Happy Tails

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Freya and Athena

Freya and Athena

August 13, 2016

A little over two years ago my fiancé and I decided to get our first “child”. After searching long and hard we stumbled upon a little black kitten named “Moth” at the Toronto Humane Society. I instantly fell in love with her and we took her home the same day. Since then we have gone back to adopt her little sister “Manatawa”. So now our family has Freya and Athena and we all couldn’t be happier.

Thank you for making dreams into reality!

Love Wendy, Brendan, Freya and Athena


Mr. Whiskers

Mr. Whiskers

August 12, 2016

I have had “Whiskey” for about 2 and a half years and he is the third cat I have given a ‘forever home’ to from THS. I first came to THS in late 1999 in search of my first pet. He was a kitten who had a great life with me as an indoor buddy.

Shortly after bringing my first home, I came back for a feline companion for my “Boo”. That’s when I adopted “Emma”, and all black cat with big yellow eyes. Yes, those two were a big part of my life until their respective times came.Once that “round” of adopted cats was over, I took less than 2 months to decide I was ready for number 3.

And so here we are; Mr. Whiskers is a fabulous friend. He is not only beautiful to look at, but he is a darling boy. He was several weeks old when I brought him home in November of 2013, I believe it was.

We bonded quickly and he soon became the apple of my eye… the pet of all pets.

He is patient with me, he lets me pick him up and play with him… he has a great spirit and temperament. I dote on him every free second I have when I am home. He naps with me when I nap and he sleeps with me during the night. I wake up with Mr. Whiskers each morning. Such a pleasant sight to wake up to. Being a single person, it helps dispel some of the solitude of living alone.

I could not have picked a better cat to own. I just love him to bits. He is well taken care of here, he gets high quality feed, annual vet check ups… and I keep a close eye on him and am ever-mindful of his well-being.

I recently made a donation to THS with a letter enclosed, thanking THS and ALL its staff and volunteers who feel the same way about the -wonders of animal ownership and animal welfare as I do.

I couldn’t imagine not having Whiskey. He is a true JOY!

Keep up the great work that you and your colleagues and volunteers do each day, around the clock. I believe you provide an indispensable service to our community and I will always support your work and organization as best I can.

Thank you for listening to all I have to say about THS and my personal experience with the cats who have enhanced my life from your shelter.

Have a good weekend and feel free to share this letter with anyone at THS you wish.

Most sincerely,

Matt S.


Cain

Cain

August 12, 2016

Cain has gown into a loving and loyal member of our family. He is 8 months old now we just wanted to share some pictures of him around the house and on some outings.


Rollo

Rollo

August 09, 2016

Hello,

My boyfriend and I adopted Rollo (formerly Shadow) a year ago today. I will forever be thankful to the Toronto Humane Society for introducing us to our little chocolate chunk. At first, you could tell she was a little unsure about us - not too cuddly, got into things - but just in a year’s time she has become the most loyal dog. She never leaves our sides and depends on us to keep her safe.

She also started to show more of her personality as she became more comfortable with us. She definitely has her quirks but above all else, you can tell she is so happy. We are so thrilled to have given her the family that she always wanted and we are happy that she was able to fit so effortlessly into ours. We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with her!

Thank you,

Lauren


Luna

Luna

August 01, 2016

Hey there!

I wanted to send an update about the cat I adopted just over 3 months ago. She was called Corolla but her name is now Luna.

When Luna first came home with me over 3 months ago, she was a very shy girl. I’m not sure if you’ll remember but she mostly just stayed in her box in her kennel at the shelter and didn’t liked to be touched or interacted with much. Since then, she has impressed me every day with how brave she was, because even though she was nervous, she was always eager to explore. She loves her sanctuary room/my bedroom, and still sleeps in there with me every night. She is still cautious of her furry housemates, and she isn’t a big fan of the bunny, but she has become so much more comfortable with me and my roommates. I’ve even caught her cuddling with one of my roommate’s cats a couple of times. This little girl who used to duck away from any physical contact with me now lets me groom her and give her cuddles (when she’s in the right mood of course). She is learning that she is safe here and every day she seems a little less afraid of the world around her. She is still a very independent girl, but if I’ve been at work at day, she will greet me at the door by rubbing on my legs and purring. I love her so much. We are both so grateful that you kept her safe and happy and healthy until I was able to find my way to her. The more she settles in here in her forever home, I get to see new aspects of her personality. She has recently become much more playful, especially in the morning when we first wake up. She loves to chirp at the birds outside my bedroom window. She loves to run around at full speed through the apartment, throwing her toys around, and I’ve even caught her trying to catch her own tail a handful of times.

I’ve included a few pictures of Luna in her room. You’ll see that her new favourite spot is on top of my dresser. The dresser is right next to my desk and Luna seems to prefer to be within arms reach of me at all times. This spot is nice and high so she can keep an eye on her room. She also has a great view of the trees outside my window and all the birds and squirrels in them from her spot.

Thank you once again for everything you did for Luna and for bringing us together. She is happy and healthy and well loved. And she adds so much to my day, everyday.

All the best,

Robin