Winnipeg, MB (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) recognised the exceptional work of volunteers, sponsors and partners at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 7. Red River Co-op, the Winnipeg Public Library, Ace Burpee, and volunteers Margaret Krupa and Josée Belanger-Galay were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions.
“The Winnipeg Humane Society receives thousands of animals per year, and caring for them is no small feat,” said Bill McDonald, WHS CEO. “We rely on the generous support of volunteers and sponsors to help us do the work we do. We wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”
Red River Co-op received the Corporate Supporter Award for their contributions to major fundraising events. Red River Co-op has supported the shelter for the past six years through their corporate social responsibility program.
The Winnipeg Public Library (WPL) was awarded the WHS Partnership Award for their work with the See Spot Read program, which is now in its sixth year at the WHS. This program is vital not only in helping children learn to read, but also in teaching the values of responsible pet ownership.
Margaret Krupa was awarded Outstanding Volunteer Support for her six years of volunteer work, wherein she donated 1,500 hours of volunteer service in 30 different assignments. On top of her regular two shifts a week doing cat assessments and being a dog kennel buddy, Krupa regularly picks up extra shifts walking dogs or taking dogs to weekend adoption events at satellite locations.
The Outstanding Foster award went to Josée Belanger-Galay. Since 2000, Belanger-Galay has helped over 330 animals prepare for their forever homes by providing them a safe place to recover from surgery or get a much-needed break from the shelter.
Ace Burpee won the Outstanding Media Support Award for his outstanding efforts as a WHS advocate, both on-air for Virgin Radio, and in his well-established online presence. Burpee has also served as emcee at the Bow Wow Ball, The WHS’s fundraising gala, as well as volunteering as a pet foster parent.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity and non-profit organization whose mission is to protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity. Funded primarily by donations, The WHS has pets for adoption to the public. All pets available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and have received a behavioural assessment. If you’d like to learn more about cats or dogs for sale or The WHS please visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca.