Open House Success 2019

On Saturday, August 10 we opened the doors of our small shelter with a big heart for a special open house and we had an unbelievable response! More than 265 people visited us to learn about volunteer opportunities, meet our adoptable cats and dogs and help kick off a new fundraising and volunteer recruitment campaign. We were overjoyed by the […]

EHS Featured Animals – Spring 2019

Meet December! December was named for the month he was found outside, after showing up in a family’s backyard. This family already had a cat, who wasn’t looking for a roommate, so December was brought to EHS and we’re now helping him find his forever home. December is a smart and social guy but at the shelter he was overstimulated […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachael Simpson

  This month we are excited to celebrate our amazing volunteer, Rachael Simpson. Rachael has been with EHS since 2017 and makes a big contribution to the shelter. We can’t thank her enough for all her hard work and dedication. Check out our interview with Rachael below! How did you hear about EHS? I found out about EHS online. I […]

Leashes by the Lake presented by Freedom Mobile at Lakeshore Mimico It’s time again for the Etobicoke Humane Society’s annual “Leashes by the Lake” Walk-a-thon and Pet Fest to raise much needed funds for our little shelter with a big heart. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the animals in our care. Save the Date! This year we are […]

Student Volunteer Opportunities

If you’re in grades 7-12 and looking for an animal-related volunteer opportunity, Etobicoke Humane Society has a Student Volunteer Program that you can participate in! The program offers a variety of different opportunities to get your required 40 volunteer hours and help cats and dogs in need. Details on the Student Volunteer Program can be found here. We can’t wait to […]

Call For Volunteers

We need your help! Volunteers needed! Do you love animals? Do you have 3-4 hours a week available? The Etobicoke Humane Society is currently looking to fill several volunteer positions:   Cat Team: Cat Adoption Coordinator Cat Foster Team: Cat Foster Coordinator Assistant Foster Cat Manager Marketing, PR & Fundraising Team: Event Manager Grant Writer Content Manager Senior Event Manager   Please […]


Cat hoarding: what can happen when pets aren’t spayed or neutered Written by Tori Gass Saturday, March 30 was a busy day for EHS volunteers. We were called in to help with an urgent rescue operation involving more than 100 kittens and adult cats living in the same home. By the end of the day we had welcomed 39 cats […]

4th Annual Fur Ball Gala

On February 2, many of our volunteers kicked up their heels for an evening of dinner, dancing and fundraising at the fourth annual Furball gala, hosted by Rescue Foodie! Rescue Foodie is a registered charity that supports animal rescues, shelters and foster organizations in the form of donated cat and dog food. They’re also a great supporter of EHS, and […]

Home For The Holidays

Our annual holiday campaign is here! If you’re looking for a meaningful gift for the animal lover on your list, our Home for the Holidays campaign has gifts that make a real difference! This year, we’ve introduced gift packages for pets in need that can be purchased on behalf of someone on your list. These packages will contribute directly to […]

Call For Cat and Dog Fosters

The Etobicoke Humane Society is an all-volunteer run organization and because of this, there are often cases where we feel an animal would thrive better in a home with constant care and fewer animals. In instances of a special needs animal, we rely on our team of fosters to care for our animals until they find their forever home. We […]

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