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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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.

Saving Dinah explores the issues of lost, abandoned, and stolen animals. The research laboratories that buy pets—conveniently and falsely labeled “unadoptable”—from local pounds, and use them in experiments that can be agonizing, often leaving the animals maimed or dead. The puppy mills where dogs are bred non-stop to produce litters of puppies for sale to unscrupulous pet stores. The dog fighting rings that use stolen pets as victims to blood and train the pit bulls (who are just as abused) to kill.

These are the issues of animal cruelty and irresponsibility that Saving Dinah explores and reveals. These are the issues that Saving Dinah hopes to play a part in resolving.

For more information, please visit Animal Alliance of Canada.