Guelph, ON – September 6, 2023 – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has launched its September Bark to School 50/50 lottery (RAF1333208) to help sick, injured and abandoned animals that have nowhere else to turn in Guelph and Wellington County. With this lottery, when you win, so do they! GHS guarantees a minimum grand prize of $5,000. 

“Proceeds from the Guelph Humane Society’s 50/50 Bark to School Lottery support care, shelter, primary and complex veterinary care and, of course, lots of love and attention for animals waiting patiently for their new family and Happy Tail at the Guelph Humane Society” said Lisa Veit, GHS Executive Director.  

Funds also support GHS Cares programs such as emergency boarding, Pets in Transition (a program for those fleeing domestic violence or in need of mental health and addictions support), and free short-term boarding for pets of senior citizens in need of hospitalization.  

 Tickets start as low as $10, with the best value at 300 tickets for $100. Early Bird Draws occur Fridays throughout September, where one lucky person will win $500 each week and have a continued chance to win the big prize. 

The grand prize will be drawn on September 29th, and the winning ticket will take home 50 percent of the jackpot. Tickets can be purchased up until 11:59pm EDT on September 28th. 

To learn more and get your paws in the game, please visit and help provide critical care and services for the animals in Guelph and Wellington County. 


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 #119236305RR0001, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more. 

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Media Contact:
Jane Dawkins
Director, Communications and Community Engagement
Guelph Humane Society