TORONTO, November 30, 2001 - The Humane Society of Canada would like to congratulate the winners of the Friends of the Animals Raffle. We would also like to thank all of the companies and individuals who generously donated to our raffle.

Without all of you this raffle would not have been possible.

The draw took place November 30, 2001 at our office situated at 347 Bay St., Suite 806, Toronto, Ontario at 1:00 p.m.

Everyone is a Winner
Everyone who entered the Friends of the Animals Raffle is a winner. 557 prizes were drawn on November 30 - everything from cash prizes, books, CDs, memorabilia autographed by Don Cherry to autographed ballerina slippers belonging to Greta Hodgkinson of the National Ballet of Canada - and much more! For a full list of prizes and winners go to the Humane Society of Canada’s website.

Many companies and individuals generously donated numerous great items, but the real winners of this raffle are the animals, the environment and, subsequently, ourselves. All of the money raised from this raffle will be used for the numerous HSC programs that help to protect animals and the natural world.

Our very special thanks go out to the following for their generosity:

Jackie Greene, Black Feather Productions
Toronto Maple Leafs
Don Cherry
Mississauga Ice Dogs
National Ballet of Canada
Art Bronzes International
Chatelaine Magazine
The Pillar and Post Inn
Blue Water Acres Resort
Famous Players
Civello Spa
Adega Cooperative De Merceana
CN Tower
Mountain Equipment Co-Op
NewSage Press
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
Ontario Place
De Caro Manufacturing
Somerset Entertainment
Maria’s Knobs

CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com via twitter at www.twitter.com/HSCanada and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Humane-Society-of-Canada/211468055538280

[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.