Support your Winnipeg Humane Society through Employee Giving

A message from WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky: Introducing a new way to support your Winnipeg Humane Society Every year, your Winnipeg Humane Society treats and rescues over 7,000 pets, assists over 7,000 pet owners with spay/neuter surgeries and supports over 40 local animal rescues. And all of this is possible with the support of an incredible community. We exist because of people like YOU. Today, we are proud to announce a new initiative based on this spirit of community: The Winnipeg Humane Society Employee Giving Program.  The idea is simple: Companies big and small can sign-up, from small businesses to … 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

He was frozen, but YOU saved his life

Joey was found outside in the cold and brought to the WHS. He was frozen. So frozen that his temperature didn’t even show up on a thermometer. The tiny kitten couldn’t stand or lift his head. His body was weak and limp. To save Joey’s life, two WHS Clinic staff spent 3-hours warming him up with their own bodies. It was critical that Joey gradually warmed up. If his temperature was rising too fast, he could go into shock and die. Dr. Bowen, WHS Director of Veterinary Services, held Joey against her body during her lunch hour with a hot … Continued

WHS 2019 Calendar Photo Contest

Contest begins February 15, 2018 Rules & Regulations Contest Rules Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $20.00 or more will receive a tax-receipt. If appropriate, print-quality photos (see Photo Requirements/Rules) are not provided by the deadline, the WHS will offer the spot in the calendar to the next runner up. By agreeing to the waiver, you acknowledge and give permission to the Winnipeg Humane Society to use the name, story and photo of the animal entered for future publications and materials, including – but not limited to – … Continued

Miranda Lambert to help Winnipeg Humane Society animals by offering a seat upgrade and a meet-and-greet to a lucky fan!

Country music superstar Miranda Lambert wants to help homeless animals in Winnipeg and asks concert goers to fill up her Little Red Wagon with donations to the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) at her concert this week. One ticketholder and a guest will be selected to meet the eight-time Academy of Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year before the concert and receive a seat upgrade. Lambert’s Highway Vagabond Tour stops in Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place on Saturday, October 7. Ticketholders making a donation to the Fill the Red Wagon promotion can enter for a chance to meet the Vice … Continued

Will you Pledge to Protect during Animal Cruelty Awareness Month?

Pledge to Protect The WHS Animal Rescue Team responded to 1542 cruelty/welfare concerns and 952 emergency calls in 2016. April is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month. 365 days a year, the Winnipeg Humane Society is on the ground, rescuing and treating sick, injured and abused animals. It can take weeks to rescue animals from unsafe or unsanitary conditions. In the case we’re showing you today, the WHS Animal Protection Team was tasked with rescuing over 50 cats from an unsafe and unsanitary home. It took just under two weeks to safely remove all the cats from the home. This is Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, will … Continued

Broken bones, amputations and a new life: Octavian’s Story

Octavian was found as a stray and brought to the WHS in December. His tail was hanging limp and he wasn’t able to use it. He also walked oddly on his back leg. Both injuries were caused by old fractures that didn’t heal properly. He also needed extensive dental work. Octavian clearly had to push through pain to survive on his own. In order for Octavian to live a pain-free life, he had his full tail amputated, his leg amputated, and most of his teeth removed. Octavian’s surgeries and care cost just under $3,000. He is just ONE example of … Continued

No matter their size, every animal matters

Max was found outside in the freezing cold with frostbite on one of his tiny toes and on his tail. Thankfully his finder noticed him outside in their yard, caught him, and brought him to the Winnipeg Humane Society. Max needed surgery to remove his frozen toe and the tip of his tail so he could live pain free. Our clinic staff noticed he was very socialized, which means he was likely someone’s pet before getting lost. After his surgery, Max spent time in recovery at the WHS until he could go into adoptions. Once in adoptions, he quickly found … 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