Working across the street and across the country, The Humane Society of Canada is the only organization of its kind helping companion animals, horses and farm animals, lab animals, wildlife and the environment.  A registered charity we rely entirely on the goodwill and donations of our supporters.  Caring people like you.

For the elderly, their pets are often their only companions in an otherwise lonely existence.  If you have ever felt the nudge of a cold nose, listened to a contented purr, or felt the warm beat of their hearts, you know exactly what I am talking about.  Scientific studies show us what we already know. Living with our pets helps us cope with a wide range of social and health benefits. Encouraging everyone to adopt from animal rescue groups and shelters means more permanent loving homes which is especially true in the case of seniors.

In these tough economic times, many seniors have great difficulty in coming up with the badly needed funds to provide routine, emergency and critical care for their beloved animal companions.  Many elderly without the means to do so, allow their pets to suffer or make the gut wrenching decision to put them to sleep, a terrible tragedy that we can all help prevent.

Right now, I have dozens of requests on my desk from the elderly asking us for help.  Our special nationwide Silver Paws Program helps us bring hope to them and their cherished animal family members.  

Winning the Aviva Community Challenge means we can provide a safe and reliable lifeline and relieve the pain and suffering of those animals in need and give peace of mind to those who depend upon them most.

A generous benefactor has promised to match dollar for dollar the amount we receive should the animals and the elderly win the Aviva Community Challenge and based upon these figures The Humane Society of Canada could help more than one thousand animals and their families.

Help us bring hope to animals and those who care about them.

On behalf of the animals, thank you for your kindness and generosity,

Michael O'Sullivan
Chairman & CEO

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

[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 45 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 charity depends entirely on donations to support their good works and is grateful for donations to move even faster, stronger and smarter to help more animals.

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. 


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