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Dogs attacking birds in Sam Smith Park

August 12, 2013: Angry birders call for a dog ban at the designated bird sanctuary, citing a decline in certain species There are few things dogs in southern Etobicoke love more than running free in Colonel Sam Smith Park. But local bird watchers are suggesting pooches be banished from the nature area, claiming they are […]

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Woman ‘shocked’ after dog seized in Cloverdale VIDEO:

August 10, 2013: German shepherd seized in Surrey A Cloverdale woman is outraged that an animal rescue group seized her beloved German shepherd, claiming the dog was not being cared for, when she insists the pet was happy and in good hands. Linda McRae has been caring for her “gentle giant” Cassidy ever since her […]

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Alberta man dies trying to save dog in rural New York

August 8, 2013: Earl Gallant swam into pond to save dog Saving a friend’s dog cost an Alberta man his life in rural New York. Earl Gallant, 55, was staying in Campers Haven campground, about 10 km outside of the village of Bath, NY, when the incident happened last Wednesday evening. Gallant, from Three Hills, […]

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Growls over new SPCA dog run turn to praise

August 8, 2013: Happy comments once SPCA explains better to use cement than soil to avoid disease After initial public concerns that the SPCA’s new concrete run pad built over an old grass one was wrong-headed, everyone appears happy now. When the Burlington-Hamilton SPCA posted on its Facebook site last week that it had a […]

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Dog dies after saving his owner from bear

August 6, 2013: Black bear shot by park officials, caught in a live trap and later destroyed by the MNR A 42-year-old Thunder Bay, Ont., man has his schnauzer to thank after surviving a black bear attack at a provincial park in northwestern Ontario. The man, who has been released from hospital, was attacked Saturday […]


Starving, abandoned dog finds new forever home

August 3, 2013: A starving dog tied to a fence post and left to die has now found his “forever home,” three months after being rescued by the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Wilson, a lab and chow mix, was found chained up near the Lauzon Animal Hospital at 1:45 a.m. on April 26. He was […]

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Dog needs help to live happy, pain-free life – SPCA

August 2, 2013: SPCA Needs Your Help The Sunshine Coast SPCA is asking for donations to help give Rocko, a severely abused five-year-old Labrador mix, a second chance at a happy, pain-free life. Rocko was surrendered to the shelter on July 3 after the SPCA investigated a tip that the dog was in poor health […]

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Injured dog gets last chance from hydrotherapy VIDEO:

August 2, 2013: Rescue dog swimming at new facility as last ditch effort to save its leg A rescue dog who survived being run over by a car is getting a new shot at walking again thanks to a new hydrotherapy clinic for pooches. Wonka, a beagle-mix, was hit by a car on a remote […]

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Day at the dog park turns tragic for Calgary couple

July 30, 2013: Picture above of James Larose holds a newly erected snow fence with his common-law partner Celia Sweeney next to a cliff on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 where their dogs Stella and Vinny took a horrific tumble just a week earlier at Edworthy Dog Park in Calgary, Alta. If Rover goes over, the […]

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Rescue dog stolen; thieves call to rub it in

July 29, 2013: A local dog was rescued once, only to find herself in need of rescue again. Tiger Lily was staying with a family after the five- or six-month old pup was rescued by Happy Trails Adoption Centre. But last week, the foster family came home to find their West End door wide open, […]