Sweeping win for THS Board of Directors endorsed slate

TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - The Toronto Humane Society (THS) membership elected five individuals who support the current mission and mandate of the organization to its Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting tonight.

Re-elected during the vote, held at 11 River St., were Crystal Tomusiak and Board secretary Lisa Gibbens. Newcomers to the THS Board are David Bronskill, Carol Hroncek and Ken Wood. The five directors will each serve a three-year term.

With President Michael Downey at its helm, the current Board (made up of 15 seats), will continue to build on the successes the shelter has enjoyed since reopening in June 2010.

"We are proud of what we have accomplished and will continue to run a sound, transparent organization that meets the needs and expectations of our members, donors, staff, community and of course the animals in our care," says Downey. "I know the individuals elected today will be a great asset to governing the caring, clean and safe environment we know the current Toronto Humane Society to be." Interim CEO Christopher Barry echoes these sentiments. "The message is clear that our membership wishes us to continue in the direction we have been going."

The current administration also sites the drastic reduction of infectious disease spread among animals, reduced shelter stays, enlarged enclosures and the success of new programs such as dog training classes, enrichment and fostering, as positive changes they have implemented over the past year.

About THS:
THS is an independently operated humane society that services the needs of Toronto. Injured and/or ill animals receive veterinary care and abandoned animals are given safe shelter. Immature and/or injured animals are placed in foster care until they are old enough and strong enough to be placed for adoption. The THS receives no government funding and is operated entirely through private donors and sponsors.

SOURCE Toronto Humane Society

For further information:

Ann-Marie Colacino
Communications Manager
Toronto Humane Society 
Phone: 416.392.2273 ext. 2149
acolacino@torontohumanesociety.com

Darlene Frampton
Communications Specialist
Toronto Humane Society
416-392-2273 Ext. 2254
dframpton@torontohumanesociety.com

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