September MVP Volunteer Profile: Heather Anderson

One could never accuse Heather Anderson of easing into retirement. If anything, it’s diversified her interests and made her busier than ever. She recently celebrated her 10th year of volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society. In addition to her Tuesday afternoon shift, in her ‘spare time’ she also volunteers at Fort Whyte Alive, a food bank, walks several times a week for exercise, takes 55+ university classes and more. Her WHS involvement started with a visit. “I had got together a bunch of old towels and sheets and that sort of thing,” she explained. “I hadn’t seen the new building … Continued

Kids Give Back: Holiday Pet Hampers

The WHS is looking to engage kids and their families who wish to give back to the community. The reality is that there are animals in our community who go without the essentials or anything extra. We’re holding an event for our young volunteers on November 17th that will be both fun and meaningful. Our goal is to develop 75 hampers that will include donations of pet food, treats, toys, and blankets to give to families in need with animals during the holiday season! We can’t make this event successful without your help. We are looking for supplies to help make … Continued

Javier speaks at the 2017 Bow Wow Ball

CEO Blog: Bow Wow Ball and the Plant-Based Challenge

It is not every day that your workplace turns 125 years old, and most definitively not every day you hear that your biggest fundraising event of the season is sold out… Thanks to you we have achieved both! Our 26th Bow Wow Ball, this year celebrating the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) 125 birthday is sold out. If you are lucky enough to have tickets to the event, be ready for a night you won’t forget. Reaching such a milestone could not be possible without the ongoing support of you, our community. We are committed today as much as we were … Continued

Tips for Building a Winter Dog Shelter

Winnipeggers know that it’s only a matter of time before the first snowfall hits. Earlier this year, the Investigations & Emergency Response Department discussed what an appropriate outdoor dog shelter would consist of for the summertime. For this month, we would like to focus on appropriate winter dog shelters, as the requirements will change in order to accommodate our extreme temperatures. While some breeds are built more for the colder temperatures, all dogs still require a form of shelter if they are going to be outside for longer periods of time. While a husky may be able to withstand colder … Continued

Meatless Monday: BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw

After a beautiful summer of colorful salads, grilled vegetables, and fresh, homemade veggie burgers, it’s time to turn up the heat, pull up your socks, and cozy up with some comfort foods! It’s that time of year with family Thanksgiving dinners, and Grey Cup parties, and bringing this delicious plant-based dish, will have everyone asking for seconds, not to mention the recipe! These simple, 30-minute BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches from the Minimalist Baker will please everyone! The perfect Vegan substitute for pulled pork. They will be amazed; and don’t forget to pass the napkins! A crunchy Avocado Slaw is a perfect side dish, to accompany … Continued

August MVP Volunteer Profile: Kayla Kostal

To say that Winnipeg Humane Society volunteer Kayla Kostal is busy would be a gross understatement. She’s a full-time student at the University of Manitoba. She has a part-time job, as well as other volunteer commitments. But in spite of all those other demands for her time, she still fits in a two-hour shift every second week at the shelter. And she’s been volunteering with the WHS for close to five years. She began as an Animal Care Attendant and helped as a Pet Shop Assistant. Then close to four years ago, she became an Evening Care Provider, feeding the … Continued

WHS Brings Accessible Vet Care to Remote Northern Community

It is no secret that many Manitoba communities located in remote areas of our province lack access to veterinary services and technical support in terms of animal population control strategies. The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS). through partnerships with many animal rescues and community leaders. has witnessed first-hand the dire situation in these remote areas and decided to drastically increase the amount of resources we dedicate to these initiatives. We are excited to be one step closer to providing a more humane solution to the current over population of roaming, breeding and “problem” dogs, living in these remote areas. In late … Continued

CEO Blog: Animal Welfare and the upcoming Federal Election: We need to hear from our leaders

Canadians are getting ready to go to the polls on October 21, 2019 and choose who will lead our country. And while there is no shortage of issues and controversy abound, we must continue to pursue animal welfare as a very important aspect of this election. We must also ensure all animals are treated with the humanity and respect they deserve, regardless of the party name of political leanings of the next Federal government. As we have done in the run up to the Manitoba election, we consulted our donors, volunteers and social media followers to learn which issues are … Continued

Celebrating our 125th with New License Plate

The Winnipeg Humane Society is proud to unveil our redesigned 125th Anniversary Edition License Plate. We have created this plate to shine a light on this incredible accomplishment and thank the community for supporting us since 1894. Purchasing a WHS plate is a great way to fund the shelter and show your love for animals everywhere you go. Our success would not be possible without the generous support of our donors, so this plate is for YOU! Our new plate features our rebranded colours, our updated logo, and our 125th anniversary crest. We have also included our organization’s main missions: … Continued

WHS Education Corner: We’re ready to go ‘back to school’

It’s that time of year again, when our focus changes to all things “back to school.”  Did you know about the engaging presentations offered through the Education department at the Winnipeg Humane Society? The WHS education program has been created by qualified teachers and an animal welfare committee. Our educators visit your classroom and provide and engaging and interactive presentation to foster animal safety, responsible pet care and animal welfare.  It’s a chance to connect with the next generation of humane leaders and nurture a responsible, empathetic attitude towards animals. There a variety of presentations geared to your classroom’s age … Continued