Palliative Care

Written by Becca Gordon We rescue or receive animals of all ages and from all backgrounds. Some animals require more care than most. We always go above and beyond to ensure the health and well-being of our cats and dogs. You may recall Minerva, a tiny malnourished three pound adult cat discarded by her owner after she didn’t breed. She […]

Long-term Fosters Needed for Finn and Adele

Written by Becca Gordon FINN Below Finn waits patiently at the vet for his latest check-up. He’s doing well and getting around like a champ. You may recall that due to an old injury that healed improperly we were advised Finn’s leg might need to be amputated. After seeking the opinion of a specialist it was determined Finn could keep […]


  Written by Becca Gordon This is a very common cat “issue”. Overstimulation often results in swatting or biting behavior and can be a response to too much petting or commotion/chaos etc. Cats are very sensitive to their environments and can become overstimulated quickly by many factors such as loud music, neighborhood construction, a house guest, or even a plastic […]

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

During the Great Canadian Giving Challenge every very dollar ($3 min donations required) donated to Etobicoke Humane Society via in June is an automatic entry for us to win $10,000. The more you give, the more chances EHS has to win! In 2017, we helped approximately 270 cats and 90 dogs find homes. Not bad for a shelter that’s 100% run […]

Scarborough Hoarding – 1 Year Update

Written by Becca Gordon One year ago today, volunteers from Etobicoke Humane Society coordinated the rescue of more than 70 cats and kittens from a small apartment on the other side of the city. We refer to it as the Scarborough Hoarding event. While hoarding situations are nothing new for us, this turned out to be a particularly large undertaking. […]

UPDATE: June 25/2018 A long-term foster had been found for Ben.  Thank you to everyone who came forward or who shared his story. ___________________________________________ Written by Aris Gyamfi – Cat Senior Manager Hi everyone, If you’ve been following our website and social media, you may have heard of an EHS cat named Ben, whom you’ve never met. Ben is a […]

Hiring! Volunteer HR Manager

Would you like to volunteer your organizational and leadership skills to help us find forever homes for homeless dogs and cats? The Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS) is an independent, all-volunteer, organization with a mission to protect, care for and advance the welfare of animals. We have a fantastic team of volunteers and we continue to grow. 2017 was another record […]

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 […]

Declawing Cats: What You Need To Know

Nova Scotia has just become the first Canadian province to ban declawing! Many people are unaware that declawing a cat is actually an amputation of the cat’s full or partial toes. To put it into human perspective, it is the equivalent of removing a finger at the first knuckle. It is a practice that was quite common in the past, […]

Happy Tail – Royal & Regal

A happy tail 17 months in the making.  Royal and Regal are in their forever home.                                   They have plenty of space, fresh air, fields to explore and ponds to swim in. This has been an incredible journey, one that began on a construction site in […]

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