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On Wednesday April 28th at 6pm, Malcolm Bernstein will be virtually speaking to us about the Benjamin Project, a non-profit initiative educating children on responsible pet ownership and animal stewardship, and raising funds for shelters, sanctuaries and rescue.
“Benjamin was a wonderful mixed terrier we adopted from the Ontario SPCA in 2000 at the approximate age of eighteen months. He brought us, and many other people, incalculable love and joy.
We have written two books titled Benjamin, one for children and one for adults, which we think will cheer readers and educate people about the profound qualities of pets, animals, and issues associated with their welfare. By purchasing the books and other items on our site, you help to spread the word beyond the written page.
As we reflected on our time with Benjamin, we realized that if this were to really make a difference, it would serve to educate children and youth the world over, so future generations will grow up with a deep understanding and sense of accountability for responsible pet stewardship and animal welfare.
The Benjamin Project is what emerged from these reflections.” – The Benjamin Project
The event will be approximately 1.5 hours long with time for questions. Learn all about the Benjamin Project and how the organization raises funds for animal organizations just like Burlington Humane. Malcolm will also be unveiling a nationwide education program and a new scholarship program. Burlington Humane Society will be the first pilot location for the scholarship!
Scholarship winners will be awarded money towards future education (ideally it will inspire a child to pursue post-secondary studies one day in some aspect of animal welfare). They will also experience a special one on one tour of Burlington Humane, meeting the animals there, and having the opportunity to attend a 10 week kids club session at no cost (if age appropriate). The very first scholarship will be awarded during the event.
Registration for the event is by donation. You can also order a Benjamin book below with proceeds going to Burlington Humane.
Order a book below! An email will be sent to everyone when they are ready for pick up at Burlington Humane Society.
For our young animal enthusiasts, become a member of the Burlington Humane Kids Club. If you are between the ages of 8 and 12, this club is for you. Taking place on Thursday evenings between 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. virtually our next session starts on March 18th 2021. Kids will participate in activities, hear from guest speakers and learn about animals and the shelter. Sign up for our 10 week sessions.
|When:||May 27th - July 22nd, 2021|
|Time:||Once a week:
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
|Location:||Zoom - Online Meetings|
|Registration Fee:||$45.00 per child|
Please download the Kids Club Registration Form or pick one up at our shelter. Registrations will not be secured without payment. You can sign up for multiple sessions using one registration form. Kids Club Registration Form 2021
Keep at least a two-week supply of pet food and water for your pets, as well as any medication they may need and a travel crate properly labeled with your pet’s name and your contact information.
Identify trusted family or friends who can care for your pets: Have at least three options lined up in case they become sick or hospitalized. Ensure you have spoken with these individuals before you consider them as an option.
Include your name and contact information, your pet’s feeding schedule, any medical conditions and treatment instructions. Document your pet’s vaccination status, and list the contact information for your veterinarian.
Fill out your Pet Information Sheet.
If you would like to adopt an animal, please complete our online Adoption Application. We are currently only accepting applications from residents of Halton Region. Once you fill out an adoption application, our Adoption Counsellors will be contacting those applicants who they feel are the best fit for our animals. Those who do not get a call back, it does not mean we don’t feel you are a good pet owner, it simply means that there are applicants who are a better fit. Our first priority is to the health and safety of the animals in our care. If the Adoption Counsellor feels that you are able to move forward in the process, they will schedule a meeting for you to come in and meet our animals.
** If you are interested in a cat, please check our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages featuring videos of available cats for more information on each cat’s personality and needs. When you have an appointment to meet our animals, please come with two or three cats in mind to meet. You can then meet those specific cats so you can make your own judgement on their personalities. Please also continually check the website before your appointment to ensure the cat you want to meet is still available for adoption. **
You can keep track of animals available for adoption on our YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We will post dog adoption applications when we have dogs available for adoption. Thank you for your understanding.
You can make a purchase from Burilngton Humane’s Wishlist and have them delivered directly to BHS. During checkout, enter our address as the delivery location: 740 Griffith Court, Burlington, ON, L7L 5R9. This is great for our hard to find items and things that we would love to have in general for the shelter. We appreciate every item purchased and donated!