Winnipeg Humane Society and Province of Manitoba develop first One Health Initiative in Manitoba

Program Addresses Lack of Access to Veterinary Care in Remote and Northern Communities One Health recognizes the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health – The newly launched One Health Program based out of the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) will focus on providing much-needed access to veterinary services in remote communities in Manitoba and will help address human health and safety, access to spay/neuter, animal health and prevent disease and zoonotic transmission. The program will be supported in collaboration with the Chief Veterinary Office (CVO), community partnerships, and generous lead donor funding. “The Manitoba Government is pleased to provide $750,000 … Continued

Hot Weather Safety

Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, but along with the fun, the season brings situations that could harm your furry friend. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe this summer: Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they’re enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool. If you plan on traveling with your pet during the summer, take the time to prepare for your furry friends in advance. Many airlines have summer pet embargoes, and most trains and ships do not allow pets other than … Continued

May 2022 Monthly Volunteer Profile: Marlene Puls

When Marlene Puls retired in 2010, she told herself she wanted to do two things: volunteer at the Winnipeg Humane Society and learn a second language. She’s aced her commitment to the WHS, but the Italian can be best described as a work in progress. In addition to her weekly shift with the Behaviour Cat team, Marlene is a regular fixture at most Winnipeg Humane Society events, helping out wherever she can lend a hand. And she’s also a monthly donor. “I chose the Humane Society because I like animals. I have cats and have had cats since 1982,” she … Continued

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How to Help a Stray Cat in the Community

As the weather begins to warm up, it is now usually when we see an influx of cats coming to the shelter. Space at the shelter is limited and we must work together to provide the best options possible. Did you find a HEALTHY and friendly cat out for a walk in your neighborhood? We recommend that you leave the cat where found. We know this can be a hard topic to comprehend. Although there is a City of Winnipeg by-law stating cats must be kept on owner’s property when outside, many people do allow their cats to roam. It … Continued

For the love of horses, it’s time to take action

I hope everyone has enjoyed the touch of summer we have been experiencing; the rays of sunshine give hope for progressive move forward in the world we live in. Speaking of the world we live in, the animal welfare world has some wins, and some loses; I try to strike a balance between writing to you about both to make life on the internet more palatable. There is an issue though that has been left without a move forward and I would like to tell you about it. Currently Canada exports up to 5000 live horses annually to be slaughtered … Continued

April 2022 Volunteer Profile: Glen Dawkins

When Glen Dawkins began volunteer dog walking with the Winnipeg Humane Society in February of 2014, he saw it as something that would help him get ready for retirement. More than eight years later, Glen still works at the Winnipeg Sun (but the volunteering has become more than what he initially thought). “I grew up with dogs and this was something I always wanted to do,” he said. “One day I said ‘let’s just do it.’ It was going to be a post-retirement thing, but I figured I might as well get started. No better time than the present. “The … Continued

Jessica Miller, WHS CEO. Desiree Scott, Olympian Gold Medalist. Ace Burpee, Radio Personality. Kris Gladwell, MHC CEO

Two Great Causes, One Great Lottery

A Dream Come True for WHS Animals We were beyond excited to announce our partnership in early May with Misericordia Health Centre Foundation on our first ever joint lottery, One Great Lottery! This is a ground-breaking partnership in the Winnipeg non-profit community: two organizations with unique missions partnering to gain support for compassionate care and companionship! I would be downplaying my enthusiasm if I didn’t mention it has been a personal dream of mine to bring a lottery like this to help our shelter animals. With an over 9M operating budget, we have to be creative and develop new and … Continued

Two Great Causes, One Great Lottery!

Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and Misericordia Health Centre Foundation (MHCF) are excited to announce their partnership on a joint lottery! This is a ground-breaking endeavour in the Winnipeg non-profit community: two organizations with unique missions partnering to gain support for compassionate care and companionship! Two great causes, one great lottery! Introducing the 50/50 Lottery with a Bonus Prize Package and The Great Cash Calendar add-on! The 50/50 Lottery starts with a guaranteed jackpot of $20,000 that will continue to grow with each ticket package purchased. The grand prize winner will walk away with 50 per cent of the jackpot PLUS … Continued

March 2022 Volunteer Profile: Lynda Buckmaster

Fostering animals has become a family affair of sorts for Winnipeg Humane Society volunteer Lynda Buckmaster. Lynda does most of the day-to-day work with the kittens, her husband Bob is there to snuggle and cuddle the little ones. And Lynda and Bob, their daughter and two sons have adopted many of the animals Lynda has brought home to care for. A self-proclaimed ‘cat lady,’ Lynda has been fostering for seven years. Her first two years she worked on her own before joining the WHS five years ago. Lynda retired in 2011, kept herself busy for a few years before deciding … Continued

MVP February 2021: Steve and Rosalie Larocque

Steve Larocque was hospitalized for an extended time 2020, just as the pandemic was beginning its rounds. Steve put his time in hospital to good use, and many cats from the Winnipeg Humane Society have benefitted from it, as many more will in the years to come. The Larocques decided to make a big-time commitment to fostering animals on behalf of the WHS. They had fostered both dogs and cats before, but now Steve was putting his carpentry and furniture finishing skills (he finishes furniture as a business) to good use, converting a spare room in their house into a … Continued