About the Campaign
About Halifax Humane Society

The Reimagining the Future for our Community's Animals campaign is the opportunity to partner with you, our community, and make this exciting and innovative expansion possible. Please help us continue to lead the way toward a brighter future for the animals in the community.

The Halifax Humane Society exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful and exploitative treatment. It is the belief of the Society that all living creatures possess an intrinsic value, which is manifested in its creation. Further, the Society believes that mankind must become a responsible steward of animals which he has domesticated and brought under his control.

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The Society shall maintain programs and services, which embrace that principle:
  • Maintain an animal shelter that provides for the needs of lost, forsaken and abandoned animals.
  • Educate and continually acquaint the citizens, particularly children, with the ethics of kindness and compassion, thereby engendering respect for all living beings.
  • Investigate complaints of animal abuse and correct those situations by way of education, or if need be prosecution.
  • Prevent the overpopulation of domestic animals by providing affordable spay and neuter opportunities to the public, while making certain that animals adopted from the Shelter never contribute to the problem.
Why is the Campaign Needed?
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Renovate
Existing 50-year old facility to provide better care and services for our community’s animals.
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Adoption & Pet Center
Increase adoptions of our animals and allow for a welcoming environment for all visitors to meet their furever friends.
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Educational Community Center
To enhance the minds of our community through an educational center open to the public.
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Rest & Recreation Park
Keep our animals and community active and healthy! Open to the public and completely free for anyone to use.
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Pet-Centric Travel Center, Public Grooming & Boarding
Become a destination for pet travellers providing referral services and help promote our 36 programs and sustainability.
Executive Leadership & Capital Campaign Team
Miguel Abi-hassan, CAWA
Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Pari
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Ugarte, MSEd.
Chief Financial Development Officer
Michelle Hebb
Development Manager
Board of Directors
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Melvin D. Stack, ESQ
President
Margaret Ferguson
Vice President
Michael R. Leonard
Treasurer
Deirdre Macbeth, ESQ
Secretary
Matt Banker
Patricia Culler
J Jennifer Roberts, DO
Janice Scott
Vonda Sullivan
Capital Campaign Leadership Team
Nancy Lohman
Capital Campaign Chair
Debbie Allen
Frank Carbiener
Dr. Pam Carbiener
Dr. Michelle Carter-Scott
Bob Coleman
Bobbi Coleman
Kathy Crotty
Pat Culler
Alana France
Roy Gailey
Sherry Gailey
Mary Greenlees
Dr. John Johnson
Maurie Johnson
Elan Kaney
Lester Kaney
Lowell Lohman
Carl Persis
Susan Persis
Bill Stephens
Jill Stephens
Melvin Stack
Greg Sullivan
Vonda Sullivan
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