VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 11/2012 With Christmas and the Holiday Season just around the corner, The Humane Society of Canada is asking you to give thoughtful gifts that also help animals. “We have a wide range of gifts for your pets, family and friends. When you spend your hard earned money with us every dollar goes to help animals,” says HSC Western Regional Director, Al Hickey. The animal charity also rewards people who spend more with special telephone or online discounts of 10% and seniors get 20% off starting today.



The animal charity says that their most popular gifts are the Animal Guardian and Wildlife Guardian Programs protecting everything from polar bears and elephants to horses and birds to dogs and cats. 

"To make sure Santa Paws delivers your gifts on time, please order right away 24/7 using our toll free number 1-800-641-5463 (KIND) or by visiting us on line at " says Hickey.

People can give an unique one-of-a-kind gift to a friend, colleague, family member, loved one or themselves. We include a beautiful animal note card with a handwritten message in fountain pen.  Choose the animal you’d like to help, and with a $30 donation you’ll receive a package containing a certificate of appreciation suitable for framing, a photograph of the animal, a stuffed toy, a fact sheet on the threats facing the animal and how your money and your concern is hard at work protecting the animals you love.

“We are also hoping that companies which give gifts to their staff and send out holiday cards will also shop with The Humane Society of Canada, providing wonderful gifts and helping animals and nature at the same time,” explains HSC Chairman & CEO, Michael O’Sullivan. 24/7 You can visit our Animal Adventure Store or call toll free 1-800-641-KIND (5463) from anywhere in Canada or the United States to place your order.  We will promptly ship gifts anywhere in Canada or around the world.

O’Sullivan explains: “We put a great deal of thought into coming up with great gift ideas. Animals need all the help they can get, and since you’re spending money at this time of year anyway, we hope that you’ll think about doing some of your gift shopping with us.”

The gifts include beautiful Christmas cards, backpacks, children’s books, statues, bird houses, note cards and pads; and veterinary gift certificates which never expire and can be used at any veterinary clinic here in Canada, the United States or around the world, gifts for your pets and a host of other fun items. You can also make a donation in someone’s name to help pets and we’ll send them a beautiful certificate acknowledging your kindness and generosity.

This year for the very first time, the animal group is offering people a chance to purchase their own personalized Christmas cards with pictures of their pets and a special message inside along with calendars showing your own animals or beautiful colour photos of animals and wildlife.

“Our gifts are fun, practical, reasonably priced and we ship them out directly from our office the very same day you place your order. Best of all, your gift keeps on giving, as all of the money is used to support our programs to protect animals and the earth,” he says.

As a special offer people who spend over $100.00 at our Animal Adventure Store are eligible for 10% off if they quote AL2011 as a coupon code and seniors over 60 years get a 20% discount on all purchases if they quote SEN2011.

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.

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