What We Do

Dogs on a terrace

To illustrate by way of a few examples, in the past CanFel has funded programs which allowed animal welfare organizations to:

  1. Develop targeted messaging to increase the value that people attribute towards cats and conduct polling to determine which messaging is most effective;
  2. Offer a humane education school program in the second official language;
  3. Print materials and banners to increase awareness of the importance of spaying/neutering feral, stray and barn cats;
  4. Develop new educational material for use and distribution by teachers to students in Kindergarten through Grade 3;
  5. Implement a pilot project focusing on a public housing region to measure the impact that a humane outreach coordinator would have on educating and supporting pet owners to spay and neuter their pets;
  6. Expand a low-cost spay/neuter program to a surrounding rural area;
  7. Launch a full summer program for children and youth, teaching the basics of humane education – compassion, empathy, generosity and responsibility;
  8. Develop graphics about the worth of animals, their humane treatment and the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals to prevent unwanted litters. The posters and brochures will be handed out in schools and public places and displayed on the charity’s website; and
  9. Publish a Donkey Care Manual to educate those who own or wish to own a donkey so that proper care can be provided and so cases of abuse and neglect can be reduced.
  10. Establish a spay and neuter assistance program in association with an education program in local schools.

[Sandra Bond] played no small part in the making of the a Guelph Humane Society envied throughout Ontario as an organization whose care of, and concern for, animals is expert, efficient and second-to-none.

—Eric Colwill former city editor of The Guelph Daily Mercury