Summer safety for dogs: Expert advice for keeping them healthy in warmer weather

(Credit: iStock/Getty Image) Summer is in full swing, and no one is happier about this than our dogs. The warmer weather offers endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking, swimming or exploring what’s lurking beneath the wet sand at our nearest beach — so it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite time of … Read more

Construction starting for ambulance substation north of Hagerstown

Site work begins for CRS ambulance substation in Maugansville Ground was broken last Wednesday for Community Rescue Service’s Maugansville substation off Maugans Avenue. “It’s a great move forward. It’s been a long time coming,” Deputy Chief Robert Buck said. Grocery planned too:‘Trying to close that gap’: Goodwill works to expand downtown healthcare options CRS bought … Read more

Paris Hilton accused of ‘problematic puppy purchase’ after buying new chihuahua | Ents & Arts News

Paris Hilton has been criticized by animal rights group PETA for buying a new chihuahua puppy – which is related to her beloved dog who died earlier this year. The US media personality revealed the newest addition to the “Hilton pets family” in an Instagram post this week – two months on from her heartbreak … Read more

Pets & Animals: Get fit and save animals this summer

Get fit and help save animals this summer by participating in the Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District’s Sweat for Pets fundraiser. The event challenges participants to set personal fitness goals and raise funds to change the lives of animals in the community. “In celebration of the Ontario SPCA’s 150th anniversary, participants are encouraged to set … Read more

Animal shelter staff resorts to drawing pictures of pets after camera ‘breaks’: ‘Third dimension is overrated’

An animal shelter has been sharing drawings instead of photographs of the pets they care for in hopes of getting them adopted. On May 9, the Ottawa Humane Society appeared to have warmed hearts on Facebook after posting some of the original artwork created by staff, after they thought their camera had stopped working. “Our … Read more

HGTV’s Christina Hall’s husband Josh’s reaction to her joyful news isn’t what you’d expect

Christina Hall had some exciting news to celebrate when the announcement was made on Tuesday that one of her shows would be returning to the air. The 39-year-old shared that the fourth season of her hit HGTV docu-series, Christina on the Coastwill be back to conclude its season run with 11 new episodes starting June … Read more

Poland’s EU office wins praise as the only Polish embassy in the world to welcome pets

Poland’s permanent representation to the European Union has won praise for being the only Polish embassy in the world to allow staff to bring their pets to the office. Ambassador Andrzej Sadoś, who introduced the policy, said the animals help reduce workplace stress. While pets are not permitted in European Union institutions such as the … Read more

‘Intense training’: Search and rescue dogs on track for takeoff

Barrie-based Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue partnering with Canadian Wings and Rescue on Tuesday to get dogs acclimatized to air travel As a dog handler with the Barrie-based Georgian Bay Volunteer Search and Rescue (GBVSAR) organization, Bruno Baker is part of a team that has a canine unit with two certified dogs and three … Read more

‘Lot of anxiety’ as Yellowknife animal shelter has no more room

The animal shelter in Yellowknife is facing a crisis as southern shelters continue to be over-capacity and overwhelmed. The situation down south directly affects the NWT SPCA as it means more animals north of 60 are staying in the Yellowknife shelter longer, making it impossible to take in more unwanted animals. The northern shelter used … Read more