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!
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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
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.
We want to thank Vicki and family for their donations in memory of their family pet, Peanut.
Here is their words on their beloved canine....
This is our dog Peanut who passed away on May 26,2019.
He was our beloved pet and family member for 15 and 1/2 years. Peanut went on many great adventures, including Disneyworld and the Florida beaches. He is sadly missed by Maria, Daniel, Gino and Vicki.
May he be napping and taking walks in doggie heaven now. We love you, Peanut