Sunday , 20 August 2017

puppy mills

Product Review: Little Pet Shop of Horrors

*While this post was in editing this happened. Please keep this wonderful news in mind while reading. *Warning: Some photos are graphic and disturbing.   E-mail replies from Montreal’s SPCA, “the problem is a “laisse a faire regulation” by the provincial government.” Phone conversations with norme du travail, “It is very sad but they’re not breaking any laws. The animals …

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From a Vet’s Point of View: Choosing a Rescue Carefully

Looking for a pet? Choose the facility carefully! By: Dr. Christina Nosotti   From experience, you will quickly bond and become attached to any pet you bring home. However worthy of your affection though, in some cases a particular pet may not be the best fit for your family, or it could develop behavior problems or health issues that can …

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From a Vet’s Point of View: Shelter vs Puppy Mill

(cover photo is copyright (c) 2009 Brett McBain and made available under a Creative Commons Attribution) Christina Nosotti is a local veterinarian and a contributor to MDB.  An opinion piece she wrote was recently published in the Gazette – but edited for space. Below is the piece in its entirety:  It’s not so black and white. There is much debate over whether to …

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Update: Puppy Mill Dog Donations

A huge thank you so far for your generous donations toward the care of the 527 rescued puppy mill dogs!  The donation centers (listed below) are still collecting your items – and they are still very much needed – so please make it a point to drop by any one of them when you can! Physical Items Needed: Here are …

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Toronto Passes By-Law Banning the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores

Richmond, BC was the first Canadian city to do it in April, 2011. Now Toronto has joined the ranks of cities that have banned the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores. Puppies and kittens sold in Toronto pet stores must come from shelters, humane societies or rescue groups, city council decided on Wednesday. Council voted unanimously to institute …

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Campaigns WORK.

How do we make sure places like puppy mills are abolished?  By being proactive.  By making your voice heard.  Today, we are thrilled to share some good news! This is a big step in protecting our companion animals in Quebec! Earlier this summer,  Quebecers were encouraged to participate in a letter-writing campaign to make changes to new proposed regulations regarding animal …

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Puppy Mill Donation Drop-Off Points

Montreal Dog Blog is happy to announce that the following pet supply stores have generously offered their stores as drop-off points for puppy mill dog donations! We hope to add a few more locations to service a larger area – but for the time being, please share this information (and check back here for more donation sites and items). Items will …

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Hundreds of dogs seized near Shawville Quebec

We are beyond thrilled at the news that a long time suspected puppy mill has finally been shut down! Paws “R” Us, near Shawville, Quebec was raided yesterday and hundreds of dogs (over 500) have been removed from the premises. Kudos to everyone involved with this historic raid! PRINT ITEMS: Read the news story here. (Ottawa Citizen) Read about HSI’s …

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