Every Scratch Tells A Story

A young kid stopped by the shelter on the weekend looking for a cat to adopt. He said Wylie’s face scared him. Us too. Wylie’s face scares us because it represents all the hardships he’s had to endure. The scars on his nose, the oddly permanent lip curl, the torn ear. We cannot imagine what he’s battled in his seven […]

Memories of EHS Fostering

Having a large chunk of memory available for photos on your phone is certainly not a requirement to foster for Etobicoke Humane Society – but trust me, it comes highly recommended. My family and I have been fostering cats and kittens for EHS for over a year, and as I scroll through my photo stream, more often than not, a […]

A Rescue Tail

Friends Gizem and Sara are volunteers at Etobicoke Humane Society. They understand the value of life and what it means for an animal to be mistreated, abandoned or abused. Gizem was spending time at her uncle’s farm and came across a malnourished and lethargic kitten covered in mud and bleeding from her tail. The kitten was very small and could barely move […]

My Experience Fostering

I got into fostering cats and kittens after I first adopted two sisters from a local shelter. I went in and saw two small kittens and I was interested in knowing more about where they had been raised. This is where I learned that cats with kittens or expecting kittens or even orphaned kittens go to “foster homes”. After my […]

Is Fostering For You?

Fostering is a great way to help animals find their “forever homes” and in return be proud that you had something to do with that goal. Being a foster parent can be a challenging job at times. Foster animals may come to us for several reasons and may carry several health or mental injuries or they may be long loved […]

Should FIV Stop you from Adopting an Awesome Cat?

Who wouldn’t take a big, friendly, gorgeous and sweet FIV-positive cat home? This is what we at the EHS are waiting to find out. Not everyone is aware of what FIV really means, and it is important to have a discussion to help people comprehend the true nature of FIV and not the myths that confuse and scare people away […]

Fur Ball 2017

Monday, January 30th is the last day to buy tickets for the Fur Ball! Email us for tickets before we are all sold out – furballgala2017@gmail.com

Meet Nugget

Hi, my name is Nugget. I have had quite a rough stretch in my life. I had a family and a home; I was the king of the castle, but my reign was cut short. In the blink of an eye, I lost all the luxuries I had known. All I loved and cherished disappeared I was surrendered and found […]

Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours.  We will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan 1st.   Our cats will not be available for viewing from Dec. 24th until Dec 28th at 1:30 pm.  Dogs are available for viewing except for Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st

EHS Alumni

Photo cred: Anastassia Pronsky Instagram: @anastassiabnphotography Hashtag: #bnphotographyTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BN-Photography-6326647193/?fref=ts Jax came into the shelter as Mike a rescue from Quebec. Although a very lovable guy, Jax had unwanted behaviours that many applicants didn’t want in a dog. Many either withdrew their applications or declined adopting him after having him in their home during the home visits. It took 3 months, 18 applications and […]



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