Alex, my salamander...
Just had to post a picture of one of my adorable salamanders, Alex, poking his head up from one of the tunnels he has made in his paludarium home!
From the Toronto Humane Society: "On December 2, 2014, people all across the country will be making history!
Giving Tuesday is a national event where Canadians give back to the causes that mean the most to them..."
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Here's how you can participate and make a difference:
You can view a gallery of our supporters’ unselfies on the THS Facebook and Instagram accounts!
From the OVC site: "Novel vaccines could lead to cancer treatment for both animals and humans"
From the Toronto Star:
"Toronto cat receives experimental breast cancer therapy: Maci, a furry white senior, is the first to be dosed with a virus that may help her survive breast cancer — and someday, human patients."
For more information:
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Ontario Veterinary College
From the THS website: We hope to see a number of you this weekend as the Toronto Humane Society gets out in the community to promote the adoption option!
On November 15th and 16th we will have tons of great pets up for adoption at the Eglinton/Laird and Stockyards PetSmart locations. These little guys will be looking for a warm lap to snuggle in and a warm heart to love them this winter season – could it be you to the rescue?
And, for the first time ever, we will have some of our special species animals on site for adoption, so if a bunny or guinea pig is more up your alley than a cat or a dog, we’ve got you covered!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page because we will let you know which animals will be at which locations the day before the event!
Dogs Playing for Life
Last month I had the privilege of attending a wonderful seminar along with staff and other volunteers at the Toronto Humane Society and Speaking of Dogs - Dogs Playing For Life, run by Aimee Sadler, Director of Training and Behaviour at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. She shows shelters (across the US, and now Canada) how to implement playgroups, so that dogs can get out of kennels and interact with each other. Not only does this provide the dogs with an enriching experience and socialization, it seriously improves their chances at a quick and successful adoption! Dogs that can seem aggressive on-leash or in their kennels often prove to be friendly with other dogs in playgroups, improving their odds of finding a home. For more info, check out the Playing for Life! website.
I so look forward to participating in THS playgroups in the coming weeks!
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.