Pet Ownership Costs Guide

Pet ownership is a long-term commitment.  On average, dogs live 10-13 years and cats live 14-18 years (the oldest living cat, Nutmeg, recently died at the age of 32!)  Many people are often unaware of the costs involved with long-term pet ownership.  When a dog breaks his leg or a cat develops an illness, the vet bills can quickly add up. […]

Cat Foster Orientation

We are looking to expand our network of fosters. We have redeveloped the cat foster program and would like to invite you to attend our orientation session on September 17th.  The number of fosters we can rely upon will directly affect the number of cats we are able to rescue. Where: 67 Six Point Road (Etobicoke Humane Society) boardroom. When: […]

It Was Time For Us To Change Our Shirt

Out with the old and in with the new. We wanted something fresh, fun, funky and fabulous! So we held a t-shirt design contest. We had several designs sent in some from professionals, some from amateurs all awesome and were impressed with so many of them. After a small panel of random EHS volunteers voted we made our choice. Working […]

R&R Seeking Foster Home

R&R were found in a construction site with their six puppies. Regal hunted for food and Royal protected the puppies. The site was going to be occupied, so a kind lady rescued them. Their puppies have found their forever homes. Now we need to find R&R a patient foster home outside the shelter so they can eventually find their own […]

68 Cats- All In A Days Work! Well…Sort Of

When EHS heard about an elderly couple being evicted from their apartment and seeking refuge for their pets, we reached out through the media to help. When the couple contacted us, we really had no idea how many animals needed rehoming – early estimates suggested 28 or so cats and we were determined to leave no animal behind. After the […]

Please Help Us Win $10,000!

During the month of June, every $1 donated through CanadaHelps.org gives us a chance to win an additional $10,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Every $1 donated = 1 entry into a prize draw to win a $10,000 prize. That could help us give so many more animals a second chance at life! It could provide food and shelter for […]

Our Sweet Eclair

I know we’ve touched on some hard luck cases lately but unfortunately for EHS, rescues in general and the animals especially they don’t stop just because you’re feeling overwhelmed. A few weeks ago before EHS or anyone had even suspected a small apartment in Scarborough could hold 70+ cats we rescued Eclair. A sweet little three-year-old grey and white cat […]

Cruel Practices For HouseHold Pets

  For new pet owners, the options when it comes to caring for and preparing for your new pet can be daunting. Many people want to do right by their new family member but aren’t sure of the proper practices surrounding pets and their bodies. This rings true for long-time pet owners as well. We hear quite often that individuals […]

The Search For Our Timid House Cat – Lost & Found

In the dead of winter our eight-year-old house cat went missing. She had never been outside in her life. It was a pet nightmare – she was gone for six weeks and in the end we found her literally a stone’s throw from our house. I spent those six weeks ‘cat hunting’. Our neighbours were extremely generous and all gave […]

National Puppy Day

It is one of the cutest days of the year – let the #NationalPuppyDay celebrations begin! So, today, consider what you might be able to do for dogs. Take your dog for an extra-long walk or consider adopting, volunteering or donating to an animal shelter in your community. These are all ways that you can give back to these amazing creatures […]



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