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Dog found alive after shot over 30 times with pellet gun

July 21, 2013: LONGVIEW, TX A dog is undergoing major surgery after apparently being used as a target for someone’s pellet gun. “It’s heartbreaking; I don’t understand how anybody can do this,” said Valerie Mills with the Humane Society of Northeast Texas. More than 30 pellets were found lodged in the skin of an emaciated […]

Blind dog wins battle with snake

July 20, 2013: KINGSTON – Tammy Gibson is obviously an animal lover. She has five dogs, three of which have special needs, and shouts of her house on Montreal Street. However, her love for man’s best friend doesn’t necessarily extend to all other species. On Friday afternoon, she heard two of her dogs — Jasmine, […]

A place to remember Ontario’s beloved pets when they die

July 19, 2013: Horses, dogs, cats, hamsters, even fish find a place at Uxbridge’s Thistledown Pet Memorial crematorium where grieving GTA families can visit ashes of their departed The stories of love and loss flow like tears: A young couple who visits the niche of their “sweet, brave little girl” every Saturday; three members of […]

Rilley the dog cancer treatment may help humans

July 19, 2013: A dog named Rilley may just be the face of a cure for brain cancer in humans. The Georgetown, Ont. pooch was given just six weeks to live after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. His owners were told there’s no cure and that chemotherapy, radiation and surgery would only buy […]

Whistler Sled Dog Co. folds

July 18, 2013: Homes needed for up to 86 sled dogs, although companies may take on some of the kennel It started 18 months ago as a bold move to transform the sled dog industry, but this week Whistler Sled Dog Co. (WSDC) announced it is folding up operations and handing its dogs over to […]

Veterinarian admits sometimes giving vaccinations without explicit authorization

July 18, 2013: A Toronto veterinarian admitted in small claims court he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from clients A Toronto veterinarian told a small claims court Wednesday that he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from his clients. Nina Penteado is suing Rosedale Animal Hospital and its veterinarians, Ian Sandler and Steven Davidson, […]

Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation To Save Dog’s Life

July 18, 2013: Steve Hunter, Australian Biker, Performs Mouth-To-Snout Resuscitation To Save Dog’s Life This biker just became our new hero. Last Monday, Steve Hunter saved a dog’s life — by giving him mouth-to-snout resuscitation. After Hunter witnessed Salty, a Fox Terrier-Jack Russell, get clipped by an oncoming car in Ballarat, Australia, he wasn’t sure […]

Kindergarten-level dog shouldn’t be put in high school-obedience training

July 15, 2013: Dog that’s excitable in public may be overwhelmed by challenges beyond its level of obedience training. Q: Our dog knows his obedience really well at home. When we are out in public, he gets excited, pulling toward strangers and wanting to jump on them. This is very embarrassing. How can I get […]

Sarnia and District Humane Society raises close to $60,000 for dog run

July 13, 2013: Joanna McEwen, who works at the Sarnia and District Humane Society’s animal shelter, takes Joe, a three-year-old Lab available for adoption, out for a walk. Work is set to begin on construction of a dog run at the shelter on Exmouth Street. Work was set to begin Friday on a fenced-in area […]

Family seeks injunction to get adopted rescue dog back

July 13, 2013 A Toronto family is taking a dog rescue group to court for seizing a golden retriever they adopted seven years ago A Toronto family is taking a dog rescue agency to court after it seized their adopted golden retriever under what they claim were false pretenses. John McLinden says Golden Rescue, a […]