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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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Kingston Humane Society hires Animal Welfare Enforcement agent

After the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) ceased their animal cruelty enforcement services in the province of Ontario on Friday, June 28, 2019, a “significant hole” was left in animal welfare, according to Kingston Humane Society (KHS) Executive Director Gord Hunter. “We’re now dependent on municipal

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Letter: Kingston and area have out of control cat breeding crisis

  Dear editor, While I am not currently officially associated with any rescue, in the past I have volunteered as the Foster/Adoption Coordinator for the Spay Neuter Kingston Initiative (SNKI). I continue to assist my friend Kendra Pople, a SNKI colony caretaker and who manages five colonies in Kingston, with

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