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Local animal lovers flock to GTHS for open house (4 photos)

Georgian Triangle Humane Society celebrates 20 years of helping animals in South Georgian Bay

There’s plenty going on at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) this holiday season.

The Tenth Line establishment held a public open house on Wednesday, opening their doors for animal lovers to take a tour of the new hospital and learn about all the services the facility has to offer, while also receiving some early Christmas presents.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

Anna Agresta, marketing and communications co-ordinator with the GTHS, said many people who attended the open house were interested in the new animal hospital that opened in April.

“People were really interested in that, and how we retrofitted the space,” said Agresta.

“We were also asked a lot of questions about the broken down van,” said Agresta. “Basically, we have no van right now. We just kind of put it out there... we’d like to have our own retrofitted cargo van specifically for animal transport.”

Agresta said there are plans in the works for new programs coming up in 2020, including continuing their education programs, pet sitter course and junior volunteer program.

The Community Cats program will also be continuing, where staff collect food and do live trap, neuter and release on cats who live feral around town. There are also plans to expand the Pet Retention Program.

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society, as well as SPCAs, humane societies and other rescue groups nation wide are participating in iAdopt for the Holidays from now through until Dec. 31.

The goal of the campaign is to get as many animals as possible placed into loving homes during the holiday season. In an effort to do so, GTHS cats and kittens will have reduced adoption fees during the campaign.

For more information on the GTHS, click here.

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