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Matching Gift Program Can Double Your Donation to Help Animals Says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC)

siameseshepherdsmallVANCOUVER, JUNE 12/2012 - With Christmas and the Holidays just around the corner, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is urging people to find out if the company they work for has a Matching Gift Program that can double their donation to  help animals.
"Sometimes, a person will have worked for a company for a number of years without realizing that their employer will match their kindness and generosity, dollar for dollar, meaning we can help even more animals at risk," explains, Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.

To make it easier for people to check, The Humane Society of Canada, has a directory of companies in Canada and the United States which can be found here. Canadians living and working in the United States, along with Canadian employed by American companies here in Canada can also donate through a matching gift program.

The animal charity is also asking people to encourage their employer to set up a Matching Gift Program if they don't already have one, and can give them tips and guidelines on how to do this.  If a person needs help with finding their company, they can contact The Humane Society of Canada toll free by calling 1-800-641-KIND (5463) or writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Heat is On for Animals Says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC)

summer dog in carVANCOUVER, June 12, 2012 – In light of recent tragic events; the attempted rescue of a dog locked in a car near Vaughan Mills and a dog rescued from the swealtering heat of a car parked at a Toronto mall. With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather. Different versions of the multimedia PSA can be found here

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Make Every Day An "Earth Day" Asks The Humane Society of Canada (HSC)

monarch on purple cone flowerApril 22, 2012, VANCOUVER – Sunday is Earth Day and a reminder that with only one planet to call home, everyone needs to pitch in and make sure that we treat every day as Earth Day says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC).

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Pets Need Protecting & Comfort from Thunderstorms & Fireworks

brown dog in grass"Animal companions who are frightened of loud noises and bright flashes react in any of a number of ways," says Michael O'Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "Some pets become anxious or nervous while other are terrified and try to escape – running the risk of becoming lost or injuring themselves," suggests O'Sullivan. "These animals need comforting and to be protected from potential harm."

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Time for CubsThank Their Fathers - These Father’s Day Gifts Help Animals & the Environment!

fathersdayJune 4, 2012, VANCOUVER – June 17th is Father’s Day and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like to remind shoppers looking for that special gift for Dad to check out The HSC “Online Adventure Store” at www.humanesociety.com or call The Humane Society of Canada, toll free, at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).

 

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