Meatless Monday: Roughage Eatery’s Tofu Scramble

Our first Meatless Monday recipe comes courtesy of Roughage Eatery restaurant here in Winnipeg. They’ve shared with us their personal favourite tofu scramble recipe, that is sure to leave you craving more!   Roughage Eatery’s Tofu Scramble Ingredients: 1 brick of extra firm tofu OR firm tofu crumbled into bite sized pieces ½ medium onion chopped 2 garlic cloves minced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari 2 tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp ground turmeric ¼ tsp sage ¼ tsp basil ¼ tsp marjoram or oregano salt/pepper to taste 1 medium tomato chopped 1 … Continued

3-3-3 Rule of Adoption

Have you heard of the 3-3-3 rule when it comes to adopting a new pet? The amount of time each individual pet needs to adjust to their new homes will vary, but the 3-3-3 rule helps give an approximation of what new pet owners can expect. The 3-3-3 rule refers to the first 3 days, the first 3 weeks, and the first 3 months after bringing a shelter animal home. In the first 3 days: Your new pet will often be overwhelmed with their new surroundings. This may manifest as a lack of appetite, which is common when pet’s are … Continued

January 2022 Volunteer Profile: Nancy King

When Nancy King retired, one could presume that taking in and fostering puppies for the Winnipeg Humane Society came somewhat naturally for her. You see, she’d spent 30+ years working at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg – and much of that time was spent in the zoo nursery, Aunt Sally’s Farm and the Kinsmen Discovery Centre, all of which provided her with lots of interaction with young animals. But not the types of animals most of us would associate with having in your house. She began fostering for the WHS in February 2011. Since then, she’s fostered 143 puppies, including … Continued

#WHSTips for Pet Dental Health

An animal’s mouth is not much different than a person’s; they require regular upkeep to prevent problems from occurring further down the road. Animals tend to act stoic and try not to show that they’re in pain, so it’s up for us as pet owners to stay on top of our pet’s well-being. Check out these tips for optimal pet dental health: Look for the signs! A healthy mouth should be: free of odor, have healthy white teeth pink gums. If you notice that your cat or dog has bad breath, red gums, is excessively drooling or having issues chewing … Continued

When Numbers Truly Matter.

The absolute hardest part of working in animal welfare and shelter life is dealing with euthanasia. It is a heavy weight on staff and volunteers, and indefinitely causes compassion fatigue and can lead to mental health issues over time. When I first started as your CEO a year ago, I decided to sit on the Rounds Committee, a committee made up of leaders from specialty shelter departments, where these types of decisions are made. We ask ourselves questions such as, ‘is there a live outcome here, is this illness terminal or treatable, is the animal safe to and within the … Continued

6 Benefits of Training Your Dog

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Our Behaviour department offers a variety of training classes right here at the Winnipeg Humane Society. From puppy manners, to basic obedience, to even learning new tricks – there is a class for all dogs in all stages of life. Plus, they run all year long! Here are 6 benefits of training your dog – for both you and your pup! 1. It Builds Up Your Dog’s Confidence When you train your dog using positive reinforcement, it teaches them that making decisions and engaging with you and the environment earns them good things, … Continued

2021 December MVP: Angela Morelli

Many Winnipeg Humane Society volunteers may not know Angela Morelli, but one way or another, we’ve all seen her work. Since early 2020, Angela has been behind the scenes as an administrative support for Volunteer Services. Her duties are varied, depending upon the work that needs to be done on any given day. “I assist Kelle Greene and Amy Brake with admin duties,” Angela said. “Some days it might be mostly scanning and uploading. Other days I may need to also make the volunteers’ name tags.” But Angela has played a big role in turning Volunteer Services into a paperless … Continued

4 #WHSTips Before Bringing Home a New Pet

Bringing home a new pet can be very exciting, but it’s always good to be as prepared as possible before picking them up to keep your new furry friend safe, comfortable and happy in your home. Here are 4 #WHSTips you can do to make sure everyone is ready for the new addition: 1. Pet-proof Your Home It’s important you keep your pet safe: this means putting any dangerous items such as glass ornaments and trinkets out of reach; making sure trashcans and food sources have secure lids or are not where the pet can access them; removing or securing … Continued

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NEW YEAR, NEW WAYS TO HELP OUR PLANET

It’s the start of a brand new year, and with it comes an abundance of new opportunities for helping animals and the planet.  We’re kicking off 2022 by compiling a list of four simple ways you can drastically reduce your carbon footprint, while still helping animals: Reduce your animal product consumption. Did you know that more than 88 billion animals are raised for food every year?  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, animal agriculture practices emit up to 90 million tonnes of C02 into the atmosphere annually, through the unsustainable burning of fossil fuels. This … Continued

CEO Blog: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to All! As I approach the one-year mark of being your WHS CEO and reflect on all that we have accomplished as a team of animal champions coming out of 2021 – the first word that comes to my mind is PREVAIL. The pandemic, the shutdowns, new leadership, and the trials and tribulations that come along with that amount of change and diversion, did not slow us down. We are stronger and as motivated as ever, as we work our way into 2022. This year, we will go through a new strategic planning process, expand our work … Continued