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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Animal Haven Rescue League in Stettler, Alberta

Published on May 7, 2014 by in Blog

Millions of us share our lives with companion animals.  Half the households in North America and Europe share their homes with at least one dog or cat.  Almost everyone has fond memories of a family pet.  For most people, these animals are not just companions, they’re friends and family.  We love them.

But every day tens of thousands are abandoned, become lost, or are stolen. When they fall into the hands of cruel people, these animals can suffer terribly.  These animals have very little legal protections, so we must be vigilant when they are in our care.

IzzyAnimal Alliance / Saving Dinah is thankful for the many rescue groups in Canada, providing a safety net for humans and their non-human companions.

Take for example the Animal Haven Rescue League in Stettler, Alberta.  This wonderful group is dedicated to finding loving homes for pets in need as well as educating the public on responsible pet ownership.

Izzy is just one such pet looking for a family to love her.   She’s a little snuggle bug, and she’s great with kids, dogs and other cats – what a catch!

There are many animals waiting for help from Animal Haven but without foster homes and the necessary funds to care for these animals properly, they must continue to wait.

So how can you help these animals and Animal Haven?  Become a foster parent, attend a meeting, or make a donation – it’s that easy.

And don’t forget to connect with them on Facebook today!

Animal Haven Rescue League
Box 448 Stettler, Alberta
T0C 2L1

403-741-6128

 
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Alberta’s Animal Rescue Foundation – active and awesome!

Published on April 30, 2014 by in Blog

The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Alberta is a rescue organization helping dogs and cats in Alberta.

Founded in 1995, ARF is a volunteer-based organization and registered non-profit charity. Their mission is to rescue stray and unwanted dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet over-population.

ARF has volunteer opportunities available and it’s no wonder looking at their events calendar – what a busy group!  There’s the MEC Gear Swap May 4th, the Lilac Festival May 25th, and a golf tournament June 26th.

Or, if you prefer hands-on work, become a foster home for animals like Missy!  Like most other groups, ARF is always seeking foster homes to give the animals in their care a good start for the next leg of their journey.  Fostering is a truly rewarding experience and a great option if your schedule does not permit you to commit to an animal permanently.

For more information about how you can become a part of this awesome group of people, call 403.243.1910 or email ARF today.

From all of us at Animal Alliance (thousands of kilometers away) THANK YOU to everyone at ARF, for making a difference in this world, one animal at a time.

Animal Rescue Foundation
P.O. Box 34160
RPO Westbrook
Calgary, AB T3C 3W2

 
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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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