Dear Friend of Animals,

If you have already made a donation to help sick, injured and orphaned animals at risk, we would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. 

If have not yet made a donation, please help us save just one more life.Capture3

We have very good news.  A generous benefactor has agreed to triple your donation and we are coming ever closer to our goal of raising $50,000 to help even more animals.

As you celebrate this New Year's Eve, be a Party Animal for Fur Angels. Ask friends and families to make a donation to ring in the New Year. A benefactor has agreed to match your donation and everyone has or knows someone who has a fur angel. Dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, turtles, wildlife along with birds and reptiles.

If you have ever felt the nuzzle of a cold nose, listened to the sound of a contented purr, or felt the warm gentle beat of their heart, then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

We're ready to defend animals whenever and wherever we can and with the help of caring people like you, we can help even more orphaned, injured and abandoned orphans of the night.

Please give whatever you can and ask your friends and family if they will lend a hand to help those who cannot speak for themselves.

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

New Year’s Eve animal-themed party ideas:

  • Invite guests to wear animal-themed clothing.
  • As the clock strikes midnight, ring in the New Year with each guest making their own unique loud animal noise.
  • Countdown Bags – Get paper bags and fill them with fun things for you and your guests to open on every hour of the night. This is a fun New Year’s game for all ages!
  • New Year's Tree – Fill balloons with money or trinkets to turn your Christmas tree into a New Year’s tree using the items (party hats, or glasses). Your tree now has all the items you will need to make your celebration at midnight perfect! At midnight, pop all of the balloons, wear the hats and glasses and take home the small prizes that were in the balloons. What a great way to ring in the new year!
  • New Year's Ball Game – This is a great game for your New Year’s party. Get your used wrapping paper leftover from Christmas (tissue paper and newspaper work great too), some packaging tape, and small gifts, candies, etc. Start making a ball with the items by wrapping the gifts into the paper and securing with the tape. By the end, you should have a huge, over-sized ball. Then take turns unwrapping the ball and keeping prizes. With this great New Year’s game, everyone will have a blast and some will even leave with fun prizes!
  • Play Caring For Animals – a skill-testing game that reveals each guest's knowledge of the special care each animal needs.
  • Play Emergency Care For Animals - by presenting the guest with a situation where an animal is sick or injured and immediate urgent care before being taken to your veterinarian   app first aid kit
  • Be A Superhero For Animals - each player picks their favourite and tells what they would do to rescue animals &the earth with their newfound superpowers.
  • Make a mural, poster, or bumper stickers–decorate a wall.
    • Ideas:
    • Design and put up a general animal information wall.
    • Research and make informational posters on endangered species and the protection of animals on the brink of extinction.
    • Design and post an attractive mural with the above information.
    • Make posters or bumper stickers that promote humane behaviour towards animals.

Be A Hero For Animals and show your compassion for animals by making a donation to the Humane Society of Canada. Share how you are bringing hope to animals on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages and challenge your friends, family and co-workers to match or double your donations and be part of our powerful moving force protecting animals and the earth. 


  • Karaoke Sing-Off- Research the top songs of the year. Using the 20 most-played hits, encourage guests to sing their hearts out. For an added twist, list song titles on slips of paper and have guests draw a song to sing.
  • Name That Song by playing the first 20 seconds.
  • Name That Song by repeating the first four sentences of the lyrics
  • Capture the Big Night– Elect a friend or family member to snap photos throughout the night. Another option is a photo booth, which is a great way to keep guests entertained on their own. Hang a New Year’s Eve-inspired backdrop. Add props such as silly masks and party hats.
  • Tell favourite stories and show everyone pictures of your beloved pets.
  • Have people guess which animal you are most like and why
  • Pick an animal at random and see how much others know about them and where they live.
  • Print out and colour and wear a mask of your favourite animal. You'll need a printer, scissors and string.

Be A Hero For Animals and show your compassion for animals by making a donation to the Humane Society of Canada. Share how you are bringing hope to animals on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages and challenge your friends, family and co-workers to match or double your donations and be part of our powerful moving force protecting animals and the earth.  


  • Two Resolutions and a Lie – Each guest presents three resolutions, two of which are true and one of which is a lie. As each guest takes turns sharing theirs, the other guests try to discern which two are true and which is the lie.
  • New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt – If you plan on having a scavenger hunt, do so early in the evening before guests have eaten or consumed any alcoholic beverages. 
  • Play animal charades.
  • Play I SPY with animal sounds.
  • Share your stories about the best moment of 2019 and your hopes for 2020
  • Play 'Would You Rather Be' ... someone else working at something else ... and have your friends guess whom and what and why.
  • Play the music of animal songs from YouTube and guess which animal made that sound.
  • Play the sounds of the jungle.
  • Play Celebrities And Their Pets by having guest pick their favourite star while others guess at what kind of furred, finned, feathered and scaled friends who are a part of their family.
  • Play 'Celebrities Protecting Animals & The Earth' by selecting stars and having guests determine what they are doing to help animals and nature.
  • Play Animal Crackers where each guest acts like their chosen animal (e.g..monkey, goose, bunny, elephant, sloth)
  • Try your hand at making Animal Themed Foods.  Be adventurous and throw in some veggies, fruits, and even try some plant-based shrimp, beef and chicken.

As always, please make sure your furred, scaled, finned and feathered family members are safe from New Year's Eve hazards and enjoy yourselves by partying responsibly.

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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.

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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.