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January/February 2009 Volume 4.0 The Southern Ontario Animal Rescue Howler Welcome! FOSTER FEATURE Luna is smart as a whip and would Yes, we’re make a great agility or fly ball team back! member. November & December She is currently in a wonderful were terrible kennel, where the owner is taking months for me, her to obedience classes for us! personally, and I was unable to get the newsletter Here is what she had to say, out. For this, my sincerest apologies. recently: On the rescue side, however, there is “I am taking her to my obedience excellent news! Finally, after 7 classes and she has been months in a kennel, and being absolutely awesome....no kidding bounced around, Shayla was finally she would be competition material adopted to a wonderful couple. It was if she was a purebred. love at first sight and she’s doing very well in her new home. She has become a real sweetie Also, Nikita’s foster mum “failed” Luna and she has been out playing with fostering and adopted her. We’re all the other dogs.....An intact thrilled for Nikita as we couldn’t think Luna is a sweetie - very smart & bitch, a spayed bitch, intact male, of a better home for her! eager to please! neutered males. She plays like she did with Kiera with an Akbash Keira is now in foster and doing well, mix I have here right now, but she despite having to have emergency Rescued with only hours to spare “zipper surgery” to remove a chunk of before being euthanized, this little is sweet and gentle with my 17 broadloom from her stomach! Just girl is approximately a year old, 45 year old blind Siberian....licks him what we needed – emergency clinic & lbs., and 23' tall. She has a scar in the face. surgery costs over the holidays. on her throat from being tied to a chain her entire life. She behaves At class tonight she was a star. So Please check out Luna, who is still in like she has been hit and will please don't adopt her until the a kennel and would love a foster or cower down. classes are finished - she will be forever home of her own. really an awesome dog by then. We have a busy year planned – Luna was in a foster home with She is making me look good in please don’t forget to check out our Keira, a cat and a 9-year old child; class.” Upcoming Events & mark the dates unfortunately, the home was not on your calendar. able to continue due to previously Cats are a definite no-no for Luna. undisclosed health problems. Her foster mom said Luna's favourite If you are interested in adopting or The Gang at SOAR part of the day was when she got fostering Luna, please contact us. (Furry and otherwise) to play with the kids. She will be ready by March or April. Luna needs to be in a forever home that will follow our rules and guidelines that will allow her to come into her full confidence as a beautiful, bright, loving companion. Page 2 The Howler th 16 Annual All About Pets Show • Basic house rules – be alpha in WE DESPERATELY NEED April 10 – 12, International your pack FOSTER HOMES! Centre, Mississauga • Positive training techniques & We are in desperate need of foster Pet First Aid Course – April 25, tools homes. There are dogs in need Brampton – St. Jude’s Church • Introducing your dog to your that we cannot help because we home simply do not have enough foster BTFA Bronze Show – May 2 – homes. We are turning away Vineland, ON Breakfast, Lunch & Materials approximately 5 dogs per day included. because we have nowhere to place Woofstock – June 13 & 14 – St. them. Cost = $95.95 + GST Lawrence Market, Toronto If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Your Space Now - Canada Day Celebrations – July Limited Seats Available - Please foster home for one of our dogs or 1 – Chinguacousy Park, click here would like more information on Brampton (http://soarrescue.bravehost.com/ fostering, please contact us. seminar.html) to register. We provide the food and medical Brampton Summer Festival – care. As a foster, all you have to August 3 – Chinguacousy Park, Payment MUST be received no do is provide the home and love. Brampton later than Monday, February 16, 2009. Brampton Fall Fair – September Adoption & Foster 17 – 20, Brampton Please Note - you MUST be pre- Policies registered to attend - no "at door" nd 2 Annual Howl-o-Woof Party – registrations. All rescued dogs have been spayed October 24 - St. Jude’s Church, or neutered, microchipped, fully Brampton vaccinated and vet-checked. th 5 Annual Christmas Party – Applications are NOT processed on November – St. Jude’s Church, a first-come, first-served basis as Brampton we strive to match the right dog to the right home. If the application is approved, your Basic Behaviour Seminar references will be checked and a home visit will be conducted. Saturday, February 21, 10 am – 4 pm Please go to our website for more St. Jude’s Anglican Church information. 1000 Central Park Dr. Can you afford a dog? Brampton, ON Consider the hidden costs This full day fundraising seminar is designed to teach you; how to Americans may be waiting read and understand canine body breathlessly to find out what kind language, choose a dog suited to of dog the Obama’s decide to your lifestyle and be the leader of bring to the White House, but any your pack. pet owner can warn you there’s plenty to consider beyond what MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Topics that will be covered are: breed to take home. UPCOMING EVENTS • Reading canine body language Even if you decide not to pay a Basic Behaviour Seminar – • Different breeds & their training breeder $800 to $2,000 for a pure- February 21 – 10 am to 4 pm needs bred puppy, you can expect to pay • Matching a dog to your lifestyle $100 to $350 if you adopt from a See below for more info. shelter. And costs can mount rapidly from there, with annual Page 3 The Howler expenses for large breeds often topping $2,000. depending on the size of your dog Among the one-time costs new (an average of $300 to $950 per THE owners can expect after bringing year). Canned, or wet, food tends RAINBOW home a dog: to be more expensive. BRIDGE • Basic supplies: Food bowls, a • Health care: Expect to pay $200 leash and toys can cost $35 to $50 to $300 a year for nonemergency This is where we remember our even if you restrain yourself. vet bills, including an annual exam pets who are waiting for us at the Crates can cost an additional $50 and preventive care for common Bridge. Please contact us if you to $200, depending on the size. problems such as heartworm, have a pet you’d like remembered fleas and ticks. Owners also here. • Transport: Small-dog owners should anticipate that if there’s may want to get a carrier, so they ever a need for emergency should add another $45 or so to services, they can be very their budget. A hammock or expensive. vehicle harness for a larger dog typically costs $25 to $50. • Grooming: Professional grooming services are a necessity • License: Most municipalities for certain breeds. Prices vary require licensing, which typically widely depending upon location costs $10 to $30, more if your dog and breed. It’s advisable to do Pete is a restricted breed. some Internet research as to what Loved & missed by Lori & Justice groomers in your area charge. Pay • Spaying and neutering: Getting particular attention if you’re your dog fixed runs at least $200 interested in a large dog with long or more. This expense, hair, such as an Afghan Hound, however, is often included in the Shih Tzu, etc. adoption fees charged by animal shelters and rescue groups that • Sitters, walkers: Extras such as require pets to be altered. doggie day care can cost $25 to $50 per day, depending on region. • Training: Puppy training or Dog walkers typically charge $15 obedience courses cost $150 or to $20 per walk, based on the so for an initial series of classes. length of time they’re out. • ID tag: One optional cost is • Boarding: Again, rates can vary having a microchip implanted widely, but as a benchmark expect under the dog’s skin, which to pay $20 to $60 per day, with provides a permanent rates rising around holidays and identification tag if the dog is lost. during peak summer periods. Rozi Vets charge about $50 Loved & missed by Jan & Ann Recurring costs include: • Food: What you can expect to pay to feed your new pet will depend on the size of your dog and the quality of the food. A 15- pound bag of dry food can cost anywhere from about $25 to $80, and will last two to four weeks, Molly Loved & missed by Sheila Page 4 The Howler “I was one of the lucky ones to know Bugsy. He was a great ambassador for pitties. He was kind, and gentle, and loving. He will be greatly missed. The world is a sadder place today. You were blessed to have him in your life, we all were, but he has crossed the bridge now, and has gone to play Who Are We? with Blue and Daytona, where there is no pain, no sadness, no sickness. He touched so many, and so many grieve Southern Ontario Animal Rescue’s with you.” goal is to find loving, lifetime homes for our dogs. We screen potential Sleep well, my little man – I still adoptive homes carefully, including miss you terribly. home visits and follow up visits. All dogs available for adoption have been altered, vaccinated and microchipped. Bugsy Malone Loved & missed by Jan, Ann & S.O.A.R. Has Joined When possible, our dogs are everyone who met him CanadaHelps.Org fostered with real families to ensure st that they are sound, good-natured November 1 saw SOAR lose a CanadaHelps, a public charitable pets. wonderful ambassador. foundation (896568417RR0001), is Canada's only donation portal S.O.A.R. is a Registered Charity Bugsy Malone lost his battle with CRF (Chronic Renal Failure). He had been that provides access to all of (#85044-6212-RR0001) and off his food and suffered 3 seizures the Canada's 80,000 charities, from governed by a Board of Directors. day before, so we knew it was time. national organizations like national cancer charities to smaller groups S.O.A.R. Board of Directors: He went peacefully to the Bridge, held like local animal shelters and soup in Jan’s arms and surrounded by kitchens. President – Jan Paquete Grandma and Uncle Rich. Many thanks to Dr. Meredith Geldart and all VP - Richard Gruszczynski Learn more about Treasurer – Ann Potter the wonderful people at Caledon Mountain Veterinary Clinic for their CanadaHelps.org here Secretary – Gaynor Ward care of “the Dude” the last few weeks Executive Directors – of his life and, especially his last day. http://www.canadahelps.org/InfoP Ellen Van der Kooy ages/AboutUsOverview.aspx Tish Gruszczynski My world is a little darker now without Mari Lou Powell my light to make me smile. He was To donate or view SOAR’s page, Rhett Butler (honestly – ed.) brave, strong & independent to the please click here… end. Email us at: He had touched so many lives & http://www.canadahelps.org/Ch made so many people smile & laugh. arityProfilePage.aspx?CharityI SOARgeneralinfo@hotmail.com He was an amazing dog! He loved D=95259 everyone he met - people & dogs Mail us at: alike. Despite being weak & feeling like crap, he insisted, a week before The Editor, The Howler he died, that he attend the Howl-o- Woof party. 14 Bingham Road Brampton, ON L6V 2K1 The words of one of his “nurses” (vet tech) say it best: Page 5 The Howler Join Our DOGS IN THE NEWS "You hear about family dogs protecting their owners, but this Sponsorship Program Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, dog had nothing to do with this Southern Ontario Animal Rescue Child from Attacker woman or her kid," Jones said. (SOAR) is pleased to present our http://www.zootoo.com/petnews/st "He was like her guardian angel." new Sponsorship Program. For raydogsaveswomanchildheldatk- just $5 a month, you can help us 993 After the alleged thief ran away, pay for vet and kennel bills of the Angela quickly placed her son, dogs we rescue and help find November 5, 2008 Jordan, in the car and tried to drive them a forever home. off. Before she could, though, the PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The dog jumped into her backseat, As you can imagine, many of them wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix waiting with her for the police and come to us with several medical might have seemed menacing to animal control officers to arrive at conditions so we ensure the dogs some passerby, but one woman the scene. are healthy and that they pass a will always remember him as her temperament test before placing "guardian angel." The dog was transported to a local them in the loving home of an shelter and if his owners don't step adoptive family. The dog, which authorities think is forward within five days, Jones lost and not a stray, successfully said, Angela and her family plan to Your sponsorship benefits would thwarted a robbery attack on a adopt the saviour she named include: mother and her 2-year-old son, "Angel." who were held at knifepoint SOAR monthly newsletter Monday afternoon. Animal control officers and shelter emailed to you which includes workers believe Angel is lost, and pictures and stories of dogs The Florida woman, who has been not a stray, because of his good you helped rescue and identified by authorities simply as health, sturdy weight and mild information on upcoming "Angela," was leaving a play- temperament. SOAR events ground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached "It's funny, that someone's Advance notice/registration of her in the parking lot with a knife irresponsibility could have saved all of S.O.A.R.’s educational and told her not to make any noise someone's life," Jones said of seminars & events, including or sudden movements. Angel's possible owners. discounted registration fees upon presentation of your Angela didn't have to do either to For Angela, it doesn't matter sponsorship card protect herself and her child -- a where the dog came from; just dog mysteriously ran to the scene that he was there when she Exclusive invitation to and charged the man, who quickly needed him most. S.O.A.R.’s members-only fled. events "I don't know what his [the thief's] "I don't think the dog physically intentions were -- I don't know why Annual tax receipt attacked the man, but he went at he did it, but I'm glad that -- we call him and was showing signs of him Angel -- I'm glad that Angel Comfort in knowing you aggression, just baring his teeth showed up because I don't know helped saved an animals life! and growling and barking. It was what would have happened," clear he was trying to defend this Angela told NBC2 News. woman," Animal Control Lt. Brian If you would be interested in being Jones told Pet Pulse. For a small town with a population a sponsor, please let us know and of 46,452, animal control officers we can send you a sponsorship "I don't know what this man's were kept busy Monday afternoon. package that will contain all the intentions were, but it is very Jones says they department also details about how your payments possible this dog saved her life." responded to a report about a boa can be made. The exceptional part of the story, constrictor in a church parking lot. Jones said, is that the dog had never met or even seen the people it quickly jumped to defend. Page 6 The Howler www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/ The snake found its way into a car ccexclusive. The MAF exclusive funding breakthrough research engine and was able to be studies benefiting animals in some removed without being harmed. It includes a question and answer 100 countries, spanning all seven took three people to move the session conducted by three continents. MAF has its massive, seemingly random veterinary oncologists from the headquarters in Denver. The placed snake. Colorado State University Animal Foundation has funded nearly Cancer Center – the largest facility 1,400 humane animal health "It's funny, because we aren't a big of its kind in the world. Questions studies. Charity Navigator ranks place," he said of the Gulf Coast have been submitted from owners MAF as a four-star charity, the town. "And we can go for four or whose dogs are suffering from highest rating. For more five months without the media cancer, animal lovers, as well as information, call 800.243.2345, or contacting us about a story. It's dog breeders, boarding kennel visit been a busy week." managers and others. www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org. The Web presentation also Officers from the responding includes canine cancer facts and county sheriff's office canvassed updates from the Sprecher the area and were unable to locate Institute for Comparative Cancer the suspect described as being in Research at Cornell University HAPPY BEGINNINGS his 20s, tall and dark haired. College of Veterinary Medicine. This section is dedicated to our This prestigious institute is at the Dogs who found their “forever forefront of research benefiting homes”. both animals and humans. Links are provided to Cornell's “Pet Each newsletter will feature lucky HEALTH WATCH Owner's Guide to Cancer” and dogs who have been adopted and other cancer educational sites. are now enjoying loving homes. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Also at the MAF canine cancer Dog Lovers - Crucial Facts presentation Web page are links for Dog Owners to many of the leading veterinary and canine cancer centers in the http://www.goodnewsforpets.com/ United States and the United articles.asp?ID=1239 Kingdom. Dog owners/lovers can learn about and access the Denver, January 13, 2009: Dog excellent resources closest to their owners and lovers in the United home. States view canine cancer as the Dioge greatest health threat to their MAF launched an unprecedented beloved pets. They are correct. global campaign to raise funds to One in four dogs die of cancer. cure canine cancer in the next 10 Cancer is the number one cause to 20 years, and while seeking the of death in dogs over the age of 2. ultimate cure, will develop more Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) effective treatments for dogs has posted on its Web site, suffering from cancer today. MAF www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org, is funding canine cancer research a canine cancer exclusive of at many of the top veterinary special interest to dog owners and colleges in the world. Learn more dog lovers everywhere. The MAF about the campaign at canine cancer Web exclusive www.CureCanineCancer.org. features information and insight BG & Lou-Lou from two of the world's leading About Morris Animal Foundation: colleges of veterinary medicine Morris Animal Foundation, and canine cancer research established in 1948, is dedicated centers, Colorado State University to funding animal health research and Cornell University. View the that protects, treats and cures presentation at: companion animals and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of Page 7 The Howler SOAR WAS THERE… th 4 Annual Christmas Party Just to prove we actually are out & about in a neighbourhood near you! 1st Annual Howl-o-Woof Party Glory tellin’ Santa her list Rocks Mari-Lou working the cash table Santa and some friends Scooby & Friend Shayla Rich with his caricature Bugsy makin’ friends Our wonderful artist – Sam Gorrie! www.samgorrie.com Nikita Bugsy posing for his last event more pics… Page 8 The Howler GLOBAL PET FOODS, Roll out dough to thin sheet, put Hurontario & Airport Rd., flour on sheet and cut dough with Brampton cookie cutter of your choice. CALEDON MOUNTAIN Place on oiled cookie sheet. Bake VETERINARY HOSPITAL at 300F. for about 45 minutes, for hard lightly toasted biscuits. ACS Logistics, Brampton Let sit in turned off oven to finish DUE NORTH KENNELS, drying if you like. Tish announcing Raffle Winners McCracken’s Landing FORRESTDALE KENNELS Freelton BINGO COUNTRY, Brampton Brian & Carol Carrigan, Brampton Ellen & Cora in the kitchen WEXFORD EMERGENCY CLINIC, Hwy. #10 & Wexford Rd., Brampton CANINE FOUNDATIONS, Barrie WISH LIST Leashes FLAT Collars The Howler is an independent Blankets GRANNIE publication, produced by private Beds individuals. Its intention is strictly for Toys ANNIE’S information only. Dishes DOGGIE Crates This newsletter and its entire contents Foster & Adoptive Homes RECIPES! are Copyrighted No part may be reproduced in whole or in part without Land to build a shelter of our Granny Annie is very popular in the express written permission of own! Southern Ontario Animal Rescue. her neighbourhood! She loves to Of course, any monetary donation make treats for all the dogs. If you you wish to make is always very have a great recipe you’d like to much appreciated. share, send it in! Garlic Bites S.O.A.R. SUPPORTERS 1 cup flour We’d like to take this opportunity to 4-6 cloves garlic thank the following organizations for 1/4 cup hot water their continued support, whether it’s 1/8 cup chopped nuts or seeds items to raffle off, medical services, 1 tbs. vegetable oil food, etc. Without their generosity, 1 egg, beaten we would be lost. dry milk powder PET VALU, Sandalwood Pkwy & Mix all ingredients in bowl (or food Kingspoint Plaza in Brampton processor) and add enough milk powder to make firm dough.
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