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The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies publishes a newsletter, as well as numerous fact sheets to help educate the public about animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. Most of these publications are available online.

Single hard copies of our factsheets are available for free. To order factsheets or to inquire about larger bulk orders, please contact us at

Animal Welfare in Focus

Animal Welfare in Focus is the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies’ annual publication. This newsletter features in-depth articles on key animal welfare issues in Canada, along with the latest news and updates from the CFHS and its member societies. Advertise in Animal Welfare in Focus For advertising rates, booking deadlines and other details, please download the media kit ...

Annual reports

For more details on our programs and activities, please check out our latest annual report. 2013 CFHS Annual Report Previous annual reports 2012 CFHS Annual Report 2011 CFHS Annual Report 2010 Annual Report Rapport Annuel 2010 2009 Annual Report Rapport Annuel 2009 2008 Annual Report Rapport annuel 2008 2007 Annual ...


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CFHS e-newsletters

CFHS Shelter Operations Manual

This manual on how to operate an animal shelter was written by Dr. Ernest Olfert and produced by the CFHS in 2009. It is a comprehensive, 86-page manual that covers shelter sanitation, basic animal care, veterinary care, environmental enrichment and more. This manual is available to all CFHS member societies for free and for non-member for a fee of 25.00. To have a copy sent to you please ...


The CFHS publishes a wide-range of information factsheets on companion animals and farm animal welfare issues. Our most requested factsheets are listed below. For bulk orders of these publications, visit our store or contact us by e-mail or by phone at 1-888-678-2347.

Financial Statements

2012 CFHS audited Financial Statements

Hum@ne News

Hum@ne News is the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies’ monthly electronic newsletter. The Hum@ne News will keep you up to date on different animal welfare issues across Canada and inform you about issues the CFHS is working on. The Hum@ne News is a free publication and will be sent directly to your e-mail account each month. Subscribe to the Hum@ne News For information on how to ...


Report on Horse Slaughter Practices in Canada – 2010 Canadian Funding Policy for Farm Animal Welfare – 2009 Recommendations to Improve Animal Transport Regulations – 2006

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