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

Loving homes for a Loonie: Adopt a cat for one dollar from Winnipeg Humane Society

The Winnipeg Humane Society will adopt out 50 cats for one dollar from January 31 – February 4. The goal of the promotion is to reset the cat population ratio at the shelter so the WHS can begin a new intake and adoption strategy. Fifty adult cats (older than six months) that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days will have a one-dollar adoption fee. The total $50 raised from these fees will find the cats forever homes while having a compounding impact on incoming cats. “By finding these cats homes, it’s creating an opportunity for exponential … 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

Free festival celebrates compassion for animals and the planet: Winnipeg VegFest

Winnipeg VegFest aims to foster compassion for animals, promote eco-friendly living, educate the public about health and nutrition, and introduce the rapidly growing world of plant-based cuisine. “Winnipeg VegFest will be a lively, entertaining, and action-packed day of delicious food, dynamic speakers, provocative discussions, beautiful artwork, children’s activities, and so much more,” says event co-organizer Jason Hannan. “We’ve reached a critical mass in Winnipeg who care deeply about animals and the planet. We’re absolutely thrilled to be putting on Winnipeg’s first-ever VegFest.” Winnipeg VegFest will feature an all-star line up of keynote speakers, including: Carol J. Adams, renowned feminist author … Continued

We Are Here For the Animals. We Are Here For You.

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is collaborating with local animal welfare organizations to support Winnipeg’s cats, cat owners and address cat overpopulation. The WHS received over $201,000 in grant funding from the City of Winnipeg and The Winnipeg Foundation for the one-year trial project “We Are Here for the Animals. We Are Here for You.” The revolutionary program is a new approach to make essential spay and neuter services more available to the community. The program offers additional resources to cat owners through a satellite outreach centre and will train volunteers to manage feral cat colonies in non-residential areas. A … Continued