update (11-06-16) Kilo has been found.
(message from Toronto Humane Society)
Earlier this week we had an unfortunate incident occur when a foster dog ran away from his temporary home. That pooch is Kilo, a black and tan-coloured mastiff mix, weighing approximately 30 kg (pictured). He was lost in the St. Clair and O'Connor area in Toronto.
Three-year-old Kilo was surrendered to us in early March with a broken leg which has been healing well. He also suffers from a torn shoulder, which is why he was put in foster care.
Kilo's foster parents as well as staff and concerned Toronto Humane Society supporters are now on the search for him but we need your help.
Here are some ways you can assist:
• If you see Kilo, please contact us and let us know where you spotted him. (Do not attempt to restrain the dog yourself).
• Spread the word to your friends and family and ask them to be on the lookout for Kilo or if they think they've spotted him.
• If you or someone you know will be out and about this weekend print out a photo of Kilo and ask people in park or other common dog walking areas if they've seen him.
• Go virtual with this message and again share Kilo's details with your friends and family and ask them to help with the search.
If you or someone you know has spotted Kilo or has any information on the dog's whereabouts please contact the Toronto Humane Society. During operating hours you can reach us at 416-392-2273 (press "0" for the front desk). If your call is after hours, please leave a message at ext. 2145 or 2248.
If you are a dog owner yourself, the Toronto Humane Society would like to take this opportunity to remind you of tips that can help prevent your animal companion from running away from home.
These include making sure your yard is escape-proof; if any spaces need to be fixed, don't delay. Train your dog to respect your commands; no dog should be allowed to bolt out a door, even to a fenced area. Teach him to sit while the door is being opened, and to not go out until you give him a release. Your dog should also wear a visible tag at all times with your contact information on it.