Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the national organization representing Humane Societies and SPCA's in Canada. We bring together those who work with and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals. Our vision is our long term desired outcome for our organization and for animal welfare in Canada. Our mission guides our actions and defines our approach to move towards that vision. Our values are the principles and approaches with which we do our work.
May 19, 2015

Choose Adoption

Thank you for your support!  With your financial contributions we can make 2015 a banner year in the fight to eliminate the market for puppy mills.  To support our Finding Fido program, the CFHS launched the Choose Adoption campaign.  This national campaign is foucused on decreasing euthanasia rates and diminish the demand for animals inhumanely raised in puppy mills.

The identifying marker of this campaign is a branded teal ribbon, to elevate the concept of pet adoption by identifying an animal and/or its human companion as being associated with the pet adoption community.  The ribbon can be used in  many forms:  as a cloth ribbon to attach to an animal’s collar, leash or clothing, as a magnet to apply to vehicles and/or as a printed collar tag.  

Thank you again for your passion and support.  For more information about the Choose Adoption campaign, visit:  www.FindingFido.ca

Jan 9, 2015

Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty

Recognizing that we need lawyers who take the prosecution of puppy mill operators seriously, CFHS is launching a new and unique program called the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC). NCPAC designs and delivers training to the legal community that reflects current best practices in animal cruelty prosecution. NCPAC provides essential resources and crucial training to Crown prosecutors which supports them in effective prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada leading to more convictions and higher sentences.

The CFHS works hand-in-hand with our member experts, crown attorneys and veterinarians to ensure the most updated and innovative information is available and accessible to the legal community. NCPAC will bring together a community of crown prosecutors who will learn from each other and act as animal cruelty resource experts in their provinces. 

NCPAC will launch publicly in January 2015 and deliver the first set of four one-hour training modules in February. We see this as a vital part of our work to shut down puppy mills.

In addition, your donations continue to fund our 'Choose Adoption' ribbons and pins. Tying a 'choose adoption' ribbon on a dog’s leash or collar identifies them as an adopted animal and raises awareness about the value of giving a home to a shelter dog. A dog may end up in a shelter for many reasons including an unexpected move, allergies or issues with a landlord; most have nothing to do with the dog itself.  Learn about our Choose Adoption ribbon at  www.FindingFido.ca.

Thank you for your continued support. Together we are making a difference!

Jan 9, 2015

Moving Forward in 2015

The CFHS advocacy team quickly united Canadian animal welfare groups and mobilized a response to a Private Member’s Bill that was announced in early spring. Bill C-592, tabled by NDP MP Isabelle Morin, shocked animal welfare groups across the country when it unexpectedly contained a potentially devastating amendment that would exempt pest control, rodeo events, traditional or sport hunting or fishing and livestock raising or slaughter in an agriculture context from the Criminal Code of Canada.

The CFHS, leading a loose coalition of animal welfare groups, met with Thomas Mulcair’s office, MP Isabelle Morin and the House Leader of the NDP to outline our concerns. We were successful in securing a commitment from the NDP leadership that they did not support exemptions and that they would not allow the bill to move to second reading.

Because of your support, CFHS is launching a new and unique program called the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC). NCPAC designs and delivers training to the legal community that reflects current best practices in animal cruelty prosecution. NCPAC provides essential resources and crucial training to Crown prosecutors which supports them in effective prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada leading to more convictions and higher sentences. 

NCPAC will launch publicly in January 2015 and deliver the first set of four one-hour training modules in February.

The advancements we are making in Animal Cruelty Legislation is possible because of the support we receive from you. Thank you!

 
   

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