Meatless Mondays: Vegetarian Chili

Meatless Mondays: Homemade Vegetarian Chili Okay, the past couple of weeks have been beyond COLD for us Manitobans! What better way to warm up our hands and bellies than with an awesome bowl of chilli?! When I was looking for recipes ideas for a potluck I attended recently, I knew I wanted to make something warm and comforting. That is when I came upon this delicious Homemade Vegetarian Chili recipe by blogger Cookies and Kate. This chili is full of fibre-rich beans, which are being widely promoted on the revised Canadian food guide. The new Canada’s Food Guide was released … Continued

CEO Blog: Breakfast Club Nourishes WHS Staff and Volunteers

CEO Blog: Breakfast Club Nourishes WHS Staff and Volunteers The WHS is fortunate to have an incredible team of staff and volunteers who tirelessly care for over 7,000 animals that come into our shelter every year and help thousands more in our surrounding community. Each pet gets a fair chance at a better life and we make every single effort to save as many animals as we can. But we have staff and volunteers who are giving everything they have to care for animals, but are struggling to make ends meet. Many WHS team members choose to work here even … Continued

CEO Blog: Advocating for all animals: our stance on farming

CEO Blog: Advocating for all animals: our stance on farming If you ask some of our friends and supporters, it seems the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is at the same time giving farmers a hard time while not defending farm animals strongly enough. Given the passionate debates the issue of animal welfare generates, let me try to provide more insights into what we are really trying to do. As part of our commitment to animal welfare, the WHS denounces the cruel, unsustainable and damaging practices that large-scale factory farming has brought to hundreds of thousands of animals. There is considerable … Continued

WHS Education Corner: Teaching Kids to Speak Dog

WHS Education Corner: Teaching Kids to Speak Dog By: Richard Milbourne, Assistant Manager in Education Children, by their very nature, are curious and inquisitive beings. They want to know about the world around them, they want to explore, they want to learn. What is this? How does that work? What does that mean? They are asking questions all the time, trying to expand their knowledge. That curiosity is especially evident around animals. Children want to touch animals, they want to handle them and play with them. This, clearly, is an area where education is essential. Here at the Winnipeg Humane … Continued

Neuterama 2019 Surpasses Goal

Neuterama 2019 Surpasses Goal Hey everyone! Jessica Thompson, Community Cat Coordinator for the Winnipeg Humane Society and Director of CARE Cat Community Outreach here, wanting to share an update about this past weekend’s Neuterama 2019 event. This year’s event was held on Sunday, January 27th at Machray Animal Hospital. But first up, what exactly is a “Neuterama?” For the last 7 years, my CARE Cat program has recruited veterinary professionals from within our community to volunteer their vital time and skills to spay and neuter cats in need. Without our team of inspiring veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and students … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society supports proposal to ban cat declawing in Manitoba

Winnipeg Humane Society supports proposal to ban cat declawing in Manitoba The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) supports the upcoming proposal by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) council to amend their current bylaw to restrict declawing from being performed by Manitoban veterinarians. Veterinarians licensed to practice in Manitoba will be voting on whether to ban the procedure in early 2019. “Declawing a cat is a cruel practice and a declawed cat will experience pain and suffering for the rest of its life,” says WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky. “Irrespective of the declawing method -being it surgical or laser beam- the procedure … Continued

December Volunteer Profile: Pam Rempel

MVP: Pam Rempel Many words can be used to describe characteristics of the volunteers of the Winnipeg Humane Society: dedication, commitment, determination, to name just a few. Volunteer Pam Rempel of the Education team embodies all these and more. “Almost eight years ago, my husband, our cat and I realized we had a dog-sized hole in our family,” Pam recalled. “We knew we were interested in having a dog, but I had never had one before.” They started looking at resources for a small-breed adult dog and were soon overwhelmed by the sheer volume of rescue organizations and animals of … Continued

Dog in classroom

WHS Education Corner: A New Year of Kid Camps

WHS Education Corner: A New Year of Kid Camps It all starts with Education. People will care much more about something if they understand it. Understanding and caring for animals is what we try to pass on to all students we meet, be it a Kindergarten group having their first interaction with an animal, or a high school group that we are discussing farming with. The more people know, the better. The WHS Kid Camps are an amazing opportunity for the next generation of humane leaders to learn all about animals. How often do children get to spend a whole … Continued

Our Top Ten Instagram Moments of 2018

Our Top Ten Instagram Moments of 2018 One of our favourite things is getting the chance to share the stories of the animals who come through our doors. Looking back on this last year we had so many cuties to share with you, here are the top ten Instagram photos from 2018! #10. Bill won our hearts the second he walked in, and clearly, he won yours as well. He arrived at the shelter in rough shape but was a trouper from the get-go and sat nicely while he was being treated.   #9. Rooibos came in at only 11 weeks old and … Continued

WHS New Year’s Resolutions

WHS New Year’s Resolutions Most of us take the change in our calendar year to pencil in resolutions for the next 12 months. At the WHS, we also use the time to reflect upon our achievements and set the course for the future, as we move onwards and upwards. But we have come up with our list with a bit of a twist: YOU are actually the one helping us draft it! Every summer we conduct a comprehensive community consultation process. We carefully heard your feedback and wishes, and we’ve put together some pretty big resolutions going into the new … Continued