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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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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Pilots N Paws Canada – Awesomeness in the Air

Published on March 27, 2014 by in Blog

Need something to warm your heart?  This is sure to lift your spirit!

Pilots N Paws Canada brings together the skills of a community of volunteers that can provide free air transportation to Canadian rescues and shelters that need help getting their abused, abandoned and injured animals to new beginnings within Canada.

What an incredible group of people!  Thank you, Pilots N Paws volunteers, and founder Gini Green for having the vision, drive, and dedication to do this for animals in Canada.

Keep up the great work!

For more information, or to make a donation, visit Pilots N Paws today!  They’re running a Buy One, Get One equipment fund campaign – buy your harness and help fly a dog  to a new life.


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