Winnipeg Humane Society Collaborates with Bear Clan Patrol and Feed the Fur Babies Canada on Second Mobile Pet Food Bank
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
1w ago
May 9, 2024 For Immediate Release Winnipeg, Manitoba – Tomorrow (Friday, May 10), the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS), Bear Clan Patrol, and Feed the Furbabies Canada will host a second mobile pet food bank offering free dog and cat food to help ease some of the increased costs of owning a pet – from vet care to food – that has put so much pressure on the community. “The response to our first mobile food bank in November 2023 was overwhelming. We ran out of roughly 800 pounds of food within an hour,” says Meghan Irwin, Director of Behaviour and Retail Operations with the WHS, adding at this even ..read more
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10 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Kathryn Dyce
2w ago
If you are considering adding a member to your family, a shelter animal could be the perfect fit! Our shelter is at capacity, and we need your help to find our animals homes to make room for new ones.   There are many reasons why a dog or cat might end up in a shelter, and it doesn’t mean they are “bad” or have behaviour issues. Some animals are strays or from families who couldn’t take care of them anymore for financial, medical, or other reasons out of their control. All these animals are equally deserving of finding their forever home, and their forever home could be with you!&nbs ..read more
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Meet the Distinguished 100 Club
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
3w ago
Roan, Landon, and Axel are our three pups in the Distinguished 100 Club, meaning they have been at the Winnipeg Humane Society for over 100 days. They are MORE than ready to cancel their membership and find their forever home. Read their profiles to see if you could be their paw-fect match!        Meet Roan!   Roan is a handsome six-year-old boy. Don’t be fooled by his age though, as he is still young at heart.    Roan is a staff and volunteer favourite, and if you meet him, you will see why.    Roan loves to make people laugh with hi ..read more
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WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY CONTINUES TO ADDRESS LACK OF ACCESSIBLE VETERINARY CARE WITH SUPPORT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Kathryn Dyce
1M ago
The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) has received a grant from PetSmart Charities® in the amount of $150,000 over three years to address challenges in accessing veterinary care in South Indian Lake, a remote Northern community in Manitoba. Rising costs combined with geographical and cultural barriers have left many communities out of the veterinary care system altogether. This grant program supports innovative and culturally relevant veterinary programs. Early in 2023, PetSmart Charities, the top funder of animal welfare in the U.S., announced a $100 million commitment over the next five years to ..read more
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MANITOBA GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENS ANIMAL WELFARE, EXPANDS MOBILE SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Lenore Hume
1M ago
The Manitoba government is strengthening Manitoba Agriculture’s Animal Health and Welfare branch with the creation of a new provincial veterinarian position focused on animal welfare, launching the Northern and Remote Veterinary Care Initiative and contributing $200,000 to the Winnipeg Humane Society for the expansion of its One Health Program and support the efforts of Feed the Furbabies Canada, Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Indigenous Economic Development Minister Ian Bushie announced on March 28, 2024. “Our government is committed to working with communities and pet owners to provi ..read more
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Monthly Volunteer Profile: Cynthia Stewart
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Lenore Hume
1M ago
Cynthia Stewart volunteers at the Winnipeg Humane Society as a Food Bank Delivery Driver, a position she has held since April 2023. She is one of many drivers who deliver dog and cat food on a bi-weekly basis to people with low income or who have mobility issues. Cynthia began volunteering at the WHS in 2007 and has mostly worked at special events, such as Paws in Motion, the Bow Wow Ball, Bark in the Park, the Book Sale, WHS Telethon, and dog walking at the old shelter on Nairn Avenue. Now her efforts are mainly dedicated to pet food delivery. In her current role, she goes to the shelter ever ..read more
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Trade in Your Trap
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
1M ago
The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is launching the Trade in Your Trap campaign, which urges people to turn in their lethal animal traps to the WHS to prevent injuries and deaths of not only wildlife but non-target victims such as dogs and cats. Winslow, a two-year-old cat, was brought to the shelter’s clinic with severe injuries after being caught in an illegal trap in a Winnipeg neighbourhood. He is recovering well, but for others, the outcome has been fatal. “Traps don’t discriminate. They show no mercy to wildlife or beloved pets. All animals suffer immensely when they fall victim to traps ..read more
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Monthly Volunteer Profile: Miina Piir
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
2M ago
It’s probably safe to assume that, on Monday nights anyway, Miina Piir is the cats’ favourite person at the Winnipeg Humane Society. After all, she feeds them and, time permitting, gives them some pets and scritches. Miina might even get a chance to renew acquaintances with familiar faces. Just over a year ago she began fostering, and, of this writing, she’s fostered 17 cats and kittens – and most of them were bottle babies or mamas and babies, requiring feeding every few hours. After retiring from a 37-year military career, Miina started volunteering with the Winnipeg Humane Society in the fa ..read more
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5 Reasons Why Volunteering as a WHS Therapy Dog is the Best
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
3M ago
The WHS therapy dog program offers an incredible way for animals and humans to connect on many levels. And, it’s not just the people on the receiving end that can gain benefits. Volunteers with program can too, by: Being involved in your community: Volunteering as a therapy dog gives you and your dog a chance to visit new places, meet new people, and learn more about the communities we live in. Bringing a smile to people’s faces: Who doesn’t love spending time with a dog? By being a therapy dog volunteer, you get to see the happiness your dog brings to other people firsthand. Spending your da ..read more
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MONTHLY VOLUNTEER PROFILE: TIM & GORDON
Winnipeg Humane Society Blog
by Carly Peters
3M ago
Editor’s Note: For personal and professional reasons, this month’s Winnipeg Humane Society MVP has requested anonymity, so we’ll just call him Tim. Tim has been volunteering with the WHS for approximately one year. His three-year-old English Bulldog Gordon is also a WHS therapy dog. Their story will be told mainly from the perspective of Gordon. “About a year ago Tim and I came to the Winnipeg Humane Society,” Gordon recalls. “Dad had wanted to find something for us to do together that was fun for us both. Also, I’m a working dog by nature so it’s good for me to keep my 60 pounds of muscle in ..read more
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