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February 2019


Dear animal lover,



Here's our February newsletter, highlighting the latest news on animal rescues and animal welfare across Quebec and Ontario (click the bolded words to read the full stories). If you have any news or upcoming events you'd like us to share next month, send us an email at


Thank you,
Melanie Dziengo 

Important reminder: We’re well into winter, and experiencing extreme cold weather. So, if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets. Please do not leave them outside.   

Ontarians can fill out a public survey on the future of animal cruelty investigations in the province.























The Quebec government is expanding its animal welfare laws, and offering increased protection to different animals, including horses, mink, ostriches and turkeys.


 An Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that some of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ enforcement powers are unconstitutional.  














A former hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, in Montreal is being turned into a space for those who are homeless and their pets to stay during the winter months.



There are many benefits to considering your pets as family. In fact, pet owners in Europe were found to visit the doctor 15 per cent fewer times than their counterparts who didn’t own pets.



















The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society wants pet owners to keep their pets indoors, especially as the weather gets colder.



 A puppy from Iran, who had acid thrown on her face, is recovering from surgeries, and will undergo a third in February. This will create a nostril opening and replace melted bone and skin on top of the dog’s nose.

 A Calgary man found his missing cat at the Regal Cat Cafe after finding the cat on social media.


If you missed the CBC documentary, Pugly: A Dog’s Life, featuring the president of Pugalug Pug Rescue Blanche Axton (which aired on January 11), you can click here to catch up! Then, afterwards, check out our pictures from the screening.  

Events of the Month

Verdun, Que. - February 3 and 17, 2019 - Refuge pour chats de Verdun is holding an adoption day.


Kirkland, Que. -  February 9, 2019- Rosie Animal Adoption is holding a bake sale and nail clipping event at Pierrefonds Animal Hospital.


Montreal, Que. - February 9, 2019 - Just For Cats: A Comedy Show for Feline Lovers is a one night show featuring comedy cat sketches, poems, funny cat stories, and videos.  

Mississauga, ON. - February 10, 2019 - Boston Terrier Rescue Canada is holding an event called Pucks n’ Paws. There will be giveways, games, and on-ice dog entertainment. And, yes, dogs are welcome too!


  Cambridge, ON. - February 16, 2019 - Boston Terrier Rescue Canada is holding an Adoption Awareness Day at Ren’s Pets Depot. There, you can learn about Boston Terrier Rescue Canada and browse their merchandise.

 Toronto, ON. - February 23, 2019 - The Toronto Humane Society has a reading program for kids who are practicing their reading, and so the dogs can get more human interaction. If you wish to participate, you must sign up (and if you miss this session, there are more to follow!).

Pets of the Month

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