January 28, 2010

Winnipeg Humane Society's Day with Isobel, Sale & Classes

The Winnipeg Humane Society, located at 45 Hurst Way in Winnipeg, is Manitoba’s largest animal protection and welfare organization serving Winnipeg and surrounding communities.

The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) is pleased to give you the chance to meet Isobel, a Churchill sled dog who overcame adversity after losing her eyesight five years ago. The eight-year-old Siberian husky-malamute cross is retiring from her sledding this month, and moving into her new home with a family in Alberta.

Isobel’s story of triumph has gained international attention with an upcoming feature on NBC, who will be profiling Isobel for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic and Para-olympic Games.

Her current owners, Gerald Azure and Jenafor Ollander will be at The WHS, where Ollander will speak about the importance of The WHS and its programs which provide services to remote and isolated communities.

Ollander will also be taking you through a memorable ride as she highlights Isobel’s eight years in their care.

Come meet Isobel on Sunday, January 31st, 2009 at 1:00 pm.
Light refreshments are available.

A fundraising sale will be held at the The Winnipeg Humane Society on Louis Riel Day, Monday, February 15, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

They are asking for donations of gently used books and movies (DVD and VHS) of all genres. People may drop off their items at the front reception desk. No magazines, please.

All proceeds from the sale will be directed towards caring for the animals in the shelter and around the community.

Kids love coming to The WHS and there’s a program for everyone.

The Winnipeg Humane Society makes learning about animals a fun and enriching experience! Registration is now open for Winter 2010 sessions of the Mini Kid’s Club (ages 7-11) and the Pet Partners Club (ages 12-15).

Mini Kids Club: Children learn and practice safety while exploring pet care and responsible pet ownership. Participants experience hands-on encounters with shelter pets and the ability to share ideas and activities with others.

Classes run on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm from Feb. 20 to March 13.

Pet Partners Club: Young teens share their ideas while participating in a team project designed to benefit our community and the animals that live here.

Classes run every second Sunday from 12:00 to 1:30 pm from Jan. 24 to March 21.

Both classes require advanced registration and a fee of $32 (includes all classes per session). Contact The WHS’s Education Department at 982-2046 or to register.

Since 1894, The Winnipeg Humane Society has been Manitoba’s largest animal protection and welfare organization serving Winnipeg and surrounding communities. The WHS is a non-profit organization that does not receive any government funding.

They take in nearly 9,000 unwanted, lost and abandoned animals each year, while advocating for the humane treatment of all animals. The WHS adopts approximately 3,500 animals each year, and returns numerous lost pets to their owners.

The WHS provides numerous programs and services. A few of these are: low cost spay and neuter, education programs for both children and adults, and behaviour assistance (Yelp Line). WHS Animal Protection Officers investigate cases of abuse and neglect.

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Have a great weekend. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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