News & Events

Pet Photo Contest Winners Have Been Announced!

August 05, 2020
Thank you to all who submitted photos for the Pet Photo Contest. We are excited to announce the 12 winners who will be starring in the 2021 Pet Calendar. Congratulations to Freddy and Pet Parent Kara, for being our Grand Prize winners!
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Toronto Humane Society believes Black Lives Matter

Toronto Humane Society believes Black Lives Matter

June 06, 2020
At Toronto Humane Society, we strongly condemn all acts of racism including police brutality and racial profiling against the Black community. We recognize that this is not just an issue we see in the United States, but one that exists globally and right here in our own backyard. Systemic racism will not be fixed by one organization or one voice, it is going to take society to come together to make this change. The humane community we have been fighting for cannot exist so long as systemic racism does, and up until now we have been structurally blind to its impact and effects on and within our organization.
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A community of caring, loving, and adopting people

A community of caring, loving, and adopting people

June 01, 2020
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.
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There is no place like home

There is no place like home

May 21, 2020
Introducing Toronto Humane Society’s Pet Parent Support Network - a program geared at keeping pets at home with the families that love them, and out of the shelter system. This new service lends a personal touch to help those in need of assistance.
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Giving those who help, a hand

Giving those who help, a hand

May 19, 2020
We are offering our veterinary services to those animal shelters hit hardest by the nationwide lockdown. Through our new telemedicine services, they will have access to the knowledge and expertise of our Shelter Medicine Veterinary staff, for consults free of charge. This is all thanks to Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets.
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Spoil your pet with Pet Playlists on Spotify

Spoil your pet with Pet Playlists on Spotify

May 05, 2020
Toronto Humane Society is excited to announce its support of the Spotify Pets campaign! This program allows you to create personalized playlists for your pet that best match their personality. Spoil you pet today with music!
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Putting your giving to good use

Putting your giving to good use

April 29, 2020
Giving feels good, especially when you know your money is being used efficiently. As one of Canada’s oldest charities, we understand this better than anyone. That’s why we have always worked to be as transparent with our supporters as possible. Our efforts were recognized after we made the MoneySense’s 2020 Charity 100 list!
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An update from the CEO

An update from the CEO

April 15, 2020
It has been about 4 weeks now since we have found ourselves in this new world. This new world we live in has changed many things for Toronto Humane Society, but, today I want to assure you that we are still here to support the animals and pet guardians in our community. The update I have for you today, is long, but it provides thorough detail on everything we are still accomplishing as an organization within our community.
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Event: Vesak Day (Buddha’s Birth Date)

May 19, 2021

Buddhist Festival. A day to celebrate the birth, nirvana, and parinirvana of Lord Gautama Buddha.

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Event:  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2021

A day to celebrate people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics, and raise awareness surrounding the violence and discrimination that the LGBTQ2+ community faces.

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