Winnipeg Humane Society faces capacity crisis

Winnipeg Humane Society faces capacity crisis

The Winnipeg Humane Society has temporarily halted intake due to a capacity crisis.

Currently, the organization has over 250 animals in the shelter and 260 in foster care.

Due to this freeze on admissions, the organization will no longer accept animals that have been surrendered by their owners, but we will continue to take in sick or injured animals.

“Our satellite stores are full, all 11 are full,” said Daphne Hee, adoptions manager at the Winnipeg Humane Society.

“Our shelter itself is also full. We have no or very limited housing on our adoption floor and in our shelter space.”

She says the capacity crisis is partly due to the rising cost of living.

“More than half of the cats that came to us couldn’t afford the veterinary bills,” she explains.

He added that the Humane Society has a number of programs that can help pet owners financially, including an emergency food bank, low-cost veterinary care and emergency room care.

“If your animal is healthy and you just need some help, please reach out to us and let us know,” she said.

To encourage people to adopt, the Winnipeg Humane Society offers reduced adoption fees. These include $25 for adult cats, $100 for kittens, $50 for adult dogs – large breed, and $150 for puppies.

– With files from CTV’s Rachel Lagace.