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GHS Estates & Planned Giving Seminar, in partnership with RLB

November is Prepare Your Will Month.
This session invites people who are interested in learning how to prepare estate and planned gifts.

About this event

Learn more about making a planned or estate gift to a charity, with information from a professional accountant and Guelph Humane Society staff.

This free event is planning to have an in person opportunity at our new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. (max 20 people), as well as streaming online. The date and set up of this event is pending COVID-19 restrictions & registrations.

In partnership with RLB Chartered Professional Accountants. The RLB speaker is Alex Di Lello (CPA, CA), Senior Manager from the Estates team.

Alex will discuss the tax advantages of planned gifts and donations, stocks & securities during your lifetime and in your Will. Every gift makes a real difference in the lives of animals today, and in the decades to come.

Have you planned for your own pet’s future?

The Guelph Humane Society’s Executive Director Adrienne McBride will also be speaking on Pet Stewardship, and how to plan for your pet should they outlive you.

Please note: Visitors must show proof of full vaccination status & photo ID to attend in person. Those with a valid medical note are exempt from this requirement.

(Image Below: RLB speaker Alex Di Lello, CPA/CA)

There’s No Place Like Home – GHS VARIETY SHOW

“There’s No Place Like Home” Variety Show is the first television event of its kind! It will air on Rogers tv in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford and Stratford on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 7pm-9pm. It will also be available to stream live on the Rogers tv website.

Hosted by The Weather Network’s Kim MacDonald, a long-time national television host and animal lover, “There’s No Place Like Home” will feature local musical and dance acts, educational animal segments, and holiday-inspired special moments, all from inside our brand new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. And to end the show, we will be pulling the winning ticket LIVE on the air for what we hope will be our BIGGEST 50/50 lottery jackpot yet!

We will be selling 50/50 tickets leading up to the show, plus running an online auction. All money raised goes towards the vulnerable animals in our care as they wait for their Happy Tails. Because the animals all know that there’s no place like home.

Learn more at guelphhumane.ca/tv!

There’s No Place Like Home GHS 50/50 Lottery

While you have the chance to win BIG, the animals get a second chance to find their Happy Tails. That’s what happens when you support the GHS 50/50 Lottery.

Get your tickets October 1st through November 4th by 8:30pm.

The winning ticket will be pulled LIVE on Rogers tv on November 4th during “There’s No Place Like Home”, the two-hour GHS Variety Show.

Get your tickets by 11:59pm on Monday, October 11th for your chance to win the early bird draw prize of $500.

Guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000!

Tickets are:
10 for $10
40 for $20
120 for $40
Tickets can be purchased online at www.GHSlotto.ca. NEW! Tickets can now be purchased in person at GHS (190 Hanlon Creek Blvd).

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…)

NEWS RELEASE: GHS rehoming dogs from Texas, thanks to the additional space in their new building

GUELPH, ON (August 26, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) was involved in its first-ever cross-border animal transfer, taking in six dogs from Texas. On Sunday, August 15th, 84 dogs flew from Texas to Windsor, Ontario, on a private plane coordinated and funded by the generous Bissell Pet Foundation. Two GHS team members drove down to Windsor to bring six of those dogs back to Guelph. (more…)

GHS Summer 50/50 Online Lottery

The GHS Summer 50/50 online lottery runs June 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021 (closes 12pm). 

The draw for the Father’s Day Push: Draw #1 will take place Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 11:00am. 

The draw for the Long Weekend Push: Draw #2 will take place Tuesday July 6 at 11:00am. 

The draw for the grand prize draw will take place on Thursday July 15 at 1:00pm. 

Guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000!

Tickets are:
10 for $10
40 for $20
120 for $40
Help support the Guelph Humane Society’s to build a bright future for vulnerable animals in our community.  Learn more at www.GHSLotto.ca.

LAST DAY – 2022 GHS Calendar Contest

THE FINAL DAY FOR THE CALENDAR  CONTEST IS HERE!

Contest closes tonight at 8pm!

Share with friends and family through your social media! Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $20.00 or more will receive a tax-receipt

The Top 12 pets with the highest votes ($1=1 vote)  will win a spot in our 2022 calendar. The pet with the most votes will also get the front cover image of the calendar!

The 12 winners with the highest number of votes will be asked to bring their pet to the Guelph Humane Society, 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph, ON, in order to have their pictures taken on Saturday, June 12th by Laura Wombwell Photography. A backup date for the photoshoot will be Saturday July 10. (due to COVID-19, this date may be subject to change). Please ensure you are available for this date prior to entering, or email events@guelphhumane.ca if you have concerns.

 

GET YOUR VOTES IN!

 

*WE WILL BE  UPDATING AS PER COVID-19 UPDATES.

2022 GHS Calendar Contest OPEN NOW!

THE 2022 GHS CALENDAR  CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!

The calendar contest is an exciting way to celebrate your amazing pet while fundraising for the most vulnerable animals in our community.

Here’s how to get started:

1) Take a clear photo of your pet. Check out our photo taking tips HERE.

2) Write a fun, short bio sharing what your pet means to you and your family.

3) Go to 2022 GHS Calendar Contest website and register your pet. There is a $20 registration fee, which will kick-start your voting with 20 votes ($1 = 1 vote). All funds raised in the calendar contest will go towards the highest priority needs at GHS. Before entering you pet make sure you read the contest rules HERE.

4) Share your contest page with friends and family through your social media channels! Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $20.00 or more will receive a tax-receipt.

5) The Top 12 pets with the highest number of votes will win a spot in our 2022 calendar. The pet with the most votes will win the front cover image of the calendar & a GHS prize pack!

6) The contest runs all of May!

Contest Opens: Sat. May 1, 9am. Register online.
Contest Closes: Mon. May 31, 8pm

Winning photos will be taken Saturday, June 12th by Laura Wombwell Photography. A backup date for the photoshoot will be Saturday July 10. (due to COVID-19, this date may be subject to change).

Please ensure you are available for these dates prior to entering, or email events@guelphhumane.ca if you have concerns.

Register online

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.”

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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.

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