National Cupcake Day is a Labour of Love & Sprinkles

It is snowing sprinkles in the Georgian Triangle because National Cupcake Day has arrived! The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) is asking individuals and businesses to do something sugary sweet for vulnerable animals in our community. Have you ever wondered how cupcakes can change a life? Meet lovable Northern dog Howie.


Howie made his way to the GTHS from K9 Advocates Manitoba where he was found as a stray with a 2-inch stake lodged in the area near his eye. At GTHS, the Animal Care team decided it was best to perform an enucleation (eye removal), as there was strong evidence that keeping his eye would continue to cause him issues and pain. In addition to his eye, Howie came to GTHS with heartworm.


Heartworm is an extremely risky condition – dogs with heartworm must remain relatively sedentary, as an elevated heart rate could cause a potentially fatal blockage. After spending more time in the care of the GTHS team it was realized that he had severe degenerative disease and subluxation (a partial dislocation) in his right hip – poor Howie can’t catch a break!


On February 5th, Howie underwent a Femoral Head Ostonemy at the GTHS Animal Hospital. Howie is expected to make a full recovery and is now up for adoption and ready to find his forever home!!


Howie’s story emphasizes how important collaboration and community are in the efforts to change animal lives. The GTHS receives no government funding which means that they rely heavily on community support and events like National Cupcake Day to raise critically needed funds to help vulnerable animals. “Howie is the most resilient dog I have ever worked with. He has undergone numerous surgeries and has not lost any of his spunk or happy personality, exclaims Molly Freedman, Dog Care Coordinator, “without the support of our community he would not be the happy, healthy, lovable dog he is today. He is the best boy ever and even though he is still in recovery, he will make the perfect family so happy.”


The concept of National Cupcake Day is as simple as it is sweet. Register online at and start planning your Cupcake Day party or fundraiser. Parties can be held anywhere, anytime. In 2019, The Georgian Triangle Humane Society was able to help 1,986 animals throughout its intake and outreach programs.


To get involved, register for FREE at and start planning a party on a date that’s convenient for you. Plan your National Cupcake Day Party for home, work, school – anywhere you think people would enjoy eating cupcakes.

Visit to register, bake and donate.


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11 Feb 2020