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New Program Helps Abused Women and Their Pets Leave Violence Behind

August 9, 2018 – Guelph – Community Veterinary Outreach, the Guelph Humane Society and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis have partnered up on a new program, “Pets in Transition,” which provides temporary emergency foster homes and care for the pets of women leaving domestic violence.


GHS seeks information about a Shih Tzu found in appalling conditions

GUELPH, ON (August 7, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public after a stray dog was found by a member of the public on Sunday, August 5 in the afternoon. The Shih Tzu mix, was found in deplorable condition, wandering on the Royal Recreation Trail, west of Exhibition Park in Guelph, was secured by a GHS Animal Protection Officer (APO).


Final report shows nationwide success in saving the lives of cats!


Final report shows nationwide success in saving the lives of cats

JULY 25, 2018 – Guelph – Guelph Humane Society is thrilled to announce the release of Humane Canada’s final report on a nationwide pilot program to save the lives of shelter cats, which reveals tremendous success in achieving better welfare and outcomes at our shelter and five others across Canada.


We can all help turtles out this time of year!

Guelph, ON (June 19, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to remind motorists to “give turtles a break” this time of year.  Turtles are in the midst of their egg-laying season, which will continue until early July. Females often will lay their eggs in the sandy, gravel shoulders along our roads, and while crossing the roadways they are at significant risk of injuries or death due to collisions with vehicles.


Guelph Humane Society is Reminding Communities to be Safe Around Wildlife

ELORA, ON (June 1, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) was called by a community member about an ill and disorientated skunk in their neighbourhood. GHS immediately responded to the call to secure the skunk, which later tested positive for the rabies virus. Please see more information from Public Health’s press release in regard to the impact of rabies on wildlife and more information about human interaction with wildlife, here.


Guelph Humane Society receives a CFHS Animal Welfare Leadership & Innovation Award

GUELPH, ON (April 12, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) will be receiving an award from the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) for its work with wildlife in our community. The award, for Leadership and Innovation in Wildlife Programming, will aptly be presented to the GHS on Earth Day – April 22nd – at the National Animal Welfare Conference hosted in Calgary, AB.


Guelph Humane Society hosts Microchip Clinic in Elora to help lost pets return home quickly and safely

GUELPH, ON (April 6, 2018) – Losing a pet can be a stressful situation, and when pets don’t have any identification it can be even more worrisome. The Guelph Humane Society is hosting a Microchip Clinic for pet owners on Saturday April 28th, 2018 at Dreamland Pet, located at 6484 Wellington Rd. 7 in Elora.


Guelph Humane Society seeks information about the owner of a dog found in appalling condition

GUELPH, ON (April 4, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public
after a stray dog was found and brought to GHS is deplorable condition. The Rottweiler mix, found
wandering near Wellington St. and Gordon St. in Guelph, was secured by a concerned passerby, and
brought to the Guelph Humane Society for care.


Lost Cat Reunited with Relieved Owner Thanks to City of Guelph Initiative

On February 27th  “Little Cat”, a licensed cat living in the City of Guelph, was reported lost by his owner Michelle on DocuPet’s Lost Pet System. The next day, news came through that Little Cat was found! While tired and hungry from his adventure, he was otherwise healthy and happy to be home.


An Open Letter to the Community of Guelph

Guelph, ON (March 20, 2018)- There’s been a lot of commentary about the new cat licensing bylaw that took effect on January 1, 2018. The views surrounding the need and motivation behind cat licensing are varied, and we wanted to provide another voice to this conversation.