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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YqU_Yum-tY

A Beautiful Evening with Loki and His Friend ‘Henry’

Approximately 10 minutes

 

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Another email received today:  Posted with Permission.

Anyone wishing to foster or adopt any of these beautiful kittens and cats please contact the Georgina Animal Control in Keswick.

All are adoptable cats in Keswick, ON

Please contact Georgina Animal Control(Holly Bowen) at animal-control@georgina.ca

Georgina Animal Control
26815 Civic Centre rd.
Keswick, ON L4P 3G1Phone: 1-800-898-8606

Email: Georgina Animal Control

NO ADOPTION FEES for rescue groups, they are waived!

KITTENS and YOUNG Kitties at Georgina Animal Shelter: Kitties are 2 years and under! 

JOEL

Small • Baby • Female

Joel came to the shelter as a foster.1-800-898-8606.

Joel is 7 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19514 • • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tabby – Brown or Chocolate http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19885806

Ginger

Small • Baby • Male

Ginger came to the shelter as a stray June 27 from Ravenshoe Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Ginger is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19564http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20051027

Terry

Small • Baby • Female

Terry came to the shelter as a stray May 31 from Sandra Dr in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Terry is 6 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19465 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19760250

Gandalf, Brody, Jessica, Donnie

Small • Baby • Male

Gandalf, Brody, Jessica, Donnie came to the shelter as a stray July 5 from Spring Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

They are 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19601 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20226621

Milly, Gilly, Tilly

Small • Baby • Female

Milly, Gilly and Tilly came to the shelter as a stray July 13 from Thoms Crescent  in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

They is 8 weeks old

Pet ID: 19644 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229946

Matilda, Kyle, Stanley, Tory

Small • Baby • Female

Matilda, Kyle, Stanley, Tory Were born at the shelter April 9. 1-800-898-8606.

They are 10 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19290 • Primary color: Black http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19278882

Magic

Small • Baby • Male

Magic came to the shelter as a stray July 4 from Warden Ave in Mt Albert. 1-800-898-8606.

Magic is 6 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19616 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20227975

Bella

Small • Baby • Female

Bella came to the shelter after foster. 1-800-898-8606.

Bella is 7 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19512 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19885786

Blackie

Small • Baby • Male

Blackie came to the shelter as a stray June 27 from Ravenshoe Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Blackie is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19563 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20050999

Tazz: no kids!

Small • Baby • Male

Tazz came to the shelter as a stray June 8 from Highway 49 in Ballentrae. 1-800-898-8606.

Tazz is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19498 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19863063

Lottie

Small • Baby • Female

Lotte came to the shelter as a stray May 9 from Main St in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Lotte is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19388 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19524945

Rocky

Small • Baby • Female

Rocky came to the shelter as a stray June 26 from Harry Walker Parkway in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Rocky is 6 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19556 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20050284

Cherry

Small • Baby • Female

Cherry came to the shelter as a stray May 31 from Sandra Dr in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Cherry is 6 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19466 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19760701

Winnie, Owen, Sabrina

Small • Baby • Female

Winnie, Owen, Sabrina came to the shelter as a stray June 29 from Third Ave in Willow Beach. 1-800-898-8606.

6 kittens is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19583

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20070829

Anna, Heather, Jenna, Sally

Small • Baby • Female

Anna, Heather, Jenna, Sally came to the shelter as a stray May 6 from Leslie St in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

They are 6 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19482 • Primary colors: Black & White or Tuxedo, Tabby – Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19789031

Romeo, Trebek, Barker, Drew

Small • Baby • Female

Romeo, Trebek, Barker, Drew came to the shelter as a stray July 6 from Lake Dr in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

They are is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19621 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20228758

Milly, Gilly, Tilly

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Small • Baby • Female

Milly, Gilly and Tilly came to the shelter as a stray July 13 from Thoms Crescent  in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

They is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19644  • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Gray, Blue or Silver, Tabby – Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229946

Kitties 2 yrs and Under:

Torrence

Medium • Young • Male

Torrence came to the shelter as a stray June 23 from French Dr in Holland Landing. 1-800-898-8606.

Torrence is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19550http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20039563

Spot

Spot came to the shelter as a stray June 27 from Queensville Side Road in Queensville. 1-800-898-8606.

Spot is 2 years old

 

Medium • Young • Male

Pet ID: 19568 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20051357

Peter   

Medium • Young • Male

Peter came to the shelter as a stray June 7 from North St in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Peter is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19488 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19862876

Glenda

Medium • Young • Female

Glenda came to the shelter as a stray June 29 from Third Ave in Willow Beach. 1-800-898-8606. Glenda is 1 years old

Pet ID: 19581 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20070798

Wendy

Medium • Young • Female

Wendy came to the shelter as a stray June 18 from Weddel Ave in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Wendy is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19536 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20039417

Samantha

Medium • Young • Female

19591 came to the shelter as a stray June 29 from Degeer St in Jackson’s Point. 1-800-898-8606.

Samantha is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19591 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20070841

Misty

Medium • Young • Female

Misty came to the shelter as a stray July 12 from Woodspring Rd in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Misty is 6 months old.

Pet ID: 19638 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229880

Blair

Small • Young • Female

Blair came to the shelter as a stray June 29 from Third Ave in Willow Beach. 1-800-898-8606.

Blair is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19582 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20070817

UNFIXED Kitties: 3 one yr olds, most are 2 and 3 yrs old with up to date shots‏

Tabby Domestic Short Hair

Medium • Adult • Female

Tabby came to the shelter as a stray July 12 from Walter Dr in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Tabby is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19640  • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Torbie • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229913

Nakita

Medium • Adult • Female

Nakita came to the shelter as a stray May 17 from Ravenshoe Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Nakita is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19413 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19599131

Randy

Large • Adult • Male

Randy came to the shelter as a stray July 13 from Ravenshoe Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Randy is 4 old.

Pet ID: 19648 •  Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229967

Ronnie

Large • Adult • Male

Ronnie came to the shelter as a stray June 18 from Parkway Avenue in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Ronnie is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19533 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20039149

Teeny: ONLY 1 YR old!

Medium • Adult • Female

Teeny came to the shelter as a stray June 9 from The Queensway S in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Teeny is 1 year old.

Pet ID: 19494 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19862976

Mannie

Large • Adult • Male

Mannie came to the shelter as a stray June 23 from French dr in Holland Landing. 1-800-898-8606. Mannie is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19551 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20039580

Turtle: ONLY 1 YR old!

Medium • Adult • Female

Turtle came to the shelter as a stray May 5 from Gail Park Cres in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Turtle is 1 year old

Pet ID: 19375 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19472103

Reese

Medium • Adult • Female

Reece came to the shelter as a stray June 13 from Thicketwood Ave in Stouffville. 1-800-898-8606.

Reece is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19516 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19886272

Roz

Medium • Adult • Female

Roz came to the shelter as a stray June 9 from Riverglen Dr in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Roz is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19492 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19862959

Sylvester

Medium • Adult • Male

Sylvester came to the shelter as a stray June 22 from McCowan Rd in Stouffville. 1-800-898-8606. Sylvester is 2 years old

Pet ID: 19546 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20039537

Fiona

Medium • Adult • Female

Fiona came to the shelter as a stray June 12 from Newbury Dr in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Fiona is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19505 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19863275

Carrie

Medium • Adult • Female

Carrie came to the shelter as a stray July 7 from Carness Crescent in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Carrie is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19607  • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: White, Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20230021

CINDY

Large • Adult • Female

Cindy came to the shelter as a stray April 11 from Lake Dr S in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Cindy is 3 years old

Pet ID: 19274 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19235631

Cora

Medium • Adult • Female

Cora came to the shelter as a stray July 12 from Gibney in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Cora is 1 year old.

Cora’s adoption fee i

Pet ID: 19639 http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229895

25 FIXED KITTIES at GEORGINA ANIMAL CONTROL!‏

25 Fixed Kitties at Georgina Animal Control:

NOTE: If a “fixed” kitten is shown, it’s because the little kitten is now old enough to fix since he/she has been at the shelter for so long!

Simon (N)


Large • Adult • Male

Simon came to the shelter as a surrender May 12. 1-800-898-8606.

Simon is 2 years old.

Large • Adult • Male

Pet ID: 19398 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: White, Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19576573

Ralphie (N)

Large • Adult • Male

Ralphie came to the shelter as a stray July 9 from Carness Ave in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Ralphie is 4 years old.

Pet ID: 19617 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Orange or Red, White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20228096

Rita (S)


Medium • Adult • Female

19395 came to the shelter as a stray May 11 from North St in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Rita is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19395 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Orange or Red, White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19525030

Alma (S) means spayed!


Medium • Adult • Female

Alma came to the shelter as a stray May 5 from South Dr in Jackson’s Point. 1-800-898-8606.

Alma is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19369 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Torbie, Dilute Tortoiseshell • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19471814

Baffy (N): Baffy has been at the shelter longer than expected, hence why he is neutered! (mentioned in note above)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Small • Baby • Male

Baffy came to the shelter as a stray June 13 from Bruce St in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Baffy is 4 months old.

Pet ID: 19507 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Orange or Red, White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19863292

Oliver (N)


Large • Adult • Male

Oliver came to the shelter as a stray June 11 from Trillium Crt in Jackson’s Point. 1-800-898-8606.

Oliver is 4 years old.

Pet ID: 19501 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Gray, Blue or Silver, White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19863194

Tia (S)


Medium • Adult • Female

Tia came to the shelter as a surrender April 20. 1-800-898-8606.

Tia is 1 1/2 old.

Pet ID: 19317 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19338583

Weston (N)


Large • Adult • Male

Weston came to the shelter as a stray June 8 from Highway 48 in Stouffville. 1-800-898-8606.

Weston is 5 years old.

Pet ID: 19496 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19862988

Jack (N)


Large • Adult • Male

Jack came to the shelter as a surrender May 30. 1-800-898-8606. Jack is 7 years old.

Pet ID: 19460 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19756714

Blue (N): NO KIDS!

Domestic Short Hair/Turkish Van Mix:

Large • Adult • Male

Blue came to the shelter as a surrender July 5. 1-800-898-8606.

Blue is 6 years old.

Pet ID: 19605 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: young children • Primary colors: White, Orange or Red • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20226728

Alfalfa (N)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Male

Alfalfa came to the shelter as a stray April 27 from McCowan Rd in Queensville. 1-800-898-8606.

Alfalfa is 4 years old.

Pet ID: 19334 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19396553

Biffy (N)once again, Little Biffy is neutered because he has been at the shelter so long!

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Small • Baby • Male

Biffy came to the shelter as a stray June 13 from Bruce St in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Biffy is 4 months old.

Pet ID: 19508 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Orange or Red, White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19885202

Noel (S)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

Noel came to the shelter as a stray June 7 from Davis Dr in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Noel is 5 years old.

Pet ID: 19485 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: White • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19862839

Tiger (N)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

Tiger came to the shelter as a stray June 13 from Third Ave in Willow Beach. 1-800-898-8606.

Tiger is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19515 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tabby – Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19886265

Sophie (S) (D) D means DECLAWED!

Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

Sophie came to the shelter as a stray July 7 from Alex Donner in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Sophie is 3 years old.

Pet ID: 19606 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Long http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20226739

Priscilla (S)

Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Extra Large • Adult • Female

Priscilla came to the shelter as a stray June 25 from Queen St in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Priscilla is 6 years old.

Pet ID: 19560 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Calico, Torbie • Coat length: Long http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20050962

June: DECLAWED and Spayed: no photo!

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

June came to the shelter as a stray July 13 from Jordan Way Blvd in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

June is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19643 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Tabby – Brown or Chocolate • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229936

Duey (polydactyl) (N)

Domestic Medium Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Small • Baby • Male

Duey came to the shelter as a stray May 6 from Catering Rd in Sutton. 1-800-898-8606.

Duey is 8 weeks old.

Pet ID: 19378 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Medium http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19481221

London (N): no picture!

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Young • Male

London came to the shelter as a stray May 27 from Bathurst St in Holland Landing. 1-800-898-8606.

London is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19454 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19747870

Zues (N)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Male

Zues came to the shelter as a stray May 17 from Dalton Rd in Jackson’s Point. 1-800-898-8606.

Zues is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19412 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary colors: Tabby – Orange or Red, White • Coat length: Short

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19598142

Beth (S)

Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Female

Beth came to the shelter as a surrender April 20. 1-800-898-8606.

Beth is 6 years old.

Pet ID: 19318 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Dilute Calico • Coat length: Long http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19338594

Brittney (S)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

Brittney came to the shelter as a stray April 18 from Leslie St in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Brittneyy is 2 years old.

Pet ID: 19303 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19311731

Muddy (N)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

Muddy came to the shelter as a stray May 24 from Dalton Dr in Jackson’s Point. 1-800-898-8606.

Muddy is 4 years old.

Pet ID: 19442 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19669758

Charlie (N)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Male

Charlie came to the shelter as a stray May 26 from Richard Coulson Dr in Stouffville. 1-800-898-8606.

Charlie is 6 years old.

Pet ID: 19450 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tabby – Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19747401

Zorro (N) (D)

Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Male

Zorro came to the shelter as a stray July 11 from Van Valley in Vandorf. 1-800-898-8606.

Zorro is 5 years old old.

Pet ID: 19632 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Long http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20229358

Lilly (S)(D)

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Extra Large • Adult • Female

Lilly came to the shelter as a surrender May 2. 1-800-898-8606.

Lilly is 7 years old.

Pet ID: 19348 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Declawed • Primary color: Calico • Coat length: Short http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19453805

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It never ceases to amaze and anger me at the outright blatant stupidity, thoughtlessness, indifference and abject cruelty shown to animals.

This video speaks volumes.

We can all be ever grateful to the man who found these poor dogs, who took the necessary action to get them help.


These dogs are in CRISIS!!!!

Dogs Rescued On Canada’s Hottest Day In Recorded History

 http://youtu.be/AWReI8F_0Kc

JUST BECAUSE THESE PIGS ARE DESTINED FOR DINNER PLATES DOES NOT JUSTIFY INHUMANE TREATMENT!!

TORONTO PIG SAVE

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.171612726242034.42372.102348529835121

Quality Meat Packers, Toronto pig slaughterhouse that fails to protect pigs from heat distress, featured in Western Hog Journal

http://www.cetfa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=439%3Aquality-meat-packers-toronto-pig-slaughterhouse-that-fails-to-protect-pigs-from-heat-distress-featured-in-western-hog-journal&catid=1%3Alatest&Itemid=107

The Great Listening, poem by Lyn Dalebout

http://youtu.be/hGrrak0KOVU

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LOKI – HIS BEGINNINGS

 

Loki caged on Hobson property prior to May 29 2010 raid and seizure

 

Loki’s amazing journey began at a very early age.  His was not a good start in life. His actual date of birth is unknown, however what is known is just how he spent at least the first year of his life…..caged, with others of his kind.

The first pictures taken of him with other pups in his cage were taken in 2009, at that time there were approximately 4 other pups (white) in the cage with him.  They were very young.  Pictures taken in Spring of 2010 a month before the raid, show Loki with only a couple of the white pups that had been with him in 2009.

All pictures were provided to both the Town Mayor and to RCMP around May 25, 2010,  which in turn prompted the raid on the Hobson property, on May 29, 2010. Note that the identities of those who took the pictures and who provided the individuals who then submitted the pictures to the authorities is protected by Law.

23 pups ranging in age from 2 months old to yearlings, were seized, removed from that property and taken to the Municipally owned shelter, where the SPCA volunteers spent many hours bathing these terrified pups.  Covered in filth, scared and traumatized.

During the raid, three dogs were immediately euthanized for humane reasons.The pups remained under the care of the SPCA volunteers for a period of 2  ½ months, receiving de-worming medication, fresh food and water on a daily basis.

Volunteers worked in shifts, ensuring that the pens were spotless and that these young victims were cared for.  It did not take the volunteers long to reach the point of exhaustion.

Without anywhere to move the remaining 83 dogs, the decision was made to leave these animals on that property, remaining under the care of their owner..however the Mayor did state that this care was to be supervised and monitored by someone employed by the Town.   All 83 dogs plus the 23 pups became ‘wards’ of the Town of Hay River.

Within weeks of the pups seizure and rescue, assistance to relocate the 23 out of the N.W.T. was made, in the form of written hand delivered letters directed to the Town Mayor.  Unfortunately these offers of assistance were totally ignored. Thus sealing the fate of the 23 pups at the shelter.

Thankfully, Loki, escaped the Municipal shelter, therefore he survived.In mid August , SPCA volunteers were asked to leave the Municipally owned shelter property, the remaining 22 pups were removed and destroyed by persons yet to be identified, by order of  Town Officials.   Just how these pups were destroyed remains a total mystery as Town authorities continue to refuse to provide details.  It must be noted that this removal and destruction of the 22 pups was done secretly and it was only by chance that it was learned via a tip from another town resident that they had disappeared.

Once confirming from a Town employee that indeed the pups were dead, CFAWR, Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform, a B.C. based animals rights/welfare group were notified and they  issued numerous letters and Press Releases directed to the Town Mayor and Officials.  On August 30, 2010 the Deputy Mayor of Hay River issued a release stating the pups had been destroyed.

Had not so much pressure been put upon Town Officials, via the press releases and letters which were issued concerning this incident, one can only speculate as to whether any statement about the removal and destruction of the pups would have been forthcoming at all.

Any and all information relating to the remaining 83 dogs left on that property has not been forthcoming, despite written requests from the Animal Alliance of Canada.  The Animal Alliance of Canada submitted one letter in October 2010 and another in the Spring of 2011.  CFAWR as well has made inquiries to no avail.

It remains unknown just how many more pups have been born on that property since the raid took place on May 29, 2010.  It remains unknown as to the condition and status of these animals.   It remains unknown as to what supervision and monitoring of their care is actually taking place.  It remains unknown as to whether  or not a veterinarian has been in attendance to any of the remaining animals on that property since last May.

Linda Hobson is due back in court September 2011 to face her charges and await the Judge’s  decision. One can only hold their breath until that time.  It has been over a year since the raid was conducted.

Will she be convicted as charged?  If so, will the sentencing be lenient?  Will she be allowed to continue owning animals?  What determination and decision will be made in respect to the remaining dogs left on her property all of this time or for any additional pups born on that property over the last 15 months?

Will the unnecessary deaths of the 22 pups seized, sheltered and cared  for 2.5 months at the Municipally owned shelter by caring volunteers,  be in vain.   Will these innocent victims who lost their lives or the remaining dogs on that property see Justice?

Will LOKI see Justice?

  Will our journey together continue or will he continue to be stalked, eventually caught and likely shot?  A most common practice in the NWT.

Our fate together will remain unknown, what time we share now together is a  precious gift and God willing our journey will be allowed to continue.

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The following links relate to the media coverage on this case:

RCMP charge N.W.T. woman allegedly hoarding 109 dogs

Edmonton Journal / 1st Jun 2010

http://gleekifi.com/gossip/NWT-woman-charged-after-109-dogs-found-in-home-2627652.html

N.W.T. woman charged after 109 dogs found in home

Vancouver Sun / 2nd Jun 2010

Over 100 dogs found neglected in HR, woman charged :  June 2, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/10/06/2/Over-100-dogs-found-neglected-in-HR-woman-charged

Woman charged after 109 dogs found in home  : Thursday, June 3, 2010

http://animalhoardinginfo.blogspot.com/2010/06/woman-charged-after-109-dogs-found-in.html

Neglected dogs under care of SPCA :  June 4, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/10/06/4/Neglected-dogs-under-care-of-SPCA

Lack of resources forced town to euthanize puppies — SPCA : September 8, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/10/09/8/Lack-of-resources-forced-town-to-euthanize-puppies-SPCA

Hub was wrong to euthanize 23 dogs – animal welfare group

http://www.mix100.ca/newsDetails.php?newsID=1412&pageID=116&parentID=108

Posted on: September 10, 2010

Town finds itself under attack after destroying 23 dogs

KRISTEN CAMPBELL reporter@hayriverhub.com

Hay River Hub: WEDNESDAY, September 8, 2010 37th Year No. 29

 

What happened to the rest of the dogs? – animal welfare group on Hay River hoarding case

September 21, 2010

http://hqyellowknife.com/news/local/news/Local/10/09/21/What-happened-to-the-rest-of-the-dogs-animal-welfare-group-on-Hay-River-hoarding-case

What happened to the rest of the dogs? – animal welfare group on Hay River hoarding case

September 21, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/10/09/21/What-happened-to-the-rest-of-the-dogs-animal-welfare-group-on-Hay-River-hoarding-case

Hobson to enter plea on November 24 : Sep 29th, 2010

http://www.hayriverhub.com/2010/09/hobson-to-enter-plea-on-november-24/

HR accused dog abuser faces more charges : December 3, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/10/12/3/HR-accused-dog-abuser-faces-more-charges

Woman pleads not guilty to dog neglect :  January 20, 2011

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/01/20/Woman-pleads-not-guilty-to-dog-neglect

 

Not guilty plea in dog hoarding case

http://www.nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/jan24_11nwteds.html

A Hay River woman has pleaded not guilty to animal abuse charges. Linda Hobson, 67, entered the pleas during a brief appearance in Hay River territorial court on Jan. 19.

Trial date set in animal cruelty case : March 4, 2011

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/03/4/Trial-date-set-in-animal-cruelty-case

Additional Links found on Internet reporting this case:

dog posts – Animal Hoarding News & Info | Dog Time – Dog Blog Network

http://celebrifi.com/gossip/RCMP-charge-NWT-woman-allegedly-hoarding-109-dogs-2627655.html

http://celebrifi.com/gossip/The-Getaway-2606449.html

RCMP charge N.W.T. woman allegedly hoarding 109 dogs

ANIMAL HOARDING

Animal Hoarding is recognized as an illness, akin to OCD.  A great deal of research has been done on this illness and the consequences and suffering inflicted upon the animals involved.

According to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association:

“Typically, an animal hoarder is someone who accumulates a large number of animals that overwhelms the person’s ability to provide even minimal standards of care and who fails to acknowledge the deteriorating conditions of the animals and the environment as well as the negative effects on the health and well-being of the hoarder and other household members. Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium: www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/hoarding . Last consulted March 9, 2005.”

Described by PETA as follows: http://www.peta.org/issues/Companion-Animals/animal-hoarders-the-illness-and-the-crime.aspx

“Animal hoarders—once described as “collectors” whose good intentions had gone awry—are now recognized as individuals whose mental illness or compulsion can cause criminal behavior with horrific consequences for animals, the hoarders’ families, and their communities.”

http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_cruelty.php

According to HARC: Animal Hoarding 2.htm

  “How is animal hoarding defined?
“The pathological accumuation of animals was first described in [1981] and animal hoarding was formally defined in the public health literature in [1999] using the following criteria:

  • Having more than the typical number of companion animals
  • Failing to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter, and veterinary care, with this neglect often resulting in illness and death from starvation, spread of infectious disease, and untreated injury or medical condition
  • Denial of the inability to provide this minimum care and the impact of that failure on the animals, the household, and human occupants of the dwelling
  • Persistence, despite this failure, in accumulating and controlling animals “

“…..psychologists are currently considering whether hoarding should be a separate disorder in DSM-V

“A recent (June 2010) in-depth review by eminent psychologists explains the differences between OCD and hoarding, and suggests there is sufficient evidence for creation of a new disorder, provisionally called hoarding disorder, in DSM-V.”

Companion Animal Hoarding: What is It?

http://www.animallawcoalition.com/animal-hoarding/article/251

Animal ‘Hoarding’ Often Tied to Mental Illness

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_110268.html

Animal Hoarding AKA Collecting

http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_cruelty/hoarding.php

Animal Hoarding Facts

http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=250

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/19/f-animal-hoarding-faq.html

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-animal-hoarding-%E2%80%93-when-love-animals-turns-disease

http://www.tufts.edu/vet/hoarding/abthoard.htm

http://www.suite101.com/content/animal-hoarding-a-mental-illness-a125178

http://www.k9magazinefree.com/k9_perspective/iss49p9.shtml

 

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As everyone can see I have been very busy Blogging on this and my other sites today…no rest for the wicked…..especially when you are dedicated and committed to animal welfare and positive change.

So why stop now.  Cutting the lawn can wait, housework can wait.  Here are some new pics of “Zephr”, the stumpy legged kitten and newest addition to the family….a sweet, holy little terror….at least she can be….when she is not being so cute to photograph.  Wait till I get decent videos of her playing with and grooming  China (bunny)!!!

Okay pictures loaded, time to publish and prepare LOKI’s dinner and head out to look for him.  Hope the bugs aren’t bad.

Enjoy the pics of Zephr.

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 PERMISSION TO POST HAS BEEN GRANTED

Thank you Wendy for allowing me to Post

IF ANY RESCUE GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE CAN HELP SAVE/FOSTER THESE CATS PLEASE ACT NOW.

“Below is a letter from Holly Bowen at Georgina Animal control in Keswick.  I offered to put out a newsletter similar to my HAC newsletter in the hopes that some of their kitties could be saved since they are at full capacity.!! I’m hoping that with more exposure, they might be able to get rescued!

Please help if you can and pass this along!

The below kitties are all URGENT and will be the 1st on the euthanizing list next Monday. Please contact Georgina Animal Control(Holly Bowen) at animal-control@georgina.ca Phone # and address follow the postings!”

Thanks

Wendy Tracy

NO ADOPTION FEES for rescue groups, they are waived!

“Hello Wendy,

It would be great if you could help us with your newsletter. Rescues do not have to pay to take the cats.

We are very full and we never have euthanasia dates, we tend to procrastinate euthanasia and we just take it day by day. We are having an adopt-a-thon this week and it hasn’t been too successful. We will have to euthanize some cats next Monday as we have let the population get a bit out of hand here hoping we would adopt out more this week. We have cats in dog rooms (we took the dogs out) and portable cages and we also have them in our bathrooms! The Urgents you put on will be on the list. We find ourselves full of healthy, friendly cats and kittens. Euthanizing for space alone is extremely hard for us.

Thank you very much for wanting to help us, your support is greatly appreciated.

I hope I was able to answer your questions,

Have a great day,

Holly”

7 URGENTS:

Oscar: special needs

Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

Oscar came to the shelter as a stray May 6 from Warden Ave  in Belhaven. 1-800-898-8606.

Oscar is 3 years old.

Oscar’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup.

Pet ID: 19478 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Special Needs • Primary color: Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Long  http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19789008

Spooky URGENT

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

Spooky came to the shelter as a stray March 30 from Mapleview in Stouffville. 1-800-898-8606.

Spooky is 4 years old.

Spooky’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. Spooky is a scaredy cat. He is friendly but likes to hide. He will let out the most tortured howl when he is uncovered. He needs a home to feel more secure.

Pet ID: 19241 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short  http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19106318

Grayson URGENT

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

Grayson came to the shelter as a stray March 30 from  Main St in Newmarket. 1-800-898-8606.

Grayson is 4 years old.

Grayson’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. Grayson is a happy, friendly male.

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19106616Pet ID: 19244 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Gray, Blue or Silver • Coat length: Short

Micah URGENT

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Young • Male

Micah came to the shelter as a stray March 31 from Saltzburg Crescent in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Micah is 1 year old.

Micah’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. Micah is a friendly young male.

Pet ID: 19247 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo • Coat length: Shorthttp://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19227963

B.B URGENT

Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Large • Adult • Male

B.B came to the shelter as a stray Feb 28 from Bowers in Queensville. 1-800-898-8606.

B.B is 5 years old. B.B or Big Boy is an affectionate male. He is laidback.

B.B’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. B.B or Big Boy is an affectionate male. He is laidback.

Pet ID: 19174 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Short  http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18788489

Sabra URGENT

Domestic Medium Hair: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

Sabra came to the shelter as a stray Feb 22 from Oakcrest Rd in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Sabra is 6 years old. Sabra is a friendly, pretty cat. She has an old injury to one eye.

$150’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. Sabra is a friendly, pretty cat. She has an old injury to one eye.

Pet ID: 19162 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Medium  http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18731176

Meow URGENT

Domestic Short Hair/Siamese Mix: An adoptable cat in Keswick, ON

Medium • Adult • Female

Meow came to the shelter as a stray March 30 from Pasadena Dr in Keswick. 1-800-898-8606.

Meow is 2 yearsold.

Meow’s adoption fee is $150 and includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and a Veterinarian checkup. Meow is a pretty young female. She looks to be mixed with siamese.

Pet ID: 19242 • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Black & White or Tuxedo http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19106446

Georgina Animal Control
26815 Civic Centre rd.
Keswick, ON L4P 3G1

Phone: 1-800-898-8606

Email: Georgina Animal Control

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter PETFINDERS

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Update Canada’s Animal Cruelty Laws

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/895/434/413/?z00m=20018290#

 I urge everyone to sign the petition above which has been issued by WSPA.

I have signed this myself with my personal comment which is below and which has been sent to the Canadian Federal Government.

We can do this people!!!

 

Found alive and frozen to floor of wooden doghouse

“The current F.C.C. on the books is archaic, antiquated and enables animal cruelty in this country. Canada’s dismal ongoing record protecting animals in this country is well known around the world and much negative focus has been brought and continues to be brought to this fact. Instead of continuing to embarrass the Canadian people and this country, the Federal Government needs to recognize that animal cruelty is NOT acceptable, nor will it continue to be tolerated. The treatment of Factory Farm animals is especially horrific, animals in research and those licensed breeders who supply animals for research, puppy and kitten mills, pet stores who deal with mills, the failure to prosecute effectively those who inflict pain and suffering an companion animals, strays, the total lack of funding on the part of both Provincial and Federal Govt’s to support local animal rescue groups, shelters and the like exemplifies the indifference and complacency which remains prevalent with the Powers that Be. Canada for example continues to import cat and dog fur products from China, continues to import U.S. wild horses into this country for slaughter despite the US having banned such slaughter for horsemeat in their own country. Animals are more than mere property!!! It is time for change. It is time that the Canadian Federal Government enact legislation that fully protects animals (all manner) in this country!!

Instead of continuing to embarrass the Canadian people and this country by enabling animal cruelty the Federal Government needs to recognize that animal cruelty is NOT acceptable, nor will it continue to be tolerated.”

Mother and daughter starving

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