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My Lacy

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May
6

Each time we share a story about a rescue gone wrong, we are approached by others who have had similar experiences, with either the same “rescue” we wrote about or a different one. Most are afraid to come forward because …

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My so-called rescue: Jezebel’s story

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April
28

“Jezebel arrived smelling like she had been sitting in her own waste for days, and was about 15 lbs heavier than they had stated she would be. Her front left leg had a very noticeable limp. We took the next …

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Help for Petey

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April
20

Over the years we have been advocating for a more professional and transparent rescue system. Recently, we established the Animal Welfare Advisory Network to bring together animal welfare and rescue organizations to build a more professional sector. We continue to …

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Pets and COVID-19

Posted by: Kathy Powelson Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News

March
27

During this extraordinary time, information is changing rapidly. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED ON APRIL 1, 2020 Thank you to Dr. Emilia Gordon, BC SPCA for sharing this important informaiton. Essential Service On March 26, the BC government announced veterinarians …

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Updated response to West Jet’s travel policy

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February
8

On February 7, 2020 we issued a press release supporting West Jet’s travel policy requiring rescue dogs to be flown as cargo, as opposed to coming attached to a passenger, otherwise known as a “flight angel”. In our statement, we …

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Job Posting: No Pet Left Behind, Program Coordinator

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December
11

PAWS FOR HOPE ANIMAL FOUNDATION Paws for Hope Animal Foundation (Paws for Hope) is passionate about animals and their ongoing care and protection. We have a vision where every community embraces all pets as family, ensuring they are loved, free …

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Adoption Woes

Posted by: Kathy Powelson Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News

September
13

The issues around responsible rescue, rescue standards, and importing are divisive ones. They are issues that spark strong emotions. Calling for organizations to operate under a minimum set of standards is interpreted by some as a position that is anti-import. …

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An open letter to PetSmart & PetSmart Charities

Posted by: Kathy Powelson Tags: There is no tags | Categories: News

June
15

Dear PetSmart Canada & PetSmart Charities, We are contacting you as a group of concerned animal welfare organizations in British Columbia. In case you are not familiar with the signatories, below is a brief introduction to each. We would like …

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