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Police are asking the public to keep an eye on their pets.
The OSPCA is investigating.
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First there was the tin can he found in the neighbours' recycling bin. I am sure it was something yummy, but the 10 stitches in his mouth couldn't have been worth it. Multiple times he has disappeared into small crevices in walls. Last month we lost him for a couple days when he wandered into the crawl space and got locked in.
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Don't freak out, dog lovers.
Thanks to the hard work of humane societies and SPCAs across Canada, we have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has just released our annual Animal Shelter Statistics Report, and it is full of great news for companion animals in Canada.
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It would have been the purrfect crime.
Don't let Halloween turn your pet into a scaredy-cat! Halloween can be fun instead of frightening for your pet if you prepare accordingly. Here's how to keep your pet safe and happy on the scariest night of the year.
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Image of Bartlett by Fransi Weinstein It was a Friday afternoon 15 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting at my desk doing whatever it is creative directors do and an email...
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My intentions were honourable. I just thought my cats would appreciate some fancier litter boxes, something a bit more dapper than the usual plastic rectangles. I was so wrong, and I paid for my hubris.
For anyone who's lost a pet, the heartache is significant and can last a long time. Feelings of grief can cause mental distraction, loss of appetite, bouts of extreme sadness and even lasting depression. Why, then, are we expected to get back to work after the loss of a pet without being allowed to take time off?
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Live on an organic farm while visiting your dream travel destination with WWOOF! By Ava Agata Gorecki Some of us nomads and wanderers want our pet fix, but can't quite commit to the full-time respons...
We reached out to Sara Graham, editor, yoga teacher and author of How To Make Big Moves: Relocate Without Losing Your Mind. A Canadian currently based in Sweden, Graham shares with us inspiring tales from living abroad with her two frisky felines, Tigerlily and Dragon.
Say, why is this tree moving?
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The vet prepared the needle that would put Lily to rest. She gave Lily the needle and to everyone's astonishment, Lily got up and walked towards my husband. The vet has only seen this happen one other time in her 26 years as a vet. So she turned to my husband and said, "You have to tell her that it is time to go. She doesn't want to leave you so you have to tell her that it's ok."
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Have you ever seen your cat burned out? Of course you haven't. That's because he's a MASTER relaxer. Lounging in the sun, having a little stretch, a big yawn, an afternoon nap (they don't call it a cat nap for nothing) -- your cat really knows how to chill. So learn from it.
When my husband and I moved into a place of our own, we knew that we wanted to share our lives with a furry family member. We decided that adopting a cat would be the best option for us. We adopted our cat, Lily (6 years old), from a humane society in 2009 and she instantly brought great joy to us. As soon as we got the news of a baby entering our lives, we knew we had to start early in teaching Lily that a new family member will be joining us. Here's how we did it.
Cats. Can't live with them... can't live without them.
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It's no secret that cats love to nap. This cat loves napping on the sunny dashboard of his owner's car. It sure beats those air fresheners or bobble-heads that you see in most cars. You can see mor...
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Cats, both pet and feral, cause 75 per cent or approximately 200 million bird deaths a year. The feral cat population is growing rapidly and shelters can't keep pace. In 2011, more than 50,000 cats were euthanized because homes could not be found.
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What do you do when a few cats turns into 66 cats?
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Because cats don't always land on their feet.
Until this law was passed, there was no distinction between a car and a cat in terms of legal rights. Anyone who has ever lived with a pet knows that animals experience emotions and feel both physical and psychological pain, but this is the first time in North America that these basic truths have been entrenched in law.
Can they possibly resist the furballs?
In Japanese culture, cats are a symbol of good fortune and wealth, so it's no real surprise these Japanese "fortune cookies" have been designed with little kitties inside. Online candy shop Felissimo...
"... all it takes is an unexpected gust of wind or a sudden noise to spook a cat for a potentially fatal fall to occur."
I am hoping that these two losses prepare the boys enough that they know there is no shame in crying, in openly grieving. Nor is there shame in laughing at the goofy, silly and funny memories. That grief comes in waves. That part of loving is sometimes letting go but that you get up, dust yourself off and continue on with your life.
Keep that cat out of the kitchen.
One side will serve food and beverages, and the other will be a cat lounge, where patrons can play with cats.