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 […]

Donate To Make Every Day A Good One For Phoenix

Despite incredible hardship, illness and years of abuse, Phoenix’s spirit remains unbroken. She has love and joy for everyone she meets. We can’t imagine the misery she has suffered being used for breeding, but what we can imagine is the long list of issues she’s facing after a lifetime of neglect. When her foster Mom first met Phoenix, her face […]

20+ Year Commitment

  When you decide to take that first step and bring a cat or dog into your home, the first thing that you should know – without a shadow of a doubt – is that you are prepared to love, feed and take care of all the needs for that cat or dog for the next 20 years or more. […]

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 […]



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