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In this edition of The Paw Print...
 
This Saturday, August 13th, 2016, the Etobicoke Humane Society is hosting its volunteer #CATURDAY Adoption Event from 11am-4pm. The event will be held at our shelter located at 67 Six Point Rd., Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 2X3.
 
We have over 30 cats and kittens waiting eagerly to find their forever homes.  Our cat coordinators will be on-site to help match you with your perfect furry friend and our dogs will also be available for viewing during the event.  
 
Come and ask questions, enjoy a BBQ and refreshments and meet the wonderful cats in our care.  With every approved adoption we will be providing a Cat Care Starter Kit (food, litter, supplies, etc.) valued at $75.  For more information please email cats@etobicokehumanesociety.com, call us at 416 249-6100 or visit etobicokehumanesociety.com/cats to view the cats available for adoption.  We hope to make this event fun for everyone!
 
Leashes in the Park Walk-a-thon and Pet Fest 

On June 25, 2016 at West Deane Park, EHS hosted its annual Leashes in the Park Dog Walk-a-thon and Pet Fest fundraiser. Along with the Walk-a-thon we had over 22 vendors, a BBQ and refreshments, a display by the Toronto K9 unit, face painting, raffle prizes and more.  We would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in this fun event and to everyone who helped and donated in support of the cats and dogs at our shelter.     
 
Thank you to our sponsors: Maple Leaf Foods, Weston Bakery, No Frills, 10tation Catering, Pizza Pizza, Loblaw’s, The Old Mill Inn & Spa, Z103.5, Dignity Memorial, Natalie Savage, Sandy McCreath, Brian Ferreira, and Cheryl Sebastian for their generous donations of food for the BBQ and gifts for the top prize winners and raffle prizes given out at the event. A special thank you goes out to our friends at Dignity Memorial for their help and for their generous donation. We hope to see everyone next year at the 2017 Leashes in the Park Event!
The EHS and Pet Valu BBQ and Meet & Greet 

The EHS and Pet Valu BBQ Meet & Greet on July 30 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the BBQ and to chat with us about adopting, volunteering, and fostering at our shelter. We’d like to thank everyone at Pet Valu located at 125 The Queensway for their generous support of our event and thank all of our wonderful volunteers for organizing it.            
 It was a great day!

 


 
We are halfway through the year and what a busy year it has been. We have taken in 48 dogs since January 1st – well ahead of where we were at this time in 2015.
 
This could have not been done without the tremendous amount of time put in by our Surrender and Adoption (SAT) coordinators and the many miles they put on their vehicles doing home visits. To keep up with the demand created by coordinators leaving or juggling work and life commitments, we welcomed new members to the team and now we have a total of 10 people responsible for intakes and adoptions.
 
New Relationship with TAS
 
Early this summer, we established a new relationship with Toronto Animal Services (TAS). TAS reaches out to organizations such as EHS when they feel that a dog would fare better elsewhere and have a better chance of finding a forever home. We are proud to announce we are officially an approved rescue partner of TAS. By reducing the burden on city-run shelters like TAS, rescues such as ours help to make sure more animals are saved each year and placed in loving forever homes.
 
New Pet Management Software
 
As you might have noticed, we have introduced a new search functionality on our website for cats and dogs available for adoption. The Etobicoke Humane Society has implemented PetPoint’s Data Management Software that will help us streamline our organization’s operations and maintain information within the system for all our incoming cats and dogs and our adoptions. With the implementation of PetPoint, we are able to purchase microchips at a lower cost, register microchips with 24PetWatch in a timely and efficient manner and offer six weeks of free OSPCA Pet Insurance to our adopters.
 
Microchip Your Pets!
 
Microchipping your dog or cat is extremely important as it ensures your missing pet will be returned to you if found.  We recently had a dog brought to us that was not microchipped making it difficult to find his family. We posted him on www.helpinglostpets.com and filed a report with TAS.  We follow their five-day policy for an owner to claim their dog and if not claimed, the dog is made available for adoption. Through postings on Helping Lost Pets, notifying Toronto Animal Services, and sharing this post with our network of volunteers and other rescues, we are happy to report that Sensei has been reunited with his family!
 
No Pets in Hot Cars
 
Every summer there are reports of dogs being left in HOT CARS.  If you see a dog left in a car and its health is at risk, please call the OSPCA hotline at 333-7722, no area code required.
 
Recent Adoptions
 
We are happy to announce that West, Vida, Shewa, Marley, Pluto and Dexter have gone to their forever homes!
 
Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer from the EHS dogs!
 
Marley
Pluto
Shewa
West
Photo of Vida taken by B+N photography
Photo of Dexter taken by B+N photography
 Photo of Atticus taken by B+N photography. He is up for adoption
Cisco up for adoption
Overpopulation of cats and dogs is becoming a big problem not just in North America, but also around the world. When abandoned or left alone to roam, reproduction is inevitable. According to the Ontario SPCA, “Thousands of healthy cats and dogs are euthanized annually due to the number of stray, abandoned, and unwanted companion animals. Here are three benefits of spaying or neutering your pets:

1. They will live longer and healthier
Spaying or neutering your pet will decrease their chance of cancer and other infections difficult or expensive to treat.
 
2. It will help your community
Millions of dollars are spent each year controlling unwanted animals. Not only will it decrease the number of strays, it will also decrease the number of potential dog bites, automobile accidents, or damage to property.
 
3. It will help with aggression
Reduce or eliminate stress and irritability and other annoying behaviours such as mounting or spraying.
 
Maise
Max, Pedro & Meeko
Interested in becoming involved at EHS?  Want to make an even greater difference in animals’ lives?  Then consider becoming a member of the Etobicoke Humane Society.  As a member, you are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting and participate in members’ meetings to help shape the direction of the organization on matters related to animal welfare.  Membership fee is eligible for a tax receipt.


 
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The Etobicoke Humane Society is an independent, 100% volunteer run, no-kill shelter.  Support EHS by making a donation.  All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.
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