“NO KILL” - Mississauga Humane Society

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“NO KILL” - Mississauga Humane Society
MYAH (adopted in March
2015) and her family
38th Edition
August 2015
MISSISSAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY
a
Charity No. 899127526RR0001
BEAR, now 15, is still
with the same owner
who adopted him 12
years ago!
Campaign for a
“NO KILL”
SHELTER
2
3
4
5
in
MISSISSAUGA
WE WANT TO LIVE
IN THIS ISSUE
2
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE/
ADOPTION/RESCUE
STATISTICS
3
WHOM HAVE YOU
HELPED TO SAVE?
4
CAMPAIGN for a
‘NO KILL’ SHELTER
5
VENUS (Part I)
6
VENUS (Part II)
7
ARYA (Juicy)
8
HOMESWEETHOME
9
HOMESWEETHOME
10
NEWS & EVENTS
11
NEWS & EVENTS
12
STARLIGHT SOIREE/
SAVE THE DATE
EDITOR: LILY CHAN
www.mississaugahumanesociety.com
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President’s Message
Dear friends:
The last few months have been really busy as we prepared for two events
for our Society. The first one was MHS’s 16TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY which
took place on June 6. The second one, the STARLIGHT SOIREE our annual
fund raising gala, also took place on July 10. Both events were very
successful and details and pictures are under NEWS & EVENTS on pages
10 - 12.
Please
ADOPT ME!
Summer is also the KITTEN SEASON where lots of calls on stray moms and
kitties are received. We are doing our best to take in as many as we can to
stop the overpopulation of homeless cats. Donations and foster homes are
urgently needed to meet with the high intake. Please HELP us HELP.
VISIT OUR CATS
for ADOPTION at
After our success in our petition last year to ‘STOP the 24/7 OUTDOOR
CHAINED/CONFINED DOGS’ that led to the set up of a new City by-law, we
will be working on another campaign for a ‘NO KILL SHELTER in
MISSISSAUGA’. This is an even more important mission as, if this is
achieved, numerous animals lives can be saved. For details of the
campaign please go to Page 4.
PET VALU
Finally, I would like you to SAVE the Date of September 26, 2015 as this is
when our annual PET FEST & WALKATHON will take place. Please refer to
Page 12.
I wish you a happy and safe summer!
Lily Chan
President
(2 locations)

Dundas/Mavis
905 306 0909

Dundas/Dixie
905 273 9992
RESCUE & ADOPTION STATISTICS
Jan-July 2015
No. of Dogs Rescued:
No. of Dogs Adopted:
52
35
No. of Cats Rescued:
No. of Cats Adopted:
280
252
TOTAL RESCUED:
TOTAL ADOPTED:
41324413135
332
d
287
GLOBAL
PET FOODS
905-501-0411
1170 Burnhamthorpe
Rd
(Creditview)
About
James Kent MHS:

MHS is a registered charity run 100% by volunteers. It does not have a
shelter, business venue or paid staff. It receives no support from the
Government, City or the SPCA.

Without a shelter, MHS depends on the kindness of foster parents
who open their heart and home to animals in need. By fostering a pet
you are helping to SAVE a LIFE.
President

Since 1999, MHS has rescued over 5,000 homeless animals.

MHS Is NOT the ‘animal shelter - Mississauga Animal Services’, which
is run by the City.
DUNDAS EAST
ANIMAL
HOSPITAL
905-803-8400
966 Dundas St
(Tomken)
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WHOM HAVE YOU HELPED TO SAVE?
Here are just a few of them….
EDDY &
MALCOM
MOOSE
KING
A 2-yr-old Mudi X
whose owner could
not keep due to
behaviour issues
7 and 8 yr boys given
up due to allergy
of a family member
A nice Rottweiler
given up by family
as owner could not
afford to keep
ABBY
CHASE
SOPHIE
SOPHIE
An 11-yr-old girl
surrendered by
owner due to
allergy of the
daughter
Came from an
home who had too
many unfixed cats
A 6Owner
yr calico
given
up
gave
up due
to her fighting
not
todue
constant
getting
with
withalong
the other
the other
housecat
housecat
BENNY
A 7-yr-old Jack
Russel X that ended
up in the pound
due to food
aggression
aggression
OZZIE
A 9-yr-old Shitzu X who
had been rehomed
4 times due to
behaviour issues. Her
last owner wanted to
euthanise him
fighting
THUMPER
JACK & CHARLIE
TITO
Abandoned by the
owner and found
crying help behind
a dumpster
surrendered by
owner due to
allergy of the
daughter due to
constant fighting
7 and 8 yr
ALLEGY
A young shepherd
returned by several
homes due to
behaviour issues
Two brothers whose
owner could not
keep due to moving
out of province
KAYLIE & her 5
kittens
BOOTS
A 2-yr-old FILA who
was returned to the
pound by a rescue
group and in danger
of euthanasia
One of the many
stray mom cats and
kittens reported
fighting
BROWNIE
BENNY
RUBY
A 5 yr shy girl
whose owner
could not keep due
to moving
A Shepherd X who
was scheduled to
be killed due to
aggression issues
A bulldog suffering
from torn ligament
and owner could
not afford the
surgery
fighting
KOALA
A 5-yr-old cat
dropped off at the
vet clinic due to a
broken tail & owner
could not afford
surgery
5 HOMELESS
KITTENS
Found living with
their mom under
the deck of a
backyard
fighting
Your DONATION today can SAVE LIVES


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
In Honour of your LOVED ones - Send a Gift & celebrate the special occasion.
In Memory of your LOVED ones – Send a Gift to celebrate their lives.
Host your own fund raising events - Bake Sale, Birthday Party, Garage Sale..
Host fund raising events at your workplace.
MAKE a BEQUEST in your WILL.
 lives.
FOSTER A PET, SAVE A LIFE
When people say:
“I could never foster because it would be too
hard to give them up.”
We say:
“How could that be harder than knowing an
animal died because no foster stepped up?”
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Campaign for a
“NO KILL” SHELTER in MISSISSAUGA
by Lily Chan
Every year millions of dogs and cats are killed in shelters in North America. SHELTER KILLING
is the LEADING CAUSE of DEATH for healthy dogs and cats. Up to a month ago, I still believed
that this was due to lack of shelter space and homes. After attending a presentation by Nathan
Wilograd on June 13, I have changed my opinion. Nathan created the NO KILL ADVOCACY
GROUP in US many years ago. Shelters can implement a series of programs and services
collectively known as NO KILL EQUATION. It works! Over the last 20 years MANY shelters
throughout America have been able to achieve NO KILL by following an innovative and cost
effective model. The euthanasia rate of some of these shelters have dropped to as low as 1%!
KILLING is a CHOICE
NO KILLING is also a CHOICE
WE WANT to LIVE
WE WANT to LIVE
What is a “NO KILL’’ Shelter?
A NO KILL SHELTER does not kill "SAVEABLE ANIMALS" - animals with TREATABLE illnesses or CORRIGIBLE
behaviour issues. Animals are not killed because of lack of shelter space. For animals that are irremediably suffering
due to sicknesses/injuries that are untreatable, they are killed for humane reasons. In the case of dangerous/ vicious
.dogs with a poor prognosis for rehabilitation after extensive behavior, they are killed for public safety reasons (unless
sanctuaries are available.) When the "SAVE RATE" of a shelter is over 90% (euthanasia rate is less than 10%)
then the shelter is considered a NO KILL shelter.
HOW can “NO KILLINGS’’ be achieved?
It can be achieved with an innovative and cost effective program model which changes the way shelters operate.
The program will REDUCE IMPOUNDS, VASTLY EXPAND ADOPTIONS and INCREASE RECLAIMS.
‘NO KILL EQUATION’
.
www.nokilladvocacycenter.org
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
A Trap, Neuter, Release Program for Feral Cats
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Working with Rescue Groups
A Foster Care Program
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
Pet Retention efforts
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Medical/Behavioral rehabilitation
Public relations/Community involvement
Working with Volunteers
Progressive Field services & Proactive Redemptions
A Compassionate and hard working Director
ALL THESE PROGRAMS MUST BE CARRIED OUT COMPREHENSIVELY
On July 10, 2015, the night of our Starlight Soiree fund raising gala, MHS launched the campaign for a NO KILL
Shelter in Mississauga. The goal is for our own City shelter (Mississauga Animal Services) to become a NO KILL
one. On that evening, a presentation was made to the audience. Pledge forms were also distributed to all the guests.
Details of the campaign and petition forms will be provided on our website very soon.
Our strategy for the campaign will be in three directions:
 Public support (petitions to Major/Councillors)
 Presentation to the City Council
 Working with Mississauga Animal Services, the city shelter
This is a very meaningful mission which will SAVE NUMEROUS ANIMAL LIVES in future.
YOUR SUPPORT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.
“TOGETHER, WE CAN END the KILLINGS of SHELTER ANIMALS’’
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VENUS
(Part I)
by Katie Biffis (the foster parent)
I was asked to take VENUS over my Christmas break, December 2014, to give her a break from the kennel, where she had spent time
boarding before, this time 5 straight months. Venus was rescued from a pound almost 3 years ago. She did not have much luck, being
returned by foster homes again and again. She had behavioral issues that got worse as time went on. She was not good with all dogs,
new people and cats were questionable. I was unsure, but had the space and set up to accommodate her. I closely followed the
instructions from the trainer and others who knew Venus. It took a week or so of being indifferent with her, in order for her to trust me
and me with her. Venus turned out to be a great house dog and together we bonded extremely well. She was awful on our walks, to
say the least, when passing other dogs. One time I had to straddle her. I had to take routes where other dogs did not frequent. I was
able to allow Venus on my second floor main living area with her muzzle on. My dog was smart enough to go upstairs and I baby
gated the stairs off. Venus was not a cat chaser, but would react if they got too close, so with a close eye, things worked out.
Christmas and the holidays passed and as stated, she was to go back to the kennel after the ‘break’. My heart sunk! I could not do
this to her. Venus was a broken spirit, with no fault of hers. She was feeling happy, content and at home with me. I decided to keep
going to make it work. I had to give her a good walk before work, left work earlier than usual to get home to her, walk again and walk
again before bed. I was tired and at times wondered how long I could keep this up, but I decided to keep going. I could not risk
Venus being returned again. She had already been through so much negativity. I advised MHS that training sessions would need to
be offered to her adopter. I did her bio over and stated Venus’ needs in an honest and positive way about her behaviors, but also
emphasizing that she is a smart and fantastic dog for a home that was willing to work with her limitations and treasure her positives.
THERE HAD TO BE SOMEONE OUT THERE.
–
Someone that understands her limitations, see her for who she is, has the potential to be and what she has
to offer "YOU". This person should be settled, experienced and mature. No kids, no dogs, no cats, quiet home
environment without much traffic of new people. Venus is comical and has such a cute personality. She is housetrained, non-destructive etc., will bond close to you and be loving, once you gain her trust. Lo and behold an email
came in from Sue and Bill while on vacation. They read the bio and addressed all the items on mine and Venus’
wish list. Best of all, Bill was retired, so Venus would have a stay at home daddy. I was not going to sugar coat
anything. We arranged the meet and greet after they returned home. I was so nervous driving out, had tears about
to fall and saying to myself, “If it does not work out, Venus stays with me until she finds her forever home.’’
Sue and Bill were perfect! Sue was sitting at the kitchen table ready to make out the payment and Bill was sitting
calmly on the couch. Hmmm … They do know what to do, I thought. Venus had her muzzle on. They listened to the concerns of how
to approach, or better yet, how not to approach Venus. Hands in pockets, they did not make eye contact or speak to Venus. It was
smooth. He also mentioned they had been reading about the recent Oakville hoarding situation, with all the dogs out there that need
homes, they felt it was time to rescue again. I knew this was a couple who had a huge heart and empathy for rescue animals . Venus
even followed Sue up the stairs at one point during our visit. While Venus was outside, I gave Sue a hug and left. I was sad for
Venus, losing another person she had learned to trust, but Venus may have a FOREVER HOME. What impressed me, again, about
Sue and Bill, was the immediate update and pictures of Venus.
Another update came through a week after. There was a setback and worry of liability. Venus lunged at their nephew, but was on leash
in the house. Their nephew was doing some renovations and all was going well until he told Venus she was a pretty girl. This was all it
took. A new voice speaking to her that upset her. I was prepared to come back from my March Break holiday and pick Venus up.
However, Sue and Bill wanted to see Tommy, our dog trainer first, who assured them that Venus has ongoing potential, that will take it may be up to a year or more. ONE STEP AND ONE TASK AT A TIME. Thankfully, they were willing to keep working on her. I
returned home. Another update … My eyes almost popped out their sockets. It read: “Venus did awesome on the hike. Bill and I
talked and feel Venus has found her forever home with us. We want to follow through with the adoption.”
Updates got better and better and more positive. Venus is spoiled, continues with the monthly dog hikes, a new truck and seat belt to
ride in and a camping trailer for summer adventures with her new mom and dad, and best of all a road trip to P.E.I! Venus helps Sue
garden, and as she states, a good digger but not with replacing the soil. Venus has a kiddy pool, goes for walks with neighborhood
friends and their dogs. The list just keeps getting better and longer. Almost forgot … Nephew update … Ha! He did return, but this
time no eye contact, as he came with sunglasses on (too funny) and did not speak to Venus. Their visit in the backyard was successful.
Pictures are constantly coming in and the smile on Venus’ face and calm relaxed posture in others is priceless!
I will let the rest be told by Sue and Bill in Part II. Thank you, Sue and Bill for opening up Venus’ world to endless adventures and
experiences that will continue to help her become more balanced in her mind, body and soul … to become the dog she once used to
be, but was robbed of somewhere along the way, leaving her broken and unsure of herself and others. Venus was the most
challenging foster dog I had, but she is also the one I miss the most. Sue and Bill, you are a God Send.
Live on Sweet Venus. You deserve it girl!
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VENUS
(Part II)
by Sue and Bill Grant (the adopter)
As Katie says, Bill and I had spent some time looking for a dog to adopt
before we found VENUS. It may sound odd but we weren’t looking for the
perfect little puppy or a dog that could fit into any home. We felt that we had
a lot to offer a dog that would represent a challenge to many potential
adoptive families. While we were on vacation in Jamaica we came across
the bio that Katie had written for Venus. Phrases like “no cats or other small
animals” and “would be best as the only pet in the home” told us clearly that
we would have challenges. As empty nesters who live in a quiet
neighbourhood with a large back yard we felt like we could be a perfect fit
for Venus and we really wanted to give her a chance.
One of our biggest concerns initially was how Venus would react to me
when I came home from work after having been with Bill all day long so we
came up with a plan hoping that the adage “don’t bite the hand that
feeds you” would hold true. Each morning I fed Venus breakfast before I left for work and I took a treat with me which she got when I
came home so that she would see me in a positive light rather than an intruder. This definitely worked, within a couple of days she
was bonding with both of us equally.
We were surprised at how quickly Venus responded positively to BILL and I, but were worried when she
had a setback with my Nephew. It made us question whether we could offer Venus the controlled
environment she needed over the long term. We did a lot of soul searching and decided that we couldn’t
just cut bait and run without truly giving Venus a chance to get overcome her trust issues.
We spoke with Katie and asked for a session with Tommy Ferreira (dog trainer extraordinaire) who was an
amazing resource for us. He came to our home and showed us some coping techniques, really training us
so that we could give Venus the kind of support she needed. Tommy helped us realize that giving Venus
strong discipline when she was acting out would give her a sense of security, letting her know that she
didn’t have to worry because we had it covered.
Bill and I formulated a plan to address Venus’ issues taking baby steps. First we needed to stop
Venus from going crazy when a dog inside a house barked at her while we were walking by. We
addressed this with leash correction each time she did it and being a smart dog within a few days we
had that mastered. Next we found her comfort zone with other dogs approaching her. If we crossed
the street Venus was somewhat comfortable but sometimes would go off if the dog reacted to her
from this safe distance. Again we took corrective actions when she reacted and within a couple of
weeks had that mastered. We took the same approach with bicycles, skateboards and trucks; I wish
I could report we’ve been successful with the mail man but nobody’s perfect.
Tommy suggested that we do the monthly PAWS ON THE SHORE (www.pawsontheshore.ca) hikes
with Venus. It’s an amazing program that allows owners with dogs that aren’t socialized to be in an
environment where having a muzzle isn’t looked upon a freakish or to be avoided. Venus acted as
we expected while we waited for the hike to start, barking at whatever that moved or came in her
direction but once everyone began moving in the same direction most of the dogs including Venus
settled in and walked side by side with others, no barking, no snarling, truly a sight to behold. We
were so excited at how well Venus did that we couldn’t wait to give Katie an update.
Knowing that Venus had been in the adoption/foster system for 3 years we went into this with our eyes wide open and with an
understanding that this likely wouldn’t be without issues but that the rewards if we could make it work would be well worth the effort.
Venus has now been with us for a little over 5 months and while she is still a work in progress she is a loving and playful member of
our family. Bill and I are so proud knowing we have helped Venus open herself up to experience so many great things in life.
It’s not an easy road and there will be setbacks along the way but don’t give up, seeing your pet thrive and grow make the hard work
worth it. There are so many great pets out there that just need a chance. To anyone that is considering adopting a rescue in need I
would give these words of advice:
‘ESTABLISH SMALL GOALS AND ADDRESS ISSUES ONE AT A TIME TO
GIVE YOURSELF AND YOUR PET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED’
EDITORS NOTE: They say it takes a whole village to SAVE A LIFE. We would like to thank Katie, Sue and Bill for helping to realise
the dream of VENUS. We would also like to thank another ‘village member’ Betty Karafilis who rescued Venus from the pound
3 years ago and also spent lots of hours on walking VENUS every time she was in boarding after being returned by the foster
parent! And of course Tommy Ferreira our dog trainer who provided the training needed.
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ARYA
(JUICY)
What
a DIFFERENCE a
CAT
MAKES!
by Caroline Bordin
Six months ago little did we know, for myself and my family, what changes we were about to receive
in our daily family life. Little did we know that taking a chance on adopting a stray cat would bring so
much joy and love to our lives! It all started when my 6 year old daughter approached us time and
again asking for a pet cat. At that age children have a knack of asking relentlessly until parents break
down and comply. However my husband and I stood firm and replied with a steady “we’ll see many
next month”. Then came my 16 year old son with the same calling. It was as if she had caught a
contagious bug from her 6 year old sister. Either that or they were conspiring against us.
We truly believe it would just be too much to bear. In our home were 4 children and my 2
elderly parents. Bringing home a cat into the mixture would only complicate our already
complicated living arrangements, or so we thought. One day, I came to thinking. I never had a
pet and was never an animal person. Not to say I was not around animals as my sisters had
dogs and cats. I decided “HEY, WHY NOT?” So I decided to look online and came across the
Mississauga humane society. My eye caught a beautiful little calico cat. I decided to take
some of the kids with me to look at her but when we got to the Adoption room at the pet store
she was not there but was out at the vets as she was not well. Well, I decided maybe I should
get another one. Upon arriving home I started thinking and contacted Mississauga Humane
Society to see if she was still available for adoption. I was told she was and went to visit her at
the vet with my son. This is where our story begins about our ARYA.
Upon arriving at the vet our eyes met this scared little cat in the corner of the
desk. It was then I made the decision to adopt her and give her a forever
home. At the time she was known as JUICY. We bought her home that same
day. ARYA, whose name started with the letter “A” was chosen as my other
children names all began with “A”. ARYA, we learned was under a lot of
stress for a little cat, being through a hernia operation and recently spayed.
There was no known history on her, just that she was picked up as a stray
and had little or no human contact.
During her first few days at home, she did not want to be petted; she ate
and used the litter box at night, but when the household were all asleep.
During the day she stayed in her cat bed. We would all take turns going
up to her to pet her and I would spend hours lying next to her, falling
asleep at times. We just wanted her to know we were there. In the
coming months she began eating with the family members present and
allowing us to pet her more. It would take about 3 months before she
would come out to see our home. By the fourth month our older
daughter adopted a little boy cat that we hoped would further bring
ARYA & her 5 human siblings
ARYA out of her shell. Finnegan was a very social boy and ARYA would
spend time watching him. It was shortly after that I would notice ARYA,
peeking through the glass door waiting for me to give her breakfast and coming to me to pet her, putting her head into
my hands. I no longer always have to go to her, now she would come to me. I will never forget seeing her eyes through
the glass door for the first time. It put such a smile on my face that I had to tell everyone. Those eyes looked at me with
such love as to say thank you for taking a chance on me, for being so patient and taking care of me.
ARYA & ALYSSA her
little human sister
Today ARYA is now playing, spending most of her time downstairs and eating with her friend
Finnegan. Yes, Arya had made such progress in such a short time. Although she still has a way to go
we know she can do it based on her progress thus far. We continue to work and play with Arya. She
brings each member of the family a unique pleasure we did not know was possible. For some she
exhibits a calming effect, for others, an excitement of joy. Personally, understanding her plight had
made me realize I could do for other cats what I do for my own. I recently started volunteering at the
Humane Society. ARYA has made me into an animal lover. I am looking forward to the many years I
will have with her. ARYA is considered a loved member of my family. Not just a pet but one of my
children. There is nothing I would not do for her. I am ever so grateful to the Mississauga Humane
Society for taking ARYA in and giving my family and me our forever pet.
Latest Update: For the first time I held ARYA
s while holding her. I picked her up while I was standing. I am so happy you would not believe. My little girl
allowed me to hold her! She has improved so much in this last month. Maybe one day she will be that lap cat.
There is hope. Thank you Mississauga Humane Society for saving her life.
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MADISON
ABACUS
FINNIGAN
SHAYLA
GRAYSON
NORMA
MADISON
BELAIR (right) & her
buddy YODA
Some of our adopted pets
in their FOREVER HOMES
CHARLIE
TESS & ISADORA
MAX
TITO
CUDDLES, BORIS &
BEAR their canine sibling
STERLING
NEWFI (CHARLIE)
OLIVER
LIBBY
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BLINKEY
CHARLIE
ARIE
BRADLEY (CHESTER)
MOJO
LATTE
CHLOE (SMOKE)
& LUCY (SHALANE)
LAURA
SAM (STANLEY)
SNOWY (ISABEL)
Some of our adopted pets
in their FOREVER HOMES
MOOSE
DIANA
CHARLIE (BARLEY)
Lulu
PUMPKIN (right) &
TEQUILA his girlfriend
SISTER TEQUILA
LULU
CHARLIE (CHLOE)
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NEWS & EVENTS
DAY OF INSPIRATION
TRELAWNY PUBLIC SCHOOL
On April 20, the Day of INSPIRATION at TRELAWNY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Sue Gaskell our Director gave a
presentation to 3 groups of students from Grades 1 - 5 about the role of Mississauga Humane Society, our
rescue and adoption programs as well as animal care. The DAY OF INSPIRATION was designated for students to
help celebrate the Education Week and inspire them to make a difference in the world.
The students really
enjoyed petting & interacting with LEWIE, a MHS alumni!
RBC ‘DAY OF SERVICE GRANT’
To show their contribution to the community, a team of employees from RBC ROYAL BANK, Streetsville Branch
participated in the group’s Day of Service Grant Program and volunteered at our cat room at Dundas East Animal Hospital
on May 3. A major cleaning of the cat enclosure was done! RBC supports volunteer efforts of employees and retirees by
providing grants to charities in recognition of the volunteer work of our employees and retirees outside of work hours. A
grant of $1000 was given to MHS! THANK YOU RBC (www.RBC.com)
MHS 16th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Jun
On June 6 we held our 16th ANNIVERSIARY PARTY at DOGTOPTIA Erindale. The event was open to the public and
everyone had a great time. Food and drinks were free! No one could resist the homemade cupcakes, shortbreads and
rice crispies, and the 200 spring rolls and samosas were consumed in just a few hours! The Doggie Fashion Show was the
highlight of the event. Shown here are some of MHS's alumni dressed up for the catwalk. In addition there was a Garage
Sale and guests were impressed with the high end items we carried! The event came to an end after we had the Raffle
Draw with 4 great prizes. Thanks to DOGTOPIA for letting us host the event at their place and the donation of gifts. Thanks
to Electrolux who donated the prizes for the Raffle. Thanks to everyone and their doggies for coming to our party.
Finally, thanks to the volunteers who helped at the event.
BRAMPTON AREA JEEP ASSOCIATION
CHARITY SHINE & SHOW FUNDRAISER
On May 30 BRAMPTON AREA JEEP
ASSOCIATION (BAJA) held their annual
JEEP SHOW N’ SHINE at Brampton
Chrysler and our Society was the
benefiting charity. It was a very
successful event with lots of fun and
funds!
Pictured here were their members
presenting MHS a BIG cheque to us.
THANK YOU BASA!
(ww.facebook.com/brampton.baja)
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NEWS & EVENTS
BBQ FUNDRAISER
On June 10 eBAY ENTERPRISE hosted a fund raising
event for our Society with all proceeds going to
homeless animals. A lot of effort was put in the
event by their staff and it was a fun-filled day with a
vegetarian BBQ, games and raffles with many great
prizes. There were many participants who really
enjoyed the event.
We also distributed
pamphlets/brochures of our Society. In addition,
donations of pet supplies were also collected that
day. People were really generous and there were
lots of dog food, cat food and other pet supplies
donated as can be seen in the picture taken when
the BIG cheque was presented.
THANK YOU eBAY ENTERPRISE!
(www.ebayenterprise.com)
BBQ LUNCH & BAKE SALE
On June 18, staff of GOLDER ASSOCIATES Mississauga enjoyed a BBQ lunch combined with a bake sale
while helping the homeless animals, as the event was held to raise funds for our Society. Many posters
and decorations were displayed and staff learned about our Society’s work and how they could help.
The attendance was record breaking high! THANK YOU GOLDEN ASSOCIATES (www.golder.com).
Thanks also to Joanna Kurnat our volunteer who made this happen, and also for the donations of some
MHS promotional posters and the "the cute WHITE DOG" donation jar for future MHS events!
ANIMAL RIGHTS CLUB
MISSISSAUGA SECONDARY SCHOOL
Two years ago, Jennifer Storey, an animal lover and also a teacher at Mississauga
Secondary School, created the ANIMAL RIGHTS CLUB in the School. Club members have
been focusing efforts on spreading the message of 'adopt don't shop' and raising
awareness of puppy mills and the pet store connection. This is like planting seeds for
compassion for animals for the students. This year the Club held several fundraising
events such as cupcake sales for our Society. Pictured here are some members of the
Club presenting a cheque of the total funds raised.
THANK YOU students. You are the future for our animals!
ANIMAL HOUSE CALLS
We were on TV again!
On July 7, Jackey Splitt, our Director, was trying hard to control two squirming bundles of energy in
the studio as they were preparing for their appearance on air. Yes, LOKI & ODIN were our featured
pets on Ann Rohmer’s ANIMAL HOUSE CALLS on CP24. We are pleased to report that both kittens
have now found their forever homes!
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STARLIGHT SOIREE 2015
Our annual fund raising gala took place on July 10, 2015. The attendance was great and we had about 120 people! This year we used
a new banquet ball which is just grand and much more spacious. The numerous exquisite items for Silent Auction and Raffle really
impressed our guests and there were quite competitive bids! The highlight of the event was the presentation on our new mission CAMPAIGN for a NO KILL SHELTER". The performance of the Chinese LION DANCE was probably a "first time watch" for most
people! It certainly was very intriguing and dynamic! We would like to thank our donors, sponsors as well as all the volunteers. Your
contribution have helped to make this gala a successful one. Of course, thanks to all the guests who attended the event. Your support is
greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again next year!
SAVE THE DATE!
PET FEST & WALKATHON
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
LAKESIDE PARK, 2268 Lakeshore Rd W
THANK YOU
to all of those who contributed articles to this issue.
A big thanks to all of our volunteers, foster parents & donors.

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