outreach centre and will train volunteers to manage feral cat colonies in non-residential areas. A … Continued

WHS statement on exotic animal travelling shows

The Winnipeg Humane Society does not support the transportation and use of exotic animals in traveling shows and educational presentations, and urges its supporters and the general public to avoid attending these shows.   Why doesn’t the WHS support these kinds of activities? An exotic animal is an animal non-domesticated by humans. This includes lizards and reptiles, which are often forced to be repeatedly held and restrained against their will throughout these “hands-on” traveling displays and educational programs.  Leading research by reptile biologists has shown that the majority of reptiles in captivity do in fact display stress while being exhibited … Continued

Broken bones, amputations and a new life: Octavian’s Story

Octavian was found as a stray and brought to the WHS in December. His tail was hanging limp and he wasn’t able to use it. He also walked oddly on his back leg. Both injuries were caused by old fractures that didn’t heal properly. He also needed extensive dental work. Octavian clearly had to push through pain to survive on his own. In order for Octavian to live a pain-free life, he had his full tail amputated, his leg amputated, and most of his teeth removed. Octavian’s surgeries and care cost just under $3,000. He is just ONE example of … Continued

No matter their size, every animal matters

Max was found outside in the freezing cold with frostbite on one of his tiny toes and on his tail. Thankfully his finder noticed him outside in their yard, caught him, and brought him to the Winnipeg Humane Society. Max needed surgery to remove his frozen toe and the tip of his tail so he could live pain free. Our clinic staff noticed he was very socialized, which means he was likely someone’s pet before getting lost. After his surgery, Max spent time in recovery at the WHS until he could go into adoptions. Once in adoptions, he quickly found … Continued

Improving dog transfer protocols: A plan to reduce incidents

Dear WHS friends and supporters, In the past four months, we have faced an unprecedented challenge which caught us off guard: We had three dogs escape from our care during the transfer to or from our facility. This is not only embarrassing for a shelter that has been in active operation since 1894; it is an issue of safety for our staff and the community. It is not easy to write about things that don’t go according to plan. However, we have a pledge to be fully open, accountable and transparent in our work. The Winnipeg Humane Society handles approximately … Continued

Fighting the Flood: Looking After Your Pets

Animals are vulnerable when an emergency evacuation takes place. We urge pet owners to take your pets when an evacuation must occur. Animals, like every other member of your family, deserve the protection and security of safety preparation. Please follow these simple steps to improve your pets’ chances of survival. Before an evacuation Plan for your animals’ care well in advance if there’s a chance you may have to evacuate during a flood. Many pet-friendly facilities will book up quickly as the threat of flooding increases: If you can’t take them to wherever you are going, arrange to have family or friends … Continued

Meatless Monday: Olive Lentil Burgers

Post by: Angela Tucker Recipe from: Isachandra.com This is one of my favourite burger recipes, and it comes from Isa Chandra – one of my favourite places to get recipes! I love to double the batch and freeze the extra ones to use later – enjoyed as a burger, or even crumbled into a salad. Mushrooms add amazing flavour to these burgers, and their texture makes them an awesome replacement for meat in many different recipes. This can help increase fibre, vitamins and minerals in your meals, while cutting back on cholesterol, saturated fat and calories. The lentils in this … Continued

WHS now accepting donations for Book and Movie Sale

The Winnipeg Humane Society is looking for donations of gently used books and DVDs of all genres.  Donations may be dropped off at the front reception desk inside the WHS’s shelter (45 Hurst Way).  The deadline for accepting donations is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The fundraising sale will be held at the shelter April 8 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & 9 (12-6 p.m.). The WHS is looking for donations of: Novels, non-fiction, and general books in good condition DVDs and Blu-rays Video games (PlayStation, Xbox, Wii) The WHS cannot accept: VHS movies Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, textbooks Time Life series Magazines Manuals … Continued

Inside Asia’s dog meat industry and relating it to Manitoba

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) Farm Animal Compassion Committee presents its next free speaker series event Betraying Man’s Best Friend: Inside Asia’s Dog Meat Trade at the WHS’s Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre at 45 Hurst Way on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Brittany Semeniuk, a veterinary nurse utilizing her career to improve animal welfare in Manitoba and across the globe, provides insight into Asia’s dog meat industry in this non-graphic presentation and compares it to farming practices in Manitoba. “Our canine companions are being killed by the millions and need us to be their voice. But we must … Continued

WHS kicks off Valentine’s day with dog promotion

The Winnipeg Humane Society wants to set you up with a date this Valentine’s Day. There are many animals available for adoption who are in need of good homes. From February 1-15 all large and medium breed dogs (six months and older) are available to adopt for a fee of $99. Fees include a health exam, first vaccines, ear tattoo, spay/neuter surgery, City of Winnipeg License and more. Dogs at the WHS aren’t the only animals looking for love. Adult cats living in Kitty Kat Way A, B and C are free to adopt. While the fee is free, any monetary donation helps … Continued