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Cloudy With A Chance of Kittens!

August 26th, 2014 | News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sarah de Boer, Assistant Adoption Coordinator 519-745-5615 Ext 226 Christine.lishman@kwhumane.com Cloudy With A Chance of Kittens! The KWHS would love to have Flint Lockwood swoop in with his flying car and his “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” – if it could produce kitten milk replacement and wet […]

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Tails for Tales Volunteer, (and companion canine)

July 30th, 2014 | Volunteering

Position:  Tails for Tales Volunteer, (and companion canine) POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this role is to assist in improving literacy skills in children grades 1-4 through the use of companion animal and volunteer. The dogs used in this program are owned by individual volunteers, must be up to date on vaccines and licensed. Please […]

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Making it Pawsible gala

June 26th, 2014 | Events

Join us for our Making it Pawsible gala in support of our community’s animals on Monday September 15th, 2014.  Held at the St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, this night is dedicated to the animals and includes a wonderful dinner with a silent and live auction.  Guests can also participate in a raffle for a […]

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Surf Dogs

June 6th, 2014 | Events, News

Once again  Bingeman’s Splash Park will  go to the dogs when they host Surf Dogs on Sunday September 7, 2014!  Pooches will be able to “hang 20” in the wave pool and strut their stuff in a variety of dog-gone fun activities and contests throughout the day.  Bring your furry friend out for a day […]

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Leash Free Park CLOSED

April 4th, 2014 | News

April 4 2014 – Effective Immediately Please be advised this Leash Free park is closing permanently. KWHS is repurposing this site to provide enhanced programs and services for our community. Other Leash Free Parks can be accessed at: Bechtel Park at 185 Bridge Street W., Waterloo McLennan Park at 901 Ottawa Street, Kitchener Kiwanis Park […]


Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

April 1st, 2014 | Events

Back by popular demand, the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon returns to the spring with a fresh new look and a new location. Join us on Sunday May 25 any time after 10 am at the Clock Tower in Victoria Park for registration (the walk starts at 11 am) Special events include an Ultimutts Dog Stunt Show […]


The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards

February 27th, 2014 | News

KWHS proudly accepted the Non-Profit award at the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards gala on February 20th.  Since 1927, we have been working on behalf of our communities’ lost, abandoned, and stray animals, focusing on finding every adoptable pet a forever home.  We believe that Every Animal Deserves a Chance — […]


Every Animal Deserves a Chance

January 2nd, 2014 | News

We believe that giving every animal a chance is more important than watching our bottom line.  That is why, in 2013, we made a conscious decision that every adoptable animal brought to our centre deserved a lifetime of experiences.  We believe that for every pet in our centre, there is a family in our community […]


Every Animal Deserves a Chance: Reuben’s Story

December 23rd, 2013 | News

Every Animal Deserves a Chance: Reuben’s Story This 3 year-old Retriever/Lab mix was found abandoned in May, 2013. Reuben’s whole body was covered in scabs, his eyes had a mild discharge, and there were crusting lesions on his head and neck. A vet exam was completed on May 21 and a plan of care was […]

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Animal Care Wishlist

July 18th, 2013 | News, Pet News

The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society can always use donations of animal care items. Here are some items that we are currently most in need of: Wish List Gift Cards Walmart• Zehrs • Canadian Tire • Home Depot • Pet Stores We also accept Canadian Tire money Animal Daily Needs Royal Canin Babycat Milk • Small nursing bottles […]

Kaitlin McMurdo

FUNraiser – Kaitlin

September 5th, 2014 | FUNraisers

Kaitlin stopped by the KWHS was a donation for the animals here at the centre. The KWHS is lucky to have such great supports like Kaitlin! Thank You!!


FUNraiser – Alice

September 5th, 2014 | FUNraisers

Birthay girl Alice wanted to share her special day with the animals. She collected donations and brought them in to the animals at the KWHS! Thank you Alice, you rock!

Alia Hirsch

FUNraisers – Alia

August 18th, 2014 | FUNraisers

Alia put a smile on all of the animal’s faces when she brought in bag of goodies. Alia collected donations for her birthday, and donated them to the animals at the KWHS! Much needed items like KMR, balls, toys, bones, leashes and collars. Thanks Alia!

Zak Hunter

FUNraisers – Lauren, Zak and Alia

August 18th, 2014 | FUNraisers

Lauren, Zak and Alia deserve a round of a-paws! These KWHS supporters held a lemonade stand on a hot July day! They brought in the funds raised to help support all the animals at the KWHS. Way to go!



August 6th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Our precious Maggie has been with us 2 1/2 years now. (she was one of the older puppy mill dogs rescued in October 2011) What an amazing addition she has been to our family. She loves to try anything and as you can see from the picture I mean anything. We are so thankful that […]

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FUNraisers – Maddy

August 6th, 2014 | FUNraisers

“Charity is help given to the poor or the suffering. It’s the right thing to do.” Maddy explains in an essay she wrote about charity. Maddy stopped by the KWHS with a donation for the pets in our care. After winning an essay writing contest about how Charity brings her closer to God, she wanted […]



July 23rd, 2014 | Happy Tails

It has been a year since we adopted Monty  from the KWHS. He has been the perfect fit with my family and other animals. I have never met such a goofy cat! Sometimes we think he is part monkey. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers, we love our little guy! We make sure […]

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July 14th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Hello, It’s been about a week since I brought Puddles (some may know him as Goliath) back and I’m glad to report that he’s enjoying his new home!  He is such a sweet and affectionate little guy and I’m so lucky to have him! Fortunately, he was already potty trained and we’re working with an […]