Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA

December 10, 2009 17:31 ET

Toronto Humane Society Want to Remind Public North York Animal Adoption Centre Open

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - Working together, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) and the staff at the Toronto Humane Society (THS) want the public to know that animals are available for adoption into loving, caring homes from the THS's Victoria Park centre.

The animal care staff at THS wants to assure the public that the animals at the Victoria Park adoption centre are highly adoptable and ready to be taken into the care of pet lovers.

"Adopting from the Victoria Park location could help alleviate some of the problems we see that are caused to the animals by the severe overcrowding at the 11 River Street location," said the OSPCA's Director of Marketing and Communications, Rosaline Ryan.

The facility currently has 48 cats, four dogs, two birds and 11 other domestic animals.

Among those available for adoption are Maxine and Francine, two female spayed Jack Russell Terriers less than two years old.

Another dog that would make an ideal pet is Ping, a white four-year-old American Eskimo male, who has been neutered.

Those looking to adopt pets can now visit the THS's North York adoption centre at 2802 Victoria Park Avenue, which is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Call ahead at 416-392-2273.

The Ontario SPCA would like to assure the public that the staff and volunteers operating the Victoria Park adoption centre are qualified and dedicated.

The Ontario SPCA is still conducting a search of the Toronto Humane Society's main headquarters at 11 River Street, which also has an adoption centre and clinic, due to an ongoing investigation of cruelty and mismanagement. The Ontario SPCA will notify the public in advance when the THS's headquarters will reopen.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    Rosaline Ryan
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    (416) 428-9886 Mobile