Family, friends, parties, decorations, food. Christmas can be a wonderful time of year. However, many of the same things that make the holiday season an enjoyable time for humans, make it a dangerous time for household pets and larger animals such as horses.
While it is obvious to most people, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is once again reminding the public that animal companions are sentient beings who should not be given as presents at Christmas - or any other time. Every time HSC Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan hears of someone giving a pet as a present, his blood starts to boil.
Vancouver, May 28, 2015 – In light of recent tragic events; the death of six dogs to heat stroke by being left in a dog walker's truck in Abbotsford, B.C. With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather.
New York Times, April 13, 2015 - Japan's ongoing whaling activities in the Antarctic has failed to convince a panel of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) who argue that Japan's proposal fails to demonstrate a need for "lethal sampling" to achieve it's stated objectives. To read more please click here.
Matching Gift Program Can Double Your Donation to Help Animals Says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC)
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Toronto, August 16, 2017 – With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather.
December 15, 2016, TORONTO - "The arrival of biting winds, brutally cold temperatures and snow is putting some pets at risk," warns Humane Society of Canada (HSC) Western Regional Director, Al Hickey.
October 29, 2015, VANCOUVER – Halloween is a lot of fun for children, but it can be a terrifying time, and even a dangerous one, for many pets says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). The national animal charity is asking that people ensure that their animal companions don't suffer during Halloween.
February 11, 2014, VANCOUVER – If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for that special person or furred, feathered or finned someone in your life, you might consider doing your shopping at The Humane Society of Canada’s (HSC’s) Online Adventure Store. Not only will you be surprising the recipient with a thoughtful present, but your gift will be helping animals and the environment as well!