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.
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.
“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.