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The Winnipeg Humane Society no longer maintains an open door policy for owned animals. You must speak with an Animal Advisor and make an appointment to bring your animal(s) in.

Please call Animal Intake at 204-982-2021, Option 5

  • If you leave a message, remember to include your name and phone number.
  • If you are considering euthanasia of your pet for health, age or temperment reasons, The WHS strongly encourages you to seek the guidance of your veterinarian.
  • The WHS does not operate a full service veterinary clinic.

After confirming your appointment with animal intake, please fill out the appropriate surrender questionnaire below:

Cat Surrender Questionnaire

Dog Surrender Questionnaire

Rabbit Surrender Questionnaire

 

Surrendering your animal to The WHS should be your LAST resort

Due to the volume of animals the shelter receives each and every day, we are NOT able to guarantee the future of your pet. You will be required to sign a form indicating that you understand our policy that your pet may be euthanized (put to sleep).

We understand that surrendering your pet is a very difficult decision to make. Should we be your last resort, please be honest with our Animal Advisors. They are here to help and gather as much information as possible to ensure your pet can/will be successfully adopted into a new home.

We work very hard to give each animal that comes through our doors the proper care and an opportunity for a new home. In order to do that we must limit our Intake to match our space and other resources. In the event that our shelter is full, we will put your pet on a waiting list. The length of wait can vary between a few days and a few weeks. It is important to not wait for the last minute to try and resolve your pet’s behaviour issues or attempt to find a new home for your pet.

Re-Homing Your Cat

Adoption statistics

  • Cats: 2 out of 4 are adopted
  • Dogs: 4 out of 5 are adopted

We know you want the best for your pet. The WHS is committed to supporting your efforts to explore realistic alternatives to bringing your animal to the shelter.

Please feel free to contact the Animal Intake Department at (204) 982-2021, Option 5 anytime for further guidance. We hope we can be a valuable resource to you by offering services such as behaviour consultations, customized information mail-outs, practical advice, and support during this difficult time.

Ask yourself:

  • Have I sought guidance from expert sources regarding behaviour problems or allergies?
  • If so, have I followed their advice and given it enough time?
  • Have I spread the word through family, friends, and coworkers?
  • Have I contacted the shelter/breeder/person I got the animal from?
  • If the animal is a purebred, have I tried contacting a rescue group for that breed? (Please ask an Animal Advisor if you need a purebred rescue’s phone number.)
  • Have I tried the WHS Yelp Line to correct my pet’s behaviour?

Try contacting these shelters:

 

WINNIPEG PET RESCUE
204-832-7387
3062 Portage Ave.

RESCUE SIAMESE (Siamese cats only)
204-255-6896
960 St. Mary’s Rd.

MANITOBA MUTTS DOG RESCUE
intake@manitobamutts.org

WINNIPEG BOXER RESCUE
204-228-5031

HULLS HAVEN BORDER COLLIE RESCUE
204-999-1866

D’ARCY’S A.R.C.
204-888-2266

MANITOBA GREAT PYRENEES RESCUE
204-355-4267

MANITOBA PUG RESCUE
manitobapugrescue@gmail.com

BOSTON TERRIER AND PUG RESCUE
btprmb@gmail.com

HIGH SPEED HOUNDS RESCUE
204-219-4029

 

Please don’t forget to change any identification (tattoo, microchip, tags or city licenses) for your pet into the new owner’s name, address, phone number, and emergency contact info.


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