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In this edition of The Paw Print...
 
Get your walking shoes ready! Join us Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at West Deane Park (Martingrove Road north of Rathburn Road, Etobicoke) for the 2016 Leashes in the Park Walk-a-thon & Pet Fest.  Get your pledge form today and win great prizes for the top fundraiser. Attractions include; Petography, a craft corner, “Ask the Vet”, BBQ and more. Shop from more than 30 vendors! It’s a great afternoon for all pet lovers alike, and you don’t need to have a pet to participate.
 
Be sure to register for the walk and fill out a “Sponsor Me” form from the shelter on our website www.etobicokehumanesociety.com Email us at leashes@etobicokehumanesociety.com for any questions or concerns.
Hope to see you there!
We are accepting applications for Sky. He is a 1.5-2 year old mixed breed dog. Sky is currently in a foster home, where his foster dad says he loves going to the dog park and has made tons of new dog friends. He loves food and does not mind spending quiet time in his crate sleeping or chewing on his deer antler. He also loves going for car rides because that usually means he is going somewhere exciting, like the dog park.
 
Photo of Sky taken by B+N photography
His foster dad has been working on his training and ensuring he receives consistency in his training on a daily basis. We are looking for a forever home that is committed to continuing Sky’s training and have an active lifestyle as he loves to go for walks, loves to play and has a high amount of energy. A home with other dogs is a possibility. He is very sweet and very gentle. Please pass the word along if you know of someone who’d love to have a dog like Sky. For further information or to set up an appointment to meet Sky, please contact his adoption coordinator at ldz.ehs@gmail.com  and visit our website to learn more about the EHS adoption process or to fill out an online adoption form.
 

In April we revamped our Online Adoption Application form to make it easier to complete, based on the feedback we have received.
 

We ensure every dog’s medical needs are addressed and the donations we receive help us to do that. Foxy was our dog of the month.  She arrived at EHS with an ongoing respiratory infection, she was very malnourished, and suffered from anemia, she was spayed and had all of her teeth removed.

April was another busy month with 11 dogs coming to EHS. Our adoption coordinators were busy doing home visits and 12 dogs were adopted. We wish Cria, Cherish, Lambi, Barrie, Buckley, Foxy, Kai, Molson, Bonnie, Betsy, Jerri and Hei Ji all the best in their forever homes.
 
We love to hear from our adopters on how our EHS alumni are doing and receive pictures. Please keep the updates coming as each dog is very special to us and we love hearing how they are doing.
Photo of Vida taken by B+N photography
Photo of West taken by B+N photography
It’s summer, and we are in the midst of kitten season here at EHS. It seems every week we receive calls or drop-offs concerning found kittens, some as young as 1-2 weeks old!

With that in mind, here are some tips on what to do if you find a very young kitten in your backyard:
  1. Do not immediately remove the kitten(s) unless it is obviously in need of medical attention or in danger. Check back in a few hours to see if the mother has returned. For kittens that have not yet been weaned (less than 5-6 weeks of age), their best chance at survival is remaining with their mother, so before displacing a young kitten, please be absolutely sure the mother is out of the picture. Keep in mind your continued presence near the kitten(s) may deter the mother from returning if she is afraid of humans
     
  2.  If you must remove the kitten, please contact your local municipal animal control and ask to drop the kitten off there. At EHS, we do not currently have fosters to take in newborn kittens that require around the clock bottle feeding
     
  3. If the kitten appears older than 5-6 weeks and is eating kitten food on their own, you have a couple of options. If you are willing to bring them into your home and keep them for a few days, you can fill out our online cat surrender form at: http://etobicokehumanesociety.com/surrendering-process/ A surrender coordinator will get in touch with you, and if we have space, will arrange for a surrender vet appointment at a mutually convenient time. At EHS, a vet checks all of our animals first before entering the shelter in order to ensure the safety of our resident animals, so the process does take a few days, and we cannot accept “drop-offs”
     
  4. If you are unable or unwilling to wait, please contact your local municipal animal control, keeping in mind that older kittens deemed “feral” may be at risk of being neutered and released, or euthanized, depending on the particular animal control. In contrast, we at EHS are proud to be a no-kill shelter so every animal we take in will be socialized and cared for until a forever home is found, no matter how long that takes
     
  5. Please remember kittens should not be drinking cow’s milk, as it may cause digestive problems. When in doubt about how to care for a kitten, please contact your local vet. We are also happy to answer any questions and provide support if you email us at cats@etobicokehumanesociety.com
 
If you are looking for a kitten to add to your family, we currently have a number of very adorable 2 and 3-month-old kittens searching for their forever homes. Please check them out on our website or drop by the EHS to visit them between 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
 
Cersei
Esther
Scout & Buckley
Pepsi
Interested in becoming involved at EHS?  Want to make an even greater difference in animals’ lives?  Then consider becoming a member of the Etobicoke Humane Society.  As a member, you are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting and participate in members’ meetings to help shape the direction of the organization on matters related to animal welfare.  Membership fee is eligible for a tax receipt.


 
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The Etobicoke Humane Society is an independent, 100% volunteer run, no-kill shelter.  Support EHS by making a donation.  All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.
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