2018 HOLIDAY GIFT CATALOGUE
The 2018 Holiday Catalogue is filled with much needed items that will help provide for the lost, homeless and injured animals that will come to the Shelter in the coming months. From bottle feeding formula for newborn kittens and puppies to x-rays and casts for traumatically injured animals, your chosen gifts are a meaningful way to truly celebrate the spirit of giving.
By donating items or services for the animals instead of (or in addition to) providing gifts for your friends and family, you will make an immediate difference in the lives of animals when they need it most. It could be the best gift you will ever give!
REGINA HUMANE SOCIETY HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ADOPTION CAMPAIGN
The Regina Humane Society (RHS) is asking the community to help make the holidays merry and bright for 165 homeless pets currently waiting to find their special someone in an adoption campaign aiming to send each one Home for the Holidays.
“What better way to celebrate the season than giving the gift of a caring family and a warm home to a homeless pet?” says Lisa Koch, Executive Director of the RHS. “If an individual or family has carefully considered their decision and the responsibility of a new pet, the holidays can be an optimum time to adopt. Families are more likely to be off work or school during the holidays and have more time to spend with each other and with their new companion animal.”
Pet Promise Certificates for a new pet are also a wonderful way to honour the holiday wishes of someone who has expressed a sustained interest in owning a pet and have the ability to care for it responsibly as pets can be adopted at a time that best suits the adopter. Downloadable certificates are available here.
Every RHS canine and feline adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, tattoo, microchip, complimentary vet exam at an area clinic and 30 days of free pet insurance. Animals available for adoption can be viewed 24 hours per day on the RHS website. Don’t have room for a new family member this holiday season? You can still spread the joy of giving by sponsoring the adoption of a homeless pet or donating to support the adoption program. It is easy to do and it helps to save lives.
Think outside the box – bring a shelter pet Home for the Holidays!
Did you know that in 2017 125 RHS Foster Families assisted the Shelter in caring for 535 infant, injured or ill animals while they healed or grew big enough to be adopted? RHS Fosters are an essential and critical part of our ability to save animals by allowing them to grow and heal outside of the shelter environment.
If you would like to know more about becoming a foster family, especially helping adult animals who are ill, please click here for more info or to register.
The Regina Humane Society (RHS) is dedicated to improving the well-being of animals in our community. There are so many homeless animals just waiting for their Furever home, can you help?
Sending a Regina Humane Society eCard is a fast and easy way to share your love of animals and honour someone important to you at the same time!
Your eCard donation will go directly to helping the over 4,000 lost, homeless and abused animals that will enter the Regina Humane Society in the coming year.
KIDDY READER PROGRAM
In an age of video games and endless technology, many children struggle with reading and setting aside time to grow their reading skills. The Regina Humane Society’s (RHS) Kiddy Reader program helps children practice reading in a fun and engaging way, while also socializing homeless cats at the shelter.
Participants in the Kiddy Reader program, sit in one of the Society’s cat adoption rooms reading either aloud or silently. The calm reading and the presence of the child both relaxes the cats and greatly improves their socialization, leading to more adoptions.
However, it’s not just a one-way street - the program is actually an educational initiative. “Studies show that animals can be a great non-evaluative source of support for children learning to read” says Bill Thorn, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the RHS. “The children enjoy the interaction with the animals and this helps make the learning process more enjoyable. They often show a more sustained focus and improved attitudes towards school”.
Each Kiddy Reader participant receives a Kiddy Reader Card that tracks their reading progress. Once 10 books have been read, they can choose a prize from the Kiddy Reader Treasure Chest. Readers receive a certificate and picture with a shelter cat when 20 books are read.
The program is open to children between 7 and 12 years of age and their parent or guardian who must complete a short RHS orientation session.
More information about this innovative program and application forms can be found on the RHS website, or by clicking here.
Building & Grounds
Foster Families and Safe Places
Read & Relax
We cannot say thank you enough to the generous members of our community who donate items and goods that help us provide care for the animals while at the Shelter.
There are also other ways you can help such as donations, or by purchasing tickets for our "Friends For Life" Lottery. The Regina Humane Society's Friends for Life Lottery is your chance to help improve the well being of animals in our community. All proceeds stay in our community to help animals in need. Together, you'll help us save lives, mend broken paws, give second chances and strengthen the special bond that exists between people and animals.Visit here for complete details.
Regina Humane Society Lost & Found Contact Information
Phone: (306) 543-6363 ext. 237
Losing a companion animal can be devastating to a family. Click here to view the RHS Lost Pet Checklist, and to view the RHS Stray Pets.
Hours of Operation
Adoptions & Animal Surrenders*
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday – Noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday – Noon to 5:00 pm
*Adoptions within the last 1/2 hour of viewing hours will be processed at noon the following business day.
Lost/Found and Receiving
Monday – Wednesday, Friday – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (306) 543-6363
Animal by-law enforcement, dangerous dogs, and cruelty or neglect reports
7 days a week – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (306) 777-7700
After hours emergency and statutory holidays services
Phone: (306) 777-7700
Want to learn more? Visit the Regina Humane Society website.