The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is hoping to find homes this weekend for dozens of dogs and cats with a very special, one day only choose your own adoption fee event.  Choose your own adoption fee events are frequently seen in the United States, but take place infrequently in Canada.  Historically, animal welfare organizations have worried that when adoption fees are reduced adopters may not feel the same attachment to their adopted animal.  However, both practice and research in the US has proven this idea false.

This Saturday only adopters of any animal will be able to choose their own adoption fee.  Normally adoption fees are $125-310 for dogs and cats (fees for small mammals and birds vary by species), but this weekend only adopters are free to choose their own adoption fee for their new furry friend.  All dog and cat adoptions will still be subject to a $30 administration fee.

Even at these potentially discounted rates all dog and cat adoptions come with the usual great adoption package – spay/neuter surgery, microchip, DA2PP and kennel cough vaccines (dogs) or FVRCP vaccines (cats), deworming, flea treatment, tests for heartworm (dogs) or FeLV/FIV (cats), 6 weeks of health insurance, and post-adoption training classes (dogs)!

Our Adoption Centre will be open 11am to 6pm Saturday for adoptions.  We are located at 1375 Provincial Road, Windsor.

In lieu of gifts for her 9th birthday, Asha brought in toys, blankets, and food for the animals at the humane society.  Thank you so much Asha, you are a remarkable young girl!  The humane society staff and animals truly appreciate your support!


The kids at the Junior Achievement Business Blast Summer Camp were busy this month raising money for the Humane Society! Together, they worked in teams of two to create, make and sell a product at the Tecumseh Mall. Each team created their own special product and sold out of everything they made. Collectively the group was able to raise $103.75 to help the animals. Thank you so much for your hard work Prasanna, Marcus, Gina, Nadia, Lauren, Lindsey, Andrea, Hana and Erin and camp coordinators Bianca & Keely!

Junior Achievers Summer Camp Donation

Thank you to Katherine & Ava for their hard work last week with their lemonade stand. The two girls were able to raise $105 together for the animals at the Humane Society. Great work!


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Great news for chained dogs! Last night Windsor City Council approved a new by-law that will limit the tethering of dogs to 4 hours a day! The Humane Society has fought hard for this new by-law, and we appreciate the support of the Councillors who voted for it, especially Councillor Hilary Payne who played a key role in moving this issue forward.

The City would only agree to pass the by-law if the Humane Society agreed to cover all costs of enforcement, which we are willing to do to protect the animals in our community. But we need your help to support this life-changing work – please donate now.