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Check our Upcoming Events page for details on any future interesting and fun events.

We are glad to announce the lucky winners of ORA's Christmas Raffle:
First prize of 100 gift certificate Yorkdale Mall, $100 gift certificate LCBO and $100 Gift certificate The Bay:
Jay Rubin of Thornhill.
Second Prize of $100 Lululemon , $50.00 Starbucks:
Sara Scruton of Toronto
Third Prize of $50.00 Ticketmaster:
Miko Cvetanovic of Toronto
We thank every body who participated in the draw and helped ORA to raise funds for the animals!"

The website www.simplycatbreeds.org has presented ORA with their Rescue Award. Thank you.

Nathan Winograd will be speaking in Toronto at ORA's invitation on April 14, 2012. His books "Redemption" and "Irreconcilable Differences" will be for sale and he will autograph them.  Come and hear him talk about establishing NO KILL communities.  Stay tuned for more information.

Calgaryís Bill Bruce brought his shelter expertise to the Intercontinental Hotelís Portman Room at 220 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1T8,  on Friday, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011. 
The event was very successful. We look forward to a "Toronto model" of care and compassion for animals.

ORA is a member of  Animal Connection!  Have a look, then join us!

Memorial Fundraiser:

One of ORA's principal and most beloved Foster Moms, Bev Smith, passed away suddenly in her home before she could make arrangements for the cats in her care.  In honour of Bev, we will be setting up a special memorial fund to help care for Bev's unadoptable feline family now at ORA.  See the Donations page for more details, and contact ORA or Claudia Vecchio if you can help. 

Click on the link to join ORA cause Project Accountability Now: Abolish death row at Hamilton Animal Control, and help save more pets in the future by petitioning for much-needed changes.  You can also sign our petition here at The Petition Site, or download the PDF petition form for your own use.

RALLY about Hamilton Animal Control
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the June 25th and July 30th  HAC-STK rallies.  Follow quotes and updates as they happen on Twitter, and check the HAC-STK website http://doiop.com/hac-stk.
The Rally also continues online, you can join it there to help stop the killing at HAC.  Click on the link below for more details: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=204493949596591
Rally on behalf of the thousands of healthy and treatable cats and dogs that are killed every year at the HAC, without being given a chance at adoption into a loving home. Be a part of a compassionate community's ongoing quest to turn a High-Kill Pound into a No-Kill Shelter. See the rally poster, in letter sized PDF and JPG, and smaller PDF for more information, it is also available as a handout flyer in 2 forms: letter sized PDF and small PDF - these print out 2 per page. Download them, print them, and pass them out to anyone interested.