Monthly Volunteer Profile: Richard Nichol

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 ( and tell us why … Continued

What is the WHS “Grading System”?

Dear WHS Friends, Some of you may have heard that the WHS has implemented a “scoring system” for animals coming in. There has been some questions about what it is, so we feel it’s important to clarify what it is, and why we are doing it. The name of this initiative (“scoring”) and the fact that pets are given a score have caused concerns about WHS using this as a way to euthanize more animals based on a cold, numbers-based system. In fact, the opposite is true. We are committed to save more animals than ever before. I will try to … Continued

Meatless Monday: Easy Chana Masala

Blog by: Angela Tucker Photo and Recipe from: Don’t you love those recipes that are amazing for meal prepping? This is one of my favourite dishes to make ahead of time when I know I will have busy week because it is easy to prepare, it keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and it is easy to re-heat. Plus, it is delicious, nutritious, and you can find most of the ingredients at almost any grocery store, or make substitutions based on what you have on hand. I like to pair it with some brown rice or … Continued

James doesn’t need eyes to see your love

James was found as a stray puppy who suffered severe head trauma, damaging both of his eyes. His left eye was hanging out of its socket when he arrived at the WHS, and it had been for some time. It couldn’t be saved. James’ mouth was FULL of broken baby teeth from the injury, making it too painful for him to open his mouth. Dr. Bowen, WHS Director of Veterinary Services, immediately removed James’ left eye and broken baby teeth to relieve him of pain. James undoubtedly pushed through extreme pain to survive on his own, all alone at 3-months-old. … Continued

We removed 57 of these from Mickie

Imagine being in so much physical pain you couldn’t stand up. You couldn’t eat. You couldn’t walk. And you couldn’t tell anyone what’s wrong because you’re a dog. This was Mickie’s reality. When Mickie came to the WHS, he was in extreme pain and needed immediate care. His bladder was FULL of stones and infected. He was constantly leaking bloody urine. If you’ve ever had bladder stones you’ve experienced how painful they can be. But perhaps not on the same scale as Mickie… 57 stones were removed from Mickie’s bladder during a 2-hour surgery. The stones varied in size, but … Continued

Loving homes for a Loonie: Adopt a cat for one dollar from Winnipeg Humane Society

The Winnipeg Humane Society will adopt out 50 cats for one dollar from January 31 – February 4. The goal of the promotion is to reset the cat population ratio at the shelter so the WHS can begin a new intake and adoption strategy. Fifty adult cats (older than six months) that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days will have a one-dollar adoption fee. The total $50 raised from these fees will find the cats forever homes while having a compounding impact on incoming cats. “By finding these cats homes, it’s creating an opportunity for exponential … Continued

Your help is their survival. Thank you!

Happy 2018! I hope your year has started well. I wanted to reach out to you today to thank you for being a guardian angel to over 8,000 animals in need. Your support and trust are critical to the Winnipeg Humane Society; without your help we simply could not fulfill our mission to protect the welfare of animals and find new opportunities for them to thrive. You may have read the stories we shared with you during our year-end campaign, but the rescue and saving efforts never stop! Let me share with you how just in the past few days your support has been … Continued

Holiday Hours 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The WHS will be closed from December 24-26 and January 1.

Meatless Monday: Winter Squash and Red Lentil Soup

Post and recipe by: Angela Tucker Warm, satisfying, tasty, nutritious. Just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe this Winter Squash and Red Lentil Soup. With all this snow that appeared over the weekend here in Manitoba, who doesn’t need a little soup in their life? The internet tells me soup is basically a sweater for your tummy. So, you can’t go wrong. This recipe is a source of protein on its own, but if you were looking to bump it up I would suggest topping it with some roasted chickpeas. The squash and lentils in this … Continued

Farm Animal Welfare and Environment: The Benefits of Free Range Farming

Bill 24, the Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, proposes to remove two regulations in The Environment Act that will allow the hog industry in Manitoba to expand. These changes put the welfare of pigs and our environment at risk. Tamarack Farms is a free range farm in Manitoba and offers an organic solution to farming. Learn more about the positive impact Tamarack Farms allows pigs to express their natural behaviour and keep them healthy. A pig’s health and welfare directly links to the health of soil and our environment as a whole. As a small, mixed family farm, we … Continued