Get Ready to Party with Annual GDHS Fur Ball Cruise

by Lorraine Payette, written July 30, 2015

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A hoppin’ and a boppin’ to the Crocodile Rock!

(Gananoque, ON) In the dog days of August, there’s nothing better than hanging with all the cool cats at the annual Gananoque and District Humane Society Fur Ball! The costume cruise of the season, you glide blissfully along with the 1,000 Islands Cruises Rockport Boat Line, snacking on delicious homemade food and strutting like a peacock. It’s a chance to bring out your inner party animal while you dance the time away to the sounds of R-Banned, cover group extraordinaire, playing all of your classic party favourites from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Pussycat, Pussycat, we hope you’re ready to Crocodile Rock your way to helping a great cause. – to read more>


Java Jive for Jazz Coming November 9

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by Lorraine Payette

(Kingston, ON) As we age, our bodies begin to break down. Every day, something new falls apart and it gets harder and harder to feel comfortable or to be able to function as we once did. Even with our health care system, there are so many things we just can’t fix, so many extra expenses.

Imagine what it must be like to be a dog suffering from numerous ulcers and a tumour in your bladder. Some of this is age related, some may tie back to a medication that had been administered. As a dog, there is no government health care program, no guarantee of any help at all. – to read more>

First Bark Bash a Howling Success

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Bark Bash

by Lorraine Payette, written August 17, 2014

(Gananoque, ON) The first ever Bark Bash, held at the Town Park in Gananoque on August 16, was a dream come true for dogs as they indulged in a party designed just for them.

Liam Bell, 5, was having a wonderful time. His favourite animals were the puppies.

“Fairmount Home has cookies and sweet potato treats and hand tied toys that they’ve made for the dogs,” said Diane Delaney. “They are selling them to support Sheba’s Haven (a palliative care facility for dogs). Sheba’s Haven brings their dogs over to do pet therapy for the residents. It’s a wonderful partnership.” Continue reading

Sheba’s Haven Hosting 1st Annual Kindness and Healing Event

by Lorraine Payette, written April 22, 2014

“There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth…”
– Rainbow Bridge

(Inverary, ON) Sheba’s Haven in Inverary, Ontario, knows perhaps better than anyone else the sweet pain and sorrow of losing a loving, lifelong non-human companion. Since its humble beginning in 2000, many dogs have passed through its gates to find love and care as they spend their last weeks, months or sometimes years living in dignity at this one of a kind palliative care facility.

A small palliative care facility for dogs at 1830 Sunbury Road in Inverary, this registered charity looks after about 10 dogs at a time on a three-acre lot. There is plenty of room for them to get out and play, hunt for interesting things in the grass, or just bask in the sun. They receive the best in veterinary care, special diets, and the use of holistic and other natural treatments to guarantee that their remaining time is as comfortable and rewarding as possible. – to read more>

3rd Annual GDHS Chilli Fest Coming on February 1

Senor LaLa and Chiquita Chihuahua overwhelmingly support the GDHS Chilli Fest!

Senor LaLa and Chiquita Chihuahua overwhelmingly support the GDHS Chilli Fest!

by Lorraine Payette

Listen up, you chilli chefs and aficionados, it’s going to get hot, hot, HOT! for the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) 3rd annual Chilli Cook-Off and Festival to be held at the Lansdowne Recreation Centre, 1 Jesse Street, on Saturday, February 1.

The Shelter is looking for chilli, chilli and MORE chilli!

“If you have it, we want it,” said Arlene Massey of GDHS. “Hot or mild, extra meaty, vegetarian, exotic – any kind of homemade chilli. We have categories for everyone. And the judges will be the general public, so we really will know who makes the best chilli around.” – to read more>

Cookies, Critters and Crafts – Oh, My!

Come on down!

Come on down!

by Lorraine Payette, written October 19, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) If you go down to the Branch 92 Legion in Gananoque on Saturday, November 16, be prepared for a good time. The Gananoque and District Humane Society is holding its annual Cookies, Critters and Crafts for Kids fund raiser, and all sorts of tasty things are in store. – to read more>

GDHS Clothing Bazaar Has Something for Everyone

Come on, what are you waiting for?

Come on, what are you waiting for?

by Lorraine Payette, written October 17, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) With winter fast approaching, and the entire Christmas gift giving season on its heels, this is the perfect time to enhance your wardrobe or look for that special one-of-a-kind garment that will turn heads and make everyone gape in wonder. And where better to find that ideal item than at the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s annual clothing sale? – to read more>

Flying in Clover: Sheba’s Haven Meets Pilots ‘N’ Paws

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by Lorraine Payette, written October 17, 2013

(Kingston, Ontario) What happens when you take two great ideas and put them together? If you’re a beautiful older dog named Clover, the answer is a lot of love and a joyous ending.

Clover couldn’t help what had happened to her. Almost everyone loses something to time, whether they want to or not. A sweet little beige coloured “pocket husky” cross, she had developed various health issues with aging.

But not everyone loses their home over these things. Abandoned by her owners, Clover was found wandering the streets by the Timmins Humane Society (THS). And that was when the miracles started coming together. – to read more>

GDHS Fur Ball 2.5 a Great Success

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 4, 2013

“Fox-es! … We are… wild and crazy guys!”
– Steve Martin as Georg Festrunk, SNL

(ROCKPORT, ONTARIO) The outrageous downpour that slowed the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) party animals down for the second annual Fur Ball didn’t dare show its cantankerous head on August 30 when they got together again to take off for Fur Ball 2.5. These were some serious cats and kittens, and they were out to have a good time rocking on the river to the joyous strains of R Banned, all for the benefit of the animals. – to read more>