Animal Rescue

The Importance Of Animal Adoption Policies In Animal Re-Homing

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada
Get Leashed Magazine

By Vjosa Isai Giving up a pet is a difficult decision, and while it may be a well-intentioned one for pet owners re-homing their animal with a family...

Ontario Police Step In To Save Coyote Stuck On Highway

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada

Poor thing.

Does A Dog's Colour Determine Whether It Gets Adopted?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

The theory goes that black, especially big, dogs are far less likely to be adopted. Some shelters even train black dogs in their care to do special tricks, give them backstories, and ensure that they are well-trained to make them more appealing. But sadly it's often to no avail. What's the reason for this, and what can be done?

Fostering An Elderly Pet Boosts Love, Joy And Karma

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

It hurts my heart when people surrender their dogs -- or worse, euthanize them -- simply because they are old. This time, instead of just being angry and sad, I decided to step up. I met Buddy in a Tim Horton's parking lot on New Year's Day. I was taken aback by how thin and frail he was.

We Need To Be Part Of The Solution To Protect Canada's Animals

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Politics
M. Michelle Nadon

On September 28th, Canada's Parliament will vote on a bill to improve the welfare of animals in this country: Bill C-246 "The Modernizing Animal Protections Act." If the good guys win, the bill will proceed to an all-party committee for review and possible amendment.

WATCH: Dad Rescues Kangaroo From A Tight Spot

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Parents

"What a bad way to be, mate."

We Need To Protect Canada's Animals And Pass Bill C-246

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
M. Michelle Nadon

For the last 17 years, advocates have been trying to effect legislation that blasts us out of our sad, inexcusable reliance on the 1892 Act For Animals, into 2016. This year, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP, has brought forward Bill C-246 "Modernizing the Animal Protections Act."

Rescue Footage Of 'Cupcake' The Horse Will Make Your Heart Pound

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada Living

These firefighters weren't horsing around.

Mounties Risk The Stink To Save Skunk From Tim Hortons Cup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada

This is why you shouldn't litter.

The Day My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

Zoë Gemelli | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada
Zoë Gemelli

Everything was planned. The collection of pills, the letters, the dowry of cameras, books, and music; all neatly placed on my to-do list. And then my pug, with a snort and a twitch, saved my life.

Thanks To The Internet, These Hugging Dogs Are Still Alive

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living

Animal lovers know there's nothing more heart breaking than watching that SPCA commercial set to tune of Sarah Mclaughlin's "Angel," that is until no...

Calgary Cabbie Saves Baby Ducks And Mom From Busy Road

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Alberta

All the feels

These Furry Animals Need Your Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Impact

April 17 is the beginning of National Adoption Weekend and Pet Valu stores across Canada are hoping to raise money and find homes for 2,000 pets. P...

WATCH: Manitoba Wildlife Centre Rescues Talking Crow

CBC | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living

A Manitoba wildlife centre has an unusual bird on his hands – a talking crow named Jet. The crow came to Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in I...

How to Get a Dog Without Really Getting One

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Lucy Leiderman

If you feel you are ready one day to welcome muddy paws onto your furniture (I say that lovingly), please adopt. This story about a dog that survived Euthanasia recently should have done wonders for educating people about how quickly a dog will be killed after being surrendered by their owner, simply because nobody wants it (two weeks!).

Giving Thanks for the Lives of Our Animal and Human Friends

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Three weeks ago, a small miracle took place in Hay River, Northwest Territories: Loki, a semi-feral northern Canadian dog was brought into safety just short of the September 30 deadline to get him "off the streets" (i.e., shoot him). As we celebrate this particular Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful to all who went to such lengths to save his precious life.

The Injured Wildlife Saved By Mother/Daughter Team | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Impact

Jenkins runs Heaven's Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to rehabilitating orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife "patients" from the Sarnia-Lambton area and increasingly from across the province, as word of her extraordinary work spreads.

Adopt-a-HuffPet: These Kitties Need a Home

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Living
M. Michelle Nadon

Angelo and Simone need a new home as their owner has recently lost a loved one in her life, and now needs to relocate and cannot take her pets with her to her new shared space. Angelo is approximately four and half, and Simone is approximately five years old.

Will Pope Francis Champion Animal Rights?

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada
M. Michelle Nadon

Abhorring patriarchy, and based on the church's adherence to the doctrine that animals have no soul, in early adulthood I chose to disengage with the Catholic faith. Then came the staggering confirmation that the new pope chose the name Pope Francis. I was flooded with emotion -- Saint Francis: the revered Patron Saint of animals.

A Love Letter to All Mothers on Valentine's Day

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Living
M. Michelle Nadon

I hope anyone reading this will take the time to remember just how much every mother loves her children. Now nearly five years gone, my mother's love lives in my heart, her voice comes out in my words, her spirit comes out in my actions, her teachings guide my life. My mother's name was Mary. She taught me to never walk away from someone in need.

Adopt-a-HuffPet: Lucy the Wobbly Kitty Needs Your Love

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

The first thing you will notice about me when you meet me is that I wobble. I might wobble when I walk, but it doesn't hold me back! I can't wait to find a loving home and a big-hearted human who understands that my wobble is just a part of my cuteness. Could you be the one?

Adopt-a-HuffPet: Sweet Wilbur Needs a Home

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Wilbur seems to have led his previous life as a family pet rather than a hunter. He loves his daily walks and can loose-leash walk with excellent manners. He loves a good belly or back scratch, his obedience practice, and enjoys the challenge of obstacle/agility courses.

Adopt-A-HuffPet: Give These Eight Cats a Chance at Nine Lives

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

This week we learned of an older Scarborough woman who recently was moved to a nursing home. Her eight beautiful cats' lives were completely disrupted, and now, after the safety and shelter of a real home, the family will be taking the cats to the local animal shelter to be euthanized. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Adoft-a-HuffPet: Father, Son And Two Brothers Seek New Families

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Here are two wonderful pairs of dogs that are in a rural Ontario shelter and as a result, they're not having much luck meeting their new families. Let's start with Mork & Teddy, who are a lovely German-Shepherd-Rottweiler father-and-son team. Then there's also Riff & Raff, a pair of nine-year-old Black-Lab-Rottweiler brothers.

Adopt-a-HuffPet: These Stray Pooches Need a Home

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada
M. Michelle Nadon

T.J. is a senior Chow Chow with a b-u-tiful cream coat who was brought in as a stray to a shelter in British Columbia. His owner never claimed him. Katie was found as a stray so we have no history on her. Although a senior, don't let her age fool you. She has lots of spunk, and a sharp brain.