Saturday, May 30, 2009

Toronto Humane Society

There is an interesting article in the Globe and Mail today talking
about the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal Services.

http://www.theglobe news/national/ toronto/killing- them-with- kindness/ article1160810/

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dying Bulldog Saves Owner

Dying bulldog saves her owner
Provided by: The Canadian Press, Pets Editorial Team
By The Associated Press
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan man's decision not to end his terminally ill bulldog's life has ended up saving his own.
Scott Seymour said his dog, Brittney, awakened him with her barking early Saturday in time for both of them to escape from his burning house in Grand Rapids.
The fire came two weeks after a veterinarian discovered the nine-year-old American bulldog had several cancerous tumours.
The vet said the dog might not survive surgery, and Seymour ruled out chemotherapy, believing it would be too hard on Brittney.
Seymour said he could have had Brittney put down, but instead decided to give her medication to blunt her pain until death comes naturally, probably within a few weeks.
Firefighters said the house may be a total loss.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ISAR vs. Michael Vick

Upon dog fighting ring leader Michael Vick's recent release from prison, ISAR received an e-bulletin from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stating that HSUS is going to "provide an opportunity for Michael Vick to get involved in some of their anti-dog fighting outreach programs."

Lest anyone forget some of the details about dog-abuser Michael Vick's brutal conduct, we all must remember that according to a United States government report Vick found dog fighting "funny to watch" and, proving that he is no better than a savage, actually threw family pets in the ring with pit bulls and watched the trained killers injure or kill the helpless dogs-so a witness told federal investigators during the dog fighting investigation that brought Vick down and deservedly sent him to prison. That's the kind of reason ISAR has taken it upon ourselves to lead the fight against Vick profiting from the celebrity he acquired by being a savage abuser of dogs.

ISAR has since been circulating our petition "Don't Let Michael Vick Benefit By Abusing Dogs". Each time ISAR learns that Vick has, or is about to, benefit from his criminal "celebrity," we'll send our "Don't Let Michael Vick Benefit By Abusing Dogs" Petition to everyone who's trying to help him. We'll also send an email to all Petition signers informing them that we've done it.

Vick's sentence, a mere two years in prison, was insufficient punishment for his savage acts. ISAR's Petition is a grass roots effort to further punish Vick for his abominable conduct, and we vow to keep after him even after he has faded from public view (and the sooner the better).

We ask only two simple things from caring individuals and humane organizations around the world.

If you haven't already, please sign our Petition.

Please forward this e-newsletter containing ISAR's Petition to everyone on your mailing list, and ask all recipients to do the same.

To deal with HSUS and their newfound relationship with notorious dog abuser Michael Vick, ISAR has first decided to contact HSUS President Wayne Pacelle with a letter questioning their latest move. You can read ISAR's letter to Mr. Pacelle below:

Dear Wayne:

ISAR, along with many others in our movement, has received your "What's next for Michael Vick" essay. You make a persuasive argument that Vick could, and I repeat could, be a force for good regarding the obscene practice of dog fighting. ISAR's fear, however, and that of many of our colleagues in the animal protection movement, is that the allegedly repentant Michael Vick is actually the sociopath Michael Vick who is using HSUS to further his own professional and financial goals. Is Mr. Hyde still there, behind the fa├žade of Dr. Jekyll?

You rightly raise the question of whether Vick is "serious," and assure the animal protection movement that HSUS will "soon find out," but you do not explain how.

Frankly, ISAR is dubious. We don't believe that given Vick's criminal conduct, and the lack of information (let alone evidence) to explain his apparently Leavenworth-induced epiphany, the dog abuser has suddenly become the dog lover.

Accordingly, ISAR will watch HSUS while you watch Vick.

While we hope you're correct, ISAR will continue our petition drive seeking to prevent Vick from benefiting from the celebrity he acquired through abusing and killing animals. Just in case, and until Vick conclusively, through obvious and meaningful conduct over the long term, earns his way back from the sewer which he inhabited before his incarceration.

Susan Dapsis

Non-profit organizations usually solicit contributions to support their activities through direct mail campaigns.

But that doesn't make sense for ISAR.

For one thing, today's costs of direct mail solicitation by organizations like ISAR which lack multi-million dollar budgets greatly exceed a reasonable return. Frankly, ISAR would rather use the money we have in support of our humane education programs ( , rather than spend it on paper suppliers, copy writers, and the United States Post Office.

Second, we believe that what we do-from our published monographs, to our litigation, to our efforts preventing Michael Vick from benefiting by abusing dogs, and much more ( - speaks for itself.

ISAR needs ongoing contributions to continue and broaden its animal rights programs. It's as simple as that.

If you like what we do, PLEASE DONATE!

Among the many blessings of the Internet is the phenomenon called the "Weblog"--- or "Blog" for short.

Originally mostly a vehicle for the expression of the author's personal views on any subject that interested him, Blogs have evolved into a means for organizations such as ISAR to communicate with its supporters and others who may be interested in the Blogger's activities.

Essays include such topics as "Great Success for Animal Legal Defense Fund...and Hundreds of Dogs", "Animals Today Announcement: Program of May 17, 2009", "Another Milestone For Animal Rights Law", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of May 10,2009", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of May 3, 2009", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of April 26, 2009", "ISAR In The Supreme Court Of The United States", "Another ISAR Legislative Idea is Copied", "'Animals Today' Announcement: Program of April 12, 2009", "ISAR and 'Animals Today' Radio Show", "Only ISAR 'Gets It' About Mandatory Spay/Neuter", "Free Speech and Cruelty to Animals", "Half a Loaf", "ISAR's International Homeless Animals' Day™ 2008", "ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute Garnering Attention", "UBS and Other Generous Matching Donations", "Important New Publication: Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy", "Annotated Text of ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Websites Providing Information About Animal Law", "Overview of ISAR's Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "The Case Against Zoos", "ISAR's Revolutionary Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Vive Brigitte Bardot", "ISAR's 'Harming Companion Animals' Monograph To Be Used In Law School 'Animal Law And Rights Course'", "ISAR and Animal Rights in Europe", "Harming Companion Animals: Liability and Damages", "Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation in America by Nathan J. Winograd", "Get Political for Animals and Win the Laws They Need by Julie E. Lewin", "Suing on Behalf of Animals: New Case", "Capitol Hill's Animal Friends", "ISAR as Friend-of-the-Court", "Harming Companion Animals", "Celebrities and Animal Abuse", "ISAR's Brand New Website", "Animal Rights Books for Sale", "Decartes is Dead", "ISAR in Action", "Mother Jones Meets an ISAR Billboard", "Token Mandatory Spay/Neuter in Palm Beach, Florida", "Another Municipal Adoption of ISAR's Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter Statute", "Heart Bleeding for Vick, But Not His Victims", "What made Michael Vick?"

Individuals and organizations who want to receive our complimentary Blog need only request to be placed on ISAR's mailing list at

Contributions to ISAR make possible the Society's work for Animal Rights. ISAR is a non-profit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. We depend solely on our dedicated supporters to enable us to continue and expand our work on behalf of animals. For more information about our work, please visit

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Light at the End of the Tunnel

No matter what situations life throws at matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem... Remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shirlock's Adopted

Shirlock (AKA Mustang) was adopted this weekend. Lucky dog and lucky family. Congratulations Shirlock!!!

Quincy's Adopted!

Quincy was adopted this weekend. Here he is with some of his new family members. congratulations Quincy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Catherine O'Driscoll Holistic Canine Healthcare series

Catherine O'Driscoll
Holistic Canine Healthcare series


Online Canine Healthcare Lecture Series

In your own home, at your own convenience

Three content-rich lectures for only £29 (less than £10/$15 each lecture).

* With an affiliate program – help share the good news for dogs whilst raising funds for yourself

or your canine cause.

These lectures could seriously change your life, and the lives of your dogs.


* When you buy a dog, you think you’re hugging your dreams – but that dream can soon turn into a nightmare. Good health can change in the blink of an eye.

* Why are so many dogs allergic to natural foods, to the air they breathe, to life? Why are our dogs suffering from an allergy epidemic?

* Why do so many dogs have arthritis, digestive upsets, skin problems, epilepsy, behavioural problems, cancer and leukaemia? What is happening to our dogs?

* Should we expect young dogs to cost us a fortune at the vets? Is it natural for dogs to need steroids, NSAIDs and antibiotics just to keep them going?

* How much of your dog’s health is about his genes, and how much is about the way you care for him?

* If dogs in the past needed to see the vet as often as our modern dogs do, would our farming ancestors have kept dogs?

* How can we breed healthy dogs?

* How can you keep your dogs healthy and away from the vets? How can you share your life, for many years, with a healthy, happy dog? How can you avoid the misery of illness and early death for your dogs?


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Catherine O’Driscoll is a highly respected pioneer of natural canine health. She is the author of two seminal best-selling books, What Vets Don’t Tell You About Vaccines, and Shock to the System – as well as In Search of the Truth About Dogs, voted best DVD of 2008 by the Dog Writers’ Association of America.

Catherine is the founder of Canine Health Concern, which spearheads research and education by and for dog lovers to promote positive canine health. She has played an instrumental role in promoting health-enhancing food for dogs worldwide, and is a world expert in canine vaccination issues. She is a certified EFT practitioner and teacher, a healer, an animal communicator, and a regular contributor to the dog press.

In this lecture series, Catherine shares vital information about what we are doing to make our dogs ill, and how we can raise healthy dogs. If you love your dog and want the best for him or her, you may not want to miss this opportunity. It’s a chance to hear Catherine without even leaving home.


The next lecture series broadcast begins on 20th May 2009: for further details click here: Online Lectures

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

To all the moms of both two legged and four legged kids, have a wonderful
Mothers Day!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

World's Oldest Dog

Chanel, a dachshund, is the world's oldest pooch. She turns 21 years old today.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doberman Lovers

We are currently receiving a number of calls from shelters looking to help us place dobermans.
These are non issue dogs, male and female, young.
If you are a doberman owner, past or present and considering the addition of another
doberman into your family, please contact for more details.
Help these lovely dogs find their forever home, before its too late!!

Call us at 905 2638247

The Animal
Guardian Society

Removing Ticks

Spring is here and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.

Please forward to anyone with children... or hunters or dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!

A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!!

I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's some times difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.
Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"

Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.

Friday, May 1, 2009


She is pregnant;

he had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.

When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

A photographer from the Charlotte , North Carolina newspaper, noticed her in the distance looking at the fireman.

He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.

As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies and kissed him just as the photographer snapped this photograph.

Not All Heroes are People


James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the
World Trade Center. He is blind so he has a golden retriever
named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James
knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an
act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway.

Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James
was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy
comes back along with James' boss, who Daisy just
happened to pick up on floor 112.

On her first run of the building, she leads James, James'
boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed
building. But she wasn't through yet, she knew there
were others who were trapped. So, highly against
James' wishes she ran back in the building.

On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went
back in. During this run, the building collapses. James
hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against
all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time
she is carried by a firefighter. "She led us right to the
people, before she got injured" the fireman explained.

Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute
smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a
broken leg, but she saved 967 lives.

The next week, Mayor Guiliani rewarded Daisy with the
Canine Medal of Honor of New York. Daisy is the first
“civilian” Canine to win such an honor.

The Whale

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines.
She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a
line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed for help.
Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only
way to save her was to dive in and untangle her -- a very dangerous proposition. One slap of
the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.
She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you, and all those you love, be so fortunate...
To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

Life is short ...forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably...
and never regret anything that made you smile
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