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May 2, 2002
Loveable pets need a home
Toronto Animal Services is holding a pet Adopt-a-thon on Saturday, May 4 and
Sunday, May 5. Dogs, cats and other small, furry and feathered animals can be
adopted during extended hours on these days at four animal centres across the

"Birds, gerbils, rabbits and, of course, cats and dogs, are eagerly waiting for
new human companions to take them home," said Eletta Purdy, manager of Toronto
Animal Services, a program of Toronto Public Health. "The adopt-a-thon is a
great opportunity for residents to visit one of our centres and learn more
about the services we provide, including lost and found services, cat
registration and dog licensing."

Pet adoptions are available throughout the year at the Scarborough, North York,
York and Etobicoke animal centres.

Animal Services staff and canine assistant K9 Duke, the "gentle ambassador,"
delivered education sessions to 25,000 children and adults, and participated in
25 community events during 2001. The City's animal centres adopted out 2,674
dogs and cats, investigated 2,000 animal bites and responded to 25,960 field
service calls.

For more information about Toronto Animal Services, visit the Web site at
or call 416-338-PAWS (7297).

Adopt-a-thon locations are open May 4 from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. and May 5 from 12
p.m. to 6 p.m.

North York Animal Centre
1300 Sheppard Ave. West
(Sheppard and Keele)

Etobicoke Animal Centre
146 The East Mall
(427 and Dundas)

Scarborough Animal Centre
821 Progress Ave.
(401 and Markham)

York Animal Centre
2696 Eglinton Ave. West
(Eglinton and Keele, behind the York Civic Centre)

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