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April 04, 2017

Dear THS,

I am writing to thank you for bringing little Nemo (formerly Fink) into my life. When I first met him at the humane society, he had severe anxiety and even came with a disclosure outlining various aggressive behaviours. This was only two days ago!

I brought little Nemo home on Sunday morning (April 2nd), and he has acclimated so well. He is the sweetest, most gentle purr machine I’ve ever met! He loves cuddles, playing with toys (especially of the catnip variety), and watching cars through the window. He is a very happy and calm boy, and it seems that all he needed was a forever home smile

Thank you for little Nemo/Fink! Especially to Marcela & Cheryl, as well as the THS behaviourist who helped me on Saturday!

Best wishes,



April 03, 2017

Hello THS,

We just wanted to give an update and share our THS happy tail with our perfect cat Dmitri. We adopted Dmitri (we kept his name because it suited him so well) in early September 2016 after deciding our previously adopted rescue cat, Murph, might like a companion. We had adopted Murph after finding her as a very sick stray and having the amazing staff at the Guelph Humane Society take care of her to make her a healthy and happy kitten. We thought Murph would get along great with another cat, as she was a very social, playful and sweet girl.

When we came to visit THS in September, Dmitri stood out right away, and in just a few short minutes we knew it was meant to be! We brought Dmitri home that afternoon and after a few days in his sanctuary room he met Murph. It did not take long for them to become the best of friends! They spend all their time together; grooming each other, sleeping side by side and playing during the day.

Dmitri and Murph have very different personalities, that seem to balance out perfectly. Dmitri is a calm but quirky boy, who prefers to cuddle and sit right by your side most of the day. He never hesitates to wake you up early in the morning solely to have some cuddle time- which even in the early morning hours is very cute.

We are so happy to have such a wonderfully lazy, cuddly cat in our lives, and we are so grateful to have given Dmitri his forever home.

Thank you so much THS staff!


Sarah and Trevor



April 02, 2017

Hey THS,

I was reading the newsletter today and got to picture next to the second article and thought… Hold on, I know that fuzzy little face it’s the one that is currently sleeping next to me! It’s the one that my grandmother calls “the big one with all the colours” or as I know her, Bernice! It’s been a year since I saw that same picture on your website and read her blurb. I thought my house would be perfect for her, it’s quiet and calm and I must say it’s working out very well. She’s definitely a kitty who needs to build trust before being affectionate, but I now call her “lap fungus” because once she sits on you, you’re pinned for hours. If she’s not on a lap her favourite thing is to find any clothing that may have fallen to the floor. She likes it so much I’ve started leaving things lying around so that she has somewhere new and fun to sit. She also really enjoys her Catnip Ravioli and a little pink pom-pom, both of which get lost daily and can usually be found under the couch or tv cabinet.

Below left is a picture of our first night. After hiding in the closet for a few hours she finally came out for a nap. To this day I can’t tell if the paw was affection or so she could keep tabs on where I was. Either way, still super cute. The other picture is from this summer. She and I were sitting on the balcony watching birds. She loves watching the little birds that come to visit and when she gets super excited she hisses at them. Which I find hilarious.

I just thought you’d enjoy an update on her new(ish) home!