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Humane Society looking for help with 'kitten season'

It will be hosting a series of online events and fundraisers this month
Kitten season 2021

NEWS RELEASE
HUMANE SOCIETY OF KITCHENER WATERLOO & STRATFORD PERTH
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The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth (HSKWSP) is turning to the community to support them during the busy kitten season.

“Between late spring and mid fall, we expect to receive approximately 450 adults cats and 500 kittens!” said Amanda Hawkins, Senior Manager, Animal Care at HSKWSP. “Internally, we call this period ‘the kitten season.’ Raising this many kittens is quite costly, especially if they are orphaned and are in need of kitten milk replacer formula.”

HSKWSP is hosting a variety of online events and fundraisers in June to raise the necessary funds. 

“Cats and kittens don’t know we are still in a pandemic and our June events offer creative ways for our community to get involved in our fundraising efforts.” said Bryan Chatten, Manager, Events and Partnerships at HSKWSP. “This month we are participating in the Bids for Benefits online auction, partnering with Canine Colors to build a stronger bond between dog owners and their pets, offering an awesome Father’s Day BBQ Kit, and inviting our community to support us in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.”

Bids for Benefits (June 1 - June 8):

Only two days left in the Bids for Benefits Online Auction. Over 60 items including sports memorabilia, jewellery, comics, video games, and cookware are up for grabs. Auction closes on June 8th at 7:00PM. Any amount over the minimum bidding amount will go to support the Stratford Perth Centre of the HSKWSP. Visit Bids for Benefits for a list of all available auction items.

Canine Colors (June 19):

Want to learn how you can better communicate with your canine companion? Canine Colors, in partnership with HSKWSP is offering a 2-hour virtual learning session that will help pet owners to better understand their dog’s personality and provide strategies to build a better bond with their pet. The cost is $75 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to HSKWSP. Register for this event on the HSKWSP website

Father's Day Fundraiser (June 1 - June 20)

Give your father an awesome gift this Father’s Day and the proceeds will help care for the vulnerable animals in your community. The Father’s Day BBQ kit includes all the essentials for an ideal grilling experience. The cost of each BBQ kit is $90.00 and there are only 50 kits available. One of the lucky fathers will also walk away with a brand new Master Chef 5-Burner Grill Turismo Convertible Propane BBQ! For more details visit kwsphumane.ca/events/fathers-day.

Great Canadian Giving Challenge (June 1 - June 30):

For the entire month of June, every dollar donated to HSKWSP through Canada Helps will earn an entry to win an additional $20,000.00! Please donate generously.

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