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Dear Friend of the Animals,
We are excited to announce that The Humane Society is being featured on Groupon.com with a G-Team campaign starting today October 25 until October 27th! Launched in November of 2008, Groupon is a website that features unbeatable daily deals -- 50 to 90% off - on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 500 markets and 46 countries worldwide.
G-Team is a community outreach initiative within Groupon that brings communities together to do good, have fun, and make an impact. G-Team has been working in Toronto to help mission-driven organizations like ours raise money and raise awareness, channeling thecollective buying power of Groupon followers and our local supporters.
We need your help to make this a successful campaign...
1. Subscribe to Groupon (http://www.groupon.com/subscriptions/new) in Toronto. However, you do not need to live in Toronto.
2. Check the daily Groupon e-mail to view our campaign, which will be featured along the right hand side of the main deal and under the list of daily deals
3. Support the campaign with a pledge and spread the word to friends and family, encouraging them to do the same
Thank you for your support!
CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan toll free 1-800-641-KIND or on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com
[A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 100 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]
The Humane Society of Canada would like to thank the Cathedral Church of St James for their invitation to attend their annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. Held on the first saturday of the month, close to the feast of St. Francis of Assissi, the Blessing of the Animals celebrates the importance of pets in people's lives, and remembers the lessons of St Francis.
It was a bright, crisp morning as the ceremony was held on the lawn of the church; after the service, owners were encouraged to bring their pets up to receive a blessing by the Minister.
The Humane Society of Canada has written to the Mayor of the City of Canmore concerning the fate of the Canmore Bunnies.
Let us speak plainly in saying that the matter of the Canmore rabbits is not one of public health or safety; instead it is one of politics. Like all political
solutions applied to challenges facing interactions between animals and people they result in a miserable failure because they are intended to solve a political problem and not an animal welfare issue.
The suggestion by the current administration that the rabbits could be killed and then fed to other animals is pure sophistry inflaming the debate, rather than offering up any meaningful solutions. No matter how hard you try, you will not succeed in eliminating all the rabbits; in the end it will have the effect of stimulating the surviving population and producing even more rabbits.
In closing, we are willing to work with the people of Canmore to do whatever we can to implement a proactive humane long term solution for the rabbits and the people who care about them.
Please read the letter here.
As we remember 9/11 we need to renew our faith in humanity and remember that we are not in this struggle alone," says Michael O'Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of The Humane Society of Canada. In honouring all of those fallen, as well as the brave men and women working as part of the rescue teams at Ground Zero, The Humane Society of Canada also honours the search and rescue dogs.