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PET CORNER: It’s time the declawing of cats was outlawed in Nova Scotia

PET CORNER: It’s time the declawing of cats was outlawed in Nova Scotia

Or, here's a radical thought: if your couch is more important than your cat's paws, then get a goldfish.
PET CORNER: SPCA pleased with results of open admissions trial

PET CORNER: SPCA pleased with results of open admissions trial

For the month of March, the Nova Scotia SPCA decided to open the doors of its Dartmouth shelter to any pet in need of help. “There wasn't the flood that we expected,” says Sandra Flemming, provincial director of animal care for the SPCA.
PET CORNER: Paws to Read program brings dog-eared listeners to help kids read

PET CORNER: Paws to Read program brings dog-eared listeners to help kids read

I'm a big fan of programs that bring youngsters and pets together. The upsides are huge and the impact can last a lifetime. One such program is Paws to Read, offered at various branches of the Halifax Public Libraries system.
PET CORNER: Spay Day HRM aims high for World Spay Day

PET CORNER: Spay Day HRM aims high for World Spay Day

Spay Day HRM has set an ambitious goal for itself on Feb. 28's World Spay Day — it aims to spay or neuter 100 cats, about four times its usual target for the annual event.
PET CORNER: Chezzetcook dog rescuer delves into the world of cat rescue

PET CORNER: Chezzetcook dog rescuer delves into the world of cat rescue

Darlene Grady-Lunn stepped in when she learned of an elderly woman living with up to 40 cats, many of them ailing, who needed assistance.
PAT LEE'S PET CORNER: The unsung heroes of veterinary practice

PAT LEE'S PET CORNER: The unsung heroes of veterinary practice

Kathleen Dunbar of Carnegy Animal Hospital in Halifax is just one of a couple of Canadians to ever receive certification as a veterinary technician specialist in the canine/feline category from U.S.-based The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice.
PET CORNER: Lake Echo woman brews up idea of province's first cat cafe

PET CORNER: Lake Echo woman brews up idea of province's first cat cafe

If you Google the words “cat cafe,” a list of Canadian cities appear, including Vancouver, Guelph, Montreal, Toronto and others. Missing, of course, is Halifax or any other Nova Scotia community, since we have no such thing.
PET CORNER: 'Tis the season to support your local rescue

PET CORNER: 'Tis the season to support your local rescue

If any of you follow pet rescues on social media, you've likely been inundated with notices for upcoming fundraisers. Rescues raise money all year long, as they must.
PET CORNER: SPCA team hits the road with surgery service for feral cats

PET CORNER: SPCA team hits the road with surgery service for feral cats

Surgical unit working across Nova Scotia to try to make a dent in controlling the population and to ensure humane care for the animals after their surgeries.
PET CORNER: Volunteer Margie MacDonald remembered for her tireless dedication to animals

PET CORNER: Volunteer Margie MacDonald remembered for her tireless dedication to animals

It's not surprising that some of the most caring people are drawn to animal rescue. Despite the frequent sad situations and the endless work, their innate kindness propels them to find happy endings for animals in need.