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Bashful and Scribble

Bashful and Scribble

February 17, 2014

Dear THS staff,

We just wanted to update you on our 2 hamsters, Bashful and Scribble we adopted from you on January 18th 2014. They are doing great and have settled in really well.

Throughout this past month the boys have really come out of their shells, especially Scribble who had not been to a foster home yet. They really enjoy playing in their new cages, running up and down the tubes and running in their wheels. They are super fast! They also enjoy running around in their balls and playing in the maze (thank you Kimberly). Most of all I think they enjoy being held and loved. We also made them a large play area that they love to run around in. We put in a spare wheel, a couple of chew toys, some spare tubes and a water bowl. They love it in there!

It makes us really happy when we go to see them and they come to their doors and practically climb out into our hands! Thank you for letting us adopt these lovely boys and give them a nice home!

Jenna and Katrina


February 17, 2014

Hi folks.

Pippy (Shea) is growing into a beautiful cat. Her fur has become sleek, and she seems to be getting longer each day. (We changed her name back to the one given by her foster parents before she came to the Humane Society.) We adopted her half-sister (same father) a couple of weeks after bringing Shea home, and they get along famously. (Pepper is also a tortie.)




February 16, 2014

Hi Toronto Humane Society!

I adopted Sumia (renamed Beatrice) a few weeks ago now and I just want to let you all know that she is one amazing cat! She has warmed up so amazingly to myself and my friends. She shows her love by licking noses, cuddling up on our laps, and purring.

Sometimes when I get home from work she jumps into my arms and likes being held like a baby! She has a croaky but adorable meow… and I love her to pieces!

She has brought so much happiness into our house I cannot thank you enough! smile



February 15, 2014

To my friends at the Toronto Humane Society,

We’ll it’s been a long difficult road, but I am so glad that I finally found my forever family. My Mum and Dad adopted me in November from the Toronto Humane Society. I was born at the shelter and had previously been adopted out, only to return a year later.

My Mum and Dad adopted me in November of 2013. My name used to be “Ficus” but Mum thought that I was so cute, and needed a name that suited my personality. She renamed me Pica, and I love it. I have to admit I was a bit timid at first (after losing my eye to a bout of Melanoma a few years ago and some dental problems in late 2013), but I have since come around. I’ve even gained a few pounds!

I love treats, fluffy toys, and warm blankets. I particularly love my Mum and Dad’s pillow, which I use like a real person when I crawl into bed. I am so thankful for the care and compassion my friends and the volunteers of the THS gave to me during my “vacation.” Without them, I would not be here. I commissioned my Mum to write this letter, but I am sitting by her, reading along (I also love computer keys). I would like to tell all people about the THS, and encourage my human friends to adopt (us cats and dogs have a lot of potential and love if you just give us a chance). I have so many exciting things on the horizon (including my birthday which I will be celebrating this Saturday).

Ta Ta for Now. Pica



February 13, 2014

We adopted Calvin last Friday; and he’s doing very well, thank you very much for the great work that you guys are doing.




February 12, 2014

I was reading the success stories and thought I would be amiss not to write in about our Buddy. In December 2006 my husband and I decided to adopt a companion for our female main coon Pookie, who my husband found as a feral kitten several years prior. With holiday time off work it would give lots of time for us to be home during the adjustment period. So on a Friday evening we went to the Toronto Humane society.

I’d never adopted before and as I walked through the facility I looked for a cat who I had a connection with, looked at me, meowed, something to catch my attention. I was appalled that a lot of the cats choose to lay on their litter, but relieved that they all seemed so well taken care of as a volunteer went cage to cage making sure each had the comforts needed. My husband was standing at ‘Irwin’s’ cage. I read his stats and then try to gain his attention. ”’ Heh, Buddy, c’mere Buddy..” Nothing. “Come here sweetie”, nothing. I turned to my husband and said I wasn’t sure, I wanted some sort of connection with the cat I took home. It was going to be family after all. Feeling bad to give hope and retrieve it, I tried one last time. ’ C’mere Buddy, come see me, c’mon’. Very slowly, lethargically, with great effort he rose and came over and swiped his whiskers across my hand. Buddy was coming home.

Early the next week Buddy had labored breathing, very crackly sounding. We took him to a vet and were told he had an airborne respiratory infection. Great thing that the pet insurance is provided for 6 weeks! We took Buddy home and kept him in a separate bedroom with all comforts. We had to keep him from Pookie so she wouldn’t get infected. It worked two fold as it enabled them to get familiar and comfortable with each other’s presence in an easy pace. I’m not going to lie, later she did swat the heck out of him and at one point put a good bite to the back of his neck. I’d jump up to intervene whenever I heard a scuffle. My husband told me relax, unless they’re killing each other to leave it alone. They were working out the hierarchy. 7 years later they are each other’s soul mates. Napping together, cleaning each other’s fur, eating together.

Buddy is a sweet, talkative, stoic little man. I’m one of those crazy pet owners who is always trying to teach them to talk. Buddy loves to make various vocal sounds and one day I swore I hear him bellow ‘HellOoo Mama’. So much so I quickly turned and replied ‘Hello Buddy!’



February 07, 2014

Hello THS

Its been about a year since Kita left the THS, and every second since that day has been an absolute blessing. Over the past year, Kita has brought me so much joy into my life that I can’t even describe, she cheers me up when I’m down keeps me company when I’m lonely, she’s my best friend and I am so thankful that she’s in my life.

Kita’s sweet and energetic nature makes everyone fall in love with her instantly and she gets along with other dogs exceptionally well. After meeting Kita, I quickly learned that the negative rumours about shelter dogs are complete nonsense, because I have never met another dog as gentle and tame as her.

Kita has become the princess of the house and spends most of her time playing in the backyard with our Labrador and sleeping while snuggled into a pile of pillows and blankets. Some of Kita’s favourite things are: car rides, late-night walks, playing in the snow, napping, costumes, cheeseburger flavoured beggin’ strips, and pears.

I just want to say that Kita is doing great and I can’t thank you guys enough for giving me the opportunity to meet this beautiful little girl, god bless THS!


Lynda Yao



January 31, 2014

Good afternoon to all the staff at the Toronto Humane Society.

I have been having my cat Sylvester (formerly known as Dolce Vita) for the past four months. The day that I came to adopt my cat Sylvester was on October 23, 2013.

During the past four months, my cat has gained my affection as he has become very attached with me because my cat misses me so much everytime I am not home and at work. Every time I am unlocking my apartment’s door and coming inside, my cat always gets very excited that he starts mewing at me; and then he begins to roll around the floor and he also runs around the house.

Whenever I am on the computer checking my e-mails and browsing on Facebook, my cat always likes to get on top of my computer’s table; moreover, my cat begins to walk on top of my laptop’s keyboard for my love and attention. Even though I am busy replying to my important messages on Facebook and on my personal e-mail’s account, I have to stop typing temporarily, and I always kiss my cat on his nose and head. As a result, my cat loves it so much whenever I stop typing temporarily on my PC for me to give my love and attention; and then my cat will get off my PC’s table and leave me alone. If I fail to give my love and attention to my cat while I am busy typing on my PC, then my cat will begin to get upset that he will begin biting my hands. As I love my cat so much with all of my heart, I am always patient with my cat whenever he bothers me by getting on top of my laptop’s keyboard even though I am busy.

During bedtime, my cat always loves to sleep on top of my legs and sometime between my thigh and tummy; moreover, my cat always likes to crawl on top of my blanket overnight; and then he will relax and sleep on top of my tummy or legs. I have been enjoying so much, for my cat Sylvester to keep me company overnight whenever he sleeps on top of my legs or tummy.

Sincerely yours,



January 29, 2014

I would like to share that I have adopted a grey girl at your adoption blitz on November 15th at Petsmart on Laird.

At that time her name was Starburst and she is a grey—looks part Blue Russian 6mos old. She has been the most wonderful cat I have ever met and very smart.

I have changed her name to Pearl as she is round grey and beautiful. I will mail you a few pictures as people think she is a model.

Thank you for helping me to come across this lovely cat

Sue Miller



January 28, 2014

Dear THS,

I never knew what joy could come from adopting my darling little kitty Mercury. It has been almost a year since I picked her up and she has changed my life in so many wonderful ways.

She’s the most loving and affectionate cat I could ever imagine and I cannot imagine life without her!

Thank you for all you have done and will do, for the millions of pets and pet owners out there.