5 Tips to Get a Cat Into a Carrier

Cats don’t always like to do what they’re told, so when it comes to getting them into a carrier, it’s not an easy task. As an animal rescue, we often have to get scared, sick and traumatized cats into carriers – usually for vet visits – and we’ve developed a few tricks over the years. Here are our top 5 […]

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 […]

Dog Park Etiquette

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Visit While dog parks are a great way to help your pup socialize and burn off some energy, they can sometimes be sites of trouble. Below, we’ve outlined some rules all owners should follow in order to make the best of the experience for both you and your pooch. Tip #1: Pay […]

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 […]

Written by: Chris Poupart For many people, cats are the perfect pet. Playful, curious, affectionate — our feline friends have a lot to offer. Some cats, however, develop habits that can test the patience of their owners. Identifying and addressing the root causes of these issues can make our furry companions much easier to live with. Excessive Crying Who hasn’t been […]

How To Deal With Dog Behaviour Issues

Written by: Chris Poupart We all love our dogs, but many of our four-legged friends develop behavioural issues that can be annoying, destructive, or even dangerous to themselves and others. Luckily, many of these behaviours can be minimized or eliminated with training or by managing your dog’s environment. Here are four of the most common issues, with a few positive, […]

Adele’s Kittens

All Wrapped Up & Ready For a Foster or Adopter! Photo credit: Melanie Krug This Holiday season, Skylar, Daphne and Laylah are wishing only for a home of their own! These adorable, 8 month old kittens are a special trio, found abandoned on a rural property at 7 weeks. Barely surviving on their own, they were rescued with their mom, […]

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