Be A Force for Good - Be A Superhero for Animals
A constellation of stars from science fiction, movies, television and comic books kicked off the annual FAN EXPO CANADA extravaganza being held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto with more than 100,000 fans expected to attend this four day event which is the third largest of its kind in North America. The event is being held at the Metro Convention Centre and runs from today until Sunday evening.
Superstars like William Shatner and Patrick Stewart of Star Trek with cast members of the hit TV series Walking Dead and Steve Amell of Arrow and legendary Marvel Comics creator, Stan Lee we be on hand. Thousands of fans can be seen wandering through the events dressed up in the costumes of their favourite stars, from Captain America to Luke Skywalker and everyone in between.
As these wonderful artists inspire their die hard fans, The Humane Society of Canada is launching a new program Be A Superhero for Animals a call to action harnessing the compassion and energy of children, women and men as a part of our team to protect animals and the earth and help us become an even more powerful force for good. "Animals and the earth which we all share are facing more clear and present dangers than ever before. One world. One destiny. "And only one species has the power to help them. Ours," according to Michael O’Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of the animal charity.
This special program involves exciting contests and prizes to engage and build on the goodwill of these caring people and their beloved animal companions and you can sign up by sending your name to and include Be A Superhero For Animals in the subject line. We do not rent, trade, sell or exchange your personal information.
Although there is no formal affiliation with Fan Expo Canada , O’Sullivan says he wants to thank Fan Expo Canada for the wonderful opportunity to showcase artists and their accomplishments, their BFF animal friends, and their star power to help bring hope to animals.
As the artists step into the studio or onto the set, all of them know that their furred, feathered and even finned friends will be there for them -- no judgements, just unconditional love and support.
Stan Lee who co-created Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Thor and Iron Man, has a fondness for animals best described by the "seven dogs, two ducks and a lot of koi fish" who are a part of his family. He is a recipient for our coveted Heroes for Animal Award which he shares with such luminaries as INTERPOL and Laureen Harper.
William Shatner says: "... We live in California, up in the hills, and we've got two Dobermans, who are the sweetest, most loving creatures. They're an integral part of my life, as are the quarter horses..."
"A loving loyal companion whose always there for me," are the words LeVar Burton has for his Golden Retriever "Roy."
Legendary artist, Alex Ross who has featured interwoven beautiful art with many uplifting stories of superheroes protecting animals says: "... Animal rescue is one of my favourite causes..."
"As these wonderful artists inspire their die hard fans, The Humane Society of Canada is launching a new program Be A Superhero for Animals asking children, women and men to help us with our mission to protect animals and the earth pets and how they use their voices to speak for animals and the earth,” according to Michael O’Sullivan.
Although there is no formal affiliation with Fan Expo Canada , O’Sullivan says he want to them for the kindess in giving the charity a great opportunity to showcase artists and their accomplishments, their BFF animal friends, and their star power to help bring hope to animals. Whether they soar through the heavens, swim beneath the ocean depths or race through the jungle, animals make us better people, he says.
Be A Superhero for Animals and send your pictures to Tell us why animals and nature are important to you and how they have changed their lives. "If you believe as I do that one person can truly make a difference then together we can challenge a world whose attitudes and conditions often defy human hope and make a better world for all of us."
“Follow your favourite comic book and TV stars in real time and learn about their pets and why protecting animals and nature is so important to them,"asks O’Sullivan. Learn more about superstars and their cherished animal friends and their fight to save animals and the earth. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook and at
“Like many other countries, Canadians are a nation of animal lovers , with 6 out of 10 homes sharing their families with animals that walk, swim and fly. Many others at this time in their lives cannot have an animal for one reason or another, however along with their fellow Canadians still care deeply about the protection of animals and nature from harm.
If you have ever listened to a contented purr or felt the gentle nudge of a cold nose, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Caring for animals encourages compassion and makes us better people,“ he says.
In the last century Gandhi said: “The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” His words and his wisdom still ring true today.
The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC ) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment. And it when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don’t give up. Ever.
[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.
A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 45 years helping people, animals and nature.]
The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.
The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment. The charity depends entirely on donations to support their good works and is grateful for donations to move even faster, stronger and smarter to help more animals.
The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.