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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There is Hope, thanks to New Hope Dog Rescue

Published on March 15, 2013 by in Blog
This is just a small sampling of the good stuff happening for dogs, thanks to New Hope Dog Rescue in Saskatoon.
New Hope is a registered Canadian charitable organization run almost completely by volunteers based in Saskatoon, SK dedicated to rescuing unwanted, stray, abandoned, neglected and abused dogs. All of the dogs rescued by New Hope are placed in foster care homes until a permanent home can be found.
Photo: Arwen, resting in her foster home, after undergoing 6 tedious hours of leg surgery to repair damage from an old bullet wound from her time as a stray. We hope with a little tlc and some rehab that Arwen will be feeling better soon. This girl truly deserves it!
Arwen (left), resting in her foster home, after undergoing 6 tedious hours of leg surgery to repair damage from an old bullet wound from her time as a stray. We hope with a little tlc and some rehab that Arwen will be feeling better soon. This girl truly deserves it!

 

Photo: Meet Quill, a recent addition to the new hope family. This little guy was found as a stray in a northern community and appeared to have an injury to his leg. We quickly learned, after having him seen by one of our vets, that Quill had been shot (see the white object - bullet - in the left X-ray) and also has a fracture of his foot. Quill is now wearing a splint to help stabilize the fracture, and we hope to get him on the mend and feeling better as soon as possible.

 

Quill, a recent addition to the new hope family. This little guy was found as a stray in a northern community and appeared to have an injury to his leg. We quickly learned, after having him seen by one of our vets, that Quill had been shot (see the white object – bullet – in the left X-ray) and also has a fracture of his foot. Quill is now wearing a splint to help stabilize the fracture, and we hope to get him on the mend and feeling better as soon as possible.
And they have a Low Income Spay / Neuter Program!  The good work by these people never ends!
For more information and to help New Hope visit www.newhoperescue.org

 

A million thanks and tail wags from Animal Alliance / Saving Dinah!
 
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Spotlight on Manitoba’s Small Dog Rescue Inc!

Published on February 14, 2013 by in Blog

At Animal Alliance / Saving Dinah, we believe there is no excuse to buy animals from pet stores and breeders while so many are in shelters and with rescue groups waiting for loving homes.

So we were particularly saddened on Monday when the CBC reported that the Manitoba NDPs quietly suspended the licensing requirement for dog breeders.  Groups like Manitoba Small Dog Rescue Inc (MSDR) are going to be swamped.  These kind people have already taken in 17 dogs from one breeder alone.  So they need our help!

Manitoba Small Dog Rescue Inc. is a non-profit animal rescue founded in 2012. We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to rehoming small breed dogs.   We do not have an animal shelter building…. we rely strictly on foster homes. We are funded solely by charitable donations and fees collected from adoptions.  All the monies we collect goes directly to the care and medical needs of the animals we rescue.

Click here to read more about how you can be a part of this incredible rescue effort!

And if you’re looking for a new friend, check out Kye, the dog of the month!

Foster Homes Urgently Needed

Donations can be made via PayPal or mailed to 62 Hatcher Road, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3W1.  If you have any questions, simply email msdr2012@gmail.com

Thanks!

 
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Calgary’s Fur-Ever Homes Rescue Society – working to make things right.

Published on February 7, 2013 by in Blog

Animal Alliance’s 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.  So, again, we were ecstatic to discover Fur-Ever Homes Rescue Society, a non-profit organization in Calgary, working in co-operation with a community of veterinarians, dog lovers, and other dog rescue groups, with the aim of reducing the amount of shelter and homeless dogs.

We believe every animal deserves a second chance; it is our primary goal to remove neglected, abandoned, injured, or abused pets from unwanted situations and place them into the hearts and homes of caring individuals. We also aim to be a positive part of the local community by launching our free spay/neuter program, educating the public on concerns related to rescuing animals, and stepping in when we are able to help a fellow organization. We may not be able to save every animal, but we will make our best efforts.

All of our dogs are placed in private foster homes in Calgary and area or cared for at our volunteer run facility, they are well loved for while they await their loving fur-ever homes. Our fosters take time and energy in rehabilitating these dogs and preparing them for their new wonderful lives.

No matter where these furry companions come from, they all deserve a loving future.

We couldn’t agree more!

Meet Buffy, just one of the many dogs Fur-Ever Homes currently has in foster care.

buffy

When we inquired about Buffy’s story, Carmen Zvonik, President of
Fur-Ever Homes Rescue Society replied, “Buffy was surrendered to us by a retiring breeder. She spent her life in a cage and is learning how to be a family pet. ”

This little Pomeranian is 6 years old, and 8 pounds of cuteness. Buffy gets along well with dogs, cats and children; she is calm and extremely affectionate.

Buffy loves to chase anything the squeaks, but her favorite thing to do is follow her foster mom around the house, and just snuggle.

Buffy would be great in a home that is more on the quiet side, with older children as she does take a bit of time to warm up, and would just love to find a fur ever home that she can relax and enjoy the company of her new family.

Buffy is continuing to work on her house training and is doing GREAT, she is also doing well on her walks, although still is unsure of the leash.  Buffy does sleep in a Kennel at night, but during the day has a little separation anxiety when her foster mom puts her in the kennel.

If you are looking for a little companion to keep you company, then Buffy would be the perfect addition to your family.

And, if you are unable at this time to foster or adopt, consider volunteering or making a donation today!  There are so many ways to help, so thank you for considering becoming part of this wonderful team!

Tail wags, from Animal Alliance / Saving Dinah to Fur-Ever Homes!

 
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