Grey Cup Ticket Fundraiser Winners

Grey Cup Ticket Fundraiser Winners It was another great year for the Winnipeg Humane Society’s Grey Cup Scratch Tickets fundraiser. Tickets were available for purchase from the beginning of September to the end of November and were sold at five different locations including our shelter at 45 Hurst Way. Ticket sales from the two Sobeys locations, two Safeway stores and the WHS shelter made roughly $8,000 from over 4,100 tickets sold. The profits are going to shelter upkeep and helping the animals who are living at the shelter. 50 volunteers also sold tickets to friends and family and we could not … Continued

Tis’ the season to Paws and be thankful

Tis’ the season to Paws and be thankful   This year we at the WHS are thankful for all of our WHS Heroes whose continued support allows us to do what we do. Last weekend, we raised an amazing $19,131 at our annual Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale, presented by Johnston Group! This wouldn’t have been possible without all the generous people in our community who came out to support it. The money raised will help so many animals in need this holiday season. A huge thank you to Johnston Group, our Presenting Sponsor, for their continued support … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society’s Statement on Coyotes Within City Limits

Winnipeg Humane Society’s Statement on Coyotes Within City Limits The Winnipeg Humane Society acknowledges the recent increase of reported coyote sightings within the city of Winnipeg, and urges pet owners to take proper preventative measures to mitigate the risks of encountering a coyote within our city. Coyotes live in small packs consisting of family members. Between September and November, lone adolescent coyotes leave their packs for the first time, which can cause an increased risk of human interaction as they explore new territories. The Winnipeg Humane Society acknowledges that coyotes play a vital role in our ecosystem, by controlling the … Continued

WHS Education Corner: The Magic of Animals + Children + Books

WHS Education Corner: The Magic of Animals + Children + Books By: Richard Milbourne, Assistant Manager in Education   Magic. Now, before I start, I know it seems like a slightly ridiculous idea. Magic. In an age of science, logic and evidence-based beliefs, Magic seems like an outdated concept. But I’m not thinking about magic in the traditional sense. A magician in a cape, wearing a mask making animals appear (or disappear) in the blink of an eye. That’s a show, it’s theatre, but we all know that there is no magic on display. My idea of magic is more … Continued

Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale This Weekend

Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale This Weekend Christmas shopping on your holiday to-do list? Why not do it at our 7th annual Paws for the Season Craft & Bake Sale presented by Johnston Group. This Sunday, December 2 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., come down to the Winnipeg Humane Society located at 45 Hurst Way for a Paws-itively good time. With 31 tables of local, handmade crafters set up in our Joyce Gauthier Behaviour and Training Centre, there is bound to be something for everyone on your list, including the ones with tails! While you’re here don’t forget to … Continued

This #GivingTuesday, will you be a hero for animals?

This #GivingTuesday, will you be a hero for animals? Valley was a playful, rambunctious four-month-old German Shepherd before tragedy struck. This beautiful, sweet girl suffered serious injuries after she was hit by a car and left lying in the street. But help for Valley was soon on its way – thanks to you. You’re part of our wonderful family of heroes who made it possible to rescue Valley and get her the surgery and rehab she needed to walk again. Today, I’m asking you to unite with us for #GivingTuesday – a day that is dedicated to giving back to an … Continued

Meatless Monday: Cold-Busting Chickpea Noodle Soup

Meatless Monday: Cold-Busting Chickpea Noodle Soup It is happening. There is no escaping it. Winter is here, and we really can’t be surprised about the snow. If you are anything like me, you love a tasty soup to warm up on a cold winter day. Plus with cold and flu season among us, who doesn’t want to do as much as they can to avoid the sniffles or tummy troubles? This recipe is full of yummy foods that are high in antioxidants, which help to keep your immune system strong. These foods include onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, and vegetables such … Continued

2018 WHS Community Consultation Survey Results

2018 WHS Community Consultation Survey Results You spoke. We listened. Here is how YOU are shaping the future of YOUR WHS. Dear friends and supporters, It is the time of the year when we share with you the results of our annual community consultation. The 2018 consultation received more responses than ever before, with over 613 donors, 121 volunteers and 156 members from our social media community. An increase of 37.7% over last year! And, over 85% of all respondents said the Winnipeg Humane Society is going in the right direction. How humbling and encouraging. The consultation survey had three … Continued

Your help is my survival. Will you join the #WHSHeroes?

Your help is my survival. Will you join the #WHSHeroes? Cinder might be small, but the plucky three-month-old has the heart of a lion. This adorable orange tabby had to fight for his life after escaping a terrible house fire. Cinder suffered burns, a serious wound to his left shoulder area, and possible lung damage due to smoke inhalation. Among Cinder’s heroes that day was you. Your commitment to the Winnipeg Humane Society helped save him and gave Cinder the opportunity to become a beloved member of his forever family. Thank you! Today, we’re launching our end of year campaign … Continued

October Volunteer Profile: Amy and Monique

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 you … Continued