GDHS Autumn Gala Invitation
by Lorraine Payette, written September 5, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and enjoy a spirited auction to help raise money for a great cause. The Gananoque & District Humane Society (GDHS) is holding its fourth annual Autumn Dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 28, at the Christ Church Hall on Princess Street in Gananoque, and they’d love to see you there. – to read more>
John Higgins with the only two bird feeders in his yard
The immaculately kept and beautifully landscaped grounds at the Higgins’ house
A fence made of bird netting protects the shoreline
by Lorraine Payette, written August 12, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) John Higgins of Gananoque is completely confused about the workings of Council, By-Law Enforcement and amendments to By-Law No. 2011-74, also known as the “Pigeon/Geese By-Law”. And well he might be.
Higgins lives on River Street in Gananoque with Mary Elizabeth Higgins, his 85-year-old mother. One of their simple joys in life is to watch the small songbirds that gather in their beautifully landscaped yard to partake of the seeds offered by their two tiny birdfeeders, both fastened to a single pole. And they are rewarded by most of the regular callers at such facilities – sparrows, wrens, chickadees, canaries, blue jays, and occasional exotic looking cardinals and downy woodpeckers. He has put fencing along the waterfront behind his property to prevent water birds from coming ashore there and fowling the grounds. – to read more>
Clementine, one of the dogs who have found permanent palliative
Jake, one of the dogs who have found permanent palliative care
Simon is all ready to go out and play
Catherine Pokrywa of Inverary stops for a moment with three of the dogs
Ruby is lapping up life
by Lorraine Payette, written March 15, 2012, updated December 1, 2012
(INVERARY, ONTARIO) It’s a dog’s life. For some, this means comfort and luxury until passing away quietly in one’s sleep and never knowing the difference. For others, the experience is far different, starting in misery and going downhill from there.
And then there’s the worst tragedy of all. Some are loved and pampered while they remain young and healthy, but as soon as something goes wrong, they find themselves abandoned by a roadside, not knowing where they are or where they can find help. They may wander for days, no longer certain who can be trusted and unsure as to why this was done to them when they had been faithful companions for so many years. – to read more>
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Media Release – August 12, 2013
(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ONTARIO) Together with partner veterinarians and municipalities, the Health Unit is offering the community Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties. The Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held on September 11 and 18, 2012. Check out the locations where you can get your dog or cat vaccinated against rabies: http://www.healthunit.org/rabies/rabies_clinics_2013.pdf. – to read more>
by Lorraine Payette, written on July 19, 2013
(ROCKPORT, ONTARIO) It looked like a job for Noah’s ark on July 19 when the skies opened over Rockport and the winds came up. But a severe thunderstorm wasn’t about to put the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) second annual Fur Ball aground. – to read more>
Poem written by the students
The grade 5/6 class asks the Seymours about the GDHS
John and Diane Seymour listen to the poem being read
Ms Hessell’s Grade 5/6 class at Bayridge Public School making a $208.90 donation to the Shelter
by Lorraine Payette, written July 2, 2013
(KINGSTON, ONTARIO) Ms Hessell’s Grade 5/6 class at Bayridge Public School in Kingston was happy to go out and help the Gananoque and District Humane Society once again on June 26, 2013 with their second annual classroom fundraiser.
“Once again we’ve raised money for the Gananoque and District Humane Society,” said Hessell. “John and Diane (Seymour) have come in once again to accept and to talk to our class about what it means. We sold freezies, we made and sold friendship bracelets, fancy bracelets, bookmarks. We had a raffle for Jolly Ranchers, which was a big hit, and this was all over one lunch hour. All the kids pulled together and made posters – 26 students – and we raised $208.90.” – to read more>
These two tiny female kittens are part of the 22 abandoned at the Gananoque and District Humane Society on April 24.
Cages were crawling with kittens after 22 of them were abandoned at the Gananoque and District Humane Society on April 24.
This little boy has no idea what he’s in for, but you can bet he misses his mother. He is just one of the 22 kittens abandoned at the Gananoque and District Humane Society on April 24.
This tiny little girl, small enough to rest comfortably in the palm of a hand, was one of the 22 kittens abandoned at the Gananoque and District Humane Society on April 24. It is not yet known how many are males, how many females, or how many will survive this tragic experience.
Just three of the 22 kittens abandoned at the Gananoque and District Humane Society on April 24.
by Lorraine Payette, written April 26, 2013
(GANANOQUE, ON) – Sometime in the early morning of April 24, someone decided to drop off two unexpected packages at the Gananoque and District Humane Society (GDHS). Inside the rather small and sealed boxes were 22 kittens, all still young enough to benefit highly from their mothers’ care. – to read more>