Palliative Care: Gia

Written by Becca Gordon In January, we rescued several cats from a kill shelter, including one we named Gia. Gia was found stray and estimated, by the shelter staff to be 5-6 years old. She was unspayed and had been diagnosed as having stomatitis (inflammation of the gums) which is incredibly painful. Staff at the kill-shelter and EHS volunteers knew […]

Overstimulation

  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 […]

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, […]

Spaying & Neutering Your Pets

Written by Becca Gordon Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Did you know that spaying and neutering pets prevents and reduces a number of serious and expensive health problems? This includes uterine, ovarian and breast cancer in female cats and dogs. Neutered males also have a reduced chance of prostate cancer. The spaying and neutering of cats and dogs often prevents […]

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 […]



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