We need more compassion for hogs in Manitoba

Nearly 4000 hogs died in a barn fire this past Thursday. The death these intelligent creatures have faced is mortifying. Desperately trying to get away from the thick toxic smoke, the burning heat inside the barn. Manitoba is the largest hog producing province in Canada. In the last decade, numerous hog barns have burnt down killing tens of thousands of pigs. There are two important facts on the horizon: the Manitoba government has lifted the hog barn moratorium. This means more hogs barns will be built – despite many areas already saturated with them. The second important fact is, the … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society waiving adoption fees for cats with colds

In an immediate effort to create more space at the WHS, adoption fees for URI (cats six months and older) are waived from June 1-4. The shelter is over capacity and unless more cats are adopted there is great risk of euthanizing for space. “Our community has asked us to do everything we can to improve the live outcomes for cats. We have implemented new strategies that are making a significant difference, but now urgently need people to adopt these cats immediately,” says WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky. The felines available for adoption either had or were exposed to Upper Respiratory … Continued

Meatless Mondays: Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito

Post by: Angela Tucker Recipe from: MinimalistBaker.com Think you can’t make a tasty vegan breakfast burrito? Think again, buddy! Did you know that you can use crumbled tofu as an alternative to scrambled eggs? This lovely recipe by the Minimalist Baker does just that, all wrapped up with a bunch of other tasty, healthful ingredients including roasted potatoes, roasted red pepper, sautéed kale, and plenty of flavour boosting herbs and spices! And of course, the recipe is not limited to just that first meal of the day, you can enjoy it whenever you want, and you can completely customize the ingredients to … Continued

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Mike Costello

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

Free festival celebrates compassion for animals and the planet: Winnipeg VegFest

Winnipeg VegFest aims to foster compassion for animals, promote eco-friendly living, educate the public about health and nutrition, and introduce the rapidly growing world of plant-based cuisine. “Winnipeg VegFest will be a lively, entertaining, and action-packed day of delicious food, dynamic speakers, provocative discussions, beautiful artwork, children’s activities, and so much more,” says event co-organizer Jason Hannan. “We’ve reached a critical mass in Winnipeg who care deeply about animals and the planet. We’re absolutely thrilled to be putting on Winnipeg’s first-ever VegFest.” Winnipeg VegFest will feature an all-star line up of keynote speakers, including: Carol J. Adams, renowned feminist author … Continued

The MVP Inspiration

By: Jim Harvey Last May I was asked by the WHS if I would like to participate in a new initiative called the ‘Monthly Volunteer Profile’ (MVP) which recognizes and profiles a different volunteer each month. The MVP is selected by the volunteer services group based on nominations from other volunteers or staff. My contribution to the project is photographing the volunteer working at their job within the WHS. The photographs are included as part of the article written by Brian Kozak and posted to the WHS website. I did not have to think twice about participating in the MVP program. … Continued

Meatless Mondays: Meatless Bacon

Post by: Angela Tucker Recipe from: TheBuddhistChef.com This recipe by The Buddhist Chef instructs you just how easy it is to make your own meatless bacon from scratch, using some fairly basic and easy to find ingredients. One of the concerns over bacon, as with all processed meats, is its connection with an increased cancer risk. For this reason, the World Health Organization, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Canadian Cancer Society recommend minimizing processed meats. And of course, enjoying something made of plant based foods is a way that we can practice compassion to animals. Pigs are similar to … Continued

Will you Pledge to Protect during Animal Cruelty Awareness Month?

Pledge to Protect The WHS Animal Rescue Team responded to 1542 cruelty/welfare concerns and 952 emergency calls in 2016. April is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month. 365 days a year, the Winnipeg Humane Society is on the ground, rescuing and treating sick, injured and abused animals. It can take weeks to rescue animals from unsafe or unsanitary conditions. In the case we’re showing you today, the WHS Animal Protection Team was tasked with rescuing over 50 cats from an unsafe and unsanitary home. It took just under two weeks to safely remove all the cats from the home. This is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, will … Continued

Meatless Mondays: Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Stew

Post by: Angela Tucker Recipe from: OhSheGlows.com Spring is on its way, but it never hurts to have a healthy comfort food recipe on hand for those lingering chilly days (like this one from ohsheglows.com)! I love one pot meals like this Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Stew. You have your carbs, protein and veggies all in one bowl, which is great for a quick, satisfying meal. If you like, you can even pair this on top of cooked brown rice or your favourite whole grain. The great thing about the carb sources in this recipe is that they … Continued

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