Saturday, April 10, 2010

Toronto Humane Society Finds Homes For Its Final 60 Pets

The Toronto Humane Society has found homes for its final 60 animals in advance of a temporary closure at the troubled shelter.
The shelter was slated to be open all weekend for the adoption blitz, which aimed to find homes for the animals before the court-approved shut-down on Monday. It will now close at 7 p.m. Saturday, reopening on June 1.
The shelter's last remaining pets were mainly cats, as well as a few rats and one dog named "Mary Sue."
The closure is meant to allow shelter staff to revamp their policies and procedures, and to conduct a thorough cleaning of the River Street facility.
The organization will elect a new board of directors and shelter managers on May 30.
The THS has been operated by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals since the OSPCA raided the shelter in November, charging several staffers with animal cruelty.
The provincial and criminal charges stem from alleged poor shelter conditions and suspect adoption and euthanasia policies. The charges have not been proven in court.
There was some concern that the temporary shutdown would lead to the euthanasia of the shelter's remaining animals. However, nearly 1,000 animals have been adopted our or put into foster care since the OSPCA took over the shelter.

**Taken from CP24

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