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Giving Hope to Lost Cats across Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – In an effort to reunite more lost cats with their owners, the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) has formed a new partnership with Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert in an effort to increase the number of successful reunions between lost cats and owners.

The WHS receives over 5500 cats annually, over 2100 are stray, and maintains the largest lost pet database in Manitoba. Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert (WLCA) receives over 1000 notifications of found cats each year. “Although we can reunite many, many cats with their owner, I know we can – and must – do better. More successful reunions means we are all happy: cat, owner, WHS,” said Javier Schwersensky, WHS CEO.

“Too many cats lack ID which makes locating their owners difficult,” said Claudia Allen of Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert. “But, when you tell someone their cat has finally been found, their reaction is worth everything it took to get them home.” Both WHS and WLCA ask owners to keep pet records up to date with the pets’ veterinarian, the microchip company and the WHS – something as common as a change in phone number can make it very difficult to get a cat back home.

Should your cat go missing or if you find a cat, call the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2025 extension 5 to file a report. You can view lost and found cats on Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert’s Facebook Page or get your missing, or found, cat listed by writing an email to

With the Winnipeg Humane Society and Winnipeg Lost Cat alert joining forces, a better future lies ahead for lost and found cats in the Winnipeg area.


The Winnipeg Humane Society is Manitoba’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. The WHS is more than just pet adoption – the shelter offers education programs for children and adults to encourage responsible pet ownership, and a fully-functional veterinary clinic that performs subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for Winnipeggers on fixed or low-income. For more information, visit