We had such a great time at PUCKS AND PAWS hosted by Bark N Rec, Global News, and Ren's Pet Depot at the local Paramount Fine Food Center (formally Hershey Centre)!
WAY TO GO STEELHEADS
This is such an amazing event to be apart of; so many big names in the dog world shared the floor with us!
St. John's Therapy Dogs were on site with their perfectly composed therapy dogs!
Ren's Pet Depot, our new friends, were on site with tennis balls!
The Golden Rescue became great new friends with their booth beside ours; their golden canine friends got on great with our "golden" feline visitor, Cedar!
And so many more! We are so proud to be apart of such a fun and inclusive event with dogs and their owners; and animal lovers of all sizes!
As many of you know (if your not on our mailing list, what are you waiting for!?) we had a major year in 2019 with huge medical miracles and behavioral come backs. Our biggest feline miracle was little Cedar who joined us for our event on Sunday; this little guy had a deformed rib cage and we didn't think he'd make it, but the amazing skills and dedication of Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency Clinic gave him the never before done reconstructive surgery that saved his life!
We are looking forward to the amazing stories and lives we can change with YOUR HELP in this new decade!
Little Miss Sassy Pants
July 9 2013 - January 6 2020
Female seal-point Canadian Sphynx
Mommy’s first cat was quite the character. Pants had her own little opinion on everything, and usually got her way. At a mere 7 lbs, she somehow managed to keep her mommy scrunched up on the edge of their Queen size bed. Hot like a water bottle, and skin like a peach, she ruled her domain. Kitty toys scattered across the house - her favourite were plastic springs that skittered along the floors, enticing a chase for the derpy huntress. She loved a warm stove top and cuddles with her mama. Often found curled up in a blanket, she could always be lured out for rubs and attention. Adored by all who met her; despite her preference for mommy’s company and standoffishness with new people. Once she finally warmed up to someone, she left a lasting impression.
Sassy was curious, stubborn, vocal, but mostly a lovely little purr machine.
She Will Be Greatly Missed
We share our condolences with "Mommy" for her loss of Sassy Pants. We appreciate everything she has done to help support our mission and being apart of our community. Rest in Peace Little Miss Sassy Pants.
We receive a few emails every year that really touch our hearts. We would like to share one of those stories with you. We have received permission from the author to share this story of adoption and love with you from the Parent of a MHS alumni dog who found her forever family.
I thought I'd share my story about adopting a Jackabee (half Jack Russell, half Beagle) from the Mississauga Humane society.
At first we weren't sure about adopting a dog, but my sister said she heard of a 3 year old little girl named Mila who needed a home and urged us to adopt her.
When she first arrived, she was very shy, but irresistibly sweet. Our hearts immediately melted for her and we all knew deep down that this little girl would become a part of our home and family.
I remember each time I'd come home, Mila would jump into my arms, howling and yelping with joy as she kissed every inch of my face... the joy I felt seeing the excitement in Mila's eyes whenever I'd show her the leash and we would go for a walk. I remember moments when I'd be feeling down, and Mila would cuddle up beside me, her soulful brown eyes staring into mine, comforting me, letting me know she was always there for me.
She lived a long beautiful life filled with happiness and love and our lives were also filled with happiness and love because of her. In old age, her hearing began to fade, as well as her vision; but her love towards us remained strong. Always cuddling beside us, feeling loved, safe and secure.
Mila was just a few days shy of her 16th birthday when she left this world, a moment so painful and heartbreaking, that even today, over a year since she left us, I find myself breaking into tears when looking through pictures of her. I still feel sadness when I look at the chest filled with her toys, remembering how her tail wagged each time I'd open it, watching her dig her head into the pile as she picked out a toy.
But despite the pain of losing a pet we all loved and cared for, it brings us tremendous joy knowing we gave this sweet innocent little girl a second chance by adopting her. Providing her with a second chance at life, happiness and love. Adopting Mila has been one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of my life. Watching her journey through life has taught me so much about life itself. It made me realize what's important,it's helped keep me grounded, and has provided me with an education no school could ever offer.
Mila truly was my best friend, my buddy, my sweet little girl.
Her soul is now free, out there somewhere, waiting for the day when we will all be together again.
She was and forever will be a part of my life.
Adopting a pet can become one of the best decisions a person cam make. It requires both effort and dedication, but in the end, the experience is truly rewarding.
I know without a doubt that I've developed into a better person because of Mila.
Many of you may remember our sad story of Lucky the black cat who was found on deaths door in a flower bed.
When he was discovered, the citizen called in to us and our rescuers rushed to his aid! At the vets he was given everything they could to medically pull him back from the edge, and we were told "If he makes it through the night, he could pull through."
AND PULL THROUGH HE DID!
Lucky was able to make a full recovery thanks to the dedicated team at Parkways Animal hospital! Lucky went on to one of our cat rooms where he found the love of his life, Chelsea!
Chelsea was a young mom who MHS picked up with her little babies off the street. When all her kittens had found their homes, Chelsea was so quiet and reserved, she didn't care too much for the humans taking care of her.
UNTIL ONE FATEFUL DAY
Lucky and Chelsea were destined to be together! They clicked right away and were instantly that old married couple! They never spent ALL their time together, but every time they woke up, they were walk toward each other, groom and nuzzle for a few moments, and go about their day! Some days you could find them snuggled together as well.
They waited months for their forever home; no one seemed to want a pair of black love birds. Chelsea did her best to cozy up to the humans who showed interest and really shared her loving, and snugly side, but still no luck....
Then it happened...
The next exciting chapter of Lucky and Chelsea's life has BEGUN!
A nice woman saw their post online and just couldn't stop thinking about them, she HAD to meet them! She loved Chelsea's quiet loving nature, and Lucky's ruggedly handsome face! She couldn't wait to get them home! We couldn't have been happier for these two to find their perfect family together, and never be apart!
A message from their new mom:
So far so good. Lucky is starting to come around and venturing out from under the table which is his preferred hiding spot. Chelsea has been instrumental in this as she is much less hesitant to come around us so she talks to him and he talks back then will come out of hiding. They are really connected to each other now and I cannot wait for cat cuddles. LOL. We've gotten a few pets in on Chelsea but nothing for Lucky yet.
Thank you again!
Join our team with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for either a 5km, half marathon, or marathon to support our animals in need!
1st Annual STWM
We are very excited to announce we are an official charity with the STWM this year and are looking to raise about $10k to cover two life changing surgeries two animals in our care under went this past summer!
You can get all the details HERE