VANCOUVER, JUNE 15/2012 - Referring to the ever shifting sands of fame and fortune in a glittering place where gossip and scandal rules, there is an old saying amongst celebrities; "If you want a friend in Hollywood, get a dog." In fact, the idea caught on so fast that at one time or another, celebrities from all walks of life have had campanion animals of every shape, size, and colour and for more than a hundred years embraced a proud tradition of loving their pets and standing up for the protection of animals and nature," says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.
The Humane Society of Canada is asking for your help to save the life of "Makoon," a 30 pound male orphaned black bear cub. While we are grateful to Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger for responding to our call and that of many others to originally spare "Makoon's" life, we believe he is receiving poor advice from his wildlife biologists about what happens next.
VANCOUVER, 14 June 2012 – The Humane Society of Canada wants to remind people that wild animals are extremely vulnerable at this time of year. “Animals having and raising their young are particularly susceptible to human activities,” warns Al Hickey, Humane Society of Canada (HSC) Western Regional Director.
13 June 2012, VANCOUVER - The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubille and to acknowledge with gratitude the long link between the Royal Family and animal welfare and the global influence felt here in Canada and in other countries around the world because of their commitment to help animals, starting with the letter from Kensington Palace on July 4, 1835 which read in part:
VANCOUVER, JUNE 12/2012 - With Christmas and the Holidays just around the corner, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is urging people to find out if the company they work for has a Matching Gift Program that can double their donation to help animals.
"Sometimes, a person will have worked for a company for a number of years without realizing that their employer will match their kindness and generosity, dollar for dollar, meaning we can help even more animals at risk," explains, Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.
To make it easier for people to check, The Humane Society of Canada, has a directory of companies in Canada and the United States which can be found here. Canadians living and working in the United States, along with Canadian employed by American companies here in Canada can also donate through a matching gift program.
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2012 – In light of recent tragic events; the attempted rescue of a dog locked in a car near Vaughan Mills and a dog rescued from the swealtering heat of a car parked at a Toronto mall. 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 here.
April 22, 2012, VANCOUVER – Sunday is Earth Day and a reminder that with only one planet to call home, everyone needs to pitch in and make sure that we treat every day as Earth Day says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).
"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."
VANCOUVER, May 8/2012 -- They carried us, held us when we were frightened, comforted us when we cried, and made us laugh along with them. Mothers. Where in the world would we all be without them? "As a four year old boy growing up in Leaside, I watched as my mother cared for an orphaned baby bird: "Mom," I said, you're amazing." She looked at me with those gentle blue eyes, and replied: "Michael, I'm nobody special. Anyone could do this. Everyone should do this." "Fifty four years later after a lifetime of helping animals, my mother's words still ring true today," says Michael O'Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).
"Each and every day, there are thousands of dedicated men and women on the front lines of animal protection, putting themselves in harm's way bringing environmental outlaws to justice. People like Ofir", says Michael O'Sullivan, The Humane Society of Canada's Chairman & CEO, who like Ofir has led dangerous undercover missions to save animals and their vanishing jungle homes.
"If you believe as I do that one person against all odds can make a difference, then you will be uplifted and inspired by this book."