GUELPH, ON (November 19, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is the Diamond Winner in not one, but two categories in the Guelph Mercury Tribune’s Readers’ Choice awards for 2020. GHS was voted number one in both the Animal Rescue and Pet Adoption Services categories.

“GHS values being leaders in our community in the promotion of animal welfare,” says Adrienne McBride, Executive Director of GHS. “This recognition demonstrates that we are achieving our values as that trusted voice for animals, and that feels really good for our team of dedicated staff and volunteers.”

McBride adds that GHS relies heavily on community support, whether it is in the form of volunteers, foster homes, or financial donations.

“Without our community support,” says McBride, ”we wouldn’t be able to do what we do to save thousands of animals’ lives. We are truly honoured to be recognized in this way by the community.”

Members of the Guelph community were able to vote for their favourite businesses, professionals and organizations from September 17 through October 18, 2020. The full list of Readers’ Choice winners can be found here:




About the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it 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 in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.


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Guelph Humane Society