Is your pet a fashionista? Check out Pet Fashion Week in Vancouver May 31st

May 13, 2009

Come see dogs on a cat walk, enter your dog in the best dressed dog parade and help a good cause.

Donations from event will go to SAINTS (Senior Animals in Need Today Society) in Mission.

Stay tuned. SALI will be there and will post pictures here....

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Gardening proves to be the wonder drug

Apr 21, 2009

SALI is currently working on a capital campaign to create a farm that will be a haven for at-risk children to spend time with animals and plants. SALI's farm will be modeled after the Forget Me Not Farm program in Sonoma, California operated by the Sonoma Humane Society since 1992. I found the following article in the Vancouver Sun interesting because it describes the healing benefit of plants to seniors living in care homes. At-risk children also can thrive through the nurturing power of pla...

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What of the small child and the two dogs?

Feb 22, 2009

We are all sickened by the violence that seems to be out of control in our city. Some of us have become fearful. Yet,there are those in our community where violence is all they have ever known. There are young children in our community who have been fearful their entire lives. Now some of us can know in a small way how they feel.

We read the headlines, but obscured at the very bottom are hints of young lives that are directly touched by violence and criminal activity. They do not know any ...

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There is a dog inside of all of us that is waiting to get out

Feb 18, 2009

Just discovered a fun website. For those that love British comedy you should check out the "What dog am I" game - there is a dog inside of all of us that is waiting to get out! This game is based on a computer called SUKA, built in 1975 by Russian scientist Mikhail Volkonsky and now housed in a London museum. SUKA is powered by CATS (Canine Algorithmic Transfer Systemâ„¢) which is able to determine what kind of dog you are. Simply answer 10 questions, being as honest and accurate as possi...

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It's not just people that save animals ~ animals save people too!

Feb 17, 2009

.hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 10pt; font-family:Verdana } I rescued a human today.

by Karlie Raypold

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she would not be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't ...

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