VANCOUVER, June 2, 2002 - Tired of giving your father a tie or some golf balls for Father’s Day? If you’re looking for a special, unique gift that will truly make a difference The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) has a couple of suggestions.


"Fathers will be delighted to receive an HSC Wildlife Guardians package," says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director. "Purchasing one of the packages in this program shows that special father that you care - and you’ll be helping to protect animals and the environment!"

"It’s definitely a win-win situation," says Michael O’Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "The recipient of the gift receives an attractive package and all of the money donated to this special program is used by The Humane Society of Canada to protect animals and the environment."

For a $25 donation The Humane Society of Canada will send the recipient:

  • 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 working to protect the species
  • a note card with a hand written message in fountain pen when we send the gift

Animals in the Wildlife Guardians program that you can support are:

  • whale
  • dolphin
  • tiger
  • elephant
  • sea turtle
  • bear
  • lion
  • lemur
  • giraffe
  • rainforest biosphere

If you would prefer to get your father a book then The Humane Society of Canada has just the book. "The Real James Herriot" is a wonderful biography of Alf Wight, aka James Herriot - the world’s most beloved veterinarian - by his son Jim Wight" says O’Sullivan.

The Humane Society of Canada is offering this exceptional book signed by the author. Autographed copies are available for the low price of $42.99 (hard cover) and $34.99 (soft cover.) Money raised from the sale of these beautiful books will help fund the various programs of The Humane Society of Canada.

To send either of these special gifts that make a difference, please contact The Humane Society of Canada at 1-800-641-KIND (5463) or visit our Online Adventure Store.

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.]

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