Valentine From SALI to you

Feb 05, 2009

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Optimism and Hope

Jan 22, 2009

There is a sense of optimism that surrounds Obama including the hope that he will be sympathic to animal welfare issues.

Here he is, when he was a senator, posing with Baby (a puppy mill survivor) during her road tour of the US. You can read about her tour and see all the wonderful pictures in her book, A Rare Breed of Love by Jane Kohl.

Everyone in animal welfare is also excited that he has promised to adopt his new dog from a rescue.

Good signs for a better future for animals.

Now, we ha...

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How Does Surrey Rank?

Dec 23, 2008

Here is something that I found a few years back, on a pamphlet from the Canine Advocates Watchdog Society (which I believe was responsible for petitioning for the Blackie Spit Dog Park):

City......................... # Dogs ................ Off-Leash Parks

Calgary......................90,000......................300

Edmonton.................50,000.........................41

Vancouver.................50,000........................30

Toronto.....................

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How many dogs live in Surrey and how many are walked in off-leash dog parks?

Dec 16, 2008

Through the Freedom of Information Act I found out how many dog licenses were bought in 2007:

Whalley...............2,421 (14%)

Guildford.............1,783 (10%)

Fleetwood...........2,104 (12%)

Newton................3,987 (22%)

Cloverdale...........2,611 (15%)

South Surrey......4,694 (27%)

Total......17,600

But this is not a good reflection of the true number since many people do not license their dogs.

My recent course from Duquesne University is Animal Health and Behavior in a She...

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Jane Goodall in Vancouver

Nov 26, 2008

I was in elementary school when I first saw Jane Goodall on the cover of National Geographic in December 1965. And of course, like most little girls back then I fell in love with the idea of studying animals in the wild. My question now is, "Why did it take me so long to meet Dr Goodall?" I recently went to her lecture October 30th in Vancouver and have since made a promise to see her any chance I get in the future. She is indeed a messenger of hope for people and animals and our planet.

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