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January 27, 2014


We’ve had Calvin (previously Calpurnio) for almost two months now and wanted to send a quick update: We love him!

He loves exploring and playing. His favorite toys are pipe cleaners and a little pink stuffed mouse. He loves playing the equivalent of whack-a-mole with the holes in the box he came home in, bopping the mouse on the head as it peeks through the holes.

We took him home in December, and he’s the best gift we could have asked for! Thanks for all your hard work, THS.

-Lucas & Tabitha



January 25, 2014

Hello everyone from THS,

This last October my girlfriend and I had to put down a cat we adopted from another shelter as he had FeLV and his kidneys were shutting down. This left an empty spot in our hearts for awhile. We decided to adopt another cat before the holidays in December, we live in Richmond Hill and both work so we were always looking at what cats were in your shelter as we heard of great stories from friends about you and since you already test for all diseases and don’t declaw that was a big thing for us.

We came down and looked at all the cats looking at the black ones as I was told they get over looked and being a huge pet lover upset me a little bit. We came across a kitten named Mimi who we just felt was the right fit for us we adopted her that evening both of us excited and. We decided on naming her Jade but recently we’ve attached a nickname to her being “squeaks” as she loves to make little noises when jumping up on stuff like a squeak. She was quite comfortable in our apartment after just 24hrs which was a shock to us and in under a month she was jumping on our laps nudging us for pets and chin rubs.

We want to thank everyone from the THS and we will be down again for another kitten this year so Jade can have a play partner.



January 23, 2014

Dear Toronto Humane Society,

I just wanted to send a few photos of our new kitty named Joey, who we adopted from you just over a week ago. He has already stolen our hearts and he is just too cute!! He seemed to instantly adjust to our place, just popped right out of his little carrier and ran around to inspect, and was totally bold about it.

He is very cuddly and loves to be picked up. His favorite activities are napping and playing. He likes to sleep up on the bed at night, he is so funny- he always wants to sleep by one of our faces for some reason, which is adorable! He loves his Bart Simpson toy- we like to watch the Simpsons at night before bed and it is hilarious to see kitty hugging or throwing his Bart toy while we watch the show. lol.

Anyhow we just wanted to thank you guys for giving us the opportunity to take home this wonderful little guy. He really makes our home even better and brings us a lot of happiness!

Thanks to Nicole for being so thorough and helpful with the adoption process. She was so knowledgeable and did a great job answering our questions! I am attaching some photos as well, have a great weekend!

Justine and Michael

Stella and Sacha

Stella and Sacha

January 15, 2014

In November I took the big step of becoming a mom again, I renamed them Stella and Sacha. They were Candy and Shagg.



January 15, 2014

Hi All

Here’s a picture of Thorpe with his new owner Mark (13). Mark was thrilled with his unexpected Christmas present and Thorpe adjusted to his new home instantly. He loves to explore, snuggle and purrs like a motorboat. Mark has named him Mack.
Thank you for the wonderful care and service you provide.

Best Regards

Leon Sherriff



January 11, 2014


Pepper our cat with no eyes was adopted from you two years ago.

This is a photo of her enjoying a glass of water. She likes sitting on the dining table and steals whatever she finds.

Jenny Carter.



January 05, 2014

Lexi is proof that no dog is beyond redemption. She came to me scared and anxious. Now she is a big goofball and loves cuddle time. If you’re willing to put in the effort to work with them - it’s worth it!

She is flourishing and doing well with her new diet, off leash adventures and lots of cuddles/love. A huge thank you to Eric from TSH for seeing me through those first couple weeks as Lexi and I adjusted to each other.

Keep up the great work Eric and crew!

Dharshika and Lexi

Picture: Lexi’s journey from November 17, 2013 at the Toronto Humane Society to my couch on January 5, 2014.



January 04, 2014

Dear THS,

Just to let you know…Wikki or now know as Rex…is a great joy!

My life after a break up has been difficult but since Rex has come to my life we enjoy time together walking and hanging out! He has been a great dog with babies and young nephews and a nieces. Rex hates his winter coat and booties but I have a photo of him anyways. He is a cute dog but his personality is what wins my heart!

Warmest regards,
Rose and Rex

Sylvester Dolce Vita

Sylvester Dolce Vita

January 03, 2014

I have been very happy with my cat Sylvester Dolce Vita for the past three months. First when my cat was at the animal shelter, his name was Dolce Vita, but I have decided to rename my cat as Sylvester Dolce Vita after he went home with me back in October 2013.

This e-mail, I am letting you know that my cat has been settled at my forever home very well that he has become an affectionate cat with me. My cat likes to be with me most of the times, but when my cat wants his independence; then he will go to stand by my window’s ledge.

Can one of you please share these beautiful photos about my cat and myself either on Facebook and/or your company’s website, so everyone knows how much I do love my cat.

P.S. Happy New Year to all the staff at Toronto Humane Society. May this new year of 2014 continue to have full of success, happiness, and love at the animal shelter.

Sincerely yours,




December 31, 2013

Hello THS Staff,

Just wanted to give you an update on my pal Micah, who i adopted from THS in late January 2013.

I kept the name he had as i like it, though i pronounce it differently then a lot of people. Micah has been an awesome addition to my household and family. He is a sweet cat, still on the chubby side, but i love him just the way he is.

When he first came to my place, he was timid, anxious, and scared really. Just appeared that he wasn’t that trusting of people which may have to do with how he was treated previously. But it is coming close to a year and Micah has made great progress to the point that he isn’t the cat that was given up anymore.

Micah is at home… he loves to play with his feathered toys or anything that looks like it can move really fast. I remember when i picked Micah up from THS and was told that he was not a lap cat and doesn’t like to be held. But… surprise surprise… Micah loves to curl up and sleep on my lap every evening.

Though Micah has been a chubby cat, and has some ways to go…he has been successful in losing 2 lbs…which I think is due to the amount of playtime he gets. But he is just awesome to have around. He is talkative, curious, and at times so funny..just the expressions on his face because he has an intense stare with bright eyes.

Just wanted to say thank you to THS for bringing us together. Here are a few pictures of Micah (MY-CAH):