When Emilia Rossi passed away, she left a gift to her long time friends Dale and Christine and their families.  Although many people would have seen that as a windfall, and spent the money on themselves, the generous Ziter family decided to honour Emilia in a special way.  She had always had a love for children and animals, and so they decided to donate her gift to the Humane Society and the Children’s Aid Society in her memory.  We’re sure that the many animals that will be helped in Emilia’s honour would join us in saying thank you if they could.

Emilia & Toby

Emilia & her friend Tobi

10-29-2014 - 24 Hour Adoption

Is your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies? The best way to prevent rabies is to seek regular veterinary care for your pets. For pets that aren’t getting regular care, local veterinarians are hosting low-cost rabies vaccination clinics across Windsor and Essex County. The rabies clinics will be held at various veterinary clinics and times on Saturday November 1, 2014. When attending a clinic, please be sure to have dogs leashed and cats kept in a carrier. The cost is $25 (cash only) per pet and all animals must be 4 months of age or older.

More information about the clinics and rabies


Event Date:   Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)


Participating Veterinary Clinics:

Windsor-Essex County Humane Society Veterinary Clinic, 1375 Provincial Road, 519-966-1118, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Essex Animal Hospital, 355 Talbot Street North, 519-776-7325, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Kingsville Animal Hospital, 228 Division Street North, 519-733-5450, 8 a.m. – noon

Town and Country Animal Clinic, 2055 Sandwich West Parkway, 519-250-0099, 9 a.m. – noon

Lesperance Animal Hospital, 1046 Lesperance Road, 519-739-0222, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Ambassador Animal Hospital, 1345 Tecumseh Road West, 519-971-3100, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brack Animal Hospital, 2621 Howard Avenue, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,

Clearwater Animal Hospital, 1117 Walker Road, 519-253-7204, 9 a.m. – noon

Dougall Avenue Veterinary Hospital, 3020 Dougall Avenue, 519-969-3020, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Downtown Veterinary Hospital, 154 Tuscarora Street, 519-258-9963, 9 a.m. – noon

Lauzon Veterinary Hospital, 1315 Lauzon Road, 519-948-7727, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Pesic Animal Hospital, 7717 Wyandotte Street East, 519-251-1818, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rivard Animal Hospital, 5635 Tecumseh Road East, 519-974-7387, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

While there are many considerations when deciding which municipal candidate to support, the candidates’ positions on animal issues and welfare are a significant consideration for those who care about animals.  Municipalities have impacts on many aspects of animal lives – from regulations and licensing to protection bylaws to animal control and spay/neuter programs.

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society surveyed municipal council and mayoral candidates in Windsor and Essex County.  Some of the concepts were widely accepted, while others resulted in a wide difference of opinion.  All candidates who responded felt that animal welfare should be of concern to municipal councils, and a strong majority supported spay/neuter vouchers for community cats (85%) and by-laws limiting the time dogs can be tethered (81%).  Not surprisingly, the issue of breed specific legislation and urban chickens engendered a much wider range of opinions.

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October 16th, 2014 was National Feral Cat Day, and the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society marked the day by fixing more than 50 feral cats! These feral, or “community” cats are fixed, vaccinated, and microchipped, which will ensure that they are not contributing to the number of free-roaming cats while living much healthier lives.

Normally, the cost to fix a cat at the Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinic would be $50, but that price was FREE for all feral cats in honour of National Feral Cat Day. The majority of the cats fixed were brought in by feral caregivers who have registered with our feral caregiver program.

Community cats are not socialized to people, and therefore most comfortable living outdoors in the only home that they have known. Once they are spayed or neutered, they are healthier and less likely to engage in nuisance behaviours that make them problems for neighbours. And of course, they will not be contributing to the population of community cats which over time helps to reduce the feral cat population.

For more information about community cats please visit http://windsorhumane.org/animal-welfare/community-cats/

Feral Day 1 Feral Day 2 Feral Day 3

Claire (pictured) and her brother Elliott (who was a bit camera shy) celebrated their 4th and 6th birthdays by asking for donations instead of asking for gifts for themselves. They dropped them off during our Cats-giving adoption promotion, where they helped show theses adorable kittens to potential adopters! Thank you both for your generosity and kindness!

Claire & Elliott - Bday Donation