Animal Shelters

Are Canadians Having a Cat Moment?

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

The numbers are promising but right now there are still thousands of cats and dogs in shelters waiting for their forever home. The holidays can be a magical time of year to add a companion animal to your household. Many families choose to adopt a pet and give them a home during the holiday season, creating lifelong bonds and unforgettable memories -- all while saving a life!

Help a Dog Find His Forever Home

Jim Walker | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Jim Walker

When we met Bear we instantly fell in love with him. He was this big, huge, hairy dog who weighed 120 pounds, but had a sweet, gentle disposition. He was also extremely well behaved, which left us wondering why anyone would ever have abandoned him.

Wikipedia Cuts on the Bias

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I admire Wikipedia -- always have -- but how do the official gardeners at Wikipedia respond when they have a snake in their grass? In my case, a biased commenter is still an editor in good standing, but the people who pointed out his fraudulence have been mostly banned.

Why Is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgWhy is a so-called animal rights group willing to go to war over its right to kill healthy pets unnecessarily? "No Kill" -- defined as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent of a given shelter's pets -- has been achieved wherever it has been strictly implemented. Perhaps the most sickening aspect of PETA's assault on the No Kill movement is that it blocks groups from rescuing animals in high-kill shelters.

PETA Wants You to Adopt a Rescued "Pet"

Daphna Nachminovitch | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Daphna Nachminovitch

We should all be upset by animal homelessness, but for the right reasons -- not to take the spotlight off abuses in the meat, fur, and circus industries, but so that we can come together to end it.