Help Us Sell Raffle Tickets

Would your boss mind if you sold Raffle Tickets for the Okanagan Humane Society? With only 3000 tickets printed, there is a 1 in 3000 chance of winning $1000 or an hour-long sightseeing flight or 3 other terrific prizes. Selling all the tickets means we raise $15,000 to help with our animal rescue work.

2 cents or less of every dollar goes to administration. How many other non-profits can say that?

Go into a vet’s office to buy a ticket or better still, contact Louvain at 250-548-9293 and tell her you want to sell a book of tickets. Please hurry. The draw is only 5 weeks away on June 4th.

President’s Message

Okanagan Humane Society

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s been a long, rather cold winter but we are finally enjoying Spring and the start of better weather. Unfortunately, we are also having to deal with a larger than ever number of cat colonies. We are still helping people with cats and dogs who cannot afford to pay the full cost of having their pets spayed or neutered but the situation with cats and kittens is out of control.

The Okanagan Cat Coalition has been formed to co-ordinate the efforts of the various animal groups. There are an estimated 15,000 homeless and feral cats in the Okanagan Valley. All Groups are working as hard as they can but we need more help.

If you can assist in any way by trapping, fostering, providing a barn or by selling-raffle tickets to help cover costs, please call me at 250-548-9293. If you can donate gently used items for our Spring Bazaar or attend one or two of our fundraising events it will make a big difference. Every little bit helps.

All Okanagan Humane Society volunteers wish you a pleasant and happy year.

Hazel and her hard working volunteers put together, among many other events, our successful Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction.

All the caring students at Centre for Arts and Technology including VHA students for their various fundraisers.

  • Pawsitive Veterinary Care
  • Lions Club, Vernon Lodge No. 45
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Petline Insurance
  • Veterinary Hospital Assistants
  • Pet Photos with Santa at Bosley’s in Lake Country
  • ACT/UC T Kelowna West Council #1003
  • Canada
  • Telus “Dollars for Doers” program
  • Earle Poole
  • Susan Wort of Fashion Foundations
  • Jan Bigelow, Karen Merwin and Barbara Butler
  • All Pet Stores – Buckerfield’s, Bosley’s, PetSmart, Total Pet and many more.

Spring Events

The Okanagan Humane Society has a few upcoming events to announce for this spring:

On Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm we are having our annual general meeting. Everyone is welcome to join us at the District of Lake Country Community Office – 10150 Bottom Woodlake Rd.

From May 12 – 16 check out our annual Spring Bazaar at the Village Green Centre. Items include high quality collectables, China, crystals, linen jewellery, name brand guitars, mic stand, sheet music, amp, sheet music.

Tickets are now on sale for our 2017 Raffle!

Prizes include:

  • $1000 grand prize
  • Origional landscape painting by Marlene Zaiss
  • Hour long float plane ride donated by Colin Day
  • Kitchen-aid Mixer
  • Spay or neuter for a pet

The draw takes place on June 4 at 2 pm at the Oyama Community Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at veterinary clinics and various retail outlets or directly by phone. You can order tickets through Hazel at 250.542.1607 in Vernon or Louvain at 250.548.9293 in Oyama.

The Okanagan Humane Society is run by 100 percent volunteers. We don’t have a shelter and therefore over 95 percent of monies raised go directly to helping the animals.

OHS Christmas Bazaar

Looking for some great gifts for Christmas? Come join us at our annual Christmas Bazzar at the Village Green Centre in Vernon from November 26th to 30th. All proceeds go directly to the Okanagan Humane Society. We will have a wide variety of items including gift wear, jewelry, antiques and collectables, 2017 OHS calendars and more!


DATE: November 12, 2016
WHERE: ST. Michaels Anglican Church (corner of Richter/Sutherland)
TIME: 9 am – 4 pm
Please come down and check out Donna Dickson’s hand made catnip toys and Barbara Agnew’s hand painted fridge magnets. These wonderful ladies are doing a fundraiser for us. Thank you Donna and Barbara!

OHS 2016 Raffle Winners

The Okanagan Humane Society is pleased to announce the official winners of our 2016 Raffle:

1st.  $1000.00 Cash                                                                      Kendra Honce, Kelowna

2nd Limited Edition “Chocolate Milk” by Alex Fong                  Dianne  Pilloud, Kelowna

3rd Beautiful Hand Made Quilt                                                    Betty Boender, Vernon

4th Buckerfields $300 Gift Card                                                   Ed Chorney, Kelowna

5th Spay or Neuter                                                                        Sheri Goosen. Armstrong

We would like to send out a BIG furry Thank you to all who donated the lovely prizes, ticket sellers and of course all ticket purchasers. Due to your generosity we


Successfully Raised


THANK YOU for your support


Seeking Foster Homes

The Okanagan Humane Society is seeking foster homes for cats in Vernon, Lake Country and Kelowna areas. The cats vary in age; from adults to some tiny bottle feeders.

If you would like to help, please contact Lorna North at 250-548-3722.

Annual General Meeting 2016

Want to learn how you can get involved with the Okanagan Humane Society? Now’s your chance! On Monday May 16th, the OHS will be hosting its annual general meeting and is welcoming both members and non members to attend.

The AGM starts at 7:00 pm and will be held at the District of Lake Country Municipal Offices in Winfield, BC.

If you are unable to attend or would like more information, you can contact us.

Louvain Schon 250-548-9293
Lorna North 250-548-3722
Moira Day 250-548-3355

Members note: All nominations for the Board of Directors must be submitted 30 days prior to the AGM.

Enter Our Annual Raffle to Win!

Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a prize for a good cause! The Okanagan Humane Society is hosting it’s annual raffle.

Prizes include:

  • 1,000 cash
  • Limited edition “Chocolate Milk” by Alex Fong
  • Beautiful large handmade quilt
  • $300 gift certificate from Buckerfields
  • Spay or neuter for your pet

Raffle tickets are $5.00 each available at most veterinarian clinics and various retail outlets.

The draw will take place at Oyama Fun Days on June 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Oyama Community Hall, 15710 Oyama Road.

Raffle Ticket Poster



President’s Message: Fall/Winter 2015

Okanagan Humane Society

Dear Members and Friends:

We all know the older you get the faster the time goes by. 2015 seems to be passing by even faster!

We are busy preparing for our major fundraisers. Our calendars are on sale – still only $5 each. Please help us continue our very worthwhile spay/neuter program by attending one or more of our fundraising events. There is something for everyone. We can help you shop for Christmas. A PET PHOTO with Santa makes for a great gift!

Most animal groups are working harder than ever by tackling feral cat colonies. You would be amazed how many of these cats and kittens have been placed in homes. It takes time, energy and compassion. There are few greater pleasures among animal lovers than to gain the trust of a feral cat.

We are continuing our regular program of assisting financially in the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs belonging to people who cannot afford the full cost.

We are failing in getting the message to many people to be responsible pet owners. Not enough pets are being altered in order to stop the pet overpopulation problem.

Much praise and appreciation goes to the veterinarians and their support staff for all their help in enabling us to continue this program. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, businesses and individuals who donate prizes for raffles and silent auctions.

Our thanks and appreciation also go to:

  • Everyone who helped make our Spring Benefit Concert and Silent Auction such a great success.
  • Vernon Book Volunteers Society
  • Hazel’s May Garage Sale which was very successful
  • Nature’s Fare, Central Okanagan Regional District, Jane Pedlow, Susan Wort of Fashion Foundations,
  • Provincial Employees Community Services Fund and Shoreline Construction.
  • Special Thanks to Bosley’s, Buckerfleld’s, PetSmart and Total Pet for allowing us to showcase cats and kittens in their pet stores. We find good homes faster because of this great opportunity.

Our society is most grateful for all the help and kindness so many people provide.

Enjoy as many festivities and activities as you can!