Taking Dogs out of "Property" Status

Apr 22, 2012

A landmark court ruling is giving dogs increased legal status. And this is happening in Texas. Home to cowboys and guns. I see this ruling working its way to California, but it will not be coming to Canada any time soon. Canada is still working on updating our animal cruelty law from the 1800's! www.dogster.com/the-scoop This is good news for dogs, but apparently not such good news for vets. American Veterinary Medical Assoc1ation No one should be in shock over the AVMA's views on this. ...

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It's a small world after all - it's a small, small world

Mar 27, 2012

I am so lucky that I am able to travel to some amazing places. Two weeks ago I was in Costa Rica. One of my adventures took me to Bahia Drake Bay. While @ the Bay I met two lovely black dogs. The smaller of the two had a bad limp and one very compromised eye and was in considerable pain. I was so disheartened to leave this dog in this very bad condition knowing that the people living here did not have the money or means to get the dog to a vet. I had to be pulled away to get back to the doc...

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My last will and testament

Mar 01, 2012

I hadn't updated my will since my younger daughter was a baby (she is now 21). And in 2003 our family grew by one with the addition of our dog Montana. It took over a month to work through all the gut wrenching decisions of my deepest wishes for my family when I am gone. Our lawyer advised me that I need not include my dog in our will, but I was adamant that he would be included and his wants and needs taken care of.

I know my kids will be there for Montana if I am gone. But like some of tho...

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Meet Julina - SALI's Farm volunteer

Feb 06, 2012

Ever since I was a child I have always loved animals! Volunteering with SALI was wonderful because I gained valuable experience working with children while also working with animals. I'm at school to become an elementary school teacher so I first came to SALI to gain experience with children and was delighted to find out I would also be working with animals.

I had the opportunity to interact with animals that I would not regularly interact with like: horses, donkeys and chickens!

Working with...

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Animal Welfare groups should pay close attention to cases of child abuse

Jan 27, 2012

Facebook has been inundated with graphic stories and pictures of animal cruelty this week. Cruelty seems to be too tame a word for the suffering purposely inflicted on a powerless living being. It hit me like a ton of bricks again. The sickening waves travelled from the pit of my stomach to my heart. I couldn't take any more. I took some much needed quiet time tonight and dug deep into the heart of the issue that so many Animal Group Facebook pages are not talking about;

Animal cruelty beg...

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