Saying that Anderson didn’t pose a significant enough threat to be locked up, the judge ordered him to serve a conditional jail sentence in the community.
One animal welfare supporter stepped up and wrote a letter to the judge!
THANK YOU to everyone who made our fundraiser a joy and a success!
We truly cannot do the work we do for the animals without you!
Debbie Andrews' animals died in her Harvey Station, NB home while she was on vacation. She has since fled the province.
The manager of the Oromocto SPCA wants to see a Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for her.
Meet Indika! Another victim of Ontario's BSL, Indika needs to find a new home outside the province.
She is about 8 months old and is a very well-mannered girl!
UPDATE: She has a new home!
While the sight of these magnificent animals and the pagentry that goes into every act is incredible, what is the cost to these animals just for our entertainment?
Shark fin is served in over 30 restaurants and other establishments that we are aware of right here in Calgary!
Many restaurants not advertising shark fin on their menus, will often make it available for special order for banquets and other events.
She is a 7-month-old brown brindle pit bull. She has more light hairs on her belly. She has stunning coppery brown eyes. She is a slender 18” tall lightweight. She has a slight lumpy mark on the left side of her neck from the surgery. She’s active and loves her family, is timid with strangers but not vicious.
It took a while to find the right home, but it was love at first sight when dog and new owner finally met!
Our little man, Duke, has a new home! We are so excited!
One day last summer, Duke's owner found him laying on the doorstep unable to move. His vet believes that Duke was attacked by a coyote; that he was given the "death shake" that injured his spine. Somehow Duke managed to get away and make it home.
He does not think that he is handicapped. Duke is surely an inspiration.
Flying out of Hamilton on Thursday afternoon, Faith arrived in Calgary that evening where she was met at the airport by DAISY Foundation founder, Heather Anderson and Faith's overnight foster. On Friday, they set out for BC to meet a woman interested in adopting her.
Last I knew, there was to be a town hall meeting in Mirror between residents and officials to discuss the poisoning deaths of 13 dogs and what was going to be done about it. But the last I heard, the meeting never happened.
“Ben was last seen on our end driveway talking to a stranger, being fed with a pizza box. Ben is not a wanderer, and is very attached to us, his people. Ben is 108 pounds, and 28 inches tall at the shoulder.”
"The vet says he is young and seems to be in good health other than being a bit thin. He seems gentle and friendly."
" When he was at my house for a little while he was comforted when I rubbed his cheeks and ears."
A list of reasons an animal might be destroyed in a kill shelter. Or is it a list of excuses for the purpose of either easing someone’s guilt about needlessly taking a life or granting them a pardon for their laziness? Personally, I fail this test myself.
What happens when the very professionals you entrust with the care of your companion fail? When, by their own admission, their neglect to do their duty appropriately and responsibly results in your pet's death?
At trial in Cochrane, a slap on the wrist was handed down by the judge in this case. The stakes were a maximum fine of $100,000 and/or two years in jail plus the loss of his hunting license. But the judge fined John McWilliams $300.
• Irritation or swelling of the mouth and throat
• Drinking excessive amounts of water
• Drooling or discharge from the nose
• Stomach pain or cramps
• Loss of balance or coordination
• Respiratory problems
• Tremors, Convulsions or Seizures
Research has shown that there is a connection between animal abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, bullying and other forms of violence. Intentional animal cruelty or abuse can be a warning sign that an individual has already experienced violence and may be predisposed to committing other crimes.
There is growing resistance against the capture, confinement, and use of wild elephants. Animal rights advocates allege elephants in zoos and circuses "suffer a life of chronic physical ailments, social deprivation, emotional starvation, and premature death". Zoos argue that standards for treatment of elephants are extremely high.
It is the mission of the DAISY Foundation to speak for the animals who cannot speak for themselves.
It seems that they are not speaking in a voice that most people can hear. However if you are paying attention, they are speaking… and they are asking for our help. From the homeless companion animals to those in abusive situations. We address this on three fronts: Legislation, Spay/Neuter Assistance and Education. Click to read our latest posts. | Click to make a donation to the DAISY Foundation
By supporting and promoting House Bill C-229, DAISY Foundation is legislating for stronger anti-cruelty laws and stiffer sentences for those convicted of cruelty. To show our support for these stiffer sentences, volunteers of the DAISY Foundation regularly attend animal abuse/cruelty cases in the courthouses in Calgary and Didsbury to bring awareness. Historically, Canada has been lax in sentencing people for some of the most atrocious crimes against animals despite the link we know exists between animal abuse and violence against people.
DAISY Foundation offers financial assistance to people who need help getting their pet spayed or neutered through an affordable pay-back plan. This assistance is based on need and covers other medical situations as well.
• Veterinary care assistance
• Animal emergency assistance
• Rescue assistance (case-by-case basis)
DAISY Foundation believes in educating school age children about the importance of respecting animals. We teach them that animals are living, breathing creatures who feel pain and sadness just as we do. We also explain the requirements and commitment involved in caring for an animal. Most importantly, we teach that there is no excuse for abuse.
DAISY Foundation can offer presentations to your groups or classes on the responsibility and proper care for companion animals. We believe it is important for our youth to learn this lesson early on. Contact us for more info.