Join the WHS Board of Directors

The Winnipeg Humane Society is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors. The Board’s role is to provide governance and guidance as the WHS continues to build and maintain the trust of the community in all our programs. We strive to fulfill the organization’s mission statement, be prudent and ethical in all our activities, remain transparent and accountable to the organization and its members, develop a strategic plan and provide guidance in its execution, act with integrity in the best interests of the organization, and fulfill our duties of diligence, loyalty, and management. Our meetings focus on … Continued

Now accepting donations for WHS 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, May 2, 2018 The fundraising sale will be held at the shelter May 5 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & 6 (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 will not accept: VHS movies Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, textbooks Time Life series Magazines … 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: Minimalistbaker.com 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

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

Meatless Monday: BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Photos and recipe by: Angela Tucker Who doesn’t love a lighter, healthier version of a food we normally think of as less-than-healthy? This simple BBQ Cauliflower Wings recipe gives you just that. Whether you are making these as a side dish, or on a platter for your guests, these will be a tasty surprise. Plus, one-sixth of the recipe is 2 servings of vegetables! It’s a win-win! When I make this recipe for myself, I like using lots of hot sauce. But, I know not everyone is into the heat, so this ingredient is completely optional depending on your taste … Continued

Innovative spay and neuter program producing results and growing demand in city

Walk into Paws for Thought Boutique for Pets and at first glance it looks like a charming pet shop. The three resident cats and dog are happy to show you around the shop filled with locally made pet items and art. But the building in Winnipeg’s North End is much more. It’s a hub for pet support and provides a service that is almost unheard of in Canada: cat spay and neuter surgeries for five dollars. Jessica Thompson, the shop owner, receives different reactions when she offers these surgeries – which can cost hundreds of dollars – for the price … Continued

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Robert Hazelton

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 … Continued