The Cochrane Humane Society had a busy year of opening its doors to hundreds of cats, dogs and even the occasional hedgehog and parrot. 

“In total, we have helped 12 budgies brought to us,” says Tiffany Beaton, communications coordinator for the Humane Society. “One parrot, three hamsters, one hedgehog, five guinea pigs, 14 Rabbits, 704 dogs, and 818 cats.”

With all these animals, 1522 of them found their fur-ever homes in 2023.

“We have had an amazing year from super successful events to bringing on some more sponsors to just being amazingly supported by this community.”

“I am relatively new here and I'm still astonished and so blessed that we have such an amazing community here.”

With a large influx of animals throughout the year, medical cases also greatly increased for the shelter.

“A huge intake of medical cases really made it hard for us, but that's where we are even more thankful for the support that we've had this year,” Beaton says. “From individual donors to sponsors as well as all the amazing third-party events. We've had a lot of people put on events for us on our behalf to help fundraise and that has really helped us this year.”

The Humane Society was also able to make some major upgrades throughout 2023 including air conditioning and a new roof.

Beaton says that the new year will be filled with more events, fundraisers and programming for Cochranites to take part in. 

“We're also going to be launching behaviour training tidbits through all of January. January is to train your dog month so every day tune into our social media and we'll have a challenge there.”

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