Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA

December 15, 2009 12:30 ET

Public Can Support Vulnerable Animals at the Toronto Humane Society Through Contributions of Funds or Pet Supplies

NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and the staff at the Toronto Humane Society (THS) would like the public to know there are ways to directly help the various animals in need at the THS.

A bank account has been set up through TD Canada Trust to accept contributions, every penny of which will be invested to care for over 1,000 animals in need at the Toronto Humane Society (THS). This fund is not to be used in any way for legal fees or other administration costs not directly associated with helping animals.

Those wishing to contribute are invited to transfer funds to the following account at any bank:

TD Canada Trust account number: 5224209

Transit number: 0307

"Obviously, this has been a very difficult time for animal lovers with the ongoing investigation into alleged animal cruelty and mismanagement by senior staff and board members at the THS. But the community has come together to support the animals in need at the THS shelter, and this support is truly wonderful and inspiring, especially at Christmas time when people are very busy," said Kevin Strooband, lead investigator for the OSPCA. "If the public wishes to help the animals at the THS, we will make sure their contributions of money or supplies will directly help animals in need at this shelter."

A wide range of pet supplies would also be gratefully accepted and appreciated from the public. Supplies that are especially needed are:

- Straw

- Timothy hay

- Aspen shavings

- Food for less active rabbits

- "Rodent Diet"

- Six-foot-long nylon or leather leashes

- "Yesterdays News" cat litter

- Canary-finch bird food

- "Cover Cat" non-clumping cat litter

- Toys for cats and dogs

- Blankets

These items can be dropped off at the THS animal shelter at 11 River Street. The OSPCA will keep the public notified of any changes to this list of needed supplies through its website at http://ontariospca.ca/press_releases/2009/ths_investigation.html. For more information about how you can help the animals at the THS, please call 1-888-668-7722.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    Rosaline Ryan
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    (416) 428-9886 mobile
    or
    Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    Alison Cross
    Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
    (905) 853-2108 mobile