he Summit for Urban Animal Strategies has recognized the City of Toronto’s Animal Services with a 2011 Summit for Urban Strategies Award in the “Animal Homing” category.
The award recognizes an organization that demonstrates innovation, commitment and extraordinary effort in “homing” animals through adoption, partnership and fostering programs. The award was presented October 21 at the 2011 Summit for Urban Animal Strategies held in Montebello, Quebec.
“Toronto Animal Services staff have developed strong community and industry partnerships that have resulted in significant increases in pet adoptions to permanent homes,” said Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport), Chair of the Licensing and Standards Committee. “It’s keeping the number of animals living in shelters at a responsible, manageable and cost-effective level.”