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In this edition of The Paw Print...
 
Bowl-a-thon Fundraising Event


On Saturday, October 22, 2016 The Etobicoke Humane Society is hosting its 4th annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Planet Bowl (5555 Eglinton Ave. West) to raise much-needed funds for the shelter. All proceeds from this fundraising event will directly benefit the animals in our care.

Everyone is welcome to participate adults, students, children, families, co-workers and teams. Prizes for top 4 fundraisers, top 3 individual scores and team high scores. Participants must collect a minimum donation of $70/adult and $35/children under 12. 

To register or for more event info contact
bowlathon@etobicokehumanesociety.com  Download the pledge form below:

http://etobicokehumanesociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/BOWLATHONPLEDGEFORM2016-F1.pdf

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 
 
We wish to thank all of our wonderful community members for their generous support of our shelter over the summer months.   
On August 7th, Afrim Pristine owner of the Cheese Boutique brought together some of the top chefs and their sous chef dogs for Henry’s Majestic Picnic.    His mission was to spread awareness of rescue dogs.  It was a very successful fun filled event while raising funds for EHS.

Thank you to Paddy Gill owner of the St. James’s Gate Irish Pub.  On September 6th he held a golf tournament in support of the Etobicoke Humane Society.   It was great day and everyone came away a winner. 

We wish to thank all of our dedicated volunteers for helping out at the booth for this year’s Taste of the Kingsway Festival on September 9th - 11th and at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival on September 16th – 17th.   Both events were a great success and we all had a fantastic time promoting awareness for our shelter while meeting some wonderful animal lovers.   

A special thank you goes out to the Scotiabank for once again hosting the Dog Show event at the Taste of the Kingsway festival and donating generously for our cause.   
 
Myrtle is such a sweet gentle cat who has only ever known pain and discomfort. Etobicoke Humane Society saved her from a Quebec kill shelter the night before she was scheduled for euthanization.

Myrtle has been diagnosed with Entropion, which is a condition that is common in dogs, but only seen occasionally in cats. She has had it from birth but until now it has gone untreated. At 2-years-old you can only imagine the damage its done.

Entropion is the inversion of part or all of the eyelid. The inversion can involve the upper or lower lids, or both. In Myrtle’s case, she has an inverted upper eyelid which has caused her eyelashes to rest on her cornea. Constant brushing of the eyelashes on the cornea has caused a chronic ulceration condition and has affected her sight. The vet has concluded that Myrtle does not have sight in her left eye and the cornea in her left eye is also misshapen.

Myrtle underwent surgery this past month and it went well. We are told the vet was able to save her eye although she is blind in that eye. She headed into foster care after surgery, with one of our volunteers. She is recovering nicely but of course having trouble maneuvering the with a cone on. While in foster she is getting all the love and attention she deserves while she awaits her forever family.

It is important to address any medical issues your animal may have in the early stages. If left untreated issues such as Entropion can worsen over time affecting the health and well-being of your fur baby.

We welcome you to make a one-time donation to off-set the cost of Myrtle’s surgery 
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/etobicokehumanesociety/ 

Further Entropion Information:
 
Eyelashes and hair of the eyelid irritate the cornea (the front clear part of the eye) which can lead to various levels of severity of the Entropion condition, which includes excessive tear production; mucoid discharge with pigmentation or ulceration of the cornea; and in severe cases, rupturing of the eye.
To view all adoptable cats visit: http://etobicokehumanesociety.com/cats/ 

EHS Dog Update

 

Usually surrenders and adoptions slow down during the summer, but this season was an exception. We had an intake of 11 dogs and 12 adoptions. We are excited that Max, Sheldon, Sky, Fudge, Maya, Luke, Danny, Milan, Mike, Marseille, Milan and Cisco found their forever homes. Each dog touches the hearts of our dog volunteers and we are thrilled when families welcome our dogs into their hearts and their homes.
 
Our dogs are usually adopted within three weeks on average but some dogs just take a little longer to find that special home. Some dogs have special needs so our adoption coordinators have to ensure that the right home is found for these dogs. Sky’s life did not start off very well as he spent most of his first year of life in a small cage, covered in ants before being rescued and coming to EHS. He had the added challenge of a visual impairment, which meant he’d have to wait just a little bit longer to find his forever family. After three months Sky found a great home! We are also thrilled for Mike our northern dog who found a home after being with us for three months and Cisco has a full time job at a veterinary clinic.
 
At EHS, we make sure each dog receives plenty of physical and mental exercise daily. Each dog goes for a minimum of three walks a day through our neighbourhood, receives additional play times with our coordinators and BART training teams and lots of cuddle time and one-on-one interaction with our dog volunteers. We have kiddie pools in the yard for the dogs to play in during the hot weather and they enjoy spending time in the yard playing fetch (snowballs in the winter) or sitting at the feet of our volunteers and enjoying just being with our volunteers. The remaining time is spent training our dogs on basic commands and socializing our dogs.
 
Check out our website for dogs that are available and spread the word!

http://etobicokehumanesociety.com/dogs/ 

Bandit by B+N Photography
Cisco by B+N Photography
Max by B+N Photography
Sky by B+N Photography
Make a Donation
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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