Lest We Forget

In addition to remembering the men and women who served our country this Remembrance Day, we remember the many animals who sacrificed so much for our freedom. Once such animal was Gander, who was given to the Royal Rifles of Canada by his family. Gander, along with the Royal Rifles, was sent to Hong Kong in December 1941, where he heroically picked up and ran with a grenade toward the enemy, protecting multiple soldiers from the blast. After the war, Sergeant Gander was commemorated with the Dickin Medal, known as the "Victoria Cross for animals", and is listed on the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial in Ottawa.

You can honour animal veterans like Gander by wearing a purple poppy alongside your traditional red one.

Please note the shelter will be closed on Saturday November 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.

Our Team Chipped 154 Pets at the Tecumseh Microchip Clinic!

A huge thank you to our staff and volunteers- including firefighters from Tecumseh Fire - who helped make our Tecumseh Microchip Clinic on October 25 a success! That makes 682 animals who have been microchipped at our drive-thru clinics in 2023, helping to ensure they have a better chance of making it home safe should they ever become lost.

All Staff Favourite Cats are FREE Nov 1-10!

Our staff members have selected the cats who won their hearts, and to help these awesome kitties find their forever homes, their adoption fees will be waived for our Staff Favs promotion. This promotion will run November 1-10, and qualifying cats will be identified in their online listings as fee-waived as well as with a special sticker on their condos in shelter.

In 2020 the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act came into effect. On that date, primary responsibility for conducting animal cruelty and welfare investigations transferred from humane societies like ours to government inspectors. 

Members of the public who wish to report an animal they suspect is being neglected or abused should make a report to the government enforcement service at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625).

The WECHS continues to work with and support the government enforcement team by providing care for animals who are removed as part of investigations. 

As a newsletter subscriber, you get a sneak peek at an upcoming adoption promotion! To celebrate Petsmart's Adoption Week all adoptable cats housed at Petsmart Dougall and Petsmart Walker Road stores will have their adoption fee reduced by 50%. Offer valid November 6-12.

Have you ever wished for your very own dog park? Well, you can have just that at our Happy Tails Dog Park! It's available to rent by the hour so that your pup can have the freedom to play and explore without worrying about other dogs and people. Our park is fully fenced, stocked with dog toys, fun tunnels and hills, and is illuminated at night.

Click the button below to book and find out more.

*Prices are in USD as SniffSpot is a US based app and the only of its kind. We have reached out to the company to request CAD, and have been told that they hope to implement that feature soon.

Book now!

Meet Hopalong!

The staff here can't believe this sweet 2 year old rabbit hasn't been adopted yet - Hopalong is the dream rabbit! She is friendly, affectionate, curious, and oh, so soft! Whether you're looking for your first rabbit or you're a well-seasoned bun parent, this girl is truly a treasure.

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