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11 golden retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Vancouver before import ban
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11 golden retrievers rescued from Turkey arrive in Vancouver before import ban

An animal rescue group is bringing as many dogs into Canada as it can before an import ban comes into effect. Eleven golden retrievers from Istanbul arrived at the Vancouver International Airport on Thursday night thanks to the efforts of Golden Rescue. Read more: Mixed reaction from rescue groups as Canada bans commercial dogs from high-risk rabies countries The group said it’s aiming to bring in about 120 retrievers from Turkey and Egypt before September 28, 2022.That’s when animals from over 100 countries will officially be banned from arriving in Canada due to concerns of rabies.It’s a move some rescue groups said will do more harm than good.”Our partners in Istanbul and in Cairo rely very heavily on us to save dogs from very terrible conditions or even ...
Mathias Colomb resident staying behind to help pets amid wildfire evacuations – Winnipeg
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Mathias Colomb resident staying behind to help pets amid wildfire evacuations – Winnipeg

A resident in Mathias Colomb Cree Nation is staying behind in the community to help care for pets left behind amid wildfire evacuations. “So for the seven days within the fire evacuation – three days prior was very hectic when it came to evacuating all the community members. It wasn’t up until day four when everybody started wondering if their pets are going to be okay because they didn’t know how long they were going to be out there,” Castel told Global News.“And that’s when I kind of jumped on and told myself that these animals need help. These animals are going to need to be looked after.” Read more: Man from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation stays behind to care for animals during wildfire evacuation Castel says he has three dogs of his own, but with no kennel ...
Appeal filed against $825K proposed dog breeding facility north of Calgary – Calgary
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Appeal filed against $825K proposed dog breeding facility north of Calgary – Calgary

An appeal date will be set in Mountain View County after citizens brought forward concerns about a proposed $825,000 dog breeding facility north of Calgary. The development proposal was submitted in late May, it it the developer wrote it wanted to build a “commercial kennel, specifically specializing in ethically breeding dogs under 20 pounds, with 35 dogs on premises.”“Our goal is an exceptional environment, to give our dogs a great experience and keep our neighbors very happy, and both are achievable,” said the company in the proposal.The proposal was approved by the county, granting the company permission to have a 24-puppy litter per year and house up to 55 dogs for breeding at any one time. Read more: Calgary animal rescues seeing surge in number of surrendered...