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: […]

HOT CARS CAN KILL

Why pets and vehicles don’t mix: A dog, for example, has a normal body temperature of about 39°C (102°F). Unlike people, a dog has a limited ability to sweat to cool off. So even a brief time in a hot environment can be life threatening. After reaching a body temperature of 41°C (106°F), it doesn’t take long for a pet […]

Give a Home to a Shadow Cat

There are many types of personalities when it comes to animals. Some are quirky, quiet, frisky, friendly, sassy or subdued. Then meet our shadow cats.   Shadow cats are felines that haven’t had the opportunity to socialize with humans and, as a result, aren’t as comfortable with human interactions like a domesticated cat. They were born outdoors but need a […]



Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs      Sign up for the Paw Print Newsletter