Monday, April 5, 2010

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Most Animals Won't Be Euthanized, Says THS

The Canadian Press
A spokesperson at the Toronto Humane Society says the organization is not liberally euthanizing animals at its east-end facility, despite having to close its operations for a few weeks this month.
Ian McConachie said in a news release on Monday that the River Street shelter is doing what it can to have as many animals as possible adopted in the next week.
"We are also aggressively pursuing foster homes for our animals to find a place for them during the temporary closure," he said.
The animals that are not adopted will be transferred to other humane societies and rescue organizations as well as the THS's Victoria Park location which will remain opened throughout April and May.
"If an animal is not suitable for adoption due to medical or behavioural issues that are unmanageable we can not continue to house those animals at the THS indefinitely, this is not an acceptable animal care practice," McConachie said.
"This temporary closure has stirred a lot of emotions and people should be aware that we are not abandoning the animals in our care and simply putting them down," the statement continues to say. "We will, as always, do everything we can to find loving homes for as many animals as possible."
Certified veterinarians will help the shelter decide when an animal should be euthanized, he said.
Over the Easter long weekend, 31 cats, four dogs and 11 small pets were adopted at the River Street facility.

**Taken from CTV

Take Your Dog To The Game This Weekend!

You May Need To Resubmit Your Photo!!

To all of you who have submitted your photos, thank you so much...this is turning out to be quite fun!  Now there may be a problem with submissions.  If you see your photo under the submissions (which you can view by clicking the "Photo Contest" label on the left side), then don't worry at all.  On Saturday however, some messages came directly to my spam folder and were erased.  Now these messages might not have been photos at all, rather the day to day spam that we all get.  If however, you have submitted a photo and do not see it, then please resend it, as I have updated the email account so as not to erase the spam messages (there were only four I believe, and like I said, there might not have been any photos).  Thanks so much for understanding :)

Group Three Of The Photo Contest

Here are the submissions we got this past week for the contest.  Good luck guys!

From top to bottom :

1) Oliver
2) Mickey
3) Chase The Beagle
4) Rosie Redbone
5) Cooper
6) Chase The Chihuahua

This Happens So Often!

Who let the dogs out on Varsity Rd. and then left a bag of pooch poo by the curb?
Shame on you. It’s been heating up on the street for days. Come pick it up and dispose of it properly. And if you’re too lazy to do the right thing, drop it in front of your own house next time.
The Fixer has seen plenty of those little black bags littering city streets and one doesn’t have to look inside to know what they’re filled with.
Randomly tossed bags of excrement are a pet peeve (pardon the pun) of The Fixer and Vladas, who lives on Underwood Ave., at Varsity. He recently stopped to chat outside his front yard and complain about pet owners who walk their dogs in the neighbourhood and let their pets pee and poo on his boxwoods at the edge of his lawn. It’s upsetting to the senior who said he can see dogs doing their business from his front window but he doesn’t confront their owners fearing retribution.
“I like dogs, but sometimes their owners aren’t nice,” said Vladas who likes to keep things neat and tidy. He hopes dog owners will be more courteous and considerate in the future when it comes to his property. As for the bags, they should be taken home and disposed of properly rather than left on the street under someone else’s nose, Vladas advised.
We spoke with Lance Cumberbatch, a municipal licensing and standards officer with the city who confirmed that the municipal code is very clear when it comes to litter including pet excrement. Chapter 548 of the Municipal Code says its against the law and prohibited for anyone to litter or dump garbage. The only way to catch offenders is in the act. A conviction under the act carries a fine of $305 plus administrative fees. Chapter 608 of the act covers parks and requires dog owners to pick up and remove dog excrement and dispose of it in a sanitary manner in a trash can.
Of course, the best pet owners are those who voluntarily comply with the rules.

**Taken from the Toronto Star