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Apr 16, 2014


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Make Mine Chocolate

 
   

Many baby bunnies are purchased on impulse at Easter without consideration for the long term commitment and care required. So this Easter, the Toronto Humane Society asking people to give chocolate bunnies for Easter and not the real thing.

While rabbits can make great pets, they require a big commitment and it is never a good idea to give an animal as a present. Rabbits can live from ten to fifteen years, must be fed and housed properly and require attention, training and vet care just like a cat or dog.

Last year the Society saw almost 100 rabbits come through its shelter doors looking for a new home. Many of these bunnies were surrendered by their owners because they felt that they could no longer care for them. Since rabbits can be purchased at many pet stores people can buy them on impulse without taking the time to consider the commitment they are making.

A few things to consider before bringing a new rabbit into your family are:

• The time commitment. Most domestic rabbits can live 7-10 years. They'll need daily exercise and time out of the cage, weekly cage cleaning and fresh hay and clean water daily.

• Spay or neuter. Un-neutered male rabbits are prone to prostate cancer and un-spayed females have a 60-80 percent chance of developing ovarian, uterine or other reproductive cancers.

• Veterinary care. Rabbits are considered an "exotic" pet (as are birds, reptiles, chinchillas and ferrets), and not all veterinarians treat them. Do your research to see if there are vets near you who treat rabbits.

• Adopt don't buy. Rabbits are the third-most surrendered animal to shelters, and there are always several who are looking for a forever home.

If you have done you research and are ready to bring a new bunny into your life, the Toronto Humane Society is here to help. In addition from adoption counselling and supervised introduction sessions if you already own a rabbit, all rabbits have been health checked by a veterinarian and spayed or neutered.

For more information about adopting a rabbit or to see all of the wonderful bunnies available for adoption please visit the Toronto Humane Society website at www.torontohumanesociety.com

 
   
 
   

Toronto Humane Society Teams Up with Pawsway

 
   

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto the Pawsway is a unique facility designed as a place for pet-lovers to connect, share, learn and celebrate their four-footed friends. Now, it has also become the temporary home to some of the cats from the Toronto Humane Society.

As part of a new adoption program the Pawsway is hosting sleepovers for cats in need of a forever home in their brand new cat enclosure called the Playhouse. This wonderful new partnership will allow shelter cats to have a break and have fun in new surroundings and families to bring home a forever friend without ever having to visit the shelter.

Just last weekend, long time shelter cat Nova found his brand new home through the Pawsway adoption program. The staff and volunteers are thrilled and hope it is just the first of many success stories that will now be possible. Stop by and visit some of our favourite felines at the Pawsway on weekends and all throughout the summer.

 
   
 
   

2nd Annual "For the Love of Paws Charity Dinner and Dance" was a Huge Success!

 
   

Thank you Diane Presta for organizing another wonderful event to raise funds for THS. Inspired by her uncle, Antonio D'Agostino, an avid animal lover, Diane wanted to do something in his honour that would help needy animals in our care. Diane organized a super fun event with all proceeds going directly to THS. Guests made their way to the Fontana Gardens Banquet Hall for a night of great food, drinks, live performances, a photo booth, dancing and fantastic prizes!

Many thanks again to Diane and to everyone who came out to the event on March 15th - an amazing $2,710 was raised for the animals at THS! We truly appreciate your continued support and friendship!

 
   
 
   

Meet Hero

 
   

Cape? Check!

Bravery? Check! (especially if there's food at stake)

Muscular Physique? Hidden under some extra pounds but, Check!

Superpowers?

• The ability to find food anywhere within a 2 mile radius
• He can create shock waves by wiggling his rear end when he gets a good bum scratch
• He can hear a ball being thrown two cities away
• He is so strong he can lift anyone's spirits by merely showing off his goofy grin

Check!

Hero fulfills all the requirements of being a superhero except one. Hero doesn't have his own base of operations, his own "Batcave" or "Fortress of Solitude".

Hero would love someone who can give him strong leadership and help him develop a productive workout routine. Hero is way too much fun to spend his days in a shelter and needs a hero of his own to rescue him.

For more information on Hero please contact the canine adoption department at Adoptionk9@torontohumanesociety.com.

 
   
 
   

We Want You!

 
   

Our annual Paws in the Park Event this year on Sunday August 24th is going to be bigger and better and you are invited. We are currently accepting applications for food vendors and exhibitors for the event. This is an opportunity to have fun, make money, and share your products and services with a whole new audience all while helping the animals.

If you are interested please contact Shannon Caulfield at scaulfield@torontohumanesociety.com for more information.

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
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New shelter adoption hours are:

Monday to Friday - 11am to 6pm (animal viewing until 7pm)
Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm (animal viewing until 6pm)

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