The 9/11 rescue dogs

Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

 

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.

Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled ‘Retrieved’.

The dogs worked tirelessly to search for anyone trapped alive in the rubble, along with countless emergency service workers and members of the public. Read More

 

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my hat is off in honor of all rescue dogs and people of 9-11.

 

Source: Mail Online

 

50 dogs abandoned at two B.C. animal shelters

50 dogs have been abandoned at two animal shelters in Metro Vancouver. Read more

 

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New Westminster shelter also need your help. you can donate online. They also need foster family for these abandoned dogs.

For donation:

 

Richmond Animal Protection Society: http://www.rapsociety.com/donate.php

New Westminster Animal Shelter: http://www.newwestcity.ca/residents/residents_services/animal_services/articles/1280.php

 

Source: Global BC

Kingston approves bylaw to ban pet sales from pet stores

EMC News – It may sound like a strange contradiction – stopping pet stores from selling popular household pets.

But animal welfare advocates are applauding Kingston’s new bylaw that bans the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits unless those animals come solely from shelters or rescue agencies.

“We are a little town but we’re making some big moves here,” beamed Jessica Hellard with the group Kingston Animal Rescue.

“We think it’s the most progressive (bylaw) in Canada and that’s putting Kingston on the map for it.”

With no debate at their July 16 meeting, councillors voted 9-2 to make Kingston one of only a few cities in Canada to ban the retail sale of cats, dogs and rabbits from unsourced suppliers. The measure is designed to put the bite on illegal breeders, eliminate so-called impulse buying of pets, and reduce the city’s pet over-population.  Read More

 

Source: EMC News

Pet Store Ban Passes Final Reading In San Diego

San Diego City Bans the sale of Dogs, Cats & Rabbits in Pet Stores.  Awesome!!  Now all the other cities needs to follow

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Today was the second and final reading of the Companion Animal Protection Ordinance, which bans the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores in the City of San Diego. Now that the ordinance is finalized, pet stores in the City of San Diego have 30 days from date of passage to cease the sale of animals in their stores.  Read More

 

Source: Scoop San Diego