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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

March 27, 2014

Toronto Humane Society

I adopted Florence Nightingale (previously Tahlia) on October 17, 2013. She was found while pregnant and delivered kittens at the humane society (all kittens had been adopted by the time I met her). When I first saw Flo she was meowing and reaching her tiny paws out of the cage. She was very thin and the staff told me she rarely ate. When I put my fingers to the cage she started licking my fingers and I instantly fell in love.

Flo has been right beside me ever since I took her home (minus a day of hiding). I was hoping for an affectionate, cuddly cat, and boy is that ever what I found! Flo meets me at the door every day, and follows me around the house like a loyal puppy. She is never far from my side, and prefers to be in my arms or lying against me. If dogs are man’s best friend then cats must be woman’s best friend because I cannot imagine a more loving animal. I can confidently say that Flo is happy, energetic and living life to the fullest! She also is a great eater now and is a healthy weight with a beautiful shiny coat.

I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking for an animal to remember the full grown cats. They are just as full of love as the kittens, and probably more grateful to find a loving home after a rough start to life.

Thank you for saving this beautiful cat. I will forever be grateful for the love you showed both her and her kittens.


Katie and Flo



March 26, 2014

Coco has adjusted quickly, is into everything, and likes to be petted from her ears to her tail.

We all love her!




March 24, 2014


My husband and I headed to THS four days after our honeymoon last September to take a look at a specific dog. Unfortunately he didn’t fit what we were looking for, so we were getting ready to head home when we decided to take a look around. We saw ‘Rose’, and we were captured by her tentative nub wag as she looked up at us so we decided to go through the process to meet her. She had our hearts the second she walked in, but when she got into a belly rub position in super slow motion, we knew we were going to make her a part of our family.

We took her home the next day, and she has been a dream dog. We feel super lucky to have her in our lives. We thought ‘Xena’ fit her personality a little better, so we changed her name. She keeps us on our toes, and makes us laugh all the time with her quirky personality. She sneaks on the bed at night in her stealthy rottie mode, and loves to run around the house with a ball in her mouth. She has an awesome flair for the dramatic when it comes time to eat or do some training. For example, we sit down for dinner, and she obviously wants her face as close to the plate as possible just in case something jumps off of it. So, we tell her ‘down’, and she proceeds to sit, wave her paws in the air alternatively in a ‘shake’ with an invisible person, and even attempts the new one ‘stick em up’ and then ends in her sit. It’s not until one of us says her name in a more stern voice that she emphatically and very dramatically swings her head back, rolls it around and jumps into her ‘down’.

Thanks so much for taking great care of her during her short time with you. We are so happy she joined our family. You guys rock, and all the animals that end up with you are lucky to have a place dedicated to finding them the right homes.

Jess, Andrew & Xena the Warrior Princess smile



March 24, 2014

Dear THS Staff,

Two and half weeks ago today my boyfriend and I adopted “Ritz”, who we re-named “Oliver”. That day we first visited you, we did not expect to fall in love with a kitten so quickly, let alone adopt one that day but as soon as we saw Oliver we knew we had to have him.

Since coming home to us, he has provided us with lots of laughs and cuddles. He has quite the little personality, always seeking attention and will let you know when its play time.

He enjoys our big bay window, playing with his ball on a string, running through his tunnel chasing toy mouse’s, and taking long naps!

He has brought joy to your home and we can’t thank the staff at THS for all they do! We were so impressed by the care and treatment by all of your staff and volunteers.

Warm Regards,

Sheri, Mat & Oliver



March 23, 2014

Our cat Scamp had been missing for six agonizing months!

Then one lucky day, we received a call from Pet Watch. They keep all the data from all the micro chipped pets.
We were told that a wonderful, kind person rescued our cat from a cold wintery street corner and brought him to a shelter to be scanned. That he was safe and alive and ready to return home.

Please get your animal micro chipped as a precaution. You just never know.

Three Nice Mice

March 23, 2014

I am happy to report that the adoption of these three absolutely sweet mice from the Toronto Humane Society has been an absolute delight! We’re having a lot of fun getting to know their little quirky personalities. They are full of excitement, curiosity and absolutely fearless! They love attention and with faces like theirs it’s impossible to say no! I am sooo happy that the Humane Society gave them a loving home until we were able to bring them into our home. I don’t really have any pictures (I guess too busy playing with them). I’ll take some soon and send them in.

Thanks again!

Neela D’Souza

Cheddar and Monterey Jack

Cheddar and Monterey Jack

March 23, 2014

Hi there, we wanted to share with you a little success story of our little mice, Cheddar and Monterey Jack.

We saw them on the Humane Society website when they were one month old, and decided we are ready to give a pair of cuties a warm home. We went to the site and observed them for a half an hour, trying to determine which pair likes each other very much, so they would enjoy each others company in a new place.

We chose Cheddar and Monterey Jack. We did not change names since we thought these are perfect! Both guys warmed up to us right away. From the first day, they walked into our hands, and climbed our legs, arms, shoulders, and backs, like they knew us from birth.

They never scratch or bite people, and feel comfortable enough just to sit on our laps and clean themselves. Cheddar and Monterey Jack also really like the climbing equipment in their enclosure, and it took the boys only few days to learn to use water bottle.

Another thing they like to do is digging. Such warm, cute and adventurous guys! We are so happy with our adoption. smile

Olga, Michelle, Maria


March 22, 2014

Dear Toronto Humane Society,

I have been meaning to write to you for quite awhile now to let you know that Toby (Sheldon now!) has settled into his new home and has wormed his way into the hearts of my entire family. I adopted him in the fall of 2012 and have since returned to Ottawa. He adores his new home and has even learned to love my family’s two dogs.

He is truly the sweetest cat I have ever met and has converted even the most stubborn people into cat lovers. He follows me everywhere and I am thankful for him every day.

Thank you, THS!




March 20, 2014

Our new family member Huckleberry is getting accustomed to his new home with lots of energy. As you can see, he loves a good tummy rub!

Like a husky, he loves laying in the snow and getting all wet rolling around in it chasing after the ball.

We’re very happy to have adopted him and we are currently teaching him to be a gentle playmate.

Thank you THS!



March 18, 2014


I’m really loving my new family & I know they love me to bits! I’m taking my medicine, visiting the vet & feeling great. We’re always together, play a lot and now is my nap time. I’ll send photos every so often.