Mortimer's Story

This post was submitted as part of the Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2008 to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption.Please visit your local shelter, or Human Society location and ADOPT A PET if you can. Your continued support is essential to enhancing the quality of life for all animals and there are several ways you can help, besides adoption, which includes donations, fostering, volunteering, etc. Here’s HOW YOU CAN HELP support my local Winnipeg Humane Society. Thank-You. // HART

* Reprinted from The WHS Newsletter – Fall 2008

Early one rainy morning in June, a WHS staff member got to work and heard a mysterious barking. It was clearly coming from a dog outside, but it was too early for The WHS dog walkers or Canine Communicators to be working. As she rounded the corner to the front of the building, she came across a big, black, sopping wet puppy, his collar connected to a chain that had been nailed into the ground. There had been a big thunderstorm the night before, and it was clear from the look of him, he had been left there to suffer through the weather. He was shifting excitedly to see her, and as she approached he wagged his soaking wet tail, eager to be freed.

Once inside, the staff realized that not only was this sweet dog abandoned in the rain, but he was also covered in huge ticks and big scabs all over his body. He was still as cute as can be, wagging his tail and licking the faces of the clinic staff even as they cleaned him up and treated his wounds. He was named Mortimer, and it wasn’t long before his sweet nature and goofy excitement landed him in the loving home of his new adopters.

Mortimer had a rough start in life, but thanks to The Winnipeg Humane Society he was given a second chance. It is because of our generous donors we are able to provide medical care, shelter and food for animals like Mortimer who have nowhere else to go. Please consider joining our Humane Hero program by becoming a monthly donor. As a monthly donor you are ensuring that The WHS has the funds needed to take care of emergency cases like Mortimer when they are left on our doorstep. You will also be helping us plan for the future and expand our subsidy spay and neuter programs, our educational outreach and our community services.

Please contact Melissa by e-mail at or call her at 982-3557 to learn more. You can also use the business reply envelope enclosed in this newsletter to become a monthly donor and help save lives today.

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