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Spring 2022

Spring 2022 has been full of cats and kittens! In February, we took in 18 Siamese cats from a hoarding situation - followed by 20+ cats in another hoarding-type of environment. Those cats we named the "gem" cats, and named them all after gemstones. Kitten season also began early this year, and by Ma...

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Spring 2022 has been full of cats and kittens! In February, we took in 18 Siamese cats from a hoarding situation - followed by 20+ cats in another hoarding-type of environment. Those cats we named the "gem" cats, and named them all after gemstones. Kitten season also began early this year, and by March we already had several litters of kittens in our care.

The bunny crisis continues in 2022, with more bunnies than ever coming into our care. GHS ran a very successful bunny promotion in February, and again in April. Between the two months we were able to find homes for 30 bunnies in our community!

You can read all about these stories in our Spring 2022 Paw Press newsletter, plus learn about the newlyweds who adopted a cat cage at GHS as a wedding present to each other.

Click here to read the Spring 2022 Paw Press. 

Winter 2022

Welcome to 2022! Coming up in March, we will be celebrating ONE YEAR in our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. In this edition of The Paw Press we will take a look back at the record number of wildlife we helped care for in 2021, plus recap the success of the #BettyWhiteChallenge. You'll meet Ali...

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Welcome to 2022! Coming up in March, we will be celebrating ONE YEAR in our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. In this edition of The Paw Press we will take a look back at the record number of wildlife we helped care for in 2021, plus recap the success of the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

You'll meet Alice and her four kittens (born in our care in January), plus you will love reading about Alectra's #HappyTail.

And our cover story: after seven years as Executive Director of the Guelph Humane Society, Adrienne McBride is stepping away from the organization. She has accepted a newly created Senior Director role with the BC SPCA.

For all of these stories (and more!), check out our Winter 2022 Paw Press.

Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 Paw Press highlights the GHS "There's No Place Like Home" 50/50 Lottery and Variety Show. On November 4th, GHS will be broadcasting LIVE from our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. Be sure to tune into Rogers tv (or stream from their website) from 7p-9p, and get immersed in our world a...

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The Fall 2021 Paw Press highlights the GHS "There's No Place Like Home" 50/50 Lottery and Variety Show. On November 4th, GHS will be broadcasting LIVE from our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. Be sure to tune into Rogers tv (or stream from their website) from 7p-9p, and get immersed in our world at the shelter. We can't wait for you to see all of the fun segments we have planned.

Also in this issue, we introduce you to the new GHS Directors, including new Chair of the Board, Meaghan Middleton. We look at the first-ever cross border animal transfer in GHS history (we took in six dogs from Texas!). And we take a look back at some of the amazing community and fundraising events that took place this summer, including our (Bad) Pet Portraits fundraiser.

Read all of the exciting things happening at GHS!

Summer 2021

With the warmer weather, our construction crews have been able to continue on the construction and landscaping OUTSIDE of our new building. Every day things look different at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd! Our pollinator gardens have been planted, along with native trees - and the outdoor dog runs are neari...

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With the warmer weather, our construction crews have been able to continue on the construction and landscaping OUTSIDE of our new building. Every day things look different at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd! Our pollinator gardens have been planted, along with native trees - and the outdoor dog runs are nearing completion.

In this newsletter, we announce a brand-new event: a two-hour live broadcast on Rogers tv! On November 4th, GHS will be hosting a televised variety show LIVE from our new building. You won't want to miss it!

Also in this issue: our summer Critter Camp is running in-person again! It's been a busy season for kittens and wildlife, our second online 50/50 Lottery wrapped up and raised over $37,000, we found homes for 52 rats...and so much more!

Click here to read our Summer 2021 issue of The Paw Press.

Spring 2021

We officially moved into our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. on March 5th! This issue of our quarterly newsletter focusses on the move, as well as our first two months working in the new building. Also in this issue: some well deserved #HappyTails (Ginny, Pixie), the winner of our first-ever o...

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We officially moved into our new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. on March 5th! This issue of our quarterly newsletter focusses on the move, as well as our first two months working in the new building.

Also in this issue: some well deserved #HappyTails (Ginny, Pixie), the winner of our first-ever online 50/50 lottery, a generous gift from the Millages, roaming cats, and a look at some of our upcoming events!

Click here to read our Spring 2021 issue of The Paw Press.

Winter 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact operations at GHS this winter, construction on our new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd moves forward! This issue highlights the progress made at our new facility, as well as memories made at current building (500 Wellington). January 22 marked ONE...

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While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact operations at GHS this winter, construction on our new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd moves forward! This issue highlights the progress made at our new facility, as well as memories made at current building (500 Wellington).

January 22 marked ONE YEAR since GHS took in 105 cats from one home, so we take a look back at that event. And we have good news about Jesse the beagle, who was in our care for over a year. Jesse has found his #HappyTail, and we have some cute photos of Jesse in his new home.

Read about those stories, plus creative donations we received in 2020, in our Winter 2021 Paw Press.

Fall 2020

This issue highlights the features our future home will bring to vulnerable animals in our community. Animals like Cara & Reese, sweet hound sisters who came to GHS needing specialized care and a safe place to raise Cara’s seven puppies. While the puppies were quickly adopted, Cara & Reese...

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This issue highlights the features our future home will bring to vulnerable animals in our community. Animals like Cara & Reese, sweet hound sisters who came to GHS needing specialized care and a safe place to raise Cara’s seven puppies. While the puppies were quickly adopted, Cara & Reese stayed in foster care for over 120 days before finding their new family together. Our future home will offer dedicated and improved spaces where animals like Cara & Reese can thrive while they wait for their “happy tail”.

We will have spaces like a new Dog Adoption Area, generously sponsored by one of our building donors and long-time supporters, Susan Frasson. Read about why she was so inspired to help build a better home for our community’s animals in this issue’s Donor Feature.

Click here to check out our Fall Paw Press!

Summer 2020

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for us all. This Summer Edition of The Paw Press we are celebrating #HappyTails from the past few years. In May alone, over $14,000 was raised for the over 400 vulnerable kittens that will enter our care this year; kittens like H...

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There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for us all. This Summer Edition of The Paw Press we are celebrating #HappyTails from the past few years. In May alone, over $14,000 was raised for the over 400 vulnerable kittens that will enter our care this year; kittens like Harper and Marigold, who have found their new loving families all thanks to you.

We also want to thank our selfless volunteer wildlife drivers, who have dedicated many hours to driving injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife to our wildlife rehab partners where the animal can continue to receive specialized care. Lastly, a touching tribute from a former adopter to their GHS adopted pet is included.

Click here to check out our Summer Paw Press!

Spring 2020

How does one operate a humane society in a pandemic? It is a question we never thought we would ask ourselves, and yet here we are eight weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak, and Guelph Humane Society is doing just that. As Nelson Mandela once said, it always seems impossible until it is done. In this ...

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How does one operate a humane society in a pandemic? It is a question we never thought we would ask ourselves, and yet here we are eight weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak, and Guelph Humane Society is doing just that. As Nelson Mandela once said, it always seems impossible until it is done. In this issue, we will touch on the ways we continue to serve our community and how we altered our services – such as contactless adoptions.

It’s our busiest season and we receive many calls regarding baby bunnies. We have shared tips on what to do if you see baby bunnies, they are adorable but require special care. We have animal updates on our boy Spencer, who is in foster care, and Roxy, one of the 105 surrendered cats this past January, who is now in her new loving home, enjoying the family life!

We hope to bring joy and comfort knowing that the animals in our community continue to be cared for.

 

Click here to check out our Spring Paw Press!

Winter 2020

It's a new year starting fresh with a new Paw Press Winter Edition!  On Jan 1, 2020, the new Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) came into effect transferring primary responsibility  for animal cruelty, abuse and neglect investigtions from humane societies to the Ontario Government. B...

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It's a new year starting fresh with a new Paw Press Winter Edition!  On Jan 1, 2020, the new Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) came into effect transferring primary responsibility  for animal cruelty, abuse and neglect investigtions from humane societies to the Ontario Government.

Bake for the Animals is back! Bake something tasty and raise money for the animals for the whole month of February. Save the date for future GHS events and see what animal stories we are sharing this winter!

Click here to check out our Winter Paw Press