January 2017 MVP: Jim Harvey

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

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

Cats with FIV finding homes at WHS

The WHS has updated its policies and is now adopting cats with FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). These cats will be available to adopt for a minimum $5 donation. FIV is a slow-acting virus that weakens a cat’s immune system. However, with the proper lifestyle and medical treatment, these cats can live comfortable lives. FIV is a cat-only virus that does not spread to humans or other animals. It is most commonly spread through deep bite wounds from an infected cat and from an infected mother to her kittens. Cats with FIV should live indoors and avoid contact with cats that … 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

Saying “Thank You” is not enough: Here’s how you helped the WHS this year

“Extremely gentle, medium size dog. Intact male. Stabbed a few weeks ago. Viciously attacked yesterday by a giant breed dog. Limping badly and there is concern he will become a target again with his injury.” Can you help? “I just got an eviction notice and I cannot pay for the special food my diabetic cat needs.” Can you help? “We just got a dog that is heartworm positive but our rescue cannot afford the treatment.” Can you help? These are real messages from real people that my office receives daily from all over our province. They come in the morning, in the evening, … Continued

November 2016 MVP: Nikki Zloty

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

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

You saved Bailey from her reality

“Hi, my name is Bailey. Today I want to share my story. When you look at the photos you can see I was in terrible pain, but the Winnipeg Humane Society changed that. Life with my family started well. I wore this thing around my neck that jingles when I walk around. I like the jingling because it tells mom and dad I’m nearby. And, as I grow, my neck starts to hurt. Suddenly the thing around my neck (I think it’s called a collar) started cutting into me. My neck was in lots of pain. I try to tell … Continued

Spay and neuter clinics set up in northern Manitoba

The Winnipeg Humane Society Clinic are going to Norway House and Cross Lake from November 6-10 for spay and neuter clinics. The northern Manitoba clinics are possible because of a joint-effort with the WHS, Norway House Animal Rescue, the community of Norway House, Norway House Cree Nation, Cross Lake, and Pimicikamak Cree Nation. The northern clinic will help improve animal health in an area impacted by animal overpopulation and with few veterinary services. The clinic team will operate the Norway House clinic on Nov. 7 – 8 and Cross Lake clinic on Nov. 9-10. “Families with pets in northern Manitoba communities want to … Continued