November 15, 2002, VANCOUVER - Charitable donations are becoming increasingly harder to come by. Selecting unique gifts that have a special meaning also aren’t always easy to find. People can help The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) and buy some wonderful gifts, all from the comfort of their homes, by shopping at the HSC Online Adventure Store.


"We’ve been very selective in choosing some unique items for our store," says HSC Western Regional Director Al Hickey. "The items are not only quality products, they’re also very affordable".

The Humane Society of Canada is pleased to offer something for everyone. "We have items for children and adults - and of course our pets and wild feathered neighbours aren’t forgotten in our Online Adventure Store," states Michael O’Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "Many of the products offered in our Online Adventure Store help animals - and all of the money generated from this cyber-store goes to protecting animals and the environment".

With Christmas just around the corner, shoppers can complete much of their shopping by dropping by the HSC Online Adventure Store. Information can also be requested, and products ordered, by calling (toll free) 1-800-641-KIND (5463).

Some of the unique gifts available at the HSC Online Adventure Store include:

  • Animal First Aid Kit
  • Dolphin Pendant
  • Personalized Name Labels
  • Children’s Books
  • Veterinary Certificates
  • Bird Feeder with Seed Cakes
  • Treats for dogs and cats

One of the more popular, and unique, gifts is the Wildlife Guardian Program. For a $30 donation you can choose a species of animal that you’d like to help (whale, dolphin, tiger, lion, elephant, sea turtle, lemur, bear, giraffe) Your present contains a card with a hand written note, a certificate of appreciation suitable for framing, a photograph of the animal, a stuffed toy and a fact sheet on the threats facing the animal. This makes an excellent gift for the person "who has everything".

Christmas is a time of goodwill to all creatures. And some of this goodwill can be spread to the environment and animals in need by shopping at the Online Adventure Store!

CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at via twitter at and on Facebook at:

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment.

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.