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

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Grace Antoniuk

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

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Veggie Patties

Blog and photo by: Angela Tucker Looking for a simple, easy veggie burger recipe that you can pull together with some basic ingredients? Look no further, and give this Chickpea Veggie Patty recipe a try! You might even already have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. What I love most about these patties is that the garam masala complements the potatoes and chickpeas, as well as the sweet onion. These patties would pair well on a burger bun with some lettuce, tomato and a little spicy vegan mayo. If you are looking for some fresh meal prep ideas, … Continued

Monthly Volunteer Profile: Harriet Lyons

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

Destinations needed: Winnipeg Humane Society dogs seeking weekend staycations

Dogs at the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) are researching their next staycation destinations and eyeing up the homes of dog lovers in Winnipeg. The WHS Weekend Staycation Program provides dogs with a much-needed break from the shelter and gives families a new and engaging way to give back to animals. The WHS Weekend Staycation Program, run through the foster department, is for medium and large breed dogs that are displaying signs of discomfort or stress in the shelter. By going on a weekend staycation, they get to relax inside a home and reduce stress levels. “Winnipeg is a beautiful city … Continued

Waverley underpass construction update

Notice of temporary weekend closure – July 6-9, 2018 As part of the Waverley Underpass project some changes to the CN Mainline at Waverley are required. One of these will involve raising the existing rail line by approximately one foot above its current elevation. To accommodate this and future stages of the Waverley Underpass project, the rail and Waverley detour road crossing will be reconstructed. In order to minimize the impact of the work, and to conduct it in a safe manner, the Waverley detour road will be closed for the July 6-9 weekend. Closure details Closure starts Friday, July … Continued

Adopt a Cat for Free on June 29 + 30

The Winnipeg Humane Society is waiving adoption fees at the shelter on June 29 and 30. The Love is Free adoption promotion runs from 2 – 7 p.m. on June 29 and 10 am – 6 pm on June 30. The WHS has reached capacity for feline friends at the shelter, but there are still more in need of help. By adopting a cat for free this weekend you are saving the lives of two cats – the one adopted and the one you make room for at the shelter. This offer applies to all cats over the age of … Continued

Winnipeg Humane Society reminds pet owners A Hot Car Can Kill

Leaving a pet unattended in a hot vehicle can lead to fatal results. Every year the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) shares this message, but still receives hundreds of calls about pets left unattended in vehicles. This year, Manitobans are asked to spread the message: A Hot Car Can Kill. Even on moderately cool days, temperatures inside vehicles quickly rise and put pets at risk of heat stroke, brain damage and even death. In 2017, the WHS received 324 complaints about animals locked in vehicles. In 2016 there were 185 calls and 226 calls in 2015. “We need to do more … Continued

Meatless Monday: Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad

Blog and photo by: Angela Tucker Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe to bring to a summer potluck, picnic or BBQ? You could have this Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad ready to go in around 10 minutes! Many people don’t know you can use tofu as a base for creamy dressing or dip. Tofu does not have much taste on its own so it will take on the flavour of whatever you mix it with. Plus it adds protein and calcium to your dish. This recipe is quite versatile by adjusting the flavours. Don’t like dill? Use your … Continued