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News Release: Safeguard your pets: Guelph Humane Society hosts fall microchip clinic  

GUELPH, ON (September 20, 2022) When a pet goes missing it can be an extremely stressful experience — if the pet does not have any form identification, it can be even more traumatic. 

This is why the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting a fall Microchip Clinic on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at its new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. — to help ensure lost Guelph and Wellington County pets are returned home as quickly as possible.  


News Release: Guelph Humane Society to hold in-person Adoption Event

GUELPH, ON (September 14, 2022) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is set to hold an in-person adoption event on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17one of only a few offerein-person since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society delivers no-cost spay/neuter services to Guelph/Wellington’s most vulnerable pets, thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada

GUELPH, ON (August 23, 2022) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS), in collaboration with the Ontario Veterinary Colleges (OVC) Kim and Stu Lang Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP), is offering no-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats and dogs throughout 2022-2023 at pop-up locations in Guelph and Wellington County – thanks to a $125,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society Names New Executive Director

GUELPH, ON (August 17, 2022) – The Guelph Humane Society’s (GHS) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Lisa Veit as its executive director. Veit has served as acting executive director since Adrienne McBride’s departure in March 2022.

“Lisa brings extensive experience and expertise to this leadership position,” says Meaghan Middleton, GHS board chair. “Her knowledge in animal sheltering and welfare is vital to our growth as we build on our past successes and enter this new era in GHS’s strategic development. The board is thrilled to have her at the helm.”

Veit has dedicated her career to advancing animal care and welfare. (more…)

NEWS RELEASE: No-cost pet care now available to older adults requiring hospitalization

GUELPH, ON (June 1, 2022) – Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is celebrating Seniors Month in Ontario this June with the commencement of their new Senior Support program.

Senior Support offers no-cost boarding services for the pets of older adults in Guelph and Wellington County who require hospitalization and face financial restraints. The launch of this new program is thanks to a two-year, $55,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada™, geared towards expanding the Guelph Humane Society’s GHS Cares programs being offered in the community.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society celebrates thoughtful couple’s wedding gift

GUELPH, ON (May 16, 2022) – Imagine celebrating your special day, and helping the lives of vulnerable animals in return. That’s what Chris and Melissa Hill have done.

Chris and Melissa are newlyweds. They were married in a small service on May 4th, followed by a reception on May 7th. In between those two dates, they swung by the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) to check out the cat cage they adopted as a celebration of their lives together.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society seeking information about abandoned cat

GUELPH, ON (April 19, 2022) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is asking for the public’s assistance in relation to a cat found in the west end of Guelph late Thursday.

A buff-coloured tabby was found in a cat carrier, in a ditch near Whitelaw and Fife by someone passing by. The ditch was full of water, and so the cat was soaked and freezing. This individual removed the carrier from the ditch and called GHS to report it.


NEWS RELEASE: Adopt a rescued bunny from the Guelph Humane Society this February

GUELPH, ON (February 1, 2022) – February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month, and to encourage more bunny adoptions, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is reducing rabbit adoption fees. Normally $160, throughout the month of February a bunny can be adopted from GHS for just $50 (no taxes or additional fees).

“All bunnies we adopt out are already spayed or neutered,” says Samantha White, Adoption Coordinator at GHS. “A spay or neuter surgery can cost hundreds of dollars, so adopting an already altered bunny can definitely save you money.”


NEWS RELEASE: Most memorable moments at the Guelph Humane Society in 2021

GUELPH, ON (December 29, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is reflecting back on a milestone year for the organization, and remembering some of the events and animals that helped to shape 2021. But how can “top stories” be defined? Moving into the new, 18,000 sq. ft. home at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. is certainly the highlight of 2021 for GHS, but every person takes with them different memories based on experiences they had throughout the year. For our Animal Care staff, they remember certain animals they spent a lot of time with – or whose outcomes they will never forget.

“An important memory for me in 2021 was when Betsy, our cockapoo, found her family,” says Melissa Stolz, Intake & Behaviour Coordinator at GHS. “She got returned from adopters and fosters a few times because of some difficulties…and eventually her perfect match came along and she’s living like a queen with amazing people.”


NEWS RELEASE: Help GHS send 40 animals home for the holidays

GUELPH, ON (December 7, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is holding its first in-person adoption event since moving into the new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. The Home for the Holidays Adoption Event is taking place this Friday and Saturday, and GHS has a goal of adopting out 40 animals during the event: 30 cats and 10 bunnies.