A big thank you to Windsor Area Mustang Club for donating the proceeds from their Spring Car Show n’ Shine to the Humane Society. The Club raised an awesome $450 for the animals in our care.

Congratulations goes out to Madison Dugdale and Shelly Renaud, the winners of our volunteer fundraising challenge!

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society would also like to thank all the families, local groups, and individuals who participated in our National Volunteer Week activities.  Here are a few memorable photos from the week:

National Volunteer Week kicked off on Sunday, April 21st with our first Family Volunteer Day.

Group 1

We were lucky to have a group of young women from Voices of Youth in Community, part of the Youth and Family Resource Network of Essex County help us with some spring cleaning.

Family services group

We were also luck to have a team from Target Canada help give our Community Room a new look. We love our bright and sunny room!

Group 2

We celebrated our current volunteers by offering a variety of enriching workshops, including a grooming workshop, and we enjoyed a fun relaxing evening celebration too!

group 3

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is seeking information from the community about a serious case of animal cruelty.  At approximately 1:45 am on Friday, April 26 we received a call about a dog chained to a fence.  When our officer responded she found an extremely emaciated dog who she was able to free and bring to the Humane Society.

Humane Society veterinarian Dr. Aimee Seguin examined the dog, now named Wilson, and found him to be dangerously underweight.  To be in that condition, he would have had to have been fed little to no food in the weeks before he was found.  He is an unneutered male, who appears to be a lab/chow mix about 3 years of age.  Subsequent medical testing has revealed no medical reason for his emaciated condition other than forced starvation, and in fact, he has gained almost 9 pounds in the week that he has been in the care of the Humane Society.

Wilson was left tied to a fence near Lauzon Animal Hospital (at Lauzon and Tranby).  As that area is fairly busy even at night, we believe that he was left between midnight and 1:30 am on Friday, April 26.  Anyone with information about who may have neglected and then abandoned Wilson is asked to call the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society investigations department at 519-966-5751, ext 16 or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477.  You are not required to provide your name to make a report, and you may be eligible for a reward through Crimestoppers.

Anyone who would like to contribute to Wilson’s recovery is invited to donated to the Humane Society’s Pumpkin Fund.

Wilson - Low Res 2