Winnipeg Free Press: Dogged pursuit of dog parks: Pooch playgrounds touted as infrastructure by group
CBC: Winnipeg dog park group wants dog-friendly city hall WINDOG will track candidates' records on dog parks, make them public
March 24th, 2014
She's being called 'ugly' and 'weird-looking' on social media.
But Beatrice, a homeless, blind albino Chihuahua in Winnipeg, is also sparking a conversation about special needs dogs as her photo goes viral.
Read her story below, which we did at CBC.
Beatrice was one of the 'stars' at an event held Sunday which I couldn't get to. Will bring you the update from that when I get it.
Meantime, here's her story, so far.
Dog owners worried about their beloved park in the northwest corner of Winnipeg were pleasantly surprised to hear that a councillor from the south side of the city has thrown them a nice, juicy bone.
Click on the button below to read my story on CBC's website.
What do you think?
The Winnipeg Free Press says this small dog was rescued from a hot car parked at the Costco on McGillivray Boulevard.
Read Gordon Sinclair's article in the button below.
Sinclair says this was "one of nine calls the (Winnipeg) humane society took on pets left alone in cars last weekend. One of close to 200 calls their crews have received this spring and summer, 108 of them in July alone....
(E)ven with fines of close to $300 per animal for first-time offenders, even with police releasing an advisory in June and all the other ones like it over all the years, pet owners still aren't getting the message."
What about the next time?
Is a $300 fine, for some people, a license to kill your dog?
Winnipeg man fights pitbull ban
Check out this story from CBC.
How about a ban on bad owners instead?
Maybe prospective owners should have to prove they will be responsible before they get the dog, instead of tarnishing a breed after the fact with their own warped misconceptions.