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  1. CFHS: Meet the Members of Women for a Humane Canada Wednesday, February 22

    Linda Barber, Ottawa ON Tara Hellewell, Red Deer AB Amber Mack, Red Deer AB Dianna Flannery, Hamilton ON Miranda Jordan-Smith Edmonton AB Melissa Devlin Red Deer AB Anne Sutherland Toronto ON Charlene Weiss Edmonton AB Kathy Powelson Maple Ridge BC Dayna Rose-Desmarais Ottawa ON Jennifer Rose Ottawa ON Karen Laing Toronto ON Peggie Pelosi Toronto ON Jane ...

  2. CFHS: Careers Monday, January 30

    Manager, Policy and Programs Do you want to impact animal welfare in Canada? The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, Canada’s voice for animal welfare representing humane societies and SPCAs across the country, is currently seeking a dynamic, creative, lateral thinker to join our vibrant and energetic management team! The Policy and Programs Manager is responsible for the development ...

  3. News: CFHS shocked by A Dog’s Purpose footage Thursday, January 19

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) was shocked by footage allegedly taken on the set of the film A Dog’s Purpose, which was shot just outside of Winnipeg in November 2015. “The dog in the scene was clearly terrified and resisting getting in the water,” says Barbara Cartwright, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. “The fact that the animal was wide-eyed ...

  4. News: This Christmas is bright for Canada’s companion animals Wednesday, December 14

    December 14, 2016 – Ottawa – Thanks to the hard work of humane societies and SPCAs across Canada, we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) has just released our annual Animal Shelter Statistics Report, and it is full of great news for Canada’s companion animals. “Adoption is up, euthanasia is down – and we’re seeing a drop ...

  5. News: CFHS condemns inhumane slaughter Saturday, October 22

    MEDIA ADVISORY OTTAWA – Oct 22, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies condemns any and all animal cruelty in Canada’s slaughtering facilities. We were dismayed to see the abysmal treatment of turkeys at the Sofina Foods processing plant in Abbotsford, BC, such as punching, rough handling, live hanging of injured birds (including those with broken legs) and ...

  6. CFHS: Women for a Humane Canada Thursday, October 20

    We imagine a Humane Canada and we believe now is the time to invest in animal welfare to make change happen in this generation! Meet our members We are the founders of WOMEN FOR A HUMANE CANADA, and we believe in the power of making change happen for animals. That is why we are joining forces with like-minded women across Canada – women who are thought leaders in animal welfare and ...

  7. CFHS: Report: Canada’s Humane Societies and SPCAs Thursday, October 13

    This ground-breaking report, available in both French and English, provides the first comprehensive analysis of Canada’s sector of humane societies and SPCAs. Using data from a cross-Canada survey and the Canada Revenue Agency’s Registered Charity Information Returns, we look at the sector’s contributions to Canadian society, the volunteer and financial support it receives and some of ...

  8. CFHS: Happy 60th CFHS Anniversary Calendar Wednesday, September 28

    In 2017, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is celebrating its 60th anniversary. To celebrate, we called on animal lovers from across Canada to enter their animal friends into our 60th anniversary calendar contest. The entrants with the most votes in each of Canada’s 13 provinces or territories won a spot in our 2017 60th Anniversary Calendar, and now you can buy it for your ...

  9. News: Canada to accelerate battery cage ban & introduce rigorous cage-free standards Thursday, June 30

    OTTAWA, June 30, 2016 – Barren battery cages for Canada’s egg-laying hens may be on their way out 5 years earlier than expected thanks to the tenacity of negotiators from the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS). This timeline is part of a new NFACC draft code for the care and handling of laying hens that is being released for public comment today, which lays out the most ...

  10. News: Supreme Court of Canada: some bestiality legal Thursday, June 09

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is shocked by the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision today in which they ruled 7-1 that bestiality is only illegal if it involves acts of penetration. This horrifying loophole will remain open unless Parliament takes action to create a broader definition of bestiality under the Criminal Code of Canada. This is one of the amendments proposed by Bill ...

  11. News: Update on Fort McMurray’s Animals Thursday, June 02

    PHASED RE-ENTRY FOR FORT MCMURRAY BEGINS The first wave of Fort McMurray residents has started re-entry into the area. Continued efforts on behalf of Alberta SPCA, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew, Edmonton Humane Society, Red Deer SPCA and Calgary Humane Society have helped with animal evacuations, temporary sheltering and re-unification efforts. THE PLAN FOR FORT MAC’S ANIMALS The Fort ...

  12. News: National Communique on Fort McMurray’s Animals Friday, May 06

    Thank you to everyone who has called, emailed and messaged us on social media to determine how to help with the relief efforts for animals during the Fort McMurray wildfires. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is in direct communication with all of our member societies in the region. This includes the Fort McMurray SPCA, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, Alberta SPCA, Edmonton ...

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