Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gala Will Help Senior Pets!

It looks like the sixth annual Wishes for Whiskers gala is going to be another amazing event in support of SAINTS, which is an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. The gala will take place at 6pm on September 15th at Pitt Meadows Golf Course.

“Come support and celebrate this unique and amazing multi-species animal sanctuary," the organization writes. “All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the SAINTS special needs and senior animals by going towards outstanding vet bills. So far this year SAINTS has spent over $60,000 in veterinary care.”

This special evening is being hosted by the Fleas Knees founder and media personality, Mary Jo Dionne. For more information and tickets e-mail events@saintsrescue.ca or visit the event Facebook page.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Coming October 20th, 2012: BEYOND THE MYTH: A Film about Breed Discrimination

Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care Services is pleased to be a sponsor of the screening of Beyond the Myth. This is a film about breed specific legislation and it has always seemed to us to be a topic that deserves our sharp attention.

HugABull and the Paws for Hope Foundation are bringing Beyond the Myth to Vancouver next month. The film explores the contributing factors behind the public's generalized fear of pit bull-type dogs and examines the conflict existing between advocates and opponents of breed specific legislation. This award-winning documentary about BSL and its effects on dogs and their families has drawn attention and acclaim globally.

Join us on October 20th for a screening of this important film, followed by a panel discussion where breed experts, researchers, and animal control experts share their own experiences and thoughts.

Here is a bit more about the film:

Beyond the Myth: A Film about Breed Discrimination

Unfairly known as violent killers, Pit Bulls have suffered from the stigma of negative media coverage that has lead to city-wide bans across the country. This breed-specific legislation has torn pets away from families, and killed thousands of innocent dogs in cities like Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and San Francisco.

The film investigates the myths associated with these breeds, challenges the idea that they are inherently vicious, and presents eye-opening research regarding the media’s role in influencing people’s opinion on dog attacks. Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must see film for all dog lovers.

Tickets to the Vancouver event are available at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261317

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Don’t Turn Your Pal into A Hot Dog!

Even though the weather has cooled slightly on the Lower Mainland, your car can still be a deathtrap to your beloved pooch.

Though your canine pal clearly loves to go for a ride, you don’t want him to get more than he bargained for! And while our dogs are capable of many things, rational thought isn’t one of them: that needs to be up to us. Whenever possible, leave your dog home when you’re out and about and might have to leave him in the car for a while. It takes an astonishingly short time for your car to heat up, even with the windows rolled down. Don’t take a chance: leave fido home or in care!