CNN - Oct 22, 2009 - Meet Bailey. She's a registered therapy dog, but you won't find her in hospitals or nursing homes. Instead, Bailey makes weekly visits to libraries and schools. She sits quietly or snuggles up to kids as they read her a book. And no, she's not napping, and the kids don't have treats in their pockets. She's actually helping these children learn to read.
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On October 15, 2009, the Parks and Environment Committee made the decision to allow people to walk their dogs onleash on Toronto's swimming beaches between November 1 and March 31. At all other times of the year, people are forbidden to bring their dogs on the beach. However, working dogs providing a service to the City of Toronto are now allowed on the beaches at all times, either onleash or off.
To read the minutes of the committee meeting click here. This matter was number 3 on the agenda.
Animals on the Silver Screen is a campaign designed to monitor the training and use of animals in movies and television in Canada and abroad to ensure their safety and wherever possible develop and use alternatives, such as computer generated images (CGI), to replace the use of animals in action scenes where they could potentially get hurt. We are working to establish enforceable standards for productions filmed in Canada and for Canadian companies which film abroad, including a requirement that scenes depicting cruelty be removed from any broadcast or viewing of the final film.
The Humane Society of Canada is urging the city of Duncan, BC to join other cities in British Columbia, Victoria, New Westminster and Nanaimo who no longer use CO2 as a means of euthanasia for stray cats.
To read our original letter click here.
This was our response from the city of Duncan.
Read our reply to the Mayor of Duncan's letter.