There are many ways in which your support of the RHS helps animals. From our Subsidized Spay/Neuter Program to our Education and Outreach initiatives, animals are living healthier and happier lives thanks to you.
One of the higher-profile and core RHS programs is Adoptions. Each year, close to 2,000 animals find new homes through the Society – that’s 5 to 6 animals each day! Our adoption efforts are supported by a team of adoption counselors who work with adopters to find the perfect pet, as well as six pet retailers who act as satellite adoption centres to help even more of our pets go home.
In recent years, the RHS has also developed partnerships with other Humane Societies, SPCA’s and rescues to help find homes for pets who are struggling to find the right home or to move them to areas where there is higher demand. Over the past two years, for example, the RHS has transferred 200 felines to rescues and humane societies as far away as Vancouver Island, where there is high demand, but a shortage of available cats, in contrast to Regina where there is an abundance of homeless felines.
January 28th was a big day at the Shelter! After successfully finding homes for 35 canines already that month, the Society had available space in its canine area, and through one of our partner agencies, arranged for the transfer of 14 dogs and puppies into our care. Each had been waiting for some time to be adopted and all were not able to find a new home in their current environment. Each pet was health-checked by RHS Veterinarians and once cleared, was placed for adoption. We were thrilled when several of these cuties were adopted within hours of being made available, with most going home over course of the following days.
These happy-ever-afters are only possible for these deserving pets because of you. Thank you for helping to make them happen!
Here are some pics of the big arrival!