And now, please enjoy these little clips from the Hudson Bay Holiday Windows on Queen Street (Toronto), and a few moments from the Santa Claus Parade...
Day 12 - Christmas Eve - of the 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season - Ernesto, the Annex Cat Rescue!
Ernesto is a retired tomcat and a big softy at heart. He was found on the street in winter 2019 with infections in his eyes, ears and gums. After being treated, neutered and having all of his teeth removed, he began a new chapter in his foster home
For weeks, Ernesto only felt safe when hidden under the bed. He allowed his foster mom to gently scratch his head under the bed, but he only came out to eat and use the litterbox when nobody was around.
Over the course of many weeks, he slowly began to trust his foster mom. He now loves being petted and brushed, especially on the head and behind his puffy cheeks, and he purrs softly. His tail is something to behold: when he's happy, it spins around in huge circles and knocks down everything in its path!
Currently, Ernesto is not a lap cat. He chooses to stay on the floor while being petted, and he does not like being picked up. When not being petted, Ernesto loves to snooze, attack his catnip toys and watch keenly out the window.
Ernesto is extremely observant and alert to sounds, smells and movements. He has become quite curious and enjoys exploring all the nooks and crannies in his foster home!
Ernesto LOVES to eat. He will sing you a symphony of meows to remind you that it's mealtime, and given the chance, he will devour everything in sight!
Check out Ernesto's Instagram account to hear him meow and to watch him cuddle and play! Find it at:
Ernesto is FIV+ and has ongoing symptoms that are typical of feline herpes (a cat "cold"), specifically: clear discharge from his left eye and occasional sneezing. He is currently taking L-lysine powder, mixed in with his food twice daily, to help with the feline herpes.
Ernesto would prefer a quiet home with no dogs or kids. If introduced over time in a way that allows him to feel safe, his foster mom believes that he could eventually bond with one other calm, non-aggressive cat.
Ernesto will likely need to hide for several weeks in his new home and it may take time before he feels safe enough to interact with you. But if you are patient and allow him to take things at his own pace, you will be rewarded when his soulful and affectionate nature begins to shine through.
Ernesto is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations.
To learn more about Ernesto and how to adopt, please leave your number and the best time to reach you at 416-410-3835 or at email@example.com
Animal ID - 42651497
Species - Cat
Breed - Domestic Shorthair/Mix
Age - 12 years 8 months 12 days
Gender - Male
Color - Black
Spayed/Neutered - Yes
Declawed - No
No Small Kids
Click HERE to see the previous adoptable pet.
Click HERE to see the NEXT adoptable pet.
Day 11 of the 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season - Pumpkin, the Toronto Humane Society!
Pumpkin has been diagnosed with FLUTD, which stands for urinary tract disease. This ailment can be managed by feeding Pumpkin a special diet, and making sure he stays hydrated in the home. Pumpkin is a very curious boy who does not want to miss anything. When the staff and volunteers visit with him, he will immediately come up onto your lap for that special cuddle time.
Just like any cat moving into a new home, Pumpkin would feel most comfortable staying in one room of his new home first, so he can decide when he is ready to explore the new territory at large. Come and ask about Pumpkin at the Feline Adoption Desk.
Or email the Feline Adoption Desk: Felineadoption@torontohumanesociety.com
Animal ID: 43243065
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Mix
Age: 8 years
Site: Toronto Humane Society
Location: Room Q
Intake Date: 11/16/2019
Day 10 of the 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season, Felix from Little RES Q
Felix is a male, green Red-eared Slider considered moderately active and large. He can be kept indoors and outdoors (in summer months). He is also good with kids. Let's hear it in "Felix's own words"...
I'm a healthy male Slider and I'm available for you to adopt me today! I require a minimum 40 gallon aquarium. If you have a setup already, my adoption fee is only $40. If you need a setup, contact the Little RES Q for options and they will be happy to help you out!
Little RES Q Charity #: 81720 8812 RR0001
Are You interested in Adopting Felix? Click HERE to get For Felix's Page and to get in touch with Little RES Q!
Day 9 of the 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season - Kara, Tails of Istanbul!
Meet KARAMEL 🐾
Kara is Bal’s sister and they were rescued together last August.
Approx 2 years old.
She has been spayed and has received all vaccinations.
Loves humans and good with other dogs.
Kara has a playful personality and loads of energy!
For more info on Kara, please contact Sara Graham via her Facebook group @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/vanimalrescuesociety/
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.