Animals

To the delight of multiple volunteer cat rescue and advocacy groups, the City of Toronto, once regarded as hostile on the issue of homeless cats, has declared Oct. 16 to 22 Feral Cat Awareness Week...
If they could talk, the wiener dogs in the care of Canadian Dachshund Rescue would tell you that being ridiculously cute has its drawbacks. For one thing, it tends to obscure some of the unique...
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is ramping up its Bear Bile campaign, bringing awareness to the barbaric industry in East and South East Asia where thousands of bears are being...
With the possible exception of pugs, perhaps no breed of dog inspires such ecstatic devotion in their owners as greyhounds, those sleek, narrow, elegant sighthounds able to trace their lineage back...
It’s a grimly predictable summertime news story: the hapless pet that perishes in a sweltering car while its owner runs an ostensibly quick but ultimately too-long errand. Just yesterday, a...
It’s not every day one encounters a phrase as kooky and provocative as the “Moose Sex Project.” So it’s not surprising that Paula Noel, program manager for the New Brunswick...
Most would agree that having an emergency preparedness plan for dealing with fire, flood and other disasters and accidents is a sound idea albeit one rarely practiced outside of institutions. Deborah...
Ontario’s raccoons, foxes, squirrels, muskrats, turtles, coyotes and possums have an excellent friend in Peggy Jenkins. Jenkins runs Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to...
Dogs have long distinguished themselves in the service of humans, both informally as trusted companions and professionally as seeing-eye or sniffer dogs. But rarely have the two roles dovetailed so...
Liz Marshall knows the topic of animal rights is a tough subject. She knows most people would rather look away. That’s why she calls them “the ghosts”: animals used by humans for...

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