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Canada, We Need to Talk About Spaying and Neutering Pets

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Canada, we need to talk. It's a little bit crazy that we're still having this conversation about this crucial element of responsible pet ownership. We wish spay/neuter was something everyone did, without question.

Top Tips on Keeping Your Cat or Dog Healthy

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I quite often write blogs about how to prepare healthy meals. But what about our pets? I have always thought, if I am eating healthy then Seymour (my 16-year-old feline friend) should eat healthy too.

Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!

Nanaimo Considers Mandatory Cat Licences

CBC British Columbia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Nanaimo, B.C. city council recently passed a motion to work on a bylaw that would require residents to license their cats, despite staff recommendatio...

Let's Give a Hand to Canada's Animal Welfare Heroes

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Do you know an animal welfare hero? Someone who has dedicated their life to improving the welfare of animals in Canada?

Pictures Of Dudes With Cats Put That Whole 'Cat Lady' Thing To Rest

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living

Oct. 29, marks National Cat Day in the U.S., and while we don't seem to have quite the same official holiday in Canada, that doesn't mean we're not wi...

Calgary Bus Driver Finds Cat In The Darndest Place

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

Calgary bus driver Massimo Denegri was driving along Sarcee Trail when he heard meowing from under his seat. Curious, he pulled over at 69th Street...

WATCH: Cat Makes Miraculous Escape From Collapsing Building

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada

Here's more proof that cats always land on their feet. This particular one, named Sylvester, shocked a crowd of people watching firefighters wash ...

10 Ways That Losing a Pet is Worse Than Losing a Human

Angela Hartlin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

People are meant to be resilient and aim to recover from traumatic life events so when you lose a beloved pet, it is natural for those who care about you to ask when you are going to fill the void by adopting another lucky fur-child. Emotionally, we may process it as someone trying to get us to replace the love we just lost.

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

Vancouver To Get A Cat Cafe?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

After the news that Montreal was getting its own version of the popular cat cafe (yes, literally a cafe filled with cats), we were suffering from some...

The Coolest Cats In Music (Literally)

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Music

It’s a good week to be a cat. On Tuesday, they got their first ever cat cafe in North America, Cafe Chat Hereux, which is set to open in Montreal th...

WATCH: Kittens Play Football, Cuteness Ensues

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada TV

With the Super Bowl approaching, everyone is gearing up for a championship football game of epic proportions. The heart-stopping plays, the crushing h...

Lost And Found

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver woman says WestJet has found her cat that got lost after the kennel fell apart while it was being loaded for a flight to Toronto. Kelli ...

Would You Like Some Cat With Your Coffee?

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Travel

(PARIS-AFP) - France's first "cat cafe" opens on Saturday in Paris with an in house troupe of nine rescue cats ready and waiting to be made a fuss of ...

Kitten Rescuers' Urgent Plea For Help

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver-based kitten rescue organization is issuing an urgent plea for donations, foster homes and adopters after taking in almost four dozen cats...

WATCH: Fat Kitten Gets Massage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living

Unless you're allergic, kittens are pretty soothing. You know what else is soothing, a shoulder massage. Combine the two of them and you've got the in...

China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

China does have a tradition of compassion for nonhumans. So the daunting question is: what went so awry that in the name of economic development, both farm and wild animals are now being treated ruthlessly, even as they're being driven to the brink of extinction? What is the root cause of the animal welfare crisis, especially in mainland China?

Would You Pay $3,000 to Keep Your Pet Alive?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.

Seniors Fight To Keep Cats In Care Home

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A petition with almost 2,500 signatures is calling on a Coquitlam seniors home to let residents keep their cats. The document, titled "Stop the rem...

Licence House Cats: B.C. Group

CBC | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. coalition of more than 50 nature groups wants cat owners to leash their pets and wants the province’s municipalities to require licences for ...

#1 Threat To Wildlife?

CBC | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada

Cats may kill up to 3.7 billion birds and 20.7 billion mammals in the United States alone each year, a new study has found. That means pr...

Love Cat Videos? Prove it

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Who cares about cats? Canadians that's who! With all of this attention on cats, one might assume that cats in Canada would have it pretty good. However, as much as we "enjoy" cats, we just care don't care for them in the same way that we care for dogs. We found that shelters across the country are dangerously over or at capacity to care for cats, and their resources are strained. In fact twice as many cats are surrendered to shelters than dogs!

Should Israelis Care About Innocent Creatures?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Writing in The Jerusalm Post, Israeli Sharon Udasin quoted Nofar Gal, who lives near the border with Gaza: "The situation in the South has been very difficult not only for us humans but also for our pets." Predictably, her writing about an Israeli's pet dog triggered outrage in sensitive non-Israelis. The professionally sensitive -- liberal reporters -- were especially incensed.

African Cat Won't Get The Heave-Ho From Saskatchewan.. Yet

CBC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

A Regina family has learned their African serval cat will be allowed to stay in the province while officials review Saskatchewan's wildlife laws. ...