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Community responds to Kingston Humane Society’s plea for help

On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) issued a plea for help to the community. At that time, the KHS was well beyond its capacity to look after all the animals in their care, and had more animals at the shelter than at any other time in

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Kingston Humane Society desperately seeking foster home volunteers

The Kingston Humane Society currently has more animals in their care than at any single point in the organization’s 137-year history. The shelter is well beyond its capacity to care for all these animals and has put out a call for individuals willing to adopt cats, dogs or other small

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Kingston Humane Society’s Big Paws in-person walk will take place in City Park

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) will be returning to an in-person Big Paws event later this month. On Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021, pets and their owners are invited to City Park to walk and raise funds to improve the lives of pets in our community. “We’re thrilled to welcome back

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KHS hosts Big Paws Across Canada through stay-at-home order

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) is running Big Paws Across Canada virtually this spring. The annual dog-walking event was originally scheduled to run until the end of April, however, KHS has extended Big Paws to reflect Ontario’s current stay-at-home order. Community members, as well as those living outside of Kingston,

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Lost Kingston dog returns to Humane Society

Finding the right home for a foster animal can be pretty tricky. Sometimes, despite the best intentions, the animal just isn’t a fit. That’s what the Executive Director of the Kingston Humane Society said about the husky named Crane who was recently the subject of a group search effort. Crane,

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KHS launching month long Big Paws – Across Canada event

When the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) was faced with cancelling Big Paws 2020, their largest in-person fundraiser of the year, they made the decision to launch a virtual event instead. The annual dog-walking fundraiser, which normally draws hundreds of pets and their owners to Lake Ontario Park, will be replaced

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Kingston Humane Society’s Big Paws Walk goes virtual due to COVID-19

Thanks to COVID-19, The Big Paws walk, the largest community event hosted by The Kingston Humane Society (KHS), has been cancelled this year. The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) had big plans for Big Paws 2020. Working with the City of Kingston, KHS staff were excited at by the idea of

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Kingston Humane Society readies to resume adoptions

Starting next week, the Kingston Humane Society will resume the adoptions of animals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Humane Society began scaling back operations due to the pandemic in mid-March, and suspended all adoptions in suspended all adoptions five weeks ago in an attempt to reduce the potential spread of

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Kingston Humane Society closes to the public temporarily

After modifying their operations last week in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) has now decided to close its doors to the public as of Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. During this closure, the local Humane Society has suspended all owner surrenders of animals, and adoptions

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Kington Humane Society makes changes due to COVID-19 concerns

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) has decided to modify one of its largest annual fundraising events. ‘Bowl for the Animals,’ scheduled for Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020, will now become ‘Virtual Bowl for the Animals. In the past, the annual event has raised over

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Low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinic coming to Kingston

Well over 50 per cent of the dogs brought into the Kingston Humane Society as strays are claimed. Conversely, only five per cent of stray cats brought into the shelter are claimed. And it’s part of a bigger issue, according to Gord Hunter, Executive Director of the Kingston Human Society.

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Kingston Humane Society launches ‘Meet the Misfits’ program 

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) announced their ‘Meet the Misfits’ adoption campaign to find homes for animals who may otherwise be overlooked by adopters on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  KHS described the ‘misfit’ animals as pets that “may not be the perfect fit for everyone, but they might be the

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