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⛄❄Helping Dogs for the Holidays!❄⛄

OK guys. I looked through ALL of your suggestions, and I have it narrowed down to the few below:

  • Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation: Dedicated to promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality guide dogs. It takes two years and $45,000 to produce each guide dog. Fidelco gives these life-changing canine partners to its blind clients at no cost. Fidelco also provides 24/7 lifetime service to clients with annual follow up visits.
  • Biggies Bullies Rescue:  Foster home based rescue founded in 2011. Their mission is to rescue and re-home Pit Bull type dogs in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Educating the public on responsible pet ownership, positive force free training, and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets is also a huge part of our mission to help save these wonderful dogs.
  • Big Fluffy Dog Rescue: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is a 501©(3) organization dedicated to helping giant breed mixed breed dogs in need. They work to save Great Pyrenees, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and their mixes from euthanasia. These dogs come in to rescue for many different reasons. Many were abandoned at high kill shelters in the South. Some were turned in by owners who could not properly care for them and still others are failed livestock guardian dogs.
  • National Mill Dog Rescue:  To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.
  • Beagle Freedom Project:  Beagle Freedom Project began in December 2010 when Shannon Keith received information that beagles who were used for animal experiments in a research lab were to be given a chance at freedom. Their mission is rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research.
  • The Bella Foundation: The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501©(3) organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded.

I decided to choose rescues that had a specific niche, otherwise I felt I couldn’t choose between all the wonderful shelters and rescues that had the same mission! Your job is the tough one… Choosing which organization we should fundraise for! Once we have chosen a rescue to donate to, I will contact them and arrange the best method for us to show our support.

Which organization should receive our support this season?


Bully and Sighthound lovers! This is “Sif”, the abandoned puppy that my friend barefistedbabybrawlers found very likely having been dumped in her neighborhood. He is still pending vet check but no one has come forward to claim him despite him being posted online in usual lost dog areas. No chip.

Best guesses are some sort of whippet x as she lives next to a racetrack, or a bully mix. Rescues are full. She would like to get him into a longer-term foster situation or a forever home. Please if there is any interest in central Alabama or if you can provide transportation to and from, PLEASE let one of us know!

Montreal pit bull ban challenged in court as discriminatory and unreasonable
The SPCA is asking Quebec Superior Court to suspend parts of the law until the case can be argued on its merits.

Montreal’s controversial pit bull bylaw is being challenged in court today as it comes into effect.

The SPCA is asking Quebec Superior Court to suspend parts of the law until the case can be argued on its merits.

The Montreal branch of the animal rights organization says some of the provisions in the bylaw are discriminatory and unreasonable.

Justice Louis J. Gouin told lawyers today he also has certain concerns about the definition of “pit bull-type dogs” and how to properly recognize them.

City council voted in favour last week of adopting the bylaw despite significant opposition to the ban.

The bylaw prohibits new pit bulls on the territory of Montreal and places restrictions on those currently here.

Gouin says he expects to render a decision later this week.


Good News Everyone!! Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban Has Been Suspended — For Now

A judge in Quebec, Canada, has ordered Montreal’s ban on pit bulls suspended immediately.

The bylaw made it illegal to own any dog the city deems a pit bull — loosely defined as American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers or any mix of these breeds.

But on Monday, the same day the law came into effect, Justice Louis Gouinordered the ban suspended until he heard a court challenge from the Montreal SPCA.

Grouin will be making his decision on a longer, temporary suspension of the bylaw on Wednesday.

The decision couldn’t have come a moment sooner for dog owners in the city, as well as dogs considered to be pit bulls in its shelters. When it came into effect at midnight on Monday, dogs that fit the description were suddenly deprived of any chance of finding a home. In making it illegal for shelters to adopt out pit bull-type dogs, the city has effectively sentenced countless dogs to euthanasia.

But even before the ban was passed by Montreal’s city council last Tuesday, there had been a massive exodus of pit bulls from shelters.

Volunteers like Carolynn Williams of One Last Chance Animal Rescue Team have already sent dozens of dogs to rescues outside Quebec.

“We are happy but won’t celebrate until we have a verdict,” Williams told The Dodo about the temporary suspension of the bylaw.

But she’s drawing hope from the fact so many people drove to Montreal to rescue a pit bull in advance of the ban.

Indeed, this fight isn’t over. There are so many ways you can help these dogs.

Consider making a donation to the Montreal SPCA, the group leading the fight to have the ban overturned. You can also join the more than 300,000 people who have signed this petition.




Montreal's Pit Bull Ban Gets Suspended Indefinitely

Pit bulls — or any stocky dogs with big heads for that matter — won’t be banned in Montreal, Canada, any time soon.

The city passed a controversial ban on the breed last week, but a judge decided on Wednesday that it should be suspended for the duration of the Montreal SPCA’s legal challenge.

There could be months of legal wrangling ahead, as city officials and animal welfare groups battle over whether pit bulls should be outlawed in all of the city’s 19 boroughs.

“A city has the right to decide on its territory how to best protect it citizens,” Montreal mayor Denis Coderre told reporters after Wednesday’s decision.

The decision comes as a welcome relief for owners of pit bull-type dogs, who would be forced to undergo a criminal background check and follow strict, costly provisions in order to keep their pets under the new law.

Dogs in city shelters, who would be deemed unadoptable under the ban, also get much-needed time to find homes outside the city — under the ban they would be decreed unadoptable, and therefore euthanized.

There is also a petition that can be signed in order to help.

Source: https://www.thedodo.com/montreal-pit-bull-ban-suspended-2031863212.html

'Written in haste': Judge extends suspension of Montreal's pit bull ban
Mandatory muzzles, ban on new pit bulls will not be enforced until there is final ruling on bylaw challenge

A Quebec Superior Court judge has extended a suspension of Montreal’s ban on pit bull-type dogs until there is a final court ruling on the SPCA’s legal challenge of the bylaw.

The SPCA is arguing that clauses of the new animal control bylaw dealing with pit bull-type dogs should be declared null and illegal.

Restrictions aimed at pit bull-type dogs, including a prohibition on adopting them and a requirement that they be muzzled when outdoors, will not be enforced until the SPCA’s challenge is heard by the courts and a final decision is rendered.

Other provisions of the new animal control bylaw remain in effect, such as the requirement that all dogs weighing more than 20 kilograms, regardless of breed, wear a halter or harness.

In Justice Louis Gouin’s decision, he found the provisions dealing with pit bull-type dogs raise numerous red flags and merit further review.

​Gouin said the definition of the term “pit bull-type dog” is vague and imprecise and needs to be clarified.

“The challenge is to establish the limits of the very elastic definition of ‘pit bull-type dog’ and the court notes that, during the hearings, even the city has been unable to define those limits,” the decision reads.

Gouin also questioned whether the City of Montreal has the right to order the seizure and euthanizing of pit bull-type dogs that may not, in fact, be dangerous.

“This court has the impression that certain articles of the bylaw were written in haste,” his judgment reads.

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