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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News: Ottawa secures pet sale ban Wednesday, April 13

    MEDIA ADVISORY Earlier today, Ottawa City Council adopted a new bylaw that bans the for-profit sale of cats and dogs in Ottawa’s pet stores. After a five-year transition period, which allows the three local stores currently selling cats and dogs to transition to a new business model, only adoptable cats and dogs from humane societies, SPCAs and rescues will set foot in pet ...

  7. News: Canada’s major grocery stores go cage-free Friday, March 18

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) congratulates the Retail Council of Canada and its member grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Wal-Mart Canada, for showing leadership and commitment to hen welfare in Canada. The group announced today that its members are committing to sourcing 100% of their table eggs from cage-free suppliers across their membership by ...

  8. Animals on the Farm: Primer on the Lives of Canada’s Turkeys & Chickens Thursday, March 03

    Do you want to know more about the living conditions of turkeys and chickens on Canadian farms? Read this two-page primer! TOP 5 ISSUES FOR CANADA’S CHICKENS AND TURKEYS SPACE STANDARDSWhile Canada is a world leader in space standards for turkeys and chickens, with better standards than in the EU and the US, we still have a long way to go to properly meet the behavioural and biological ...

  9. CFHS: Associate Membership Thursday, January 14

    Becoming an Associate Member of CFHS The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies started the Associate Member category because we wanted to provide a way for a like-minded not-for-profits to join in the largest animal welfare community in Canada. Potential Associates may include but are not limited to: • Municipally-run animal control agencies• Animal rescues • Animal ...

  10. CFHS: Donate Online Monday, December 21

    Do you want to make life better for dogs in Canada? Donate now to help fund the CFHS Puppy Mill Report.

  11. CFHS: Careers Tuesday, November 17

    There are currently no positions available at the CFHS.

  12. Animals At Home: 9 ways to keep your pet safe on Halloween Friday, October 30

    Halloween is a fun time of year for humans, but that isn’t always the case for your pets. A parade of strangers in even stranger outfits ringing the doorbell can cause anxiety, and there are a number of threats to them – human and otherwise – on Halloween night. Follow these safety tips below for a safer and happier Halloween Night for your pets! 1. Keep your pets away from chocolate. ...

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