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THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE

By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:

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BEING A FOSTER PET PARENT CAN SAVE A LIFE

A big thank you to Kristin Calis, a writer with a local newspaper.  Kristen  covers Pickering and writes a pet column for the Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division. “There are many benefits to being a foster pet parent, and I have read that it’s actually one of the best ways in which an animal lover can volunteer to help homeless pets.” Kristin recently

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A CAT-PROOFED HOME IS A CAT-SAFE HOME

By Nomi Berger A cat-proofed home is a cat-safe home whether your new pet is a newborn kitten or a fully- grown cat. Before that first front paw crosses your threshold for the first time, your home must be a health zone, not a hazard zone. Be especially attentive to the sensibilities of former “outside” cats, who may never have walked on wooden floors,

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A YEAR OF RESCUE RESOLUTIONS

By Nomi Berger Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought of getting involved in the world of rescue, but didn’t quite know how? Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month of the year – for you to resolve to make a difference in the lives of rescue

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10 Reasons Why Adopting a Dog is Awesome

This list was originally posted on thedodo.com and was written by Lindsey robertson. Read the article here. 1. You will save a life. 2.7 million dogs are euthanized in shelters each year.  2. Rescue dogs can make incredible transformations when they are adopted into loving homes.  3. Most rescue dogs are relinquished for reasons that have nothing to do with behavioral problems, and they are generally quite loving and

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A Tale about Hope

Once upon a time, in a town not so far away, a dirty, thin, black-and-white cat was found wandering around in someone’s garden. Townspeople flocked to the scene to have a look at the magnificent animal with piercing green eyes, wondering how it came to end up in this particular garden on this particular day. “Perhaps it is just visiting, and will go home

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HEARTS FOR PAWS FESTIVAL!

The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS) invites you to the 2nd Annual Hearts for Paws Festival! Our goal is to raise money for the animals in our program. Who is invited? Everyone! The event is kid-friendly and dog-friendly. When is it?  Saturday, September 6. It begins at 12:00p.m. and ends at 6:00p.m. How much does it cost to go? Advance tickets are $7.00 (email tagsinfo@yahoo.ca),

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Foster/Forever Home Needed!

This lovely lady is in urgent need of a foster or forever home. When she was first found, she was emaciated and malnourished. She was found licking BBQ grease in someone’s backyard. Since then, she has filled out nicely and is doing very well. Her age is estimated to be about 13 and due to that, plus the fact that she has not been cared

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Be Brave for Bedford

In just over a week, some of our volunteers will be heading south to Tennessee to volunteer at Bedford County Animal Control, a shelter greatly in need of assistance. The staff at Bedford County Animal Control have faced many hardships over the past year, and yet they continue to work tirelessly to help the animals in their care. Many of the dogs who have

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