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As these weeks and months have passed Toronto Humane Society has seen a significant increase in people looking to adopt. We are truly ecstatic about the local community taking an interest in sharing their life with a lovable pet that will enrich their lives just as much as they enrich theirs. We have received more than 2,700 applications from the littlest hamster and mouse to our biggest dogs, and everyone in between. We could not be happier to be connecting lives and strengthening the human-animal bond.
We are going through the applications on a first-come, first-serve basis, and how we determine eligibility for adopting has not changed with our new processes. We are simply lucky enough to have so many people looking to offer a home to our animals! We’ve seen that animal shelters and rescues across Canada are facing the same scenario, likely due to an increase in people with extra time at home due to physical distancing who have more time to integrate a new member into their family.
Our current response time is sitting on average at around 3-4 weeks, please note that it is likely that most animals thankfully already have their fur-ever homes lined up and waiting. Throughout this process however, our animals that have greater needs from a medical or behavioural standpoint are still looking for that purr-fect match. Our agents are prioritizing review and application processing for them, as they are in greater need of support.
If you’re interested in adopting from us, we thank you for your understanding and patience as we work our way through the applications and continue to find forever families for our animals!