Animals

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...
Those behind the Toronto Humane Society’s winter shelter-building workshops — which transform everyday materials such as Rubbermaid storage bins, Styrofoam insulation, some tape and straw...
Creatures don’t come more iconic than the polar bear. Resilient, strong, free — and possessing the cutest babies ever — polar bears are at once powerful symbols of the rugged far...
Barbara Parkes is the kind of person you pray is your seat-mate on a long-haul flight. Engaging, accessible and armed with heart-warming true stories about animals given a second chance, Parkes is a...

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