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Local humane society releases animal adoption numbers for last year

March 9, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Alliston & District Humane Society (ADHS) is reaching out to supporters for the coming year and letting them know the difference their donations made over the past year.

The shelter reports that 155 dogs and puppies were adopted out of it in 2022. At the same time, they recovered 40 lost dogs. While many of those dogs were returned to their owners, some owners could not be located, and they went into the shelter’s adoption program.

Cats and kittens were very popular, with 292 being adopted over the course of the year.

The shelter also takes care of feral cat colonies, which are located in various places around the region. Around 150 cats were fed at ten different cat colonies in the area.

The shelter adopted out 82 small animals over the year. These include animals like rabbits and ferrets.

While most of their work is done at their shelter location, the humane society also goes out to assist people who have found injured or sick wildlife.

The shelter received and responded to around 250 calls about sick or injured wildlife in 2022. This includes 150 in-person responses.

Currently, the shelter has 132 animals in its care. There has been an increase in the number of calls from people who can no longer afford to feed their pets or pay for veterinary care.

The ADHS is a not-for-profit organization that receives no government funding, so they rely solely on donations from the public.

The shelter strives for a 100 per cent adoption rate, with a ‘no kill’ policy for all animals deemed adoptable.


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