Everyone knows that in the world of rescue, it is never a one person show, and it truly takes a strong connected community to make things happen! We have had a great spring/summer season connecting with new and old friends to help make Canada a better place.
Dr. Mark Fleet, Chiropractor
We have two kittens in our care with moderate to severe rib deformities; unfortunately congenital meaning, they were born that way. The prognosis was bleak, we were not sure if they would see their first birthday, but we just couldn't give up without a fight!
We were recommended to Dr. Fleet, a chiropractor for people and animals for 19 years; and the appointment was made quickly! He adored the kittens instantly and it didn't take him long to adjust both kittens and enjoy some cuddles too! We got some positive results; Dr. Fleet said other then their diminished rib cage, their spine and hips had great movement!
Both kittens are being monitored closely to see if repeat treatments are needed, but for now they get to be happy energetic kittens who don't know there is anything wrong!
Etobicoke Humane Society
You never know until you ask!
We reached out to some local rescues for some assistance during a particularly harsh financial drought and Etobicoke stepped up to offer their assistance!
We took on a large number of dogs over the last 8 months and many of them came with larger vet bills! We want to give as many animals a second chance at life, but sometimes the bills get in the way. Many have received their treatment and have moved onto their forever homes, but we have a few that were still in need; Petunia was our biggest case, we were not prepared for how rough this girl's life had been before coming up to Canada and how significant her medical recovery would be. Thankfully, EHS was able to lift this financial burden and continue with Petunia's care so she can finally have a HEALTHY happy new life here in Canada! Thank you EHS team for being there for the animals!
Carroll's Farm and Sanctuary
By absolute twist of fate; we stumbled upon a smaller rescue who needed a hand!
Carroll's Farm put out a call for more foster parents, saying they were getting 2-4 calls A DAY of kittens in need of a home, and they just couldn't keep up with demand! It did not take the board long to decide we needed to reach out and help this amazing team up from the never ending call for kittens. We reached out just in time to help Carroll's save a large family we have come to call, #DREAMSICLES! This large family of 13 cats/kittens were pulled from a single home where the mama cats had gotten themselves all boyfriends and babies! We really got lucky when our vet told us mama cat, Natasha had an ectopic pregnancy that would have killed her if she had not gotten the intervention from our vet! Thank you Carroll's for reaching out, and we hope we can continue to support your growing cause; rescues need to work together if we are going to save more lives!
Pawzietively Precious Cat Rescue
Another small rescue we connected with over the summer; one of our volunteers had worked with Pawzietively Precious to help save some kittens herself last year, and connected us together!
Within the week, we have been able to rescue another 14 kittens from farms and fields with Precious leading the way! The Grand Valley Kittens were the first to arrive and the rest followed within the week!
With heavy hearts we have to announce the passing of a long term foster, Abby, who got to live our her senior years in the loving home of Terri who loved her to the moon and back.
Abby was a 16 1/2 year old diabetic, struggling with kidney function and healing from a broken heart herself when her owner at 82 had to be moved to a nursing home and Abby needed a new home.
Even from day one, Terri fell for Abby's gorgeous face and need for a comfortable home for her senior years. Although Abby was not pleased to have to share her senior home with Terry's own cat, and later her foster friend Ace, she enjoyed being the Queen to the boys and running the house!
This is the hardest part of rescue; giving animals their second chance, having your life changed in exponential ways before having to send them off to the rainbow bridge.
We know Terri is grieving, but we hope she finds comfort in knowing she provided Abby with the love and adoration she needed to enjoy her final years. Thank you Terri for opening your heart.