June 13, 2012, VANCOUVER – June 16th is Father’s Day and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like to remind shoppers looking for that special gift for Dad to check out The HSC “Online Adventure Store” at www.humanesociety.com or call The Humane Society of Canada, toll free, at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).
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.
As our family approaches the end of one year and the beginning of the next we always take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re headed and that of course includes caring for our fur angels. This past year has been a hard one for the animal kingdom and the natural world we share with them. A year full of triumphs and tragedies, hopes fulfilled and dreams shattered.
With the glow of Christmas just behind us and New Years just around the corner, in these troubled times, animals need our help now more than ever before. The good news is that the more and more people are joining us to work ever closer for the day when the pointless abuse of animals will no longer be tolerated, as we work to build and sustain a truly “humane society.”
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” Henry Beston
The kindness and generosity of caring people like you means The Humane Society of Canada can help even more animals during this Christmas Season and the Holidays. On behalf of the animals a heartfelt thanks.
VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 24/2012 - As families have for more than 50 years, children and their parents eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa and his reindeer can watch them as they travel around the world spreading joy and Christmas cheer relying on the high tech folks at NORAD The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). “That wonderful bond between Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course Rudolph reminds us once of that special age old bond between people and animals, “ says All Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.
Even at Christmas, some people can still find time to be cruel to animals. When a woman went to the dumpster behind her building, amidst all the bags of garbage, she heard a frantic cry for help. Tearing open the bag, she found a beautiful orange ball of fur inside. Bedraggled and helpless, someone had left this poor little ten week old kitten to die of cold and starvation.
Once you read what we are doing to protect animals and the earth, please help us save just one more life.
On behalf of the animals, thank you for your kindness and generosity of spirit,
Chairman & CEO
Christmas and the Holidays are about families and compassion. We need your help to improve conditions for whales and dolphins and to prevent further captures. As more people become aware of their plight, there are now only two aquaria in Canada where whales and dolphins are held captive against their will.