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

Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Tofu

Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Tofu I love tofu. And I love using my oven to cook food (hello roasted root veggies!). Oddly enough though, I almost never put tofu in the oven. So, for this Meatless Monday recipe, I got the idea to create a baked tofu recipe. I wanted it to have flavour and depth. And I also wanted it to have a secret ingredient. So, what is the secret ingredient? Miso! Never heard of this amazing Japanese flavour enhancer? Well, you are in luck because it is easier than ever to find it. Check out the health food … Continued

WHS Education Corner: Empathy Through Education

WHS Education Corner: Empathy Through Education By: Richard Milbourne, Assistant Manager in Education   The author Michael Morpurgo, probably best known for  his  book “Warhorse”,  once  said; “Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.”  It is a unique position which I have found myself in here at the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS). Being the bridge between animals and children in the role of an educator is both a privilege and a challenge. As adults, we wish many things upon our children. We wish them success, we wish … Continued

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

Dire Need for Animal Care in Remote Communities – Part One

Dire Need for Animal Care in Remote Communities – Part One By: Dr. Gina Bowen, Director of Veterinary Services Winnipeg Humane Society and Norway House Rescue teamed up in Norway House and Cross Lake Manitoba Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2018 for a spay/neuter/vaccination/wellness clinic. These two isolated communities are about 3 hours drive from Thompson, the nearest veterinarian. Both communities were welcoming and happy to host our team of three: myself, Shannon Dyck, and Sara Milani.  We brought a lot of equipment up with us and set up a temporary clinic for 2 days in each community. Norway House is home to … Continued

Meatless Monday: Carrot Garam Masala Soup

Meatless Monday: Carrot Garam Masala Soup Where did summer go? It seems like one day we were slipping on our sandals, the next we were pulling out the winter boots! If there is one food that I crave when the weather turns cold, its soup! There are few things more comforting than coming home after a long day and digging into a bowl of satisfying soupy goodness. And when it’s autumn time, you know I will be using some fresh goodies from the garden – like carrots, onion and garlic! If you have some of those basic ingredients kicking around … Continued

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Laurie Marion

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

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Provincial Government support for Hylife factory farm expansion not in best interest of taxpayers or animal welfare

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is questioning the value-for-money assessment and the decision by the Manitoba Government to hand out $2.0 million in taxpayers dollars towards the expansion of the Hylife factory-farm operation in Neepawa, Manitoba.  In our view, this is not in the best interest of rural communities, taxpayers, and animal welfare. The WHS believes investing the money in small operations so they can become more humane will bring additional jobs and improve the economy, make a positive impact on animal welfare, and reduce environmental risks. We are seeking to meet with Provincial officials as soon as … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society celebrates achievements and board directors

WINNIPEG, September – The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) celebrated balancing its 2017/18 business year at its annual general meeting on September 12. The shelter announced numerous achievements, including finding homes for 3,896 animals. It attributed additional successes to progressive changes implemented in several departments and programs. “Three years ago we made a commitment to become one of the most progressive and successful shelters in North America, and I am proud to say, we are on our way to achieving this,” said Javier Schwersensky, WHS CEO. In 2017 the WHS implemented the Capacity for Care model, which changed the way the … Continued

Meatless Monday: Pasta Salad

Blog and photo by Angela Tucker Pasta salad is one of the easiest dishes to bring to a potluck, or prep on the weekend for quick lunches to eat during the week. This recipe is great because you get a good balance of different foods, giving you a pretty complete meal. Plus, all the colours look great on the plate–and as we all know, that means an array of different vitamins and minerals! This recipe also includes some hemp hearts (yay for Manitoba-grown foods!), which are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. These essential fats have many health … Continued