Quinte Humane Society
Purrince was adopted through the PetSmart adoption centre here in Belleville last year, and we are so happy to see he didn't waste any time settling into his furever home!
"Good morning. Back in November, we adopted Purrince (now Mr. Pounce) and he is fitting in just perfect!!! He has taken over the house...continues to be very chatty and gets along great with his 2 dog sisters. He’s very wild, runs from one end of the house to the other, and then just drops and rolls over… his character is hilarious and he keeps everyone entertained! Thank you for giving us this opportunity with this crazy addition... he is very loved by all!!!"
During January, we were closed for adoptions most of the month due to the provincial-wide lockdown. This did not stop the animals from coming into our care or transferring to like-minded shelters and rescues. During the month we saw 62 animals come through our doors. We welcomed 37 cats and 25 dogs.
We adopted out 6 cats and 2 dogs and were able to reunite 2 cats and 5 dogs with their families. A total of 34 animals were transferred to like-minded shelters and rescue organizations. Unfortunately, we had to humanly euthanize 2 cats due to severe medical issues. Euthanasia is never an easy decision to make, but in some cases, it is a humane option for the animal.
With the provincial-wide lockdown in effect for January, it was not how we would have liked to start 2021, but we were glad we could open up adoptions by appointment at the end of the month. Staff continued to work throughout the lockdown providing the necessary care for all of the animals that waited for their chance at finding their furever home.
Through the challenges we’ve all faced and the many changes in our day-to-day lives this past year, I would like to take a moment and recognize some of the people that have played a constant and integral part in the daily operations at QHS - Our DOG WALKERS! We have had a small group of dog walkers that are beyond reliable. These volunteers are here rain or shine, snow or sleet, in temperatures as low as -15 all with a common goal- to ensure our many canine companions waiting for their chance at forever are exercised daily! This exercise is imperative to the mental well-being of dogs awaiting adoption. Covid has restricted our volunteer program, but to our few consistent volunteer dog walkers, the staff and animals here want to make sure you know how important your time is and how much we appreciate your efforts!
These smiles reflect that! THANK YOU from staff and WOOF WOOF from our beloved pooches!