GUELPH, ON (January 15, 2019) – Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to thank its generous supporters, who make saving the community’s most vulnerable animals possible. Last year, GHS appealed to the public for assistance regarding several dogs, who were in desperate need of help. The response we received was amazing and now GHS is excited to provide an update to the community.

Bear, Royal, Bentley, and Toffee all arrived in horrible condition. GHS appealed to the community in order to gain more information about these dogs. They are grateful for everyone who responded. Donor support saves hundreds of animals’ lives each year, in addition to the below featured dogs who appeared in the media.

Bear, a Rottweiler mix, was found last April in appalling condition. He was extremely underweight, suffered severe hair loss, and had untreated infections in his eyes and ears. After six (6) months recovering in our care, he was adopted and is living a great life on a farm.

Royal, a senior Shih Tzu mix, was found wandering in Exhibition Park this past August in terrible condition, she had no fur left on her body. After five (5) months of treatment and healing in a foster home, her beautiful caramel and white fur grew back. Royal was adopted just in time for the holidays and her family reports that she is doing well in her new home.

In October, Bentley arrived at GHS as a stray. A Great Dane mix puppy who was suffering from a painful, old and untreated injury to his left hip and leg, which required surgery. His surgery was successful, and he is receiving daily physio, as well as underwater treadmill therapy to speed his recovery. Bentley remains in foster care until his medical team gives him the okay for adoption.

Lastly, gentle Toffee, a Labrador Sharpei mix, arrived as a stray in December with an open wound and severe, untreated eye infections. Thanks to generous donors to the GHS Duke’s Fund, she had surgery and now her eyes are healing. She went home with her new family in early January.

“We are grateful for the support of our community. From providing tips about cruelty and neglect, to volunteering or generously donating, our community is essential to our work”, says Shelley McCrae, Canine Care Manager at the Guelph Humane Society. “In addition to Bear, Royal, Bentley, and Toffee, hundreds more dogs were saved this year thanks to donors. It’s so rewarding to be able to save so many dogs and see them receive their second chance at a happy, healthy life.”

GHS also helps cats, pocket pets, farm animals, and wildlife. GHS serves approximately 3,000 animals each year. If you’d like to learn more about their work, visit their website ( or drop by 500 Wellington St. W. The Guelph Humane Society would like to thank their generous supporters for making the difference in a vulnerable animals’ life.


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 to discover more.


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Media Contact:

Adrienne McBride

Executive Director

Guelph Humane Society

(519) 824-3091