The Stratford Perth Humane Society says they’ve seen a significant increase in demand for their services.

Compared to 2017 numbers, the SPHS says it helped 200 more animals in 2018, and almost 400 more animals in 2019 through their surrender program, stray services, emergency boarding and cruelty services.

They also saw a large spike in sick or injured wildlife in need of their help, jumping from 94 animals in 2018, to 195 animals last year.

Low-cost spay-neuter services are also showing increased demand, according to the SPHS, which lead them to add a second day of services last October and plans to add a third day by this summer.

To support the services, the SPHS has announced their events lineup for this year.

The events are:

Bake for the Animals – February 24 to March 1: rebranded from National Cupcake Day to Bake for the Animals, SPHS is turning our sweetest day of the year into a whole WEEK!

Register now at kwsphumane.ca.

Paws for Laughs – March 27: A comedy night fundraiser at Revival House in Stratford.

The night will feature well-known Canadian comedians.

Tickets are now on sale through SPHS’ website, kwsphumane.ca.

Vic Hayter Memorial Trot – July 19: Returning for its 5th year, this event is a wonderful tribute to the late Vic Hayter and supports the Stratford Perth Humane Society.

Paws in the Park – September 2020: Our favourite walk in support of the animal’s returns for another great year! Stay tuned for the event date and details.

The Great Catsby – Fall 2020: A cocktails and casino night.

Featuring casino games, delicious cocktails and appetizers, local vendors, and a silent and live auction.

Hosted at the Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel.

Stay tuned for more details!