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The Guelph Humane Society continues their investigations until a new provincial system is developed

Guelph, ON [June 28, 2019] – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) will continue to protect animals at risk over the next six months while the Ontario Government develops a new animal protection act. GHS is proud to continue their vital provincial animal protection work within the Guelph and Wellington County area (now including the Town of Erin).

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The Guelph Humane Society reminds you to leave pets in cool homes this summer!

Guelph, ON (June 25, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is once again reminding the community of the extreme danger of leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle this summer, and especially as we head into hotter weather this long weekend.  Cars and other vehicles can reach a VERY high temperature quickly, leaving your pet at severe risk and in some cases causing fatality.

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The Guelph Humane Society educates community on how to help turtles this time of year

Guelph, ON (June 21, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to remind motorists to “give turtles a break” this time of year.  Turtles are in the midst of their egg-laying season, which will continue until early July. Females often will lay their eggs in the sandy, gravel shoulders along our roads, and while crossing the roadways they are at significant risk of injuries or death due to collisions with vehicles.

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Guelph Humane Society takes on care of 2 miniature horses, 1 thoroughbred, and a pot belly pig

Guelph, ON (June 19, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has stepped in to take on the care of four farm animals who were surrendered by their owner, when they could no longer care for them. Three horses (two miniatures and a thoroughbred) along with a pig are now receiving much needed medical care at a farm with one of GHS’s foster homes.

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Help Shape Animal Protection in Ontario! Survey Deadline Is June 6!

Thank you for your support of the Guelph Humane Society, and the animals that we protect. In March, we asked you to reach out to your MPP to let them know how important it is that animals in Guelph and Wellington County continued to be protected, despite the OSPCA’s withdrawal from enforcement. We are happy to share that your voice was heard – you were the voice for the animals, who have no one else.

The Ontario Government has proposed an amendment to the Ontario SPCA Act (Bill 117), which if passed, would enable our organization to continue the enforcement work we are already doing to protect animals in Guelph and Wellington County. This temporary legislative measure will keep animals safe in the interim, while a more robust, transparent and accountable animal protection system can be developed for Ontario. This is what you asked for!

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The Guelph Humane Society receives grant to help even more wildlife

Guelph, ON (April 25, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce it is a proud recipient of a Summerlee Foundation grant for $14,500 USD to support its award-winning Wildlife Program. In springtime, GHS sees an increase in the number of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife needing care, and this grant will help ensure it can support the over 1200 wild animals admitted to GHS each year. The grant monies will fund a full-time student or recent graduate, as well as food, medication, field supplies, and equipment to enhance GHS’s Wildlife Program.

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Guelph Humane Society seeks information about a cat left in tote bin at the corner of Imperial and Westwood

GUELPH, ON (April 24, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public about a cat that was left at the side of the road in a plastic blue tote bin on Monday, April 22. The black domestic short hair was found around 4.30pm by a passing driver at the intersection of Imperial and Westwood roads in Guelph. The cat was trapped in the tote and the driver who noticed the cat trapped immediately brought the cat to the Guelph Humane Society for further care.

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Guelph Humane Society hosts their first Microchip Clinic of the year May 4

GUELPH, ON (April 23, 2019) – Losing a pet can be a stressful situation and when pets don’t have any identification it can be even more worrisome.  The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting their first Microchip Clinic of the year on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln Inc., located in the Guelph Auto Mall at 895 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, ON.  Microchips provide a safe and effective way to help lost pets return home quickly and safely.

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The Guelph Humane Society will continue protecting animals during a transition period until June 28

April 5, 2019 (GUELPH, ON) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is happy to continue providing protection to animals in Guelph and Wellington County. This is thanks to an agreement between the Ontario SPCA (OSPCA) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services that was announced on April 1st. This transitional period will ensure that GHS is able to continue enforcing the Ontario SPCA Act at least until June 28, 2019.

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Guelph Humane Society seeks to protect animals beyond April 1

Guelph, ON (March 14, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) wants to ensure animals in Guelph and Wellington County continue to be protected, following an unexpected decision from the Ontario SPCA last week to end its work in investigating and enforcing animal cruelty laws. The move will remove authority from OSPCA agents as soon as April 1, 2019, unless the provincial government accepts a three-month transition period offered by the OSPCA.

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