Cats at the WHS are facing an emergency – And we need YOU to help us through it

You know it is going to be a tough day at our shelter when staff come to your office in tears, absolutely stressed about caring properly for our beloved animals. This is what happened yesterday at the Winnipeg Humane Society. For the first time since we opened our new facility ten years ago there was no existing room to house cats. We had to place them in Vari Kennels (small carrier kennels) overnight. This is not what a shelter should do – even if it was for the night. I had no choice but to declare a shelter State of … Continued

Meatless Mondays: Summer Bounty Veggie Burger

Post and recipe by: Angela Tucker The Summer Bounty Veggie Burger is a great way to make use of some of the amazing produce that is always so plentiful over the summer: kale and zucchini. Whether you have a garden at home or frequent your local farmer’s market, you are likely to find these two garden fresh staples in large supply over a good chunk of the summer. However, too much of a good thing can have its draw backs and after a while, we can find ourselves wondering what to do with those lovely veggies in the fridge. I … Continued

Help us chart the future of your Winnipeg Humane Society

Dear friends, As the saying goes… “time flies when you are having fun.” A little over two years ago I was given the privilege to become the WHS CEO. At that time I tried to listen carefully to our amazing community. I spoke with donors, volunteers, staff and of course the large animal welfare community. I also talked to citizens who feel invested in the work we do, accepting over 8,000 animals each and every year. It was a steep and rewarding learning curve. By the end of the Summer 2015, we had our first set of strategic goals and … Continued

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Aaron Frank

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

Meatless Mondays: Vegan Caesar Salad

Post by: Angela Tucker Recipe from: Ohsheglows.com I have loved this recipe for a long time, but I was recently reminded of it when an amazing colleague made it for a work function. I have also made this recipe for work pot lucks, and it is always a great success! My favourite thing about this recipe? It uses roasted chickpeas instead of croutons! What an interesting idea for enjoying more pulses! At said work function, many people who normally wouldn’t touch chickpeas actually tried some! This recipe also includes other nutritional powerhouses such as hemp hearts, kale and cashews. This salad … Continued

A hot car can kill: WHS and partners upping the ante to cool down pets in hot cars complaints

Leaving a pet unattended in a hot vehicle can lead to fatal results. This is the message the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) shares every year, but continues to receive hundreds of emergency calls. A new car window decal is now available to bring more awareness to the dangers that can occur when leaving a pet inside a vehicle.   The decal contains the message ‘A Hot Car Can Kill’ along with the WHS emergency phone number to call when seeing a dog inside a hot vehicle: 204-982-2020.   In 2016 the WHS received 185 animals locked in vehicles complaints. There … Continued

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

Important information regarding non-emergency cat pickups at veterinary clinics

Effective Monday, June 5 Winnipeg Humane Society emergency response drivers will no longer be picking up stray cats from veterinary clinics. As a non-government, charitable animal welfare agency, we have to make sure that injured or neglected animals take priority over animals that are healthy and have a caretaker, even if it is a short-term one. Our emergency response team has been tied up daily driving healthy animals to the shelter, which is not a prudent use of our resources. Another important aspect is that as part of the Million Cat Challenge – in which we are committed to try and … 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