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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bill C-229 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code

BILL C-229 Information provided by Pets Speak Out   Provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with animal cruelty have changed very little since 1892. These laws were written so long ago (when animals were protected by virtue of being property) that it makes it virtually impossible to obtain convictions against animal abusers. Eleven times over the last ten years Parliamentarians have seen …

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Animal Rescue Network Needs Urgent Help

The financial situation of the Animal Rescue Network has reached a critical point. Following last December’s sale of the building that houses the shelter’s 300 cats, the rent has been raised by 33%! The ARN has long faced financial challenges and has been repeatedly hit by bad news recently. With this increase, the ARN has no other option but to …

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My Dad recycled pets!

My Dad had a rain barrel ( many of them);  not the pretty ones but the blue hand-made ones.  My Dad always had a garden, my Dad always bought in bulk and my Dad always owned pets.  No, he didn’t do anything weird – he just always saved dogs that no one wanted and treated them like they were part …

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Q & A with guide-dog user, Daniel Jacob

Daniel Jacob is a writer, guide-dog user and Montrealer.  Recently, he shared some important guide-dog etiquette with our readers.  Now, we dig a bit deeper:   How do you develop trust?  How do you cross a street corner?  How do you pick up it’s poop?   Thank you Daniel, for your kindness and openness – and giving us an education in …

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Quebec will not rescue animals in distress!

What started out to be a routine day became a very stressful, dramatic day for 1 cat called Blaze, as well as his owner & family, caring residents and… and some of the PetitsPawz team. Blaze an 8 month old cat was on his way to the vet’s to get his vaccination. A mild kitty, Blaze is an indoor cat and …

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Quebec woman sues officer after dog shooting

Information by @cbcmontreal: Que. woman sues officer after dog shooting A surveillance video shows the police officer pointing what Geneviève Gariépy said was a gun at her and her dogs as she walked towards her house in Saint-Hippolyte, Que., in 2008. (Radio-Canada)A Quebec woman is suing a provincial police officer after her dog was shot and he allegedly aimed the …

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Maggie, rest well.

Many NDG’ers will recognize Lori Kalef as one of the special crew at Animal Health Clinic. But if you knew Lori, you definitely knew Maggie – the sweet bear of a dog that was never far from her side. Fuzzy gold fur to match her gold heart. The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his …

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