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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

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

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

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

Veterinarians too: Winnipeg Humane Society launches Welcome Home Program

Pets need a veterinarian in the same way a human needs a doctor or dentist. A new Winnipeg Humane Society program aims to connect you – new adopters – with a local veterinarian. The Welcome Home Program sets up your pet with a veterinarian, a crucial point of contact in your pet’s growth and development. Each year the WHS adopts over 4,000 pets to people across Manitoba and many of these individuals do not have a pre-existing relationship with a veterinarian. The Welcome Home Program introduces new adopters with participating veterinary clinics and provides them with a free consultation appointment within the … 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

Cats at the WHS are facing an emergency – And we need YOU to help us through it

You know it is going to be a tough day at our shelter when staff come to your office in tears, absolutely stressed about caring properly for our beloved animals. This is what happened yesterday at the Winnipeg Humane Society. For the first time since we opened our new facility ten years ago there was no existing room to house cats. We had to place them in Vari Kennels (small carrier kennels) overnight. This is not what a shelter should do – even if it was for the night. I had no choice but to declare a shelter State of … Continued

A hot car can kill: WHS and partners upping the ante to cool down pets in hot cars complaints

Leaving a pet unattended in a hot vehicle can lead to fatal results. This is the message the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) shares every year, but continues to receive hundreds of emergency calls. A new car window decal is now available to bring more awareness to the dangers that can occur when leaving a pet inside a vehicle.   The decal contains the message ‘A Hot Car Can Kill’ along with the WHS emergency phone number to call when seeing a dog inside a hot vehicle: 204-982-2020.   In 2016 the WHS received 185 animals locked in vehicles complaints. There … Continued