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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.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society recommends patience and tolerance when dealing with nesting geese

GUELPH, ON (April 19, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is encouraging residents to be mindful of nesting geese over the next three to four weeks. Geese can be very aggressive when protecting their eggs, even more so than when they are protecting their babies.

“Geese incubate their eggs for about 25 days,” says Lisa Veit, Associate Director of GHS. “Once the eggs hatch, the parents and goslings leave the nest and seek out a body of water.”


NEWS RELEASE: First stray farm animal arrives at Guelph Humane Society’s new home

GUELPH, ON (March 18, 2021) – After being in operation for only 10 days in their new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has welcomed its first farm animal into the building. The 18,000 sq ft building has a dedicated farm animal room, and a chicken became its first occupant on Wednesday. The hen was wandering around off of Clairfields Drive W in Guelph, and was brought in as a stray by two GHS Animal Services officers.


NEWS RELEASE: Guelph Humane Society launches first-ever online 50/50 lottery in support of new building

GUELPH, ON (March 15, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever online 50/50 lottery. Today through April 15th, 50/50 tickets can be purchased at www.GHSLotto.ca for a chance at winning 50 percent of the jackpot – with a guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000.


NEWS RELEASE: Double your impact with the Guelph Humane Society’s On the Move MATCH

GUELPH, ON (March 5, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is moving to their new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. this weekend, and you can join this historic moment by helping to close the gap on the new building’s fundraising goal. While GHS is on the move, your donations to the building will have double the impact with the “On the Move” Match, sponsored by B.A.P. Heating and Cooling Services.


NEWS RELEASE – Guelph Humane Society set to move into new south end Guelph facility

GUELPH, ON (February 25, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is excited to announce a move-in date for their new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. GHS will officially be moving into their new home on the weekend of March 5-7.

Construction is not entirely completed on the new building, as there are projects that are still in progress on the inside, as well as outdoor work, such as landscaping, that will have to wait until later in the spring. However the building is safe and ready to move into, and there are many benefits to moving in as soon as possible.