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WHS Warns of Public Vigilantism in Rescuing Animals Trapped in Hot Vehicles

WHS Warns of Public Vigilantism in Rescuing Animals Trapped in Hot Vehicles

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(Dog in car image via Shutterstock)

The Winnipeg Humane Society wants the public to take a step back when it comes to rescuing animals trapped in hot vehicles.

The WHS says it has seen a spike in calls where members of the public have been attempting to break windows to enter a vehicle and rescue an animal.

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Goldeyes’ ‘Bark in the Park’ Set for July 19

Goldeyes’ ‘Bark in the Park’ Set for July 19

Bark in the Park
The Winnipeg Goldeyes’ Bark in the Park is Tuesday, July 19. (PAWSH DOG / HANDOUT)

Shaw Park is going to the dogs again this season as the Winnipeg Goldeyes welcome back Bark in the Park night.

On Tuesday, July 19, baseball fans can bring their dogs to the game as the Fish host the St. Paul Saints.

Tickets are $14 each and include a complimentary “treat bag” (for the dog, of course).

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WHS Forms Partnership with Cat Watch Facebook Group

WHS Forms Partnership with Cat Watch Facebook Group

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In this Friday, May 2, 2014 photo, a neutered cat named “Phoebe” peers out of her enclosure as she recovers at the new American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) clinic at the Chesterfield Square shelter in South Los Angeles. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes)

The Winnipeg Humane Society is forging a new social media partnership in an effort to reunite more lost cats with their owners.

Working with Winnipeg Missing and Found Cat Watch (WMFCW) on Facebook, the WHS will support the group’s efforts in ensuring lost felines can return home.

“Social media groups like Winnipeg Missing and Found Cat Watch are a great benefit to our community,” said WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky.

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Trio of Abused Cats Arrive to Winnipeg Humane Society

Trio of Abused Cats Arrive to Winnipeg Humane Society

Stix
Stix (WHS / HANDOUT)

Staff at the Winnipeg Humane Society have been busy tending to three badly-injured cats who arrived in their care recently.

The animal shelter says in the last three weeks, cats with gap wounds, skin ripped away and burned, and a variety of broken limbs have come into their care.

Stix (left) arrived with an extensive section of the skin torn off her tail and burns on the hind legs. Clinic staff needed to remove her tail. Another cat was found freezing in a tree, with scabs on her toes and is in need of part of her tail to be removed due to frostbite. Another cat was discovered with a foot injury and had one of his toes amputated.

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Winnipeg Humane Society Goes to the Dark Side

Winnipeg Humane Society Goes to the Dark Side

Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Humane Society has called out to the Dark Side to help raise funds for its upcoming 1001 Donations Radio and Telethon.

Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, and bounty hunters will invade the WHS on Sunday, March 20. The 501st Legion, an imperial Star Wars costuming club, will lend their look to the animal shelter in an effort to boost donations.

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WHS to Amputate Husky’s Leg After Break Went Without Care

WHS to Amputate Husky’s Leg After Break Went Without Care

Yazmine
Yazmine, a one-year-old Husky Shepherd, will have her right front leg amputated after it broke and healed incorrectly without care. (WHS / HANDOUT)

A one-year-old Husky Shepherd will have her front right leg amputated to improve her quality of life after arriving to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

Yazmine broke her right leg and didn’t receive medical attention, meaning the fracture incorrectly healed and left her with a deformed leg and significant limp.

“There’s a possibility Yazmine’s leg could have been mended had she received care shortly after the injury,” said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, WHS director of animal health.

“Unfortunately that was not the case, but Yazmine will be better off as a three-legged dog than one with a leg that caused such an obstruction.”

Anseeuw will amputate the leg on Thursday, and also perform a spay surgery on Yazmine.

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The Fix is in: WHS Offering $5 Spaying, Neutering

The Fix is in: WHS Offering $5 Spaying, Neutering

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In this Friday, May 2, 2014 photo, a neutered cat named “Phoebe” peers out of her enclosure as she recovers at the new American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) clinic at the Chesterfield Square shelter in South Los Angeles. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Damian Dovarganes)

The Winnipeg Humane Society is helping those on low or fixed incomes have their cat spayed or neutered at a discount all next month.

Fix ‘Em February offers 500 spots on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals to make a dent in cat overpopulation.

“Cat licensing and spay and neuter surgeries create solutions to combat cat overpopulation,” said WHS CEO Javier Schwersensky.

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Puppy with Two Crushed Paws to Undergo Surgery at WHS

Puppy with Two Crushed Paws to Undergo Surgery at WHS

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Mittens, a five-month-old Corgi-Sheltie mix, will have its right leg removed after being struck by a car nearly a month ago. (WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY)

A five-month-old Corgi-Sheltie mix will eventually be able to walk again after surgery at the Winnipeg Humane Society.

The animal shelter says Mittens arrived to them on Thursday with two crushed back feet. He was struck by a car nearly a month ago, but didn’t receive veterinary care at the time of the injury.

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Broken Pipe Leaves Humane Society with $32K Bill

Broken Pipe Leaves Humane Society with $32K Bill

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Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Humane Society is facing an unexpected expense after a pipe broke and went unnoticed.

The animal shelter say it’s facing a $32,000 water bill, which has hit its budget extremely hard.

To add to that, the shelter is seeing an increase of animals, requiring it to provide care but with little to no additional funds.

By the end of November, the WHS admitted 8,220 animals, 579 more compared to the first 11 months of 2014.

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Hair and Nails Fundraiser Supporting Winnipeg Humane Society

Hair and Nails Fundraiser Supporting Winnipeg Humane Society

Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)
Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

If you find yourself in Winnipeg Square on Monday, why not take some time to help out the Winnipeg Humane Society?

A day-long fundraiser will see 360 Hair & Nails provide haircutting and manicure services in support of the more than 8,000 animals the WHS takes in annually.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., haircuts and nail art will be offered for a donation to the organization. Donors can also enter to win a number of prizes, including a trip for two to Las Vegas, smart TVs, signed Winnipeg Jets gear and other items.

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