Red Cars – A Colour Apart – Not!

Imagine the Attorney General of Ontario sees some news stories about red cars involved in accidents.  Imagine that he notices that the news media seems to cover more stories about red cars being involved in accidents than any other car colour.   Now imagine that he speaks to a mechanic who says that red cars are …

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PEIVMA Discussing Same Anti Tail/Ear Crop as New Brunswick

Here we go again people, for those who wished they had known about this in New Brunswick: At the 2008 Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association, the majority of members passed a motion. This motion stated that it would be considered unprofessional conduct for a veterinarian in New Brunswick to perform …

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SERIOUSLY? NO SERIOUSLY?

Just when you think things can't get any further from the common sense factor, they do. Let's recap the week. Tuesday Oct 24 Mississauga formally announced they have changed policy toward enforcement of the ban. Animal control in Mississauga, population 650,000 people and it is Canada's sixth largest city. It is also worth noting it …

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Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Ban

It's a sad day for rights in Ontario, and in Canada.  Here is the ruling: http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/decisions/2008/october/2008ONCA0718.htm So Ontario continues to ban a breed that does not exist, as well as three rare breeds that do exist, and anything that is substantially similar to those breeds.  Substantially similar.  If you own a dog with short hair, …

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OTTAWA NOT ENFORCING 'PIT BULL' BAN

There's a good article in the Ottawa Citizen today (thanks to Lori for sending it along). It explains why the City of Ottawa, our nation's capital, is ignoring the provincial ban on the much-mythologized but nonexistent 'pit bull' type of dog. Provincially banned canines common in Ottawa Officials will act against dangerous animals, but lack …

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"Pitbull" Ban Unenforceable and Here Is The Proof..

I think you are all acquainted with the Rambo case in Mississauga, where the dog went for a harmless romp last Christmas Day and wound up in the pound. Hot on the heels of Rambo was another example of profiling in Mississauga. I guess the AC department didn't learn their lesson with the Rambo case …

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"A Celebration of Dogs" Photo Contest

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada is having a photo contest fundraiser. www.staffordcanada.com All proceeds go to the SBTCC legal defence fund. It is $3.00 to enter for your first entry and $10.00 for 5 entries. There are 10 photo categories and a panel of judges. Go sign up your pictures NOW! Contest closes this …

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"Pitbull" Awareness Day Oct 25 Toronto

“Pit Bull” Awareness Day Hosted by the “Pit Bull” Co-op When: Saturday, October 25th 2:00pm Rally and “dress up dog walk” Purpose: to raise awareness for “pit bull” type dogs and their responsible owners Where: Coronation Park (Lakeshore Blvd West between Strachan and Bathhurst) Contact for further details: Debbie Black at rockapuppy @ yahoo.ca (no spaces) …

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Pause for Rescue Oct 25 Port Colbourne

Pause for Rescue   When: Saturday October 25th 11 am – 4 pm   CGN Testing -  Cost $30.00   Tester:   Laurie Roseborough – North Shore Canine Training              DOLA Dogs are welcome! Set a community standard. Get certified.   (Nylon or leather lead required. No choke, prong collars or halties allowed during the testing.)   Location:  …

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Update on New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Associatio0n Policy on Docking,Cropping & Declawing

I received this today:   Dear Ms. Gilbert, I apologize for the length of time that has passed since your request for information. I am including the press release regarding the cosmetic surgery bylaw. This bylaw was voted on and passed at our recent Annual General Meeting. Veterinarians, if reported to be in violation of …

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Dear Michael – questions that will remain unanswered

As I await the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision on the legal challenge to Ontario’s breed ban, I find myself reflecting on our journey thus far.  I still have so many unanswered questions.    If I could ask Michael Bryant some questions, and before you tell me, yes, I know he is no longer the …

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THE GIFT OF LOVE Marsha and Wally's World Hit NYC

I heard from a dear friend Marsha this morning. Marsha, her husband Stephen and her “new guy” Monk have been busy in NYC. I had to share with you the accomplishments of Marsha's shelter work through Wally's World. This past week was “Wally's Week” in NYC. In co-operation with the NY ASPCA they have drawn …

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Calgary – A Responsible Pet Ownership Law That Works

I feel the need to focus on something positive, and give credit where credit is due.  Back in 2006, Calgary created a new law in response to concerns about pet issues.  The law is called the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, which in itself is a great improvement over Animal Control Bylaw, as they are called …

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Sudbury SPCA Adopts No Kill Policy

I happened to catch a news story this morning interviewing Richard Paquette from the Greater Sudbury Animal Control. Greater Sudbury animal control shelter has now adopted a no kill policy. Kudos to the Greater Sudbury community. I thought it was important to help spread the word this is achievable and success comes easier and quicker …

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