Career woman and mayoral candidate Caroline Sheppard (Amanda Langille) is determined to find her family's stolen dog, Dinah. Given a lead by an animal welfare activist, Caroline risks her safety and reputation and alienates her family as she searches for Dinah in the underground hell of puppy breeding mills and research laboratories. But when she confronts a brutal dog-fighting ring her courage inspires her family to reunite and help her rescue their pet. 

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Brandon Humane Society – Helping Animals Since 1946

Published on April 17, 2014 by in Blog

BHS-logo The Brandon Humane Society (BHS) has been in operation since 1946 when it was founded by Eleanor Kidd.  She originally housed the shelter in her garage on 13th Street, then in an abandoned stable near Empress Bay, and later in an old barn near the riverbank where Eleanor Kidd Gardens are now located.

Fifty years later, BHS residents – both cats and dogs – moved to a new, comfortable building with heat and air conditioning, two large exercise yards, an enclosed cat patio, and enough kennels for 20 cats and 13 dogs.  And when kennels are full, the BHS dedicated volunteers foster animals in their own homes!

The amazing Tracy Munn, and her small army of volunteers, run the shelter, performing the grooming, socializing and exercising of the animals, as well as clean up duties.  They also organize and take part in shelter fundraising activities and special events.

For information on how to become a volunteer, click here.

Or if you’re looking for a new little snuggle bug, check out Winston, who has been at the shelter since March 28 – Winston came from Leaf Rapids along with his sister Jordan, who has already been adopted (yay!).  Hopefully Winston won’t have to wait too much longer for his forever home.

There are so many ways to help – join the BHS today!

From everyone at Animal Alliance / Saving Dinah, a BIG thank you to Tracy, the Board, the volunteers and all who make the BHS services possible.


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Big Hearts at Ladybird Animal Sanctuary

Published on April 11, 2014 by in Blog

ladybird_o-300x200When you love animals and want to do something, the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary  is a perfect example of what a “get up and go” attitude can achieve.

Since 2011, these lovely Ladybirds have helped over 350 animals in the Hamilton area – everything from the tiniest rats to the biggest dogs.  As many rescuers know, animals are particularly vulnerable in Hamilton (ON) due to a number of factors.  The main reason is the relationship between Hamilton Animal Services and the Hamilton / Burlington SPCA, which has, historically, been a strained one but is slowly changing.  Ideally these two shelters would have a partnership, like Toronto Animal Services is fostering with Toronto Cat Rescue and others.  Working together we can make remarkable progress for the animals.

Suffice it to say we’re ecstatic that there is a huge effort in Hamilton to save as many lives as possible.

And if all that wasn’t amazing enough, with their music background the Ladybirds will be hosting a musical soiree here in Toronto.  On April 23, the night will host a musical performance by Jim Cuddy and co-founder Melissa McClelland’s duo Whitehorse!  Enjoy nibblies, good music and good company, all in support of animals!  Just look at their smiles – can you feel the love?

Visit their website for more information and make a donation today.

Ladybird Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 80005 RPO Concession
Hamilton, Ontario
L9A 0A6

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The 2014 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference

Published on April 4, 2014 by in Blog

Get your tickets before they’re sold out!

The 2014 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies’ National Animal Welfare Conference is fast approaching.  From April 12 – 15, here in Toronto, you’ll have “an unprecedented opportunity to share, learn, connect and network with the animal welfare community in Canada. The 2014 conference brings together like-minded individuals and organizations who promote respect for and humane treatment of animals.”

And to top it off, the keynote speaker is Dr. Jane Goodall!

As Canada’s voice for Animal Welfare, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) mission is to drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

As the convener and representative of the largest animal welfare community in Canada, CFHS advances the welfare of animals, with a strong national voice promoting the interests and concerns of animal welfare to government, policy makers, industry and the public.

The CFHS receives no government funding.  They are completely dependent on voluntary contributions from the public and organizations such as corporate sponsors to fund public education programs, campaigns for effective legislation to protect animals, and crucial work to support, unite and represent local humane societies and SPCAs.

Your gift can help animals from coast to coast!

Click here to learn how CFHS is improving the lives of animals across Canada.

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