February 4th, 2005, VANCOUVER - February is Cat Health Month and Responsible Pet Owner Month and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking people to take preventative steps to help care for and protect their animal companions. There are an estimated 15 million dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, fish and other animals living with Canadian families and 1 out of every 6 households has a pet of some kind.

 

February 4, 2005, VANCOUVER - The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is hoping that a $1,000 reward being offered through their Victims of Cruelty program will help to bring to justice those responsible for killing more than 50 bald eagles in North Vancouver. The reward is for information resulting in the conviction of those responsible for killing the bald eagles.

 

February 14/05, TORONTO - The media's extensive and dramatic coverage of "pit bulls" has led to a move by the Ontario Government to ban "pit bulls" and any other large breeds that politicians believe should be added to the list. Other provinces and local jurisdictions are also closely watching to see what takes place in Ontario as public hearings into the controversial proposed law wrap up.

 

February 6, 2005, VANCOUVER - The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is offering a $1,000 reward though its Victims of Cruelty program for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for killing six dogs near Yellowknife. The dogs had been tied to trees near Fiddler's Lake Lagoon and shot.

 

March 02, 2005 - TORONTO - The Humane Society of Canada says the new law Bill 132 passed yesterday by the Ontario Government ignores the overwhelming evidence of experts that demonizing a handful of dog breeds will not reduce the overall number of dog bites.