Saturday, December 12, 2009

Donation drive for goods only for THS animals, and interesting fallout

The Save the Toronto Humane Society is running a donations drive for goods for the animals. You can leave donations at the shelter, 11 River Street, Toronto from 7 am to 7 pm any day, not just this Saturday and Sunday.

Editor's Note: The board of directors of THS spent almost half a million dollars on lawsuits and didn't buy cat toys, dog leashes, small animal cages??? Disgusting.

The Toronto Humane Society Protest Group is organizing a HUGE donation drive for the animals at the Toronto Humane Society this weekend! There are over 1000 animals at the shelter right now that need your help. The animals will really appreciate the donations and the staff and volunteers will put them to good use!

Between the hours of 7am and 7pm on Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th please drop off donations at the Toronto Humane Society. The address is 11 River Street, which is at the corner of Queen Street East and River St.

Here is a list of supplies that the animals in the shelter desperately need.

For the Dogs
- Used and new blankets. Please avoid down filled comforters as some of the dogs like to destroy their blankets. Feathers make a huge mess.
- Dog beds of all sizes.
- Good quality leashes and collars of all sizes. Please make sure they are strong. We wouldn’t want any dogs to break away from their collars while on a walk.
- Plastic basket muzzles of all sizes. Pit Bulls need to wear them on their walks.
- Plastic bags for the dog walkers
- Strong dog toys of various sizes. Kongs, and squeaky toys for the cages, frisbees and large rubber balls for the dog parks.
- Grooming supplies. Hair clippers, nail clippers, brushes, shampoo,

For the Cats
- Plastic cat toys. Plastic ones are better than fabric ones as the plastic ones can be disinfected properly. The cats and kittens have been living in small cages with almost no stimulation. Some of these cats have been at the shelter for years and would appreciate a toy.
- Towels and small cat beds for their cages.
- Powdered KMR (Kitten Meal Replacement).
- Large plastic litter boxes with no hood.
- Cat treats
- Grooming supplies like nail clippers and brushes.
- Metal Bowls (no plastic please)

For the little guys in the small domestics department
- Hideaways and Houses
- Hammocks
- Tunnels
- Toys
- Food
- Exercise wheels
- Water bottles that clip to the cage
- Cages of all sizes
- Bedding and Litter
- Fresh hay
Anything else you think that a rabbit, rat, mouse, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, or chinchilla would enjoy. Ping pong balls are apparently good.

Fallout: The board of the Georgian Bay Animal Rescue was dumped "amid allegations of neglect at two cat shelters maintained by the organization and a general lack of policies governing how the organization deals with animals in its care" during a recent members' meeting. Read about it in the Enterprise Bulletin. Note one member's comment: "In light of what's happening at the Toronto Humane Society, any directors responsible (for the neglect of animals) need to be removed from the board immediately," she said."