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You Can’t Miss This! “Faith, Hope & Sanctuary” Pre-Release CD

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Things To Consider Before Re-homing Your Pet

Cats Face Many 12 Outdoor Hazards - How to keep them Safe & Secure

& Camping with 15 Hiking your Canine Compadre From Home 18 Tails 1,2,3 - Our Mom Gets

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Lap It Up

My name is Shylo and I was rescued from the pound in Slave Lake. I didn’t have a home, or even a family, before the fire but I’m still hoping to find one soon. I am a loving Collie X around 11mths old. For more information on me, please call the Hinton SPCA at (780) 865-2800, or visit hintonspca.com

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Edmonton Humane Society

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Border Collie Friends Rescue

Homeless 16 Whitecourt Animal Rescue Foundation 17 Grande Prairie SPCA

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Parkland Animal K9 Society

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& Duchess Animal 20 Duke Rescue Society Canine Rescue 20 Sundance Society Animal Rescue 21 Humane Team

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Spay Neuter Action Program

Beginnings Rabbit 21 New Rescue

Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

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Saving Animals From Euthanasia Team Little Cats Lost (Trap-NeuterReturn) Society

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Northern Spirit K9 Rescue

Welcome to PRM! With all of this beautiful weather everyone has been taking advantage whenever they can to get outdoors and enjoy themselves. Our pets are even more excited than us and as always they love to be included. This issue we have some great information about pets and the great outdoors. Whether hanging out in the backyard or sleeping on the back trails you are sure to discover some handy tips. On page 12 you will find an article about indoor cats that will help all of you with those felines that are always darting for the door! It has useful information on keeping your indoor cat occupied and how they can enjoy the outdoors while still staying safe. If it’s your canine itching for the great outdoors, and you like to sleep under the stars, check out page 15 for some practical tips about taking your dog camping. After many requests from people desperate to find their lost pets, or a good avenue to re-home their pets, we have opened the doors to a new classified section. This will give a safer avenue for those responsible pet guardians who can no longer keep their pet but wish to see their pet safe and secure in a new home. Please see page 5 for some valuable information about rehoming your pet and instructions on how to receive your own adoption application full of questions to ask potential new families. As always the key factor in successfully rehoming your pet is giving yourself as much time as possible. Have fun & don’t forget to visit us on Facebook! The PRM Team

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Edmonton has more than 40 sites where your dog can run and play without being tied to you by a leash. Before you take your dog to an off leash site, license and vaccinate your dog, make sure your dog obeys your voice commands immediately, and bring a bag or be ready to use your pooper scooper. When you are at an off leash site, look out for other users. The City has a multi-use policy, so expect to share sites with people without dogs. Keep your dog in sight and always have your leash ready to control your dog. Off leash areas may be in river valley parks, on undeveloped land, or in neighbourhood parks. Area maps with the unfenced boundaries are posted at each site.

www.edmonton.ca or call 311 You Can’t Miss This! by Virginia Marando

Faith, Hope & Sanctuary

Mark Your Calendar Today!

Artist: Maria Daines

New 16 track collection of songs for and about dogs Instead of our regular book review, we’d like to introduce you to Faith, Hope & Sanctuary, a CD album produced to raise funds for no-kill rescue organizations world-wide. There is a pre-release order option to raise funds to press 1000 copies of the CD which can be given free of charge to rescue organizations. The CD’s are then sold to their supporters and the funds are used for the animals in their care, it’s as simple as that. When the CD is released, online sales proceeds will continue to be donated to animals in need The only cost to no-kill rescue organizations will be a contribution towards shipping for those outside the UK. British artist Maria Daines, singer/songwriter of many albums in aid of animal rescue and welfare brings out the true emotions of animal rescue with this collection of songs. Don’t wait to help — order your pre-release copy of Faith, Hope & Sanctuary at maria-daines.com. prm

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Pet Rescue Magazine

Edmonton Humane Society (EHS)

Alberta Owned & Operated

Brought to you by the Pet Rescue Team Publishers J. Hunter V. Marando Contributing Writers Robyn Rosen

How To Reach Us: We welcome comments, suggestions, article ideas, or questions. Please send them to: Pet Rescue Magazine Box 37099, 8712-150 Street, Edmonton, AB T5R 1E0 (780) 637-0999

If you are looking for a Guinea Pig, I’m your boy! I am an Abyssinian named Piggy and I am staying at the EHS shelter waiting for my “furever home”. I am just 4mths old and have already learned how to keep a tidy kennel. I am also very affectionate & quite sociable. Please consider adopting me, you will love every minute!

I’m a 4yr old Coonhound/Catahoula X named Tycoon. I have a lot of energy so I need a family who can keep up and keep me busy with lots of mental & physical stimulation. I would be best in a home with older children because of my high energy. So, if you love to take your dog for long walks or runs then I may be the pet for you.

email rescuemag@shaw.ca www.petrescuemagazine.com Pet Rescue Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting adoptions of rescued pets. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in Alberta. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of each month prior to publication. Please note that Pet Rescue Magazine reserves the right to refuse or amend editorial pieces at its discretion. Pet Rescue Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Finally Free Publishing, Inc. Pet Rescue Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the organization directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process. Disclaimer: Finally Free Publishing, Inc. does not endorse or guarantee any products, services, or vendors mentioned in Pet Rescue Magazine, nor can it be responsible for problems with their products or services. Also, Finally Free Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to reject, at its discretion, any advertisment. Views expressed in Pet Rescue Magazine are not necessarily those of Finally Free Publishing, Inc.

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Reproduction in whole or part without prior written consent of publisher is prohibited. Finally Free Publishing is an incorporated company.

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Superman’s my name, because I am a super kitty! I came to the shelter with a wound on my face. I also had a fractured tooth which was removed but my super-hero healing powers made for a quick recovery! I am an extremely affectionate 3yr old boy who loves other felines. I also really like being brushed and cuddled.

www.edmontonhumanesociety.com Adoption Line (780) 491-3500

Things to consider before By Jamie Hunter

Re-homing Your Pet

Re-homing your pet is no small feat. Rescue groups and shelters struggle every day trying to find the best fit possible for the pets in their care. That being said I should start by asking you to please try to re-home your pet before contacting rescue groups and shelters to re-home them for you. I don’t know of any organizations that aren’t operating at full capacity most of the time and still receiving calls every day wanting more help. Many of these groups are volunteer operated and it’s really not fair to expect them to give up their time and space for a starving stray in need when you have not at least tried to re-home your pet yourself. If you find yourself in the position were you can no longer care for your pet, ask yourself if you have done everything you can to address

the issue(s). If your child has developed asthma or you suddenly have medical problems that impair your pet care then obviously you have good reason to start this process as soon as possible. Sometimes life changes and it’s just not in your control. However, if the dog won’t stop peeing on the carpet, or the cat is scratching the couch it’s really time to take some responsibility for the commitment you chose to take on. Have you taken the dog to the vet to ask if they have a urinary infection of some sort? Perhaps the dog is getting mixed messages and sneaking off to pee in an area not used so often? Or maybe he’s just not exercised enough and acting out? Talk to vets, talk to trainers, get on the internet and find out what is causing the problem before giving up. Remember... continued page 21

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Avenue goes to the dogs festival

Sunday, July 10,2011

Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) I am a big friendly Chocolate Lab named Bruno. I am housetrained, have fabulous recall, get along great with other dogs and enjoy trips to the off leash park & chasing my ball. I have allergies which went untreated, but now I’m on a hypoallergenic diet and my coat is improving every day.

Hi, they call me Ramona. I am a German Shepherd X and came with my four puppies who were just a week old. I am still a baby myself really – probably not even a year old yet. I have never been taught anything but I am friendly, smart and love to please. I am ready for my crash course in basic obedience now that my puppies are weaned.

Eastwood Community League Grounds & Rink 11803- 86 St

Dog Dog games games Dog Dog Adoptions Adoptions K9 K9 Market Market Speakers Speakers Demonstrations Demonstrations Activities Activities for for you you and and your your dog dog All All pets pets must must be be leashed leashed and and under under control control www.eastwoodcommunityleague.tk www.eastwoodcommunityleague.tk All All dog dog rescue rescue and and welfare welfare groups groups welcome welcome to to participate. participate. All All dog dog interest interest groups groups as as well well as as small small businesses businesses pertaining pertaining to to pets pets are are invited invited to to submit submit an an application application for for the the event. event.

Mini-Dog-Fests Mini-Dog-Fests Saturday,June June11 112011 201112-3pm 12-3pmin inconjunction conjunctionwith with Saturday, EastwoodCommunity CommunityLeague LeagueSpray SprayPark ParkOpening Opening Eastwood SaturdayJune June25 252011 201112-3pm 12-3pmat atEastwood EastwoodDog DogPark. Park. Saturday

Hi everyone, my name is Sid and I am a 10mth old Border Collie X. I am well behaved, eager to please, fun to have around and I have a happy-go-lucky attitude. I’m good with other dogs and don’t like starting any trouble. I’m happiest with people and just want to be somebody’s special buddy.

Parkland Animal K9 Society I’m Charles and I came to PAKS when my owner passed away. I am a big happy boy that’s just 3yrs old. I have hip dysplasia but I already had surgery and the vet doesn’t see any deterioration in my other hip. I can only manage short walks or a run around my yard then I am quite happy to sleep on the porch. If you want a big dog that is pretty low maintenance then I may be your boy!

Hello, my name is Precious. I am a beautiful 10yr old Akita looking for a home to spend my golden years. I am in good physical shape, housetrained and no trouble whatsoever to have around. I do not bother other dogs and don’t mind being left to snooze in the sun. If you have room in home & your heart for me, please call. Let’s face facts, we all get older…and I am so deserving.

(780) 222-7259

Just ask for Tucker! I am a Collie X who got into trouble chasing sheep – oops. I’m sorry but I just couldn’t help myself…they’re sheep after all! I am quiet and a bit timid right now but I think I just need time to get used to all the recent changes. I am a smart boy and know I will catch on quickly to being a housedog.

Border Collie Friends Rescue Howdy! My name is Hunter and I am a 3-4yr old Border Collie who needs a special someone with patience and understanding. I love to go for walks, enjoy car rides, and I am very eager to please. I am also extremely well mannered in the house and the very BEST student at trick class. Check out my blog at bcfr-foster-edmonton.blogspot.com

We will be participating in the upcoming Rock the Square Event at Churchill square on Saturday, June 18, beginning at noon. Come down and visit our table and learn more about adopting, fostering, volunteering or donating! For information about Rock the Square: http://www.rockthesquare.com/

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Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) Everyone says I am very handsome and like to call me Brando. I’m 3yrs old and I really love affection to balance my independent personality. You’ll love my cute little meow and if you like a companion nearby during your day - I’m totally your guy! I also get along fine with respectful dogs.

Conan here. I am a large, 1.5yr old German Shepherd X. I have a great temperament and wouldn’t hurt a fly on purpose – although sometimes I forget how big I am! I need a family who has had big dogs before. I am well mannered, house/kennel trained and I get along great with other dogs.

Good day! I’m Horatio. I am just 2yrs old and very loving –but without being too in your face. I’m a happy-go-lucky fellow who loves attention and I think a quiet, loving, animal-free home would be my paradise. I’m just a young fellow with and an old soul looking for a soul mate (or two!) to love forever.

My name is Sadie and I’m a super sweet 2yr old girl. I am curious and adore my walks outside (on my leash) with my foster dog sister. I also entertain myself quite easily, so I’m a wonderful mix of affection, entertainment & independence. I hope I’m your perfect match!

I’m Dora. I am a sharp-looking 2yr old lady. I love being close to my people and I’m a truly gifted door greeter! I would do best in a home without children and as the only animal. I just can’t wait for my forever people to discover me and take me home to love forever. I’m Oscar. I’m a wonderful 7yr gentleman who has had a rough life but with a little TLC I’ve shined up really nice. I’m a lovely guy who is affectionate but never annoying. Do you like hugs? I give them out a lot! I’m talkative, smart and will be superb companion.

I am sponsored by the Siebert Family. Thank You!

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I am Reba. I was rescued with my six puppies. They have all been adopted but I am still waiting for a new home. I am housetrained, great on-leash and love going for walks. I am gaining confidence every day but I am still a little leery of new situations. Whoever adopts me will have a very devoted and loyal companion. Hello, I’m Percy! I’m a wonderful 3yr old guy with loads of personality. I love conversations and I am just in heaven during a good brushing. I love my naps and when you get home you’re sure to get a big cuddle. I’m looking for a quiet home with a LOT of love.

CAUTION DOGS AT PLAY

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Saving Animals From Euthanasia Team (SAFE Team) I am a very friendly boy named Astro. I adore children and would love to find a family to love and care for in my perfect cat way. I am pretty laid back for the most part, but I’m not a big fan of other male cats.

My name is Koby. I love affection and I’m not just a taker either …I will push into your hand and rub against your leg to remind you how much I care. I am always looking for love but I prefer to be your one & only.

The volunteers here call me Lotus. I am very sweet and love getting affection. You will often catch me in play trying to tempt you into having some fun. I am a pleasure to have around and do great with other cats.

My name is Peaches and I am one of the friendliest gals around. I am quite playful and I LOVE to explore. I will make a wonderful addition to any family and I can hardly wait to have my very own home.

My name is Fox and I can be a little shy at first but once I get to know you I’d really love your affection. I am friendly and get along well with other cats, but my all-time favorite pastime would be to sit in your lap and cuddle.

I LOVE to cuddle! My name is Mocha and I am a very friendly girl. If my sweet disposition isn’t enough my stunning blue eyes will win you over. I would do best with other submissive felines in my new home.

www.safeteam.ca ~ (780) 819-2679

Rescue 100 My name is Ebony and I am about 1.5yrs old. My mom was a grey mare who stood about 15.3. When I first arrived I had troubles with my hind legs because of a tendon condition called Contractures. Since gaining strength my legs have straightened out and I am out running with the herd. The vet says I should be sound when full grown, but may not be suitable for endurance riding. I love getting attention and spending time with people, but have not had any training yet.

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The pets on this page are brought to you by:

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“Affordable, Flexible, Timeless Travel....That’s Us!” Spay Neuter Action Program Ok folks...we really want to find our homes. We’ve been waiting at SNAP and nobody seems to want to meet us. We are sweet, good natured, and would love to have a family. Please give us a chance we can go together or separately. My name is Splash and I am gorgeous!!! I am also sweet, social and I adore everyone. I was rescued from the pound so not much is known about my past, but I know one thing for sure - my future sure is looking good!

We are about 8wks old and can’t wait to find good homes. We were left abandoned in a box on the side of a road in Stony Plain. A BIG dog sniffed us out and we were all nearly mauled. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the wonderful man who came to our rescue and brought us to SNAP.

My name is Nero and I am about 9mths old. I came from a litter of eight but now there are just my two sisters (Mini & Ziggy) and I still trying to find good homes. All of us look the same…how weird is that? We love to hang out with people, and we get along well with dogs too.

My mom is black, but I’m a beautiful long haired beige girl with the markings of a Ragdoll cat. I’m about 2mths old and I love people. How about I come home with you to cuddle on your lap and get kisses?

I am sponsored by Karen Hunter. Thank You!

www.spayneuteractionprogram.ca ~ (780) 968-0025

Little Cats Lost (Trap-Neuter-Return) Society

Looking for a mature relationship? My name is Dawson, but I’m affectionately known as Orangie. I’ve been living on the streets for about two years. I was either lost or abandoned. As you can see I love to cuddle. I’m a great senior at 14 and quite deaf but nothing stops me from loving everyone I meet. If you know anything about me or would love to give me a home please call.

Meow!! My name is Miss Puss Puss. I used to live in an apartment and then my people didn’t want me there anymore, so they took me to their industrial shop. You guessed it, I ended up on the streets. I am a loving, mid-life girl of 10yrs who wants nothing more than to be with a family, so much so that I want to be the only furry friend you have. Please give me a chance.

My name is Nellie and I live with my good friend Zoe. I was born in an industrial shop and was found covered in oil when I was a baby. I’ve worked very hard at being a good kitten so now I’m ready to go to my new family. I have been living with my friend Zoe for most of my life so I would love to find a home with her if possible as we are like sisters and love to play with each other.

I’m sweet Zoe. I was born under a pile of pallets in an industrial yard. I was all alone until introduced to my best friend Nellie. Although we were not born together we are about the same age and have become best girlfriends. We have really helped each other along. I would love for Nellie and I to find a kind, quiet family with lots of patience that will show us the world is not so bad afterall.

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Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)

Adoption Events June 4

Global Pets 2027A - 111 St., Edmonton Tail Blazers 7520 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton Westlock Fair

June 11 Tails on the Trails St. Albert June 18 Paradise Pets #50 580 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert June 25 Champion Pet Foods Event Morinville La Terra (R4RA) “Ride for Rescued Animals” Poker Run, Edmonton July 2

PetSmart

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Global Pets 2027A - 111 St., Edmonton Tail Blazers 7520 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton

July 16

Sadies Stay n’ Play 85211 Argyll Road, Edmonton Paradise Pets #50 580 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert

July 23

Please consider adopting we currently have over 150 in fostercare and there are so many more that still need help. Hi there, my name is Kargo and I am a 6yr Shepherd X. I am housetrained and great with other dogs and kids of all ages…however I’m not a big cat fan. I am great on & off leash, listen well and I’m just an all around gem!!! If you think you can handle a loving, happy & carefree guy like me please give SCARS a call.

I’m Brandi and I came from a northern pound. The vet thinks that I may have been thrown out of a vehicle as I have abrasions on my legs, the top of my head, and under my chin. Nothing some stitches and my sweet personality can’t conquer! I have not had any accidents in the house and I like other dogs and children.

Hello I’m Kate …a princess in the making! I am a Shepherd X around 10mths old and FULL of energy. I am affectionate, love to run, play ball and splash in puddles. I am also crate trained & good off leash. Oh and btw…there will be no heirs to the throne as I am already spayed.

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I’m Max, and I was returned to SCARS because my adoptive child developed life-threatening asthma. I am a 9yr young Rottweiler X and I may be a bit older but I love going for walks and having playtime with other dogs …sometimes I even tire them out! I am laid back, walk nicely on leash, listen very well and will gratefully take every cuddle you have for me. My name is Amber and I’m a Collie X, about 1-2yrs old. I’m a very friendly girl who loves people and I will roll over for belly rubs any chance I get! I’m good with other dogs but not too sure about cats yet. I’m great on and off leash and speaking of my leash, I would love to go to an active home that is able to provide me with the exercise I require and of course LOTS of loving. I will provide lots of unconditional love in return.

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Outdoor Cats Face Many Hazards

how to keep your cat

safe & secure

It is estimated that the average lifespan of a freeroaming cat is less than three years, compared to 12-15 years for the average indoor-only cat. Our own experience with caring for cats confirms these numbers. And we believe that the weight of these numbers are behind the trend among cat owners to make the safety, health, and happiness of their pet a priority by:

Keeping their cats indoors Creating safe enclosures for unsupervised outdoor activity Enjoying the outdoors with their pet in shared activity

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irtually everything your cat needs - play, exercise, a good diet, rest, and companionship - can be had readily, indoors. Your cat does not have to go outside to feel complete, and you should not feel at all guilty if this is the lifestyle you choose for her. The notion that a cat must roam free to be happy is a myth that may end her life prematurely. She can get all of the fresh air and sunshine she needs safely under your supervision. IT’S A DANGEROUS

Outdoor hazards

WORLD OUT THERE:

Some of the most common dangers for outside cats include:

• Accidents

• Vehicles - An outside cat darting across the street is a perfect target for a moving vehicle, and cats that are hit by cars rarely survive.

• Injuries

• Unfriendly dogs - Dogs can inflict life-threatening injuries on cats, especially those who have learned to be trusting towards dogs.

• Fights

• Predators such as coyotes and raccoons - In many areas, wild animals are also potential predators.

• Diseases

• Other cats - If your cat gets into a territorial fight with another cat and gets bitten, it could result in the spread of disease or a painful abscess, with a need for veterinary care. Always check your cat for painful lumps and bumps.

• Poisons

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• Injury or cruelty - Not all people love cats. Cats have been known to have been injured by angry neighbors who dislike cats digging in their gardens or hunting birds. • Diseases - Contact with wild animals and other cats can result in the transmis ion of life-threatening diseases such as feline leukemia or feline immuno deficiency virus. • Parasites - The risk of infestations with fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, and other parasites increases in outdoor cats. • Poisons - Although you may have “cat-proofed” your outdoor area, others may not have, and your cat could be exposed to toxic substances such as antifreeze or pesticides. • Harsh weather: Weather conditions can change abruptly, and your cat could experience frostbite in the winter or dehydration in the summer. • Getting lost: Your cat could be shut into a building, stolen, taken to an animal shelter or adopted by others. Many cities have laws against stray animals,including cats. Make sure you keep identifi cation on your cat at all times.

Making the indoors more appealing Make the indoors more appealing by adding a window perch in your home There are many ways you can make the indoors more appealing to your cat and give her similar activities as she would have outdoors. These include: • Activity Centers - Cat trees and play furniture provide tall places for climbing and observation, and scratching posts and toys for stimulation. Avail able in a range of colors, styles, and options to fit your décor, and the needs of your cat. • Treats - To keep her alert, break up your cat’s routine. Stash delicious treats around your home to reward your pet for a good hunt. Provide an occasional catnip treat, for some energetic fun and excitement. • Window Perches - Install a window perch to afford your cat a warm place to nap in the sun, and a “birds-eye” view of the outdoors. • Toys - Find toys that appeal to your specific cat, and remember to rotate them on a weekly basis to prelocal stories...local people...local pets

vent boredom. Simple things like cardboard boxes, paper bags, and rolls of paper can provide many distractions. • Companions - Some cats will do much better with another pet in the house; another cat or a dog can provide companionship and many exercise activi ties. • Videos - Special videos for cats will provide hours of mental stimulation.

Making the outdoors safer Mesh cat runs can allow your cat to enjoy the fresh air and visual stimulation without encountering any dangerIf you do want to let your cat outside, there are ways you can make the experience safer. • Identification - In preparation for any outdoor activ ity, make sure your cat has a har ness or breakaway collar with identification. Micro chipping is another alternative. • Preventive health measures - If your cat will be outside, be sure he or she is fully vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Talk to your veterinarian about an appropriate worming schedule. • Runs and pens - Commercial mesh cat runs set up quickly and protect your cat, allowing her to enjoy fresh air, watch birds, and bask in the warm sun shine. Sections can be connected giving her more space to roam. • Fences - Because cats are great leapers, erecting a fence tall enough to keep your pet in, and others out, continued page 20 pet rescue magazine

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Hinton & District SPCA I am a sweetspirited 1.5yr old, boy named Mosby. I am an extremely nice guy and everyone always tells me how good looking I am. I am a gorgeous Husky X – and I am looking forward to finding my very own family.

I am a beautiful Lab X named Twinky. I am very sweet, but to be honest I have no special skills yet …but hey I’m only 4mths old so give a girl a break! The people here are working with me and I am learning very fast!

My name is Shylo and I am the cover boy. I was rescued from the pound in Slave Lake. I didn’t have a home, or even a family, before the fire but I’m still hoping to find one soon. I am a loving Collie X around 11mths old.

Howdy! My name is Nellie and I am a 2yr old Pit-bull X. I love people and get along well with other dogs and cats. I LOVE to have my tummy rubbed and would be thrilled to be a part of your loving family.

Hi there, I am a 1yr old sweetheart named Lita. I am a friendly yellow Lab X and I love to be with my people. I am also good with children, cats and other dogs. I will make a splendid addition for a very lucky family!

I am a very sweet gal named Noni and I’m told that I am a Border Collie X. I have pretty good manners but I am fairly dominant in my play. Do you have room in your home and heart for little ol’ me?

Everyone calls me Jester! I am a 1yr old Lab X who is wonderful with kids, cats and other dogs. I am also good on leash. I will need a lot of exercise …can you keep up?

I am a 1yr old Husky named Hazer. I am very well mannered and respond well to quick correction. I am very smart and would love to be part of a loving family.

My name is Brie. I am a loving 5yr young Cocker Spaniel. I get very stressed in new situations but I calm down pretty quick. Did you notice how adorable I am? Unfortunately I am not good with children because they scare me.

I am a 1yr old Chow X named Jet. I am still working on my off leash skills but would love to go to the park. I am good with other dogs for the most part but not so great when food is involved...I love my grub!

I am a very loveable 6mth old Lab X named Patch. Everyone says I am very handsome and have very good manners for a puppy. I have a birth defect that may affect my eye in the future; however it does not affect me now.

I am sponsored by L. Dowler. Thank You!

Hello, I am a very sweet boy named Rico. I am very well mannered and socialized. I love to fetch, play and hang out with my people. I am a beautiful Pitbull X. My name is Martie. My sister Emily and I are about 4mths old. We are Border Collie crosses and hope to find new homes very soon. We are becoming way better socialized and learning lots of new things!

They named me Bella. I am a 2yr old Border Collie X and if you need a mouser - I am your girl! I love to play with my big ball, however in my enthusiasm I have been known to knock small children over. I am a sweet girl but would be best in a household with older kids.

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hiking and camping with your

Canine Compadre

Some avid outdoors people believe that a dog can appreciate a spectacular panoramic view as much as a human can. But when bringing your dog along on a camping or backpacking trip, you need to make extra plans specifically for your canine companion. Some things to think about:

Preparations * Make sure your dog is current on his vaccinations, and get a health check and certificate from your veterinarian. Also, bring along his rabies vaccination certificate for proof.

Specifics about hiking and backpacking * Pack plenty of water. Dogs cannot cool off by perspiring like we do. In addition to plenty of water, try a Body Cooler Bandana. This is a bandana that you soak in water and place around your dog’s neck to help him stay cool. Do not use this as a substitute for water. * Remember to bring a retractable leash – and an extra one in case one is lost or broken. Leashing your dog on the trail will keep him safe, and retractable models store away easily without tangling.

* Do not forget an identification tag with the name of the park, campground, or “Contact park ranger” on it, or include a phone number of a friend or relative who will know how to contact you.

* Pack food for your pet, along with portable dishes. Remember, he may need more food than usual since he will be burning more calories.

* Just as you would not expect yourself to complete a long hiking trek without conditioning, you must condition your dog, as well. Start a training schedule as you would your own – slowly, with a gradual increase in distance and difficulty.

* Dog over 20 lbs. carrying his own gear, little dog taking a break in the backpack Pet PocketIf your dog is over 20 pounds he can carry his own things in a backpack as well as some of your gear. Pack only unbreakable items in your dog’s pack.

* Some parks allow dogs on trails, others prohibit them. By the same token, some allow dogs into their campgrounds and public areas, others do not. Call ahead to your intended destination and find out what the rules are before you make plans to bring your dog.

* Make sure to let your dog practice carrying his loaded pack around the neighborhood before you take him on the trail. Start going on walks with just the pack and gradually add items to get your dog used to the extra weight.

* Remember a first aid kit for yourself and your dog. Additional items for dogs might include tweezers or pliers for removing thorns or porcupine quills, a sock in case a paw is injured, adhesive tape, and a disposable razor for shaving fur from around a wound. For more information, see our article, Making a First Aid Kit for Your Dog. local stories...local people...local pets

* Pack dog boots if you are going to be hiking in rough terrain, since dog pads are not normally tough. If you opt for no boots, make sure to check your dog’s footpads every day.

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Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation (WHARF) My name is Blinky and in case you are wondering why, it’s because I had damage to my eye from when I was living as a stray so it had to be removed. It doesn’t slow me down though! I’m just a baby still and I love absolutely everyone. I will snuggle with you for hours and never leave your side.

If you are talking about adorable, sweet and cuddly you are probably talking about me - Cucho. I came into care with a broken leg and I’m all healed up now but I will always have a limp. If you’re okay with that then I will be the perfect kitten for you.

They call me Tootsie and I am the most stunning kitty you will ever meet. I am also the friendliest! I love to crawl all over you and would be very content to just lay in your lap forever. I am very excited to have a family that I can call my very own.

Hello! This ball of cuteness is me, Scooter, and I am one big boy. I make everyone laugh because I am sooo goofy and I love to roll around & play like a puppy. I get along great with other cats and would love a family where I can sit by the window and watch what is going on outside.

My name is Jaffa and I came here with my brothers Midget & Quentin. We are the most social and outgoing kittens ever, we will follow you everywhere. I am super adorable, Midget is really tiny and Quentin has a real fun personality. If you want a friend that won’t stop purring look no further!

My name is Lily and, when rescued, I was so skinny and frail that I had to stay by myself because they thought that playing with the other dogs might hurt me. Now that I have put on weight I can play for hours! I am very sweet and love people.

My name is Oreo…everyone’s favorite little cookie! I would love an active family that will let me run for hours at the park and play with me lots. I love other dogs & cats and will make a fantastic family dog for a very lucky family. Maybe that could be with you?

They named me Squinz. I had an eye removed from severe trauma but that doesn’t stop me from being Super Duper adorable. I was pretty traumatized when I arrived, but now I know that it is a safe, loving and fun place. I go for walks, play with the other dogs, and even get snuggles before bed!

My name is Maui and I am the cutest puppy around, but I am really timid and shy. I am starting to come out of my shell but I will need some time & patience. I love playing with other dogs and then curling up under the blankets to fall asleep.

Hola! My name is Sanchez and I am a super fun boy that loves to snuggle. My house manners are perfect and I would be great for a family with kids and other animals. I love going for walks and I am very well behaved. How about you give me a chance?

My name is Ravioli and I’m a perfect little girl! I know all my commands and I am fully house & kennel trained. I love walking for hours or playing in the backyard with other dogs and kids. I was rescued from the pound and I can’t wait to show you how gentle I am.

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Grande Prairie SPCA

Sugar & Spice and everything nice that’s what little Labs are made of! My name is Sugar and I am 7mths old. My sister Spice has been adopted but I’m still waiting to be discovered. If you are looking for something sweet in your life you should come and check me out.

Teeka here, I am a 2yr old female Lab X. I was brought in out of the cold last November. which makes me the longest resident here. I am a very energetic girl. Now that the nice weather is here I would love a home with someone who likes long walks and hikes.

They call me Buzz and I think it’s because I’m sweet as honey! I am a very playful Border Collie X and I get along well other dogs. I am about 2yrs old and came here last December. Why don’t you come for a visit and see if I BEElong with you?

My name is HOLLYWOOD and it’s even written in lights! I am a 2yr old tabby looking for a loving home where I can watch birds from the windowsill all day and curl up with you in the evening. If you are looking for someone to STAR in your life, your search is over!

www.gpspca.com ~ (780) 538-4030

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1,2,3

our mom gets

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hoebe, Paige and Penny (above) are just three of the six puppies born to Peyton, a stray, a few short weeks ago; and they will be the last of the litters she will mother. Peyton, will be spayed through “Spay/ Neuter For Life” an initiative to reduce the overpopluation of dogs currently living on the Paul Band First Nations land, where Peyton roamed freely and had no place to call home.

Rescue for Life, the organization responsible for implementing the program, has been working Peyton at rescue in the vibrant community that has welcomed the assistance of this non-profit organization. In the past they have struggled like many rescue organizations to keep up with the number of puppies and dogs needing to be re-homed, and dreamed of a day when they could raise the funds to effect change. Now being the 18

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recipient of a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant has made “Spay/ Neuter For Life” a dream come true. Working with the Crestwood Vet Clinic, they are providing 50 spay/neuter, by donation, procedures to the animals of Paul Band during the 2011 calendar year. This means families will be able to take advantage of this program regardless of finances, and Rescue For Life is hoping to double the number in 2012. “Spay/Neuter For Life” will help to reduce the amount of puppies being born in the community by altering owned and free-roaming dogs. “Spay/Neuter For Life, is more than an initiative to spay/ neuter, it also encompasses education to elevate the local stories...local people...local pets


awareness of becoming a responsible companion pet guardian. It includes topics such as the importance of vaccinations to counteract common but deadly companion animal diseases, the issue of chaining dogs, animal identification, and adequate food requirements. Over the last 12 months or so, donated pet food has been supplied to the less fortunate in the community to the tune of over 1000lbs per month, a large part of which has been organized through Pet Rescue Magazine. Rescue for Life also provides about 300 lbs per week to the community and feeds many of the stray shyer dogs that have no home and are waiting to be removed for adoption. Rescue For Life working together with the Paul Band social workers and some concerned residents is starting to see change – and for once, it’s change for the betterment and welfare of the companion animals and the community as a whole. prm

Rescue For Life Beaux Bellamy here, I am a 4yr old Husky, Chocolate Lab, Shep X. I am an amazing brown colour and I am the sweetest guy around! I love to play ball and I love being brushed for hours at a time I am housetrained and super smart. I actually ring the doorbell when I am ready to come in! I love to get petted, and I am great with other dogs and people. I am about 70lbs and ready to find my forever home!

Peyton is my name. I was surrendered along with my 6 puppies and we are all looking for new homes. I am a Lab X. I am only about 45lbs and I am about 3yrs old. I have a super sweet disposition and just want to be loved and cuddled all the time. I am great with dogs and cats too. I am very gentle and would really like a home to call my own...so take a chance - you won’t regret it!

Duffy, that’s me! I am an older guy at 11yrs, but don’t let my age fool you, I still have a lot of good years left. I am perfectly healthy with no issues – I bet I can outwalk you as I can do 6-8km a day no problem! I am a Bichon/Shih Tzu X and I’ve got tuxedo ears. I am friendly and quiet and I’m great with dogs, cats, and people. I am looking for a loving family who will take a chance on an older guy who just wants someone to cuddle with.

I’m Hailey. I am a Rotti/ Shepherd X and I am 7wks old. I was brought in with my 4 brothers and sisters. I am a super sweet girl who loves to explore and play. I get along great with other dogs and I love people and kids. I am currently looking for a new mom and dad.

Our names are Penny & Paige. We are 7wk old puppies & only 3.5lbs. right now! We are going to be smaller girls at only 20lbs when fully grown. There are six of us that were rescued. We are all super tiny and super cute. We have lovely personalities and are total cuddlebugs. We love everyone & everything. We are the perfect puppies!

My name is Casey Klondike. I am a beautful brindle and white Border Collie X. I am 1.5-2yrs old, extremely calm and pretty smart. I love all people, especially if they give me belly rubs! With a little training and some TLC I will be a great addition to any family.

www.rescue4life.org ~ (780) 702-6151

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How To Keep Your Cat Safe & Secure

Sundance Canine Rescue Society

continued from page 13

can be challenging. Wire mesh, hung at a 45 degree angle along the top of the fence, can effectively limit escapes. • Doors - Installing a cat door connected to a screened-in porch, fenced yard, or a run frees your cat to enjoy theoutdoors as he desires, and provides a quick escape from predators. Teaching your cat to walk on a leash will ensure his safety outside: • Leashes - Because most cats won’t walk on a leash naturally, you must teach them. For your first walks, try starting in the late evening or early in the morning in a quiet area. Your cat is much more likely to venture out when there’s no one else around. Most cats take a few days to adjust to the idea of leash walking. Because cats don’t like to feel restricted, use a light weight nylon leash that’s about four to five feet long, or a retractable lead which will help eliminate tugging, pulling and straining, and enable your cat to roam upto 16 feet. For cats, it is best to use a harness instead of a collar. • Carriers - You can carry your pet anytime, anywhere, and protect her from other animals, putting an end to impromptu “street fights.” With adjustable shoulder and waist straps, many carriers are comfortable for you and your pet. They are also ideal transport for ail ing or disabled pets. • Environmental safety - Attach a bell to your cat’s har ness collar to prevent her from killing songbirds or small mammals and to alert people that she is around. • Timing - If you do allow your cat outside unconfined, do so when you are home and preferably during the daytime and periods of low traffic to reduce the hazards he will be exposed to

Please take the responsibility of being a cat owner seriously, and do what you can to give your pet a happy, long, and healthy life prm © 2011 Foster & Smith, Inc. Reprinted as a courtesy and with permission from PetEducation.com (http://www.PetEducation.com) On-line store at http://www.DrsFosterSmith.com Free pet supply catalog: 1-800-323-4208

I am a Boxer X named Ali. I am just 3yrs old and I love to play with water and tennis balls. I am a real sweetheart and adore people, but I’m not too fond of dominant dogs and can get a tad growly. I am eager to please though and easily corrected If you are looking for a real sweet heart that loves people then I’m your girl!

Well hello, my name is Diaz. I am a high energy gal who loves to playplayplay! I like everyone but sometimes I get a little over the top with excitement. I am an Austrailian Cattle dog X weighing in at about 60lbs. I may be smaller than some, but I have the biggest heart. Check the classifieds for information on our Dog Gone Walk-a-Thon event!

www.sundancecaninerescue.com (780) 850-6726

Duke & Duchess Animal Rescue Society Hello everyone my name is Seamus. For all you shutter bugs I am now available for a fashion shoot. My teeth are so white you’d think I went to the dentist for a bleaching job. I’m a smaller Border Collie under 1yr old who is quick to learn and anxious to please. I have good house manners and I will make a wonderful companion to a loving family.

Hey there, you looking at me? I’m Toby. If you want an all around family pet and companion who is loving, gentle and laid back then you have hit the jackpot. I am a 5yr old boy with lots of love to give. I am house trained and great with people young and old.

I’m Ryder! I am a 1yr old Collie X who is looking for someone to love me and for me to love back. I was told that I’m a very handsome boy. I’m quick to learn and know my basic commands. My nature is friendly, gentle and I come when I’m called. I would make a wonderful walking or running companion, and all round family pet.

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Humane Animal Rescue Team My story is about survival…with a wagging tail! My name is Steffi and I love people, playing, eating & cuddling. I came in with mange and distemper. Then I surprised hart again with puppies, who have all since found wonderful homes. Now I am strong, healthy and ready to find my own FURever home. I am a Boxer/Shepherd X around 1yr old and weighing about 50lbs. I would love to be the centre of your world.

www.humaneanimalrescueteam.ca (780) 455-4278

New Beginnings Rabbit Rescue My name is Capone and I like to dig & play outside. I have come a long way since being rescued outdoors in an industrial park. I have been here for two years now & I have become very friendly. I would do well with another bunny.

My name is Blitzen and I am the KING of digging. I would love to help you in the garden, I could dig while you plant! I will be your best friend if you spend time with me cuddling on the floor.

The humans here like to call me Sox or MJ (Michael Jackson) as my right paw is white. I am a tad shy but I still like a good head scratch, and I LOVE fresh hay & digging in newspaper. I would do well if paired with another bun that is more outgoing.

I am Blitzen’s sister, Cupid, and I may not be the social butterfly that my brother is but I still love a good head scratch & cuddle. I will be your best friend if you give me my favorite night time snack CILANTRO!

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there are always reasons, and there are always options. For instance, you can get sprays that deter cats from scratching your funiture, provide toys and posts that can serve the cat’s purpose (and legitimate need) for scratching, or even plastic caps that can be put over top of their nails so they can’t do any damage - and you don’t have to get the hot pink ones unless you want to! If you have exhausted all of your resources and are still unable to care for your pet please remember that finding the right match can take a lot of time. Many rescue groups have animals in foster care for multiple years. It’s important to be very proactive and take action as soon as possible if you must re-home your companion pet. Your pet should be spayed/neutered, and have current vaccinations. Also be sure you’ve addressed any health concerns (dental, grooming etc.) before you start to write a profile up. Be honest in your profile, you want to make sure you don’t set your pet up for failure or trouble in their new home so the more information you can share with the potential adopter the better. Include anything you can think of…age, breed, medical history/needs, like/dislikes, fears, quirks and any training or behavioral concerns. Also include your preferred contact information and a recent picture of your pet. Contact all of your friends and family to help. Mail, hand deliver or email your pet’s profile and ask them to help you by circulating the information. You can also get on public forums, and many websites that will let you post your pet’s picture and their information. Never list your pet as “free”. Don’t expect someone to pay you purebred rates, but do place a value to avoid potentially dangerous adoptions. It is wise to expect an investment from a new home, pets can be expensive. If you just want the best for your pet you might consider giving their adoption fee to your vet and providing the new home with a nontransferable credit for future medical maintenance & care with a clinic you already know and trust! Don’t be scared to ask those who are interested in adopting your pet about their home and lifestyle. You are placing your pet’s life and care into another’s arms. This is important, so don’t be shy or get embarrassed.

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Things to consider before Re-homing Your Pet continued from page 21

Most pet lovers will understand that you care about your pet and just want the very best. Ask where the pet will spend it’s time, and with whom? Are there other pets or children? Is the yard fenced? Will the cat be allowed outside? Your pet deserves the best home possible, and if it can’t be yours then diligence and caution to make sure they will be safe only takes time and patience on your part. There are dozens of important questions to ask, so we have hijacked an adoption application (courtesy of Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) and modified/shortened it to help. Please email us at rescuemag@shaw.ca for a copy that you can use as a guide when talking to potential new homes. prm

Northern Spirit K9 Rescue My name is Georgia and I am about 3yrs old. I am a very sweet Pit-bull X who loves everyone and gets along well with other dogs, cats and kids. I am a happy girl who enjoys company, and I’m always smiling when I’m with you. I am also already leash, house & crate trained.

Pepsi Refresh Project Northern Spirit K9 Rescue Project

Voting Ends June 30th

We will help spay/neuter dogs in First Nation Communities around the Edmonton area, in an effort to help manage the overpopulation and provide much needed medical attention. The availability of financial and volunteer resources determines how many dogs we can help and/or rescue. Our goal is to provide quality care and assistance to as many First Nation’s dogs as possible. With the funding from the Pepsi Refresh project we would use $5,000 for much needed spay/neuter, $3,000 for medical care and $2,000 for education. Please vote at refresheverything.ca/northernspiritk9rescue daily, or visit us at www.northernspiritk9.com/ and click on the Pepsi Refresh Project Vote Now link. Thank you in advance for your support, we really need it.

www.northernspiritk9.com

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Hiking & Camping with your Canine Compadre continued from page 15 * Pack a wearable dog carrier to allow little dogs to rest. Big dogs can generally keep up with you. * If you will be near water and plan to swim, don’t forget a life jacket for your pet if he needs it. Also, bring an extra towel for your dog since he may get muddy or roll in something foul.

Specifics on camping If you intend to drive into the campground and take only short day hikes, you can bring more items with you. You can also be less strict about conditioning your dog, although we still recommend a health check beforehand. * Portable Pet HomeRemember that other campers want to enjoy the peace and quiet of an out-of-the-way campground, so leave a persistent barker home with a friend or pet sitter. * Pack a lightweight camping crate like the Portable Pet Home if you prefer not to share your tent. * Pack unbreakable toys like a ball, a Frisbee, and your dog’s favorite soft toy. * Bring a pad or your dog’s bed if nights will be chilly.

Trail etiquette Three hard fast rules of the trail: 1. Keep your dog on the trail at all times. 2. Make sure your dog is obedience trained in the basics and understands voice commands. 3. Never let your pet eliminate on the trail. Should an accident happen, be prepared to move the mess off of the trail. The most responsible way to deal with your dog’s solid waste is the same way you would deal with yours – bury it. © 2011 Foster & Smith, Inc. Reprinted as a courtesy and with permission from PetEducation.com (http://www.PetEducation.com) On-line store at http://www.DrsFosterSmith.com Free pet supply catalog: 1-800-323-4208

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Horoscopes

Lost

What’s In The Stars For Your Pets? Events

Pet Care/Sitting

Birthday Birdie I’m Captain Jack, the Macaw, let me entertain at your next party or function. Call my agent Michele 780-235-1189. I’ll talk to you while we get our picture taken!

Fur & Feathers Animal Care Long hours, holidays? I give loving care to your pets in my home or yours. Dog walks & pet chores. Clearance and references provided. 780-235-1189.

Sundance Canine Rescue Society Dog Gone Walk-aThon, June 12, 2011 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Rotary Park, Stony Plain, Alberta Bouncy tent, Charity BBQ, Face Painting, Vendors, Adoption Day & Silent Auction.

Barn Homes

Little Cats Lost is looking for barn homes for feral cats.

Our cats are spayed/ neutered, vaccinated, and de-wormed. No charge to qualified barn homes

Safeteam Animal Rescue, Little Cats Lost and Voice for Animals will be holding their 2011 5Km Walkathon through the beautiful Mill Creek Ravine July 23rd. For details visit www.safeteam.ca

Food & Beverage The Tea Place Specializing in soup, sandwich, salad, tea, coffee, and tea products. 2 locations to satisfy your cravings 9923 - 170 St. & 13671 - St. Albert Trail.

Pet Grief Services Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta, Pet Loss Support Line (780) 707-3007

Realtors Bad Dog Realty Services, Proud supporter of animal rescue www.baddogrealtyservices.com

RV Trailer Sales Pet friendly, RV Clearance Centre. Our affordable selection of RV’s means your pets can vacation too! Exclusive Dutchman dealer. Call Nick at 780-884-4781.

Kennels Country Kennels Bed & Biscuit. Proud Supporter of Animal Rescue. For more information visit countrykennelsbnb.com or call (780) 986-4664.

For In Memory Notifications email rescuemag@shaw.ca

Paws For A Story “PAWS For A Story” is an animal assisted reading mentor program presented by the Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta. The program is offered to enhance literary skills and to encourage the joys of reading. A comfortable reading environment is achieved with the assistance of handler and companion animal teams creating a favourable reading experience. While reading to pets in a relaxed environment, school aged children and youth can develop & build confidence with their reading skills. “Paws for A Story” is proudly offered in 14 of the Edmonton Public Libraries and more recently the Edmonton Young Offenders Centre (EYOC). For more information about how you can get involved in PAWS For A Story please call 780-413-4682 or email info@pettherapysociety.com Please check the Edmonton Public Library’s website at www.epl.ca in the programs section (keyword PAWS) for current schedule. local stories...local people...local pets

Taurus: April 20 - May 20 Calling all Taurus fuzzy felines, this is your month to relax! Sun yourself in a window for a bit of bird-watching, or curl up in your favourite drawer of socks and undies. Gemini: May 21 - June 20 It’s truly the ‘Dog Days of Summer’, focus on strengthening your summer spirit. If you’re a bird sing, if you’re a cat knead and if you’re a dog find a good chewy (slippers don’t count!) Cancer: June 21 - July 22 Helping everyone else right now may be your downfall. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the little stuff, especially when it’s someone else’s. Surely you have bigger fish to fry! Leo: July 23 - August 22 Quit sniffing for something better. Bigger bone, shinier trinket, fresher catnip... stop already! You don’t need a Hound dog to know everything important is right in front of your nose. Virgo: August 23 - September 22 OK lazy bones, it’s time to get that Virgo blood going! Get outside and enjoy the summer before it’s gone. What are you still waiting around for? It’s time for some fun! Libra: September 23 - October 22 You may be the confident one but there are other pets around you just waiting for their chance to stand out. Try to step back and give others a chance to show off.

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Contact us at littlecatslost@shaw.ca

Aries: March 21 - April 19 Howling louder, jumping higher, spinning quicker and digging faster...your buddies just seem to keep stealing your thunder. Don’t let them get under your skin this month!

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Scorpio: October 23 - November 21 The full moon will bring wonderful changes, try to keep your cool. We can all get a little wonky on full moons so take care to keep a handle on things or they will call you crazy as a peach-orchard boar. Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21 Life is challenging lately, but don’t be discouraged. If your family is contemplating a new addition try to embrace the idea. Don’t worry, the newbie will make lots of mistakes! Capricorn: December 22 - January 19 Use caution when celebrating Canada Day. We all tend to wear ourselves out and overdo it on holidays and you don’t want to end up too tired for the park! Aquarius: January 20 - February 18 Take advantage of our warm weather it will be gone soon enough. Dogs will howl, cats will purr and ferrets will chirp, but we all like to dance come summer in Alberta! Pisces: February 19- March 20 Attention all Pisces! It’s important that you keep your cool. You will be challenged when others push your limits but remember the saying –a barking dog never bites...so don’t take the bait! June/July 2011

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For pledge forms and information call 780.466.SCAR (7227) or visit www.scarscare.org SCARS is 100% volunteer operated. All proceeds go to benefit SCARS rescue animals.

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