Thursday December 30, 2010
Helping Bring Hope To Animals
Humane Society needs donations
Submitted by HSC
he Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking Canadians to make a year end donation to help them with their charitable mission to protect animals and nature. "A registered animal charity, we receive no government funding and rely entirely on the goodwill of caring people to protect animals at risk from suffering and abuse.
The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.
For O'Sullivan who embarked on a life long journey to protect animals, it all began with a baby bird.
"When I was a four year old boy, I sat next to my mother as she nursed an orphaned baby bird back to health, feeding him with an eye dropper. "Mom," I said, "you're amazing." She looked at me with those thoughtful gentle blue eyes and said quietly: "Michael, I'm nobody special. Anyone could do this. Everyone should do this."
"Just like my mother, I'm nobody special," says O'Sullivan, "just someone, who along with millions of other Canadians, cares enough about animals to do something help them."
"Fifty years, and a lifetime of helping animals later, my mother's words still ring true today. Canadians are a nation of animal lovers and we know that they won't let the animals down," says O'Sullivan, whose family shares their lives with a houseful of dogs and cats. Each one of the more than 18 million dogs, cats, rabbits, fish and other animals who share our homes are just "one of the family" and 6 out of 10 households in Canada have a pet of some kind. Over one third of Canadian households feed and watch birds, and 95% of Canadians support the protection of wildlife and their habitat. Women represent 9 out of 10 of our supporters and we would like to see more men supporting our charitable mission."
With the year drawing to a close, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking people to consider making a year-end donation to protect animals and the earth. The group is also offering to provide confidential timely information to financial and legal advisors who want to help their clients with charitable gift and estate planning such as gifts of securities which can also have significant tax benefits for donors.
"Each day, we receive dozens of phone calls and letters asking us to help animals, and we are limited only by the funds we have available," according to Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for the animal charity. "We work across the street, across the country and around the world protecting animals from cruelty and to save our fragile environment that is facing assaults on every front," he said. The Humane Society of Canada is a registered charity which depends entirely on donations to help animals. All donations are all gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes.
"We always have worthwhile programs that are always in need of support, and we hope people will consider making a donation before the end of the tax year which is midnight on December 31st," says O'Sullivan. For more information on just some of our programs please click on our website.
"We promise to use every one of your hard earned dollars carefully and wisely. And when it comes to fighting animal abuse, we don't give up. Ever," promises O'Sullivan.
CONTACT: Al Hickey or Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com
About the Humane Society of Canada
For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has 6 grandchildren.
A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 100 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.
The Humane Society works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. They carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.
The Humane Society of Canada depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don't give up. Ever.
For further information: www.humanesociety.com
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