Animals as Prizes


The Regina Humane Society (RHS) opposes the giving of animals as prizes.


Acquiring a pet is the start of a multi-year dependent relationship. For that relationship to be successful, it is essential that the needs of both the owner and the pet be met by matching the owner’s housing, lifestyle and capabilities, with the care requirements of the pet. Owning an animal requires planning and preparation prior to acquisition as well as long-term responsibility and commitment. Acquiring an animal as a prize does not allow for such preparation or consider the needs of the owner or animal.