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NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society virtually hosts its 127th Annual General Meeting

GUELPH, ON (June 29, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) held its 127th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, June 22nd, led by Dr. Shane Bateman, Chair of the GHS Board. The meeting, which was held virtually for the second year in a row, was open to active GHS members.

Dr. Bateman, along with GHS Executive Director, Adrienne McBride, provided a year in review for members, as well as an update on the organization’s move to 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society receives life-saving defibrillator from the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund

GUELPH, ON (June 25, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) was honoured to receive an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) earlier today, thanks to the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund.

The Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund is dedicated to the donation of life-saving defibrillators to public buildings in the name of fallen Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and Military members who have died in the line of duty. The memorial fund was founded by OPP Sgt. Patrick Armstrong in honour of his friend and fellow OPP officer, Dave Mounsey, who died in the line of duty back in 2006.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society celebrates Pollinator Week with an investment in the nature around us

GUELPH, ON (June 21, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is celebrating Pollinator Week (June 21-27) with a renewed commitment to our community’s environmental sustainability.

“We have always looked at our new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. as an investment in our community, and that includes the natural spaces around us,” says Adrienne McBride, Executive Director of GHS. “Our new home is sitting on nearly three acres of land. It was always part of our vision to create a space that will enhance local biodiversity, positively impact local pollinator populations, and provide an opportunity for education and awareness through special programming and educational signage.”


NEWS RELEASE: New Organization Emerges to Champion Animal Welfare across Ontario

GUELPH, ON (June 17, 2021) – A group of several humane societies has formalized their partnership as the Ontario Animal Welfare Network (OAWN), A Collaboration of Leading Community SPCAs & Humane Societies. The OAWN formed after years of informal collaboration between the humane societies to share best practices, lend support and help individual organizations grow — all with the goal of helping animals.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society hopes you “take a chance” on the GHS 50/50 Summer Lottery

GUELPH, ON (June 15, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hoping Ontarians will give vulnerable animals in Guelph and Wellington County a second chance at life – by taking a chance on the GHS 50/50 Summer Lottery. Tickets for your chance to win half of the jackpot go on sale today, and can be purchased up until noon on July 15th.


NEWS RELEASE: GHS is reminding motorists to “give turtles a break” this time of year

GUELPH, ON (June 4, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to remind motorists to watch out for turtles at this time of year, especially as we head into a hot and humid stretch of weather.

“We have only had three or four calls about turtles so far this spring,” says Lisa Veit, Associate Director of GHS, “but looking at this forecast, with a few hot and humid days in a row, we expect more turtle calls to start coming in.”


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society looking to win $20,000 in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

GUELPH, ON (June 1, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is once again taking part in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this June, and supporters can help GHS win the grand prize by donating via CanadaHelps.org throughout the month. For every $1 donated, GHS will be entered for a chance to win $20,000!

GHS has set a goal of raising $25,000 this month, which will give them 25,000 chances to win the grand prize.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society receives $25,000 grant for 2021 kitten season support

GUELPH, ON (May 10, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to help more kittens find homes this kitten season. This funding will help to offset kitten-care related costs for the approximately 400 kittens that will arrive at GHS between spring and fall 2021.

With 400 kittens anticipated at GHS over the next few months, this means 400 spay/neuter surgeries, facilitating 400 adoptions, and providing roughly 1,000 vaccinations.


NEWS RELEASE: When it comes to fireworks, the Guelph Humane Society says silent is best

GUELPH, ON (May 3, 2021) – With Victoria Day just three weeks away, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) wants to remind everyone of the stress fireworks can cause pets and other animals. The Victoria Day long weekend, often referred to as the “unofficial start of summer”, is one of the busiest holidays of the year for firework displays.


NEWS RELEASE: Legacy of kindness to animals continues for Charlie Millage with large Guelph Humane Society gift

GUELPH, ON (April 21, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is honoured to receive a $100,000 gift from Charlie and Diann Millage, which has been given directly towards the new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd.