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GOOD NEWS! How Canada Became a Haven for the World's Unwanted Dogs


Animals  (tags: strays, making a difference, forever homes, adoption, international pet adoptions, pets, protection, humans, animals, dogs )

Cal
- 535 days ago - www2.macleans.ca
Thousands of international strays are finding a new home in Canada



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Camilla Vaga (70)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 11:21 pm
that is awesome,
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
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.
 

Christeen Anderson (488)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:34 am
Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
 

John S. (303)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 4:38 am
Interesting.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:49 am
Great news!
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:59 am
Once again, the US lags behind....
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:35 am
Its good to know Canada is doing something good


noted thanks
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:30 am
wow ! well, this is news to me... very good news indeed

thanks for posting Cal
 

Sandi C. (236)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:38 am
thank you.
 

Claudia Acosta (24)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:51 am
Really a good article. Thank you :)
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:01 am
Noted - they are at least doing something right for our animals.
 

Linda B. (10)
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!
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:06 am
Noted thanks
 

Svetlana B. (17)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:10 am
Noted. Canada is a great country, God bless this ladys heart. Great post TY for sharing.
 

Alana Grelyak (0)
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.
 

Gabriela V. (164)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:50 am
Thank you!
 

Harshiita Sharma (138)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:54 am
After reading all the horrifying and sad stories about animal abuse and cruelty today i really needed that. Thanks..it makes me feel a lot better!
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:31 am
Canada, way to go! This is wonderful news.
 

Waltraud U. (81)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 10:51 am
thanks for the good news, petition for thank you to sign.
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Sandra Patterson (60)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:01 pm
noted,that is good to know
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:25 pm
Notato CAL!!!! FANTASTICI NOTTIZIA!!!!!!
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:09 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the article by Charlie Gillis. Wonderful news and kudos to Ms.Gard for her compassionate actions. Read and noted.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
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.
 

Ilona V. (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:25 pm
Thanks. Noted. Wonderful news!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:28 pm
Good news :)
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:05 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:58 pm
Thank goodness some country is stepping up to help these poor animals. Noted and shared.
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:07 am
noted
 

Mandi T. (427)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:55 am
Super Great!
 

Lynn Squance (232)
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?
 
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