THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CANADA

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF CANADA

December 21, 2006 16:57 ET

Help Us Bring Hope to Animals Asks The Humane Society of Canada

Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor VANCOUVER, BC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 21, 2006) - With the year drawing to a close, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking people to consider making a year-end donation to protect animals and the earth. The group is also offering to provide confidential timely information to financial and legal advisors who want to help their clients with charitable gift and estate planning such as gifts of securities which can also have significant tax benefits for donors.

"Each day, we receive dozens of phone calls and letters asking us to help animals, and we are limited only by the funds we have available," according to Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for the animal charity. "We work across the street, across the country and around the world protecting animals from cruelty and to save our fragile environment that is facing assaults on every front," he said. The Humane Society of Canada is a registered charity which depends entirely on donations to help animals. All donations are all gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes.

"Canadians are animal lovers," according to HSC Executive Director, Michael O'Sullivan whose family shares their lives with a houseful of dogs and cats. Each one of the more than 15 million dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and other animals who share our homes are just "one of the family" and 6 out of 10 households in Canada have a pet of some kind. Over one third of Canadian households feed and watch birds, and 95% of Canadians support the protection of wildlife and their habitat. Women represent 9 out of 10 of our supporters and we would like to see more men supporting our charitable mission" he says.

The Humane Society of Canada works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, fund non-invasive scientific research, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

"We have a number of very worthwhile programs that are always in need of support, and we hope people will consider making a donation before the end of the tax year which is midnight on December 31st," says O'Sullivan. For more information on just some of our programs please go to our website.

"We promise to use every one of your hard earned dollars carefully and wisely. And when it comes to fighting animal abuse, we don't give up. Ever," promises O'Sullivan.

CONTACT: Al Hickey or Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has 6 grandchildren.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 95 countries during the last 35 years helping people, animals and nature.]

The Humane Society works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, fund non-invasive scientific research, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The Humane Society of Canada depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation.
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Contact Information

  • Michael O'Sullivan, Executive Director, The Humane Society of Canada
    Primary Phone: 416-368-0405
    Secondary Phone: 416-876-9685
    Toll-Free: 800-641-5463
    E-mail: michael@humanesociety.com