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April 9, 2009
Charlie finds a new home
The City of Toronto today announced a successful adoption for Charlie, the four-month-old Lhaso Apso dog that was recently found abandoned in a dumpster in North York. The puppy was first brought to Toronto Animal Services on March 26.

“Charlie was adopted into a new permanent home where we know he will be loved and cared for the rest of his life,” said Fiona Venedam, Supervisor, Toronto Animal Services.

The new adoptees came into the Animal Centre recently for their formal adoption interview and were successful. “Charlie is such a special dog,” said new owner Mark Collins. “He is so sweet and good natured and is already a big part of our family. We want to help Charlie forget whatever ill treatment he suffered in the past. He is in good hands now.”

Charlie is reported to be in good health and received his first set of vaccinations. He was also microchipped and neutered during his stay with Toronto Animal Services.

Toronto Animal Services reminds the public that there are hundreds of other dogs and cats in need of a good home. For information about adoption, visit the pet adoption website at or call 416-338-PAWS (7297). Animal Services also works hard to re-unite stray pets with their owners.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Rishma Govani
Media Relations Coordinator
Toronto Public Health
Tel: 416-338-7974



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