Any chance we can revive this comm? I love the idea of a Canadian dog lovers community! Seeing other people's dogs & being able to help out in rescue opportunities. :)
I am trying to find some information but am not having much luck.. Hope you can help!! I have a 1.5yr American Staffordshire terrior. I live in Quebec and would love to bring my dog to visit my parents in Ottawa. However, she is BANNED in Ontario as you probably all know. But we don't want to live there, just visit for a weekend!
So, Can I bring an Am Staff into Ontario to visit?
What I've seen from the ministry of the attorney general doesn't really address casual visits to the province (ie, not for a dog show or flyball). In the FAQ section, it says:
4. What sort of documentation do I need to travel with my pit bull?
The amendments do not deal with customs documentation regarding shipping of dogs to Canada from foreign jurisdictions and dogs that are in transit destined for other countries. The legislation bans pit bulls and their importation into Ontario. It is the responsibility of an owner to show that a pit bull is not being imported into Ontario in contravention of the ban.
..does this mean I just need documentation proving that she is mine (ie, her registration), and that I am returning to Quebec (ie, university transcript)? Would that prove that she is not being "imported"? I know that I can just muzzle her and hope no one reports her, but I obviously don't want her taken away and can't afford a $10,000 fine or 6mths jail time.
Part of the law was struck down last winter (article) and I have heard that it is still before the courts, which supposedly means the gov't can't act on it right now. Is this true?
Any help or guidance is much appreciated.
Aaand so this isn't all text, here's my little monster when she was a pup:
My name is Liz and I live in Calgary, AB, Canada. In March 2007 I started a not-for-profit raw pet food buyers' group in Calgary, AB. If you live in Calgary and are interested in finding out more check out the website at www.calgaryraw.com.
The group is not being run for profit and everything is volunteer, we're just trying to get the best products and prices for our raw fed pets.
Hope to see you there.
Didn't know you had this site. Lost track of you for awhile. How goes things?
We have two new rescues...check out Freckles' Blog http://www.chattypet.com/pets/show/7
Anyway...I wanted to tell folks we are starting a new flyball club here in Winterpeg, and if anyone who loves flyball is interested, and moving here, we'd love to hear from ya! :)
Thought this email from Mayor Andy Wells of St John's, Newfoundland,Canada would interest dog owners.
"In response to your email, I have stated that I am not in favour of breed specific bans. However, I do believe (based on my reading) that certain breeds of dogs do have a genetic predisposition to aggressive behaviour and violence. Among these breeds are pit bulls, rottweilers, akitas and others.
I am sorry but rottweilers make me nervous and more nervous when they are off leash. Pit bulls and rottweilers have been involved in a disproportionate number of incidents and potential incidents in this city over the past few months and citizens are concerned. "
LeeAnn O'Reilly RN,PBMH
Pres.Dog Legislation Council of Canada
Here is the 'esteemed' mayor's email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to be polite, even though he's an asshole.
I started this because while there are tons of animal rescue comms on LJ, I haven't seen a specific one for Canada. So here it is...
NDP says Dexter has no plans for breed-specific bans on dogs
The New Democrats say they’ve made a faux paw.
Spokeswoman Barbara Emodi said Wednesday said she made a mistake when submitting leader Darrell Dexter’s answer to a question about banning some dog breeds.
The questions were posed in The Chronicle Herald’s Petpourri column, published Tuesday.
She said Mr. Dexter does not support breed-specific legislation.
"I wrote it down wrong," she said.
Janet Chernin, the Atlantic chairwoman for the Dog Legislation Council of Canada, wrote to Mr. Dexter after seeing his answer in the paper.
Ms. Chernin, the owner of two bull terriers and a Rottweiler, said she could not support a party that backed a breed ban.
AHAH! LETTER WRITING AND PHONE WORK, DAMNIT!
Do you know where your party stands on pet issues for this upcoming provincial election?
I'm just fucking sick. I've ALWAYS voted NDP. I won't be voting for it again, as long as Darrell Dexter is leader. Sonuvabitch.
I guess it'll be *Gag* Liberal... unless I vote Green. Or spoil my ballot. :/ I don't know why the Conservative dillweed didn't answer... :(