Mary Pickford
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.

robbin.jpgVANCOUVER, 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: