C4P ANIMAL RESCUE: NOV.04.12 NEWSLETTER

Dear Animal Lovers, Animal Advocates, Animal Rescuers:
 
BREAKING NEWS:
 
(Thanks Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform for sending) 
The beginning of the end of  “the blood money contracts between puppy mill owners who abuse animals and L.A. pet retailers.”
 
Too bad this is happening in a zoo setting, but precedent setting … Elephant Koshik imitates speech with his trainer: 
 
 
BEST PRACTICES & E-SIGNATURES:  
 
 

 
(thanks to the animal rescue network) …For once I don’t feel so tiny in this big world trying to help animals.
 
LOST PETS
 
I lost my dog a few weeks ago and wa wondering if you could post a picture on you newletter?  I’ve handed out flyers and called local vets, animal control, dog walkers.  Stll no response yet.  I am heart broken and just want her to come home safe and sound.  Her name is Jodi. She is a 7 year spade female Parson Russell Terrier. Josi is about 15lbs. She all white with two light tan ears and a really faded tan patch over her left eye.  Unfortunately she is not wearing any tags and her microship is not registered. She went missing in Cookstown, ON in the area of 5 sideroad and hwy 89.  There is a reward for anyone who finds her. I am desperate to get her home. Jodi went missing on October 15. If you have any suggestions as to what else I can do I am open to trying anything. ThanksStephanie Beatty
905-251-7112 Stephanie Beatty <slbeatty5@gmail.com> (Ed note: owner has been sent the C4P Amber Alert and HHP has been advised)
 
ANIMALS IN NEED
 
Sweet Wilbur is looking for a forever family to call his own:  Found in an abandoned crate in the bush, Wilbur has survived the closing of an animal shelter and 11 mos of shelter / kennel life with a calm, and undemanding disposition. Hound breed, neutered male , 20″ at shoulder and sturdy in build, and between 5 and 9 years of age, Wilbur seems to have led his previous life as a family pet rather than a hunter. He loves his daily walks and can loose leash walk with excellent manners. Wilbur is friendly with children of all ages and most other dogs from puppies with needle teeth to a Great Dane, and seems ambivalent toward cats. He loves a good belly or back scratch, his obedience practice, and enjoys the challenge of my obstacle / agility course. While not a dog that is interested in fetch play – he is a great buddy for all weather hikes. Looking for a forever home – with other dogs is a plus, urban or rural doesn’t matter, medium energy family. Contact: kevin lockau <campk97@gmail.com> phone 613-332-3359 or Home Again ‘s 613-332 5253
Hi, just wanted to spread the word on “Talia”,  a Husky in need. She is being boarded in Lucknow, Ontario, (near Kincardine). She has been in the kennel for over a month, the rescue cannot find any suitable fosters for her. She has been taken and returned by fosters that could not cope with her high energy with their own dogs. Without another dog in the house, she is calm and pretty much perfect. Housetrained, gentle, happy, very good dog. She is very happy to be with other dogs, but will play without end, which can be too hectic for some. This is what her petfinder ad should say…but so far has not been changed. This girl is very sweet natured, well adjusted and affectionate. She is a young, highly energetic dog who really needs room to run, but in a controlled environment, (not ever let loose). Rides well in a car. Perfectly house trained. Nice manners. Non destructive, likes toys. In a home without dogs, she is quite calm, with dogs she is a wrestler, but very careful not to hurt another while playing. She loves other dogs and can play/wrestle endlessly. She would be an excellent working dog, fit, strong, and just wants to GO!! Very gentle with people. High prey drive, no small animals. Someone who loves outdoor activities such as running or sled activities would be a good match for Talia. Very nice, sweet dog. Needs a well contained fenced in play/exercise area. Healthy with a beautiful coat. Petite build. She really needs a foster who understands how energetic young Huskies can be, but meanwhile she sits in a kennel 24/7: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/24186985    petrescue@hurontel.on.ca   or call 519-528-3045 after 6 p.m. if you can offer any help – thank you! www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca
Mickey’s Story… This sweet inquisitive boy was rescued from a high volume shelter in Hamilton.  This poor guy was likely dumped because of his age and special needs. He has been through a lot and recently his foster family discovered he has some kidney damage. He is now on a low protein diet and he gets subcutaneous fluids twice a week. With this care, his kidneys are doing fine. Getting fluids isn’t his favorite thing but he has adjusted to his new lifestyle like a champ, and these changes will ensure he lives a long and happy life in his new forever home.  Mickey loves to crawl under the blankets and sleep when you are not around!  He has a cute distinctive face with a white stripe on his nose and green eyes.  He has a beautiful grey coat with a snow-white belly, bib, and mittens. Mickey likes attention and likes to be around people, but isn’t cuddly. . He is declawed and microchipped and up-to-date on his shots. Mickey loves to play, and will try his best to protect your home from a lasers. He also enjoys sleeping at the foot of her foster parents’ bed and isn’t upset at all when he occasionally gets kicked by accident.  He needs to find a home with a kind owner who can give him the emotional and medical attention he needs and deserves. Mickey is a real sweetie and he’s looking for a forever home.  Contact: Toronto Cat Rescue for more information at 416-538-8592 or tcr.adoptions@gmail.com
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
Huge Animal Fundraising Bazaar for Action Volunteers for Animals Saturday November 10, 9-5 at the Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd (Renforth and Rathburn)  Boutique and Jewelry, Silent Auction, Home Baking, Snack Bar, Animal Table, Books and Entertainment, Tamboulie Game, Toy and Game Tables, Christmas Tables and White Elephant. All items are new or gently used. Free Admission with hourly door prizes For more info contact 416-439-8779 or www.actionvolunteersforanimals.com  Denielle Duncan Action Volunteers for Animals (AVA)
 
ACTION ALERTS & ANIMAL ADVOCACY
 
Please help the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals CCFA with their campaign to ban sow stalls:
 
Want to add 8 more years to your life?
 
Afghan Dog “Bolt” doesn’t take no for an answer (smart dog!):
Must-see TV: The Elephant in the Room – Fifth Estate November 9th, 9PM (thanks Norman Taylor for sending):
Whistler Dogs Remembered (thanks Bonnie Dawson for sending):
To my knowledge, this is the FIRST time anyone has actually been sent to jail for animal cruelty in Canada. (Can anyone dispute that?). I assume that this person was prosecuted under federal law. There is at least one other case in Ontario (an oft-repeat puppymiller) who was sentenced years ago but never served jail time. Of course, in the U.S. MANY people have been sentenced to jail terms; In a case like this, the sentence would have been harsher. But this is a good step, in any case. (Thanks Lawrence Pinsky for sending)
http://www.examiner.com/article/quebec-man-sentenced-to-six-month-prison-term-for-animal-cruelty
 
 
UPDATES ON RESCUES
 
Had to share Halloween cats (thanks Jules Kaiss for sending):
What I would like to say is that Snuffles and I are so very proud to know each one of you and we are very thankful to all of you who have sent your love, prayers, support and donations towards her care.  She is doing much better and I am hoping to post some pictures next week to all of you so that you can see the improvement in  her skin.  Her ears and skin are really doing much better and she will have one of her eye surgeries in the near future. Many thanks to you all for all you do to help the dogs. Blessings and Peace, Lisa Taylor,  Max’s Dog Sanctuary for Abused, Disabled and Medically Challenged Dogs
RIP Heckman:  for those of you who saw the lost dog alert this week in Toronto (and alerted C4P right away – thanks for that!), Heckman sadly, was found to be struck and killed by a car. Poor old boy. SOB of a way to end a life. Our hearts go out to him and his family.
Little Mary: well, home check is done – new mom and dad Sarah and Dustin absolutely love her – she has tons of toys, love, hideouts – and two budgie birds to chirp at her, when she’s on the window ledge (don’t worry, birds are perfectly safe and happy) And so is Mary. She’ll be the queen of the family for the next 20 yrs or so. Amen. She’s celebrating her first birthday this week.
We encourage our American C4P readers to ensure they get out to vote. We’re ALL desperate for a compassionate, fair, and sane world.
m.
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C4P ANIMAL RESCUE: OCT.28.12 NEWSLETTER

Dear Animal Lovers, Animal Advocates, Animal Rescuers:

Exciting news back at the C4P ranch this week (for media nerds like me)….An MI colleague (and technogenius), Mikhial Gurarie, came to help me start the next, aggregate phase of C4P ANIMAL RESCUE. While not complete nor ready to launch yet, I will be migrating the C4P Newsletter to a wordpress blog, complete with ability to archive, promote, advertise, categorize info, etc., not to mention automatically extend the reach of the “newsletter come blog” through a good dozen social sharing sites at once. What does that mean? The backend “search engine optimization” work we are doing and the linking we’re doing to all these feeds  are going to ensure that C4P begins reaching a far greater audience than we currently have. Not that we don’t already love every single one of our 3,000 readers to death, cause we do!  But if we can bring our numbers up to say 30,000, or maybe even 300,000 (you can’t go through life without goals), we’re going to really add traction to animal issues, fosters, rescues and adoptions, and also, start connecting many more of the peripheral players/animal lovers who as yet don’t even know that rescue networks like ours exist! Very exciting. I’ll be launching the blog in November in advance of Farm Sanctuary trip. There will be no change to the regular newsletter, you will get it as you always do, but it will soon have a hotlink to the blog post for easier and greater social sharing. I may be blogging from FS – but note regular newsletter won’t be individually emailed to the C4P network from December 1st to January 13th… I apologize in advance to all the domestic Canadian pets I won’t be getting to, during this period.

BREAKING NEWS:  

Running of Bulls in Toronto – NOT! Toronto Animal Services (god bless’em)  and the City of Toronto did not support this event for a number of reasons including the safety of the community and the protection of the animals.  As you may be aware, these animals are prohibited pursuant to the City of Toronto by-law, TMC Chapter 349, Animals, and therefore we could not support an application to permit this event.  We heard from many individuals and organizations that support the welfare of animals and their message remained consistent with our philosophy and protection for all animals. Toronto Animal Services wishes to thank all those who took the time and effort to voice their concerns!
The only way we will and CAN ever help factory farmed animals is to make the invisible cruelty, visible. When consumers have the  knowledge and the awareness of the brutality to factory farmed food animals they can Initiate  personal  lifestyle changes and demand politicians change legislation: (thanks Sarah West for sending) http://www.animalsaustralia.org/appeal/make-it-possible/countdown.php
BRILLIANT Retail Pet Sales on the way out in Los Angeles:

BEST SIGNATURE OF THE WEEK: 

LOST PETS – SHELTER STAFF EVERYWHERE DOUBLE CHECK FOR THIS DOG – EVERYONE ELSE, PLEASE POST to FACEBOOK – FAMILY HEARTBROKEN!!! 

On Thursday September 6, 2012, while travelling through Goldstone, ON on our way to Sauble Beach we were in a terrible car accident.Whether Barrett was thrown from the truck or jumped out afterwards, I cannot be sure. The accident occurred around noon at the intersection of Wellington County Road 8 and Sideroad 18. We spent the rest of that day and the following five days out in that area looking for her, delivering flyers to every farm in the area, and talking to everyone we met. The problem we had was that it is such a vast farm district with corn fields and bush and forests everywhere that we had no idea where she was or where to look. We have had a few sightings in the area since and are sure that Barrett is still there. We live in the Niagara Region and the accident happened in Mapleton Township which is a three hour drive from home. Although we get out there at least once or twice a week, it is impossible for us to be out there looking full time and it’s breaking our hearts.  Barrett is a two year old brindle Boxer cross. She weighs about 40 pounds and stands approximately 16 inches tall at the shoulders. Barrett is very sweet but extremely timid since she was a rescue dog to begin with. We have no idea what her family life before us was but we are sure it was not good. It has taken us a year to finally have her start to recognize us as mom and dad.  Jameson Schaefer and Erin Forde. We can be reached anytime either at home (905) 834-2044 or on our cell (905) 733-0645  My email address is tudogart@gmail.com

My name is Susan Jewell and I am a volunteer with a dog rescue here in Toronto called Adopt-A-Dog/Save-A-Life and I am requesting your assistance with a foster dog that went missing Monday, October 1, 2012, in the afternoon. .  The exact address where Tippy went missing is 374 Concession 12 East, South BruceTippy is a two-year old beagle mix who has just recently been taken from a puppy mill and is VERY TIMID and fearful.  She will not know her name. Tippy is wearing a collar with a pink bandana along with a tag on her collar that indicatesFOSTER DOG with a telephone number of (416) 255-2531. We are desperately asking for your assistance to ensure the safe return of Tippy.  Last sighting at 374 Concession 12 East, South Bruce, ON Contact 657.505.2531 for sightings or info@adoptadogsavealife.com.



ACTION ALERTS


EVENTS

Speaking of Dogs Rescue is excited to announce their fall online auction which will be held from FRIDAY OCT. 26th, 9 am to SAT. NOV. 3rd, 8 pm EST.  They have over 200 exciting items to bid on, all of them donated by their generous supporters. For example, there’s a brand new ladies gold and diamond bracelet, a plane tour for two over Toronto, framed and unframed art prints (including a Robert Bateman), two tickets to the final performance of Over the Rainbow, gift certificates and much more. The rescue must actively fundraise to continue their tireless efforts in helping the many dogs who come to need them. The online auctions have become one of their largest fundraisers. Last year the rescue found forever homes for 125 displaced and abandoned dogs; many of which were seniors and/or had special needs. To date this year, the rescue has already taken in over 130 needy dogs and given them a second chance and love and life. All funds raised go directly to veterinary costs, grooming, supplies and care. Once the auction starts, visit www.speakingofdogs.com where you’ll find a link to browse the auction and place your bid!

The 2013 Speaking of Dogs Rescue Calendar is going to the printer next week!  Everyone who submitted a picture of their dog(s) will be included!  Before we can set an exact price on the calendar we’ll need to get a ballpark idea of how many we are going to order.  We’re hoping the price will be about $12.00 per calendar this year with the more your order the lower the price goes (much like last year) .  It will help us to know who is planning to order calendars, so if you could please shoot an email to Lorraine@speakingofdogs.com and let me know how many calendars you are going to order that would be greatly appreciated!  We are thankful to Rose and Kathy for all their efforts creating a work of canine beauty on this 2013 calendar; it looks absolutely stunning!  We also thank all the businesses who bought ad space to help offset the costs involved in producing this work of arf!

 


INFO

Why come up with a real solution when you can fabricate one and score political points?
C4P SPECIAL NEEDS PETSITTING: this service is designed for geriatrics and animals with special a/o medical needs. Please contact us if you are an animal caregiver who needs peace of mind leaving a fragile, handicapped or otherwise compromised pet for a few days. We’re comfortable with geriatrics, palliatives, blind, deaf, special diets, medical needs. Fully enclosed back yard, ground floor access and lots of love and attention to share!  Mitch & Stella Nadon C4P Animal Rescue 905.726.2011. Aurora, Ontario. 


UPDATES

I just want to say a “Huge thank you to all that helped with trying to find Sweet Simon a home!” Last week I decided to pay for an Ad in the Oakville, Burlington and Flamborouugh Post for Simon. long story short, I got a call Wednesday night from a sweet lady named Debra and knew at the moment we started talking that in my heart she was the perfect match for Simon!  Last night I picked him up at Julies and took him for another adventure to Burlington, ON.  Simon gave me and Debra kisses and started purring he hung out with us and checked out most of the house.  Little Angel seems to really love Simon she was doing everything to try to be his friend….anyways it’s such a happy ending… he’s one lucky boy! Melanie McCully

I thank every last one of you, from coast to coast to coast, for championing animals the way that you do.
The tides are turning.  m.
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C4P ANIMAL RESCUE: OCT.21.12 NEWSLETTER

BREAKING NEWS:  
 
RIP: Burial for massacred BC Sled Dogs is Nov 2nd in Penticton – Fawcett sentencing expected in November: 
 
So glad The Star is staying on Marineland topic..pls reward these writers with positive feedback, and share/encourage friends/family  to support small, local sanctuaries instead:
 
And now, sadly, this outrage:

Attention all senior dog lovers:  Bobbie Glazier from Mature Dogs has recently moved to the States. So the “613” area, and all seniors on Petfinder, will be missing her expert, daily vigilence. Readers, please note C4P especially welcomes seniors/special needs/rehab cases. Keep your eyes out for any seniors, esp in 613 area shelter/pound system, and advise C4P if you see one who’s a “long-stay”. If we’re alerted, we’ll follow up with the shelter/pound concerned and try to orchestrate maximum adoption exposure for the pet concerned.

Here’s ONE (of a convervative 200) puppy-mills in Ontario that’s actually being investigated… progress?  Readers, please take the time to write the reporter and encourage ongoing reporting.  Everyone else, keep your heads up and eyes open:  Puppy Mills are EVERYWHERE in Ontario.  Call Crimestoppers immediately.  Last week, Westie Rescue called in – they’ve worked on 102 dogs (Go, Corrie & team, GO!) so far this year, and guess what?  Not one, not ONE, came from a registered breeder.  And that’s just Westies…
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2012/10/16/ospca-staying-mum-on-dog-rescue

 
BEST PRACTICES:  
 
Everyone pls remember that recently adopted dogs (and some cats) are at highest risk for bolt when they a) transfer to their new homes, or b) in first few weeks of acclimatization to new environments/neighbourhoods. PLEASE remember this for yourselves, and also friends/family. Remember to alert new adoptive families to the potential for this.  Scroll down to bottom for word.doc on how to prevent a bolt (thanks Dora Sesler for compiling) or click on (and send to friends): http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/m-michelle-nadon/pet-safety-tips_b_1952228.html
 
ANIMALS IN NEED

Sweet Wilbur:  Found in an abandoned crate in the bush, Wilbur has survived the closing of an animal shelter and 11 mos of shelter / kennel life with a calm, and undemanding disposition. Hound breed, neutered male , 20″ at shoulder and sturdy in build, and between 5 and 9 years of age, Wilbur seems to have led his previous life as a family pet rather than a hunter. He loves his daily walks and can loose leash walk with excellent manners. Wilbur is friendly with children of all ages and most other dogs from puppies with needle teeth to a Great Dane, and seems ambivalent toward cats. He loves a good belly or back scratch, his obedience practice, and enjoys the challenge of my obstacle / agility course. While not a dog that is interested in fetch play – he is a great buddy for all weather hikes. Looking for a forever home – with other dogs is a plus, urban or rural doesn’t matter, medium energy family. Contact: kevin lockau <campk97@gmail.com> phone 613-332-3359 or Home Again ‘s 613-332 5253

Andy – Ten-year-old. Standard Dachsund. Smooth coat. N/M. Came in at the beginning of August as a stray. No owner came to claim him. We are not sure why he is still at the shelter since he is super friendly and still full of energy. Perhaps the deterrent is that he is now a true toothless wonder due to his recent dentistry where he lost the rest of his teeth. Gets along well with other dogs, children and cats. 705-458-9038.  Luke and Logan – Two-year-old. Flat Coated Retrievers. N/M. AKA The Wonder Twins. Probably siblings. Arrived at our shelter in March as strays. They did find a home in June but unfortunately, the neighbor was shooting at them. They were returned to keep them safe. These dogs are very friendly and are very interested in pleasing their people. They love dogs and people. Must go together as they do everything together (eat, sleep, walk, play, cuddle) and are extremely bonded.  Thank you, Emily Day Secretary and Dog Coordinator Alliston & District Humane Society 705 321 2378 (c) 705-458-9038 (shelter)
How could you not love this little dude Andy?
Luke & Logan together
The St. Thomas City Pound is a small pound, serving 5 Municipalities. All Breed Canine Rescue is the sole canine rescue organization in the area, and we need help with finding homes for the pound dogs and cats, as well as raising money for the mounting vet bills. This pound does not provide any vet care for the animals (other than intermittent flea control). Without All Breed Canine Rescue, these dogs would be euthanized due to cage capacity or health and mild behavioural issues. To find out more about All Breed Canine Rescue, visit our website at www.allbreedcaninerescue.petfinder.com Sweetie Pie Ellie is a two year old sweet natured black lab mix. She is high energy, anxious, and a little over-reactive with other dogs. She has been in the City pound for weeks, and we are having trouble finding her a foster home because of her over-reactive behaviour with other dogs (although she once was in a home with another dog, so she is not dog aggressive). She is not spayed, but has been heartworm tested and vaccinated. Ellie would be a fabulous dog for an active person or family where she is given training and guidance, consistency, and daily constructive activity.  To help Ellie, contact the St. Thomas pound at 519-631-7430 www.cityanimalservices.ca
EVENTS

2nd Annual Animals Beyond Borders dinner and fundraiser! Proceeds in Support of: Animals Asia Foundation – Marineland Animal Defense (M.A.D.)

 
No Balls at All!   Sunday October 21st, 7PM  Comedy & Music Night – Whisky John’s Bar & Grill, Oshawa ON  featuring two hilarious Yuk Yuk’s comedians Lawrence Morgenstern and Tony Krolo and some great live music! Proceeds in support of a spay neuter clinic for Durham region which is much needed.   We also have a raffle for a beautiful flat screen TV and some other great prizes! Tickets are just $10 and available at the door!  Please bring a friend and support this very worthwhile cause!!! http://www.spayneutertoday.com/events.html
 
 
ACTION ALERTS
 
Join Leo DiCaprio (my hero) and save our oceans and all the animals that depend on them (thanks Ellen Moore for sending):
 
 
INFO
 
Fettucini anyone? 

http://www.dogwork.com/brpsk8/

Young man brings awareness to uniqueness, sentience & bonding capacity of all animals: 
This is intelligent compassion in action:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215552/Australian-Animal-Liberation-members-stage-macabre-demonstration-cradling-100-dead-animals-Melbourne-city-square.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 
The thousands of black bears held captive in Asia’s bile-farming industry will finally be released (merci Marie Koche for sending)
http://jollygoodnews.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/success-global-vote-shuts-down-bear-bile-industry/
Duke credited with alerting parents to baby distress (thanks Nancy Brouillard for sending):
 
Toronto Animal Services doing FINE work!
 
 
UPDATES
 
Coco: Sadly, we heard from Leslie yesterday that Coconut, the beautiful, last minute rescue from Huntsville, passed away the 19th of October, after only 2.5 months of safety, love and care.  Coconut sadly, didn’t have the time she needed to fully recover from the trauma of her life and the lifestyles imposed upon her. But, she did get the home of her dreams for her last days, where she knew she was safe, and was surrounded by love, sweet love.  RIP girl. Leslie, I don’t know why you were chosen for this particular dog, but everyone on her rescue team thanks you from the bottom of our very sad hearts. The photo taken below, within days of joining the Cockwell family, shows Coco was clearly already in heaven.
For Coconut, and all the last minute pulls from pounds/shelters to safety … m.
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C4P ANIMAL RESCUE: OCT.07.12 NEWSLETTER

Dear Animal Lovers, Animal Advocates, Animal Rescuers:

Readers, it astounds me each week the degree of panic that people bring to the table when they are dealing with an animal in need. Now, I understand panic, having lived most of my life various states of anxiety – however,  I want you all to consider that there’s no reason to panic when saving animals. The trick is to just get the animal to safety. After that, there are a million things you can do to rehome, rehab, etc. Even special needs ones – hard luck cases like Miller below, there are always next steps, others who will help, and a new day ahead. Please don’t be discouraged, frightened or paralyzed dealing with the animal in front of you. Get the animal to safety, and understand that each rescue is a process. Every time I take on a new one, like Maryanycat, I wonder oh god, I can’t take another one on permanently… but I roll up my sleeves, ask god and everyone else for help, and with a little time and faith (and lots of hard work) the help appears and the animal goes to his/her forever home. So just get the animal to safety, and then reach out to the rescue community. We’re all right here…you will get the help you need…

BREAKING NEWS:  

Famed dolphin crusader Ric O’Barry at Marineland closing TODAY 12-2PM!

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1267663–dolphin-crusader-ric-o-barry-lends-expertise-to-marineland-critics


LOST PETS – SHELTER STAFF EVERYWHERE DOUBLE CHECK FOR THIS DOG – EVERYONE ELSE, PLEASE POST to FACEBOOK – FAMILY HEARTBROKEN!!! 

On Thursday September 6, 2012, while travelling through Goldstone, ON on our way to Sauble Beach we were in a terrible car accident. Our truck and RV trailer were totalled and in the confusion of everything, I didn’t notice that one of the truck windows was smashed. Whether Barrett was thrown from the truck or jumped out afterwards, I cannot be sure. The accident occurred around noon at the intersection of Wellington County Road 8 and Sideroad 18. We spent the rest of that day and the following five days out in that area looking for her, delivering flyers to every farm in the area, and talking to everyone we met. The problem we had was that it is such a vast farm district with corn fields and bush and forests everywhere that we had no idea where she was or where to look. We have had a few sightings in the area since and are sure that Barrett is still there. We live in the Niagara Region and the accident happened in Mapleton Township which is a three hour drive from home. Although we get out there at least once or twice a week, it is impossible for us to be out there looking full time and it’s breaking our hearts. It has been a month now and my wife Erin and I are beyond desperate. Our other three dogs were not injured in the accident and stayed in the truck. Dickens, my male dog, is best friends with Barrett. It’s as though they are soul mates and he misses her very much. Barrett is a two year old brindle Boxer cross. She weighs about 40 pounds and stands approximately 16 inches tall at the shoulders. Barrett is very sweet but extremely timid since she was a rescue dog to begin with. We have no idea what her family life before us was but we are sure it was not good. It has taken us a year to finally have her start to recognize us as mom and dad.  Jameson Schaefer and Erin Forde. We can be reached anytime either at home (905) 834-2044 or on our cell (905) 733-0645  My email address is tudogart@gmail.com

 

Dezi – female tabby & white spayed with 3 legs. only 1 front leg. Missing since Sept 1st from Feversham, ON. Grey rd 2 & 12th con B She is very friendly – might have been picked up or snuck into an open window in someone’s car. Contact Tamara Smith 705 606 0606 or tamara.takincareofbusiness@gmail.com if any info. We miss her dearly.

 

 

DEAR LITTLE TIPPY IS ON THE RUN  – Approach with care! Two year old blond beagle mix,  wearing a collar with a pink bandana and foster dog tag. Recently rescued from a puppy mill, so she is very timid and fearful. Last sighting at 374 Concession 12 East, South Bruce, ON Contact 657.505.2531 for sightings or info@adoptadogsavealife.com.

 

 

EVENTS

Spay Neuter Initiatives is having a fundraiser – “No Balls At All” — a comedy and music evening. Sunday, October 21st,  2012 At Whisky John’s Bar and Grill 843 King Street, West Oshawa, ON L1J 2L4 7:00 p.m. to about 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds towards a high volume spay/neuter clinic in Durham Region. Hope to see you all there.  It should be a fun evening. Linda Power 905-579-7198

ACTION ALERTS Marineland – TODAY!



INFO
Meet Walter the family crow – reporter is 100% right – Crows do enjoy/are capable of “facial recognition” in humans… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/rescued-crow-walter-_n_1929598.html More interspecies love: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/05/watch-owl-pets-a-dog/
No surprises here: dog runs and finds owner in hospital:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/dog-zander-finds-owner-two-miles-john-dolan-hospital-_n_1943783.html
Fly with eagles – (thanks Norman Taylor & Virginia Thomson for sending):http://www.youtube.com/v/pd5BMP_41bI%26rel=0%26hl=en_US%26feature=player_embedded%26version=3

Pet Cemetery in southern Ontario still seeking new owners.  I am posting this again as they have not yet found the compassionate and solvent people to take over this great place. A great business and living opportunity for a couple with some business background and a desire to live in the country and not far from the city. Contact info:  Myrna or Lloyd: (519) 866-3243 




UPDATES
RIP CLOE:  The little rescue who passed away from eating tainted treats. Our hearts go out to Vanderkar family for their ordeal and their very sad loss. Hotlink to online program on CBC marketplace: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2012/09/fighting-for-fido.html

Hi everyone:
I was so thrilled to hear the news when I got home today that I just had to share it with you all! I got word from the HS that
Toby
 was officially adopted on Saturday! The couple that came to meet him on Friday absolutely love him and he now lives on a farm! It took some time, but he finally found his new home. It’s just a wonderful thing to see given he came in as a stray and then we found out “who” he really was and that his previous owner had passed away and the spouse didn’t want Toby anymore. Just goes to show good things can still happen!  T

hank you all  for sticking with me and trying to help find Toby either a permanent home or a rescue who had space for him and for cross-posting Toby.   Karen (assuming Piercey) (Ed note: the system works!)

FYI – Cesar Millan just donated $2,500 to SOAR to help us get Riley’s eyes done!!!  WOOT!! Yours in Rescue,  Southern Ontario Animal Rescue

It’s Thanksgiving – have a laugh! (thanks Joan Znidarec for sending)


2012-1991=21. This Thanksgiving, I am happy to say that I have not eaten a turkey in 21 years. Amen. And more than anything in my entire life, I’m most grateful to my rescue peers. Without you all, I’d have folded my cards a long time ago.  Happy thanksgiving – pls take a few minutes to post the lost pets. It’s getting very cold out there.  m.

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C4P ANIMAL RESCUE: SEPT.30.12 NEWSLETTER

Dear Animal Lovers, Animal Advocates, Animal Rescuers:

Tania Costa of Canine Wellness in Toronto called to advise this week of the passing of animal advocate & rescuer Eileen Mabee of Tottenham, Ontario. Eileen was an everyday hero with animals. We never had the pleasure of working with her, but many in our community have. For those who wish, donations to the “Smling Blue Skies Cancer Fund” would be appreciated by the family. 519.824.4120 X 54431

Hart Rescue also lost one of their beloved volunteers, Dorothy. Hart stated on their website: HART would not be here today if it weren’t for Dot and her tireless commitment to this organization.  She was a phenomenal woman and she will be greatly missed.
Our condolences go out to their families and we all thank both she and Eileen for their devotion to the animals.


BEST PRACTICES:  

Wildlife & dogs: “Parks Canada “strongly” recommends that people not bring their dogs hiking with them because it’s not known how wildlife will react to the pets.”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/28/banff-grizzly-bear-attack-dog_n_1924546.html



BEST SIGNATURE OF THE WEEK: 



RESCUER IN NEED

There is a cat on the loose in C4P’s neighbourhood, who is going to require shelter this winter (and eventual habituation and trapping). Can anyone remember where to get outdoor cat shelters? If so, drop a line to C4P… thanks.

Also…. C4P will not be publishing throughout December and early in the new year. Because … I’ll be at Farm Sanctuary in Acton California, doing a month-long internship with the livestock!  This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot not go. Does anyone know if travel points are transferrable any more? If so, if anyone in this network is one of those people who has too many travel points and doesn’t know what to do with them, I could sure use a leg up on the airfare… Also, I’m looking to beg/borrow a broadcast-quality digital video camera with small portable light set up. I want to attempt two documentaries while I’m there  – two short docs on farm animals: a broad, general one for the uninitiated audiences, and one geared towards you folk, the already converted. It’s going to be really fun! So, if anyone out there can help, please speed dial me as I’m in planning mode…905.726.2011 Mitch Nadon

EVENTS – PLEASE ATTEND, BRING YOUR KIDS, HELP EDUCATION THE NEXT GENERATION
TODAY! Tails in Town BBQ fundraiser – Dunk a councillor, save a life!  The annual Tails in Town BBQ fundraiser all proceeds raised pay for the high veterinary costs for The Dog Rescuers Inc.  Sunday September 30, 2012 from 11am-3pm rain or shine held at Palermo Leash Free Park on Dundas Street West just East of Bronte Road. All proceeds help save dogs in need. For more info visit www.thedogrescuersinc.ca or call 416-567-6249
Join Marineland Animal Defence on Oct 7th for a 12:00 noon demonstration.  Make this closing day demonstration a priority.

ACTION ALERTS
Poisonous Treats Strike Again:  Could you please have a segment in your newsletter about the Jerky treats.. My Rescue Cloe just passed away on September 14 after what we suspect is from eating the vitalife duck tenders. It will be aired on CBC’s watchdog this Friday, You could provide link because it will go online after.   I also will provide you with the FDA and AVMA warnings. Thank you!! Cora vandeKar (Ed Note: Cora, so very sorry for your loss):

INFO

We all spend considerable time each week helping lost or adoptable get home(s).  Across the country more pets are getting back home in communities where shelters and the public share a common lost/found registry called HelpingLostPets.com.  This website saves shelter administrative costs when the public is advised to list their missing pets themselves on HelpingLostPets.com. When their pet is back home, they can remove the listing.  Shelters list strays they picked up so the public can view pictures online of the pets in the shelters 24/7. As more and more shelters list, and the public posts lost and found pets themselves, searching for a lost pet becomes much easier within a common system. Many people have 3 or more shelters near them where their pet could be, and most are not aware of this.  As we know in the rescue world, time is of the essence once a pet enters a shelter system, if the owner wants the pet back home.   Please sign up for free and share this website.  Email, text and twitter alerts are sent to members if pets are lost/found in their area.  You can help get a neighbour’s pet home sooner.  Like us on facebook at Helping Lost Pets and get involved.

C4P SPECIAL NEEDS PETSITTING: this service is designed for geriatrics and animals with special and/or medical needs. Please contact us if you are an animal caregiver who needs peace of mind leaving a fragile, handicapped or otherwise compromised pet for a few days. We’re comfortable with geriatrics, palliatives, blind, deaf, special diets, medical needs. Fully enclosed back yard, ground floor access and lots of love and attention to share!  Mitch Nadon C4P Animal Rescue 905.726.2011. Aurora, Ontario. 

Anderson ensorses Tuxedo Stan for Mayor of Halifax, because “neglect isn’t working”:


UPDATES
White Squirrel from Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, safe at TWC and on the mend:

Thank you so much for putting Montana in the newsletter last weekend. I’m very excited and over the moon to let you know that Montana was finally adopted this past week! The poor boy sat there waiting since May … I was starting to work on my hubby to let me bring him home so we could foster him! But, it seems his new “guy” is super nice and is happy with his decision, so I’m hoping that it all works out and Montana stays there. Karen V.  Ed Note: we also heard this week that Jack adopted out too!
Keeper – the montreal area dog whose owner was going into assisted living managed to get a great new home.
Little Mary found her forever home yesterday. Cried my eyes out last night, but she has a good, solid, forever home with a her new mom and dad, Sarah & Dustin. No declawing, indoors, proper care, lifetime commitment. AMEN.  My sincere thanks to the entire rescue team, Terry Hutchinson, the folk at Hamilton Animal Control, and the gals at Toronto Cat Rescue. It really does take an army to save each one.  Little darling Mary. I know she’ll miss us, but not for long, and in joining on her new family, she makes room for the next one in need.
Yesterday (Sat’dy) was Toronto’s Walk for Farm Animals – they looked great out on the street carrying full colour printed posters of so many rescued livestock – beautiful to see them walking Queen West on a gorgeous day, with tons of people out, advocating compassion and education. Just beautiful.
For each and every one of the rescuers, goddamn our jobs are hard.
m.
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