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

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

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 removes puppy’s leg after hunting trap incident

It was the worst day of Fleece’s young life. The 12-week-old Shepherd puppy stepped on a hunting trap causing some large wounds on his front left leg. He was in intense pain and all alone until he was found and brought to us at the Winnipeg Humane Society. But because of your help, Fleece’s worst days are behind him. Together we’ll make sure Fleece gets all of the love and care he deserves. When he arrived at our clinic we treated him for lice and took a closer look at his leg. The injury was old and gruesome. We don’t know … Continued

Cat Purr-Motion

The Winnipeg Humane Society wants to reward you at the WHS Gift Shop from now until December 18th! Follow these easy steps: Step 1: Adopt a cat from the Winnipeg Humane Society; Step 2: Leave an additional donation; Step 3: Save big at the WHS Gift Shop! (details in poster below) Cat adoption fees, until December 18th, 2016: Adult cats (6 months+): $20 Adult cats in Kitty Kat Way A, B or C: Monetary donation of your choice (minimum $5) Kittens: $100 Visit us at 45 Hurst Way today!  

Showing heart for dogs with heartworm on Giving Tuesday

Heart disease can kill a person. It can also kill our dogs. Heartworm, a potentially fatal disease where worms live and sustain itself inside a dog’s heart and lungs, is costly to treat at the WHS and requires a long recovery period. “Heartworm is easy to prevent, but can be catastrophic in dogs that already have the disease,” says Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS Director of Animal Health. “It’s an invasive disease that takes a lot of time and resources to treat.” Heartworm, a common disease in Manitoba, is transmitted to dogs by infected mosquitos. The larvae grow inside a dog’s … Continued

What I Don’t Know and What I Do…

By Jim Harvey My volunteer position at the Winnipeg Humane Society is ‘Dog Kennel Buddy’ which I’ve been doing for about three years now. The position involves working with the dogs that are housed in the back area of the shelter and taking them out into the yards for some exercise, nature calls, and some human contact. Dogs who come into the shelter find themselves there for all sorts of reasons. Some dogs are found as strays. Others are surrendered because the owners cannot care for the dog. And, of course, some dogs come in after being injured, neglected, or abused. … Continued

Guest Blog: Support Bill C-246

The following blog is written by Debbie Wall. Wall is from Winnipeg and supports Bill C-246, a Private Member’s Bill currently in the House of Commons, which aims to modernize animal protection laws in Canada. It makes my blood boil when I hear of stories like Asha’s, the poor northern Manitoba pup whose abuser posted a video of his cruelty towards her online.  But I don’t hold my breath thinking that he or other perpetrators will receive any type of meaningful punishment.  Canada has the shameful distinction of having some of the weakest animal protection laws in the world. The … Continued