October 1, 2011 VANCOUVER – October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking people help these homeless animals first before looking to a breeder or a pet shop for their next special family member. A study carried out by the Health Pets 21 Consortium and the Purina Institute surveyed 1,001 dog owners and 1,000 cat owners and found that only 15% of owners found their pets at a shelter.
Laureen Harper Honoured for Outstanding Commitment to Animal Welfare by The Humane Society of Canada
TORONTO, September 16, 2011 - For distinguished voluntary leadership, The Humane Society of Canada is proud to recognize Mrs. Laureen Harper’s exceptional animal welfare efforts with their 2011 Heroes for Animals Lifetime Achievement Award.
July 18, 2011, VANCOUVER – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is hoping that a $1,000 reward being offered through their Victims of Cruelty Program will help to bring to justice the person responsible for killing twenty rabbits at the Ears Sanctuary in Coombs, BC on June 14th, 2011. The reward is for information resulting in the conviction of those responsible for killing these rabbits.
VANCOUVER, July 18/2011 – With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather. Different versions of the multimedia PSA can be found at here.
"Animal companions who are frightened of loud noises and bright flashes react in any of a number of ways," says Michael O'Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "Some pets become anxious or nervous while other are terrified and try to escape – running the risk of becoming lost or injuring themselves," suggests O'Sullivan. "These animals need comforting and to be protected from potential harm."
June 1, 2011, VANCOUVER – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking anyone who is thinking of adopting a pet to consider going to their local animal shelter or rescue group instead of a pet shop or backyard breeder.
Family of Dog Shot in Brampton Receives New Puppy: The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) Still Seeking Help from the Public for Killers of “Mickey”
May 9, 2011, TORONTO – “Following this brutal incident, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for this family, and a nearby neighbour has kindly given the grieving family a ten week old Yorkshire terrier puppy whom the family has named Max, says Michael O’Sullivan, HSC Chairman & CEO. The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) has kindly offered to pay for the veterinary bills associated with his neutering through their Silver Paws Program which assists the elderly and people in difficult circumstances with their veterinary bills. You can make a donation to help Max and other pets like him here.
May 2, 2011, TORONTO – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is hoping that a $1,000 reward being offered through their Victims of Cruelty Program will help to bring to justice the person responsible for shooting a Yorkshire Terrier in its owner’s backyard in Brampton on April 29th, 2011. The reward is for information resulting in the conviction of those responsible for killing this dog.
An open letter from The Humane Society of Canada and the Desrochers-O’Sullivan family to the Duceppe, Ignatieff, Harper, Layton and May families about Canadians protecting people, animals and the earth
“Growing up in Leaside, when I was only four years old, I watched in wonder as my mother nursed an orphaned baby bird back to health. “Mom,” I cried, “You’re the best.” She looked at me with those gentle blue eyes, shook her head sadly, and simply said: “Michael, I’m nobody special. Everyone could do this, everyone should do this …”
Dear Duceppe, Ignatieff, Harper, Layton and May families,
More than 50 years later, after a lifetime of helping people and animals, my mother’s words still ring true. We know you care about animals and that’s why our family is turning to yours for help because backed up by serious threats to end charities, and using taxpayers’ money, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants to decide for you what cruelty and suffering animal welfare groups like The Humane Society of Canada can tell you about -- and what it should hide from you.
Children and Youth: Get Out The Vote for People, Animals and the Environment - This Is Your Time says The Humane Society of Canada
VANCOUVER, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 – From coast to coast, the situation facing people, animals and the earth is serious – the problems intimidating and the challenges immense says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). “If you believe as I do, that one person can make a real difference, then children and young people in every community across Canada can effect real change by asking their family and friends to get out and vote in their provincial elections," says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director, with 4 children and 6 grandchildren of his own.