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Antigonish pair charged with animal cruelty

ANTIGONISH – A 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Antigonish have been charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code. The two were charged in July 2019 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 445.1.1 (a) and for abandoning an animal in distress or willfully neglecting or failing...

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Petition for pets

Across the province and beyond, people are banding together to see better enforcement and policies for animal cruelty cases in Nova Scotia. After hearing about a recent animal cruelty case in Pictou County, Brenda Gerrior couldn’t sit by and hear about any more cases of cruelty without standing up for what she believes. “Nothing ever...

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder: River finds a pack and new independence

Our three family dogs have all had a very special place in our lives and hearts, each one making his own indelible mark. When you are forced to say the final heartbreaking goodbye to one, the heart wonders if it can ever be brave enough or even open enough to love again. The unconditional love...

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Therapy dogs bring ray of sunshine to seniors home

NEW GLASGOW — Many residents at Glen Haven Manor are guaranteed to experience a bright ray of sunshine every Tuesday with visits from either Gracie or Murphy — two therapy dogs that are part of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program — and their owners Mitch Gammon and Sue Muir. Residents beam and large...

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Pets getting first class treatment

NEW GLASGOW – Something new has been taking shape at East River Animal Hospital. Dr. Kathryn Finlayson says she has had a number of ideas come to her as a result of attending conferences and seminars across the United States over the last few years. “A lot of the conferences and seminars introduced new approaches...

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