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.
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.
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.
The Winnipeg Humane Society has joined forces with a popular group dedicated to returning lost cats to their rightful owners.
The partnership with Winnipeg Lost Cat Alert allows the WHS to leverage the power of the Facebook group in reuniting pets to their homes. WLCA receives more than 1,000 notifications annually for lost cats in the city.
“Although we can reunite many, many cats with their owner, I know we can — and must — do better. More successful reunions means we are all happy: cat, owner, WHS,” said Javier Schwersensky, WHS CEO.