Autumn, Rane, Keira and Kennedy were the coolest kids on their block when they held a lemonade stand.  Not to raise money to buy themselves the latest electronic, but instead to donate to animals in need at the Humane Society.  They managed to raise $83 to help the animals of Windsor and Essex County.  Thank you girls!

Lemonade stand kids

Even Bane was amazed at generous little Madalyn who asked for donations for the animals instead of gifts when she turned 5 years old. Thanks Madalyn and happy birthday!

Madalyn 5th birthday

The generosity of our community’s young animal lovers never ceases to touch our hearts. Toby asked for donations for his 8th birthday instead of gifts. Thank you for being so thoughtful and kind Toby!

Toby 8 bday 3

“Jaz (formally known as Taz) has been with me now for just over a month and what a sweetheart…

I was told that she may hide for a couple of days while she adjusts.  That has not been the case at all.  The first day after a few hours of gentle persuasion, she came upstairs on her own and made my home her forever home.  I am absolutely in love with this cat.”

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Jaz (formally known as Taz)

We had a very special visitor at our booth at Woofaroo this past weekend. You may remember the adorable puppies from Christmas 2014 – well one of these puppies stopped by our booth, and she is all grown up! Jennifer is a happy, healthy girl who is enjoying life in her forever home!

Jennifer puppy to now

Leah, Megan and Matthew raised $66 to help the animals here by holding a lemonade stand. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to helping our furry friends!

Leah, Megan and Matthew raised $66 from a lemonade stand

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Cocker on intake

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is seeking information from the community about a serious case of animal neglect.  On the evening of Saturday, August 6 we received a call about a stray dog in the 900 block of Pelissier.  When examined by Humane Society veterinary staff, she was found to have severely necrotic infections in both ears.  These infections had been ongoing for some time without treatment.  Despite intensive treatment to save her ears, the amount of tissue damage was too extensive and neither could be saved.

The dog, now named Deema, is a cocker spaniel type dog.  She is a female, appears to be unspayed, and approximately 1 year old.

Anyone with information about who may have neglected Deema 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 Deema’s medical treatment is invited to donate to the Humane Society online at


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Cocker with ears removed and bandaged

The tissue on Deema’s ears was so necrotic that they literally fell off, despite intensive veterinary treatment.

Cocker sleeping with yellow bandage Cocker one ear extended Cocker close with ears Cocker ears extended

Choose Your Own Price Pokemon

Gotta Adopt ‘Em All! And we’re hoping to do that today with a very special, one day only choose your own adoption fee event.

Thursday, August 11 only adopters of any animal over 6 months of age will be able to choose their own adoption fee. All dog and cat adoptions will still be subject to a $30 administration fee.

Our Adoption Centre will be open 11am to 8pm Thursday for adoptions. Adoptable animals may also be viewed online 24 hours a day at

Freezie Stand

Despite the bad weather, Kiley and Vincie raised 75.70 running a freezie stand in the pouring rain. Talk about sales skills! Thank you for all your hard work helping the animals!