Director’s Message – January 2024

Dear Supporters and Friends of the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter,

As we reflect on the past year at our new location in the Courts of St. James, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve experienced together. It’s been a year filled with heartwarming successes, incredible challenges, and unwavering dedication from our team, volunteers, and generous supporters like you.

I am thrilled to share that in the last year, our pet adoptions have skyrocketed by an astonishing 300%. This achievement is a testament to the boundless love and compassion of our community. Every adopted pet represents a life transformed and a forever home found, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your continued support.

I want to express my deepest appreciation to our dedicated volunteers who tirelessly devote their time, energy, and love to the animals in our care. Your selflessness and commitment have been instrumental in our success, and we are immensely grateful for your unwavering support.

To my exceptional staff at the Shelter, I am continuously in awe of your unwavering dedication and hard work. Your passion for animal welfare shines through in every aspect of our operations, and it’s because of your tireless efforts that we’ve been able to accomplish so much this year.

Despite the incredible strides we’ve made, the need for financial support remains critical. The number of animals seeking refuge at our shelter has increased significantly. Many arrive injured and in need of urgent veterinary care, including surgeries and medical attention. Our commitment to providing these animals with the care they deserve has never wavered, but this comes with substantial financial responsibility. As a 100% donor-supported organization, we rely on your continued generosity to ensure we can meet these growing needs and give every animal a chance at a happy ending.

I’m proud to say that despite the challenges, we’ve been able to provide comprehensive vet care to the injured animals that have crossed our threshold. Witnessing their remarkable recoveries and joyous adoptions into loving homes has been the highlight of our year.

As we look ahead, I invite both new and returning patrons to visit our beautiful retail area. It’s not just a place to find your pets’ needs but also a way to support the animals under our care. Every purchase directly contributes to providing essentials and care for our shelter animals.

In closing, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has supported us throughout this incredible year. Your generosity, whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading the word about our mission, is what sustains us and enables us to continue making a difference in the lives of these deserving animals.

Please Help Us Continue Our Work

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter receives no government support, and relies solely on the kindness & generosity of our community. Without your support, we could not help the hundreds of helpless animals we serve each year. Please consider donating in any way you can. There are so many ways you can help us continue our lifesaving work.