Thursday, April 8, 2010

Humane Society Adoption Blitz This Weekend

The Toronto Humane Society has an unconventional goal this weekend: to empty the entire shelter.

Everything - or rather, every pet - must go before the facility shuts down for six weeks.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) had been in charge of the River Street shelter since an investigation that began in November 2009.

However, their conservatorship ends on April 12. The Humane Society will then shut down for six weeks and reopen on June 1.

Animals are available for adoption at two locations: 11 River St. and 2802 Victoria Park Ave.

All pets that are not adopted out will be boarded at other locations. In some cases, physically or mentally animals will be euthanized as determined by an OSPCA/THS veterinarian.

A court decision on April 1 put the Humane Society back in control of the shelter.

Five senior managers were charged with animal cruelty and other offences following a raid last November, including former president Tim Trow.
See a list of pets here.