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

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

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

Animal rights leader Jo-Anne McArthur shares worldwide animal stories in Winnipeg

Author, photojournalist and animal activist Jo-Anne McArthur will share compelling stories and photos of animals from around the globe with Winnipeg’s animal welfare community. We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation will be at The Park Theatre on October 25 at 7 p.m. It is presented by the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) Farm Animal Compassion Committee. McArthur travels the world and shares the grueling realities that animals face on factory farms, in bear bile farms, in the bushmeat trade, in the entertainment industry and more. But for every difficult story and photo shared, McArthur counters her presentation with stories of … Continued

The Ghosts in Our Machine examples our relationship with animals

The following article is from the Fall 2013 Winnipeg Humane Society Newsletter. It features author, photojournalist, and animal welfare activist Jo-Anne McArthur. McArthur is featured in the documentary ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ as she travels the world documenting and sharing her experiences documenting animals living in abusive situations. The Winnipeg Humane Society Farm Animal Compassion Committee presents McArthur’s speaking event ‘We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation’ on October 25 at The Park Theatre.  Buy your ticket today

WHS’s grass-fed gala beef sets new farm animal welfare standard

For the first time in the 23-year history of the Bow Wow Ball gala, the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) will serve grass-fed, humanely raised beef. The landmark decision means this year’s event – Phantom of the Pawpera – on Oct. 15, sets a new standard of food sourcing at WHS events. “People are becoming more aware of how animals used for food are treated and the health benefits associated with humanely farmed meat,” says WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky. “Offering humanely raised beef from a local Manitoba farm is a momentous occasion for the WHS and promotes animal welfare within our … 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

Cats’ lives saved by Winnipeg Humane Society

  Cats that wander the streets are at an increased risk and danger of serious injury. Whether the cat is a stray from cat overpopulation or owned and allowed to roam outside, the number of cats in need of urgent care never ceases to astound The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS). In the last two weeks, three cats brought to The WHS had gaping wounds, skin ripped away and burned, and a variety of broken limbs. Stix arrived with an extensive section of the skin torn off her tail and burns on the hind legs. Clinic staff needed to remove her … Continued

Lost and then found: Cooper’s story

Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that your forever friend is missing. The animal you vowed to care and love for has disappeared. You feel helpless, you feel like you failed them, you have a sinking feeling in your stomach that you can’t ignore. It’s a traumatic feeling for you and your family, but unfortunately it does happen. Cooper got away from his family and was lost for over 24 hours before being reunited. Cooper was posted on Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert and he along with the group searched for Cooper high and low. Eventually he was sighted on … Continued

Star Wars invades WHS’s annual 1001 Donations

The Winnipeg Humane Society will use the power of the Dark Side to raise funds for animals in its care. The 501st Legion, an Imperial Star Wars costuming club, will help the shelter raise funds at its annual Liberty Tax Service 1001 Donations Radio and Telethon on Sunday, March 20. Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, bounty hunters, and more will be at the annual event aiming to raise money to support Manitoba’s largest animal shelter. The 501st Legion offers Star Wars fans a chance to interact with the intergalactic villains and take part in a blaster range contest in exchange for donations … Continued