Monday, May 31, 2010

THS Reopening Delayed

The new Toronto Humane Society Board of Directors announced today that the River Street shelter will not reopen tomorrow, as originally planned.
The shelter has been closed since April 12, 2010, for cleaning, staff retraining, and the implementation of new policies and procedures.
Although the board says it is "eager to reopen and care for animals as soon as possible," its members need time to meet with the existing THS management and staff "to ascertain the operational capability of the organization and acquaint themselves with the changes enacted during the ... closure."
In the meantime, if you need to surrender an animal, the THS suggests contacting Toronto Animal Services (TAS) or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
This Examiner, on the other hand, implores you to think twice before giving up a cherished family member.
If, however, you absolutely must surrender your pet, please consider a no-kill independent shelter, such as Toronto Cat Rescue or Adopt a Dog/Save a Life, rather than sending it to an uncertain future at TAS, which is required by law to sell animals to research labs, or the OSPCA, which is known to kill adoptable animals.
If you are fostering a THS animal that requires veterinary care, you are directed to contact the Beaches Animal Hospital located at 2304 Queen Street E. in Toronto. Their phone number is 416-690-4040.
 *Taken from The Examiner.

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