(GUELPH, ON) December 6, 2018 – The Guelph Humane Society’s (GHS) seasonal fundraising campaign is well underway. At this meaningful and giving time of year, GHS asks that you open your hearts and give hope to the most vulnerable animals in our community.

“It’s a magical time of year when we spend time with family – including our four-legged family members,” says Adrienne McBride, Executive Director. “We are so inspired by those who remember the animals in our community, the animals that may not have a family to call their own this holiday season.”

December can be a busy time of year for everyone, including the humane society, which often sees an increase in the number of pets arriving as strays or surrendered pets in need of extensive medical care. The GHS ensures these pets feel the warmth, and joy of the season. Pets like Toffee, a stray Yellow Labrador mix, who came to GHS after being found wandering in the York/Watson Road area on November 23. Toffee needs complicated surgery to address serious, untreated eye disease complications. No owner came forward, so her care will be paid for thanks to our generous donors. She’s a sweet dog who’s already captured the hearts of our staff and volunteers.

GHS would like to remind the community that they are a registered charitable organization. It’s important to differentiate between the services offered to the municipalities by the Guelph Humane Society and the services the humane society offers the community.

GHS is contracted by the City of Guelph, as well as the Townships of Centre Wellington and Guelph/Eramosa to provide provincially mandated animal control services, which addresses any stray pets or sick and injured animals. This service provides important support for citizens in the community, who may come across an animal in need. GHS does not profit from this service.

Any fees associated with providing the animal control services do not support the activities of the humane society, such as extensive medical care, spay and neuter surgeries, microchipping, humane education, enrichment and pet adoption. These services are supported by generous donors in our community. The care of all animals at GHS is only possible thanks to donors, who help fund spay/neuters, vaccinations, medications, life-saving surgeries, high-quality food, snuggles, love and so much more.

This holiday season consider giving the gift of hope to our community’s most vulnerable animals. Donate today by calling 519-824-3091, going online at guelphhumane.ca/donate-online , or mailing your cheque to 500 Wellington St. W., P.O. Box 684, Guelph, ON N1H 6L3.

From our furry family to yours, the Guelph Humane Society wishes you a ‘pawsitively’ happy holiday!

Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. GHS is proud to partner with the City of Guelph to provide animal
control services for our community. Visit www.guelphhumane.ca to discover more.

Media Contact:

Deborah Lobbezoo
Director of Development
Guelph Humane Society