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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.
PET CORNER: Emergency clinic to offer rare peek behind the scenes during upcoming open house, job fair

PET CORNER: Emergency clinic to offer rare peek behind the scenes during upcoming open house, job fair

Metro Animal Emergency Clinic holds its first open house 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
PET CORNER: Rescue regulations would weed out the bad ones

PET CORNER: Rescue regulations would weed out the bad ones

Great animal rescues are great. Without them, thousands of animals a year would live in misery or be euthanized due to overpopulation. But bad rescues make more work for good ones and don't do animals any favours.
PET CORNER: A wag of the tail for new pet-friendly retail areas

PET CORNER: A wag of the tail for new pet-friendly retail areas

There was a time not so many years ago when pet-friendly stores were the exception rather than the rule. But two more metro-area retail centres are now welcoming shoppers — and their pups.