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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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Guelph Humane Society receives over $61,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada to support spay and neuter efforts of owned pets in Guelph region

GUELPH, ON – February 13, 2018 – The GUELPH HUMANE SOCIETY (GHS) today announced it has received a new $61,562 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, one of Canada’s leading funders of animal welfare, to help bring low-cost spay and neuter efforts in the City of Guelph, Guelph-Eramosa, and Centre Wellington.


February is the sweetest month for the Guelph Humane Society!

GUELPH, ON (February 5, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is celebrating a very delicious month filled with cupcakes and baked goods! February is Cupcake Month and GHS is encouraging you to get involved and help raise money for the most vulnerable animals in our community by hosting your very own Cupcake ‘Pawty’ or bake sale in support of GHS.

GHS is excited to be hosting their very own family friendly Cupcake PAW-ty and Bake sale on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Guelph Humane Society.  It’s going to be a big party with cupcakes and baked goods for sale, a dog trainer (JV Training) showcasing a training demonstration, face painting to transform guests, cupcake decorating, balloon animals, friendly animals and more! Bring your family to 500 Wellington Street West between 11:00am and 3:00pm to get in on the fun.


GHS advises that pets need to be kept indoors during cold temperatures


Guelph, ON (January 18, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is once again reminding the community of the extreme danger of leaving your pet outside in severely cold temperatures. GHS advises that pet owners should be aware of the deadly risks to their pets during cold weather and ensure that they are protecting them.


GHS thanks donors and provides an update on four dogs whose lives were saved in 2018

GUELPH, ON (January 15, 2019) – Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to thank its generous supporters, who make saving the community’s most vulnerable animals possible. Last year, GHS appealed to the public for assistance regarding several dogs, who were in desperate need of help. The response we received was amazing and now GHS is excited to provide an update to the community.