Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:08 am
I admire this woman's kind heart and her determination to help the poor strays from the hell they suffer in but i also hope that she can focus on the Canadian dogs currently awaiting adoption in shelters across Canada. She should not lose sight of those.The main focus should be placed on Spay and Neuter clinics in these non animal friendly countries. Anyway i applaud her generosity and compassion. Thx Cal.
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:04 am
Anyone who helps any creature gets my blessing. No one can do it all, and you should get to choose where you put your efforts and heart. All those naysayers, if you really care, do something about the people or animals that you are saying need help. And then, you will be blessed, too!
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:48 am
This is fantastic! And it is happening here in the US, but maybe on a smaller scale. I just posted a story about Pets with Disabilities, a small home operation that takes in animals with disabilities or special needs who would otherwise be put down. I hope more and more people get involved with projects like this.
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:27 pm
" Gone are the days when an impounded stray was a dead dog walking: only 14 per cent of dogs taken in by SPCAs and humane societies each year are put to death (compared to 60 per cent in the United States), while the once idealistic-sounding rhetoric of the animal rights movement has gained near-universal public acceptance. Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a 2011 poll commissioned by the Canadian branch of the World Society for the Protection of Animals said they wish to “minimize and eventually eliminate all forms of animal cruelty and suffering.”
Another angel walking the streets with us. I wonder if Harper knows this is going on? And don't really care, she is doing wonderful work and there is scarcely an animal on earth more deserving of our love and commitment than dogs who have been our companions, our protectors for more years than any human knows. Bless the day the first came in from the dark to sit by the fire. They've been indispensable ever since, still are, always will be and every day it seems a new and unique occupation is found that only they can do as well. I've never thought it an accident that reversing the letters of the species, spells god, for they are far more god-like, in my opinion, than are humans, they don't hate, they don't discriminate, they never use more force than is necessary and they love everyone they meet. We should be so good.
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:22 pm
One statistic that I didn`t know about --- `...only 14 per cent of dogs taken in by SPCAs and humane societies each year are put to death (compared to 60 per cent in the United States)...``
I knew our euthanasia rate was low, but WOW, what a difference! Happily, Canada has gone to the dogs!
Gene --- did you have to spoil a happy story with the mention of the Rt disHonourable PM Twit, Stephen Harper?