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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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NEWS RELEASE: Help animals in need by adopting a Guelph Humane Society kennel this year

GUELPH, ON (November 25, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is offering the opportunity to not only adopt animals, but to adopt kennels as well. The Happy Tails Begin Here – Kennel Adoption Program allows individuals, groups or businesses to adopt a cage or kennel in the new GHS building on a yearly basis, allowing people to visit the spot they adopt while supporting vulnerable animals in the community.

“It’s another unique way for people to commit to helping animals in our community,” says Jen Fraser, Manager of Donor Relations at GHS. “When you adopt a kennel or cage, you get to customize a plaque that will go on the space you adopt. Not only can you visit to see the plaque – but the public will be able to see it as well.”

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NEWS RELEASE: Chocolate, chip bags and increased foot traffic pose pet safety risks this Halloween, says GHS

GUELPH, ON (October 28, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is reminding pet parents to be extra vigilant this Halloween. From an abundance of potential toxins, such as chocolate, to increased foot traffic at your doors, there are a number of safety concerns to consider this weekend.

“One safety concern that is less well known are chip bags,” says Melissa Stolz, Intake & Behaviour Coordinator at GHS. “Chips bags, treat bags, plastic bags in general create a suffocation risk. Cats and dogs stick their head in the bag, looking for treats and smelling scents. Once their head is inside the bag, they inhale and the bag tightens around their necks. Pets can suffocate to death in less than five minutes.”

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NEWS RELEASE: “There’s No Place Like Home” for the Guelph Humane Society

GUELPH, ON (October 1, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has launched its third 50/50 lottery today, and it’s expected to be their biggest yet. Compared to the spring and summer GHS lotteries, the “There’s No Place Like Home” 50/50 Lottery is different in two ways: (more…)

An open letter to our community

(September 3, 2021)

This has been a hard day. The kind of day that makes what we do extra difficult.

This morning, a cat in a carrier was discovered by our Critter Camp staff as they tried to enter the building through our Community Entrance doors. The carrier, left outside of the doors, had a gorgeous orange cat inside – except the cat was practically lifeless. He was cold, with a low heart rate, and was barely responsive to touch.

The cat was rushed to one of our partner clinics in town, and our Animal Care team authorized the clinic to provide any treatment necessary to try and save this cat. Sadly, nothing could bring him back. (more…)

NEWS RELEASE: As the pet bunny population surges, Guelph Humane Society sounds the warning bell

GUELPH, ON (September 3, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is warning the community about a growing pet bunny population, noting that there are more bunnies than there are people interested in adopting them. This situation is not unique to the Guelph community, as similar trends are being seen at humane societies across Ontario – and even other parts of North America. (more…)