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Dogs and Cats

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”

And God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And God said, “Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, an angel came to the Lord and said “Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”

And God said, “I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not Supreme Beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.
And Dog was happy.
And Cat didn’t care one way or the other.

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Keep ALL cats indoors as SPCA tries to catch Maple Ridge cat mutilator

By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun June 1, 2012 p>The SPCA has enlisted the help of an American animal crime scene expert and is considering using tracking dogs to hunt down the person, or persons, responsible for a series of cat mutilations in Maple Ridge as concern grows that the perpetrator could be “warming up” to killing humans.

SPCA spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk said forensic veterinarian, Dr. Melinda Merck of Georgia, will offer guidance in the necropsies of 25 dismembered cats found in Maple Ridge during in the past year.

The slayings are particularly disturbing since history shows several examples of serial killers, such as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and David Berkowitz, who tortured animals before moving on to people.

The necropsies, which are underway, will identify how the cats were killed and determine whether there’s DNA from the suspect on the animal corpses, said Chortyk.

The cats were found within a 15-block radius around 217th Avenue and 230th Street between Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road. Most had their heads chopped off, or their bodies slit from throat to tail with a sharp object, she said. The remains were placed where the owners or passersby could find them.

A head, leg, and some fur was found outside Harry Hooge elementary school, while a kitten’s head was left on an owner’s front lawn and a tail of a cat placed under a missing poster of the feline. The incidents occurred in batches, with the first last June, followed by others in November, March and May.

“The people who are doing this are making a point to leave the bodies where they will be found and where they will cause the most distress to people,” Chortyk said.

She acknowledged some cats may have been killed by coyotes, but in most cases, the dismemberment is “too precise to be done by an animal.”

The culprit, she said, could be someone with a mental illness, teenagers committing a prank, or someone performing a cultural ritual.

It could also be a future serial killer.

Rob Gordon, a criminologist with Simon Fraser University, cited the case of Luka Magnotta, a 29-year-old Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering Jun Lin, 33, of China, and sending his body parts through the mail.

Like Dahmer, Bundy and Berkowitz, Magnotta is also suspected of tormenting animals.

Animal rights activists say Magnotta was allegedly seen placing two kittens in a plastic bag and then vacuuming the air out, suffocating them, in a 2010 video. Two more videos, also depicting the torture and killing of cats, have also been linked to the suspected killer.

“Certainly there is a link between the individual who is engaging in murder, sometimes serial murders, and early experimentation with an animal,” Gordon said. “It almost suggests killing animals helps them overcome the repulsion of killing because they can easily progress to human targets.

“I’m not suggesting that’s what’s happening here but it’s possible it’s somebody who is warming up.”

Cats are often a target for mutilations, Gordon said, along with mice or snakes because they don’t fight back. Dogs, especially bigger ones, tend to be less cooperative.

Gordon noted most killers have had a difficult upbringing, while others are motivated by sexual interest. “To be quite honest we don’t fully understand their wiring; they’re troubled individuals, obviously.”

He noted investigators must rely on the patterns of behaviour — the nature of the killing and where the corpses are being placed — to figure out what’s causing the person to kill. If somebody is killing is for a symbolic reason, he added, they will position their corpses in a certain way so they can be found, sending a clear message.

“[The Maple Ridge killer] is dismembering the cats as opposed to just killing them,” he said. “Somebody annoyed by cats in a neighbourhood is going to find an easier way of doing it, such as poisoning them.”

Catching a cat-mutilator is difficult. Police and the SPCA are relying on the public to report anything suspicious, such as people loitering, carrying bags or leaving items in public spaces. Something that may not have seemed significant could hold huge clues, the SPCA’s Chortyk said.

“These things are happening during the day,” she said. “Somebody must have seen something.”

Chortyk said the SPCA has received some good leads from the public and is getting closer to releasing a profile of the suspect.

But, she noted, pet owners should remain on guard and keep cats indoors, not only in Maple Ridge but also in Langley’s Brookswood area where four cats were mutilated during the past year.

“Every cat that’s out there right now is a target,” she said.

In 2010, at least seven cats were found cut in half in White Rock, Surrey and Langley.

Find a Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic in Canada

As this may not be a complete list, you should:

Check your City or Province website to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance. Also call your local SPCA, Humane Society etc.  for any free or low cost spay/neuter clinics in your area.

 

Alberta

The Spay Clinic

10575 111 St NW

Edmonton,AB T5H 3E8

(780) 426-4221

 

British Columbia

Atlas Animal Clinic (owned by Dr. B. Bhullar)

5696 Frasier St

Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z4

Phone: (604) 301-0300

 

BCSPCA Animal Hospital in Vancouver

1205 East 7th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1

Phone: (604) 879 – 3571

 

BCSPCA Victoria Branch, Spay Neuter for Cats

3150 Napier Lane

Victoria, BC V8T 4V5

Phone: (250) 388-7722

 

BCSPCA Prince George Spay and Neuter Clinic: serving North Cariboo District

1909 Queensway

Prince George, BC V2L 1M1

Phone: (250) 562-5556

 

Kamloops Spay & Neuter Clinic

391A Tranquille Rd

Kamloops, BC V2B 4G4

Phone: (250) 376-6055

Website:http://www.spca.bc.ca/veterinary-services/kamloops-sn-clinic/about.html

 

Richmond Animal Protection Society (cats only)

12071 No. 5 Rd

Richmond, BC V7A 4E9

Phone: (604) 275-2036

 

Spay & Neuter Clinic of Langley

5758B 203 St

Langley, BC V3A 1W3

Phone: (604) 534-1713

Website:http://www.langleyanimalclinic.ca/index.html

 

Manitoba

Academy Road Spay and Neuter Clinic

620 Academy Rd

Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E6

Phone: (204) 487-1477

 

Winnipeg Spay and Neuter Clinic

10H Keenleyside St

Winnipeg, MB R2L 2B9

Phone: (204) 661-9090

 

New Brunswick

Oromocto and Area SPCA

111 D’Amours Street

Oromocto, NB E2V 0G5

Phone: (506) 446-4107


Ontario

Mississauga Veterinary Spay & Neuter Clinic

5120 Dixie Rd

Mississauga,ON L4W 4J7

Phone: (905)282-0002

 

Ontario Spay/Neuter Services

16586 Woodbine Ave

Newmarket, ON L3Y 4W1

Phone: (905) 898-6112 or toll free 1-888-668-7722

Website: http://www.spayneuter.ontariospca.ca/index.html

 

Ontario SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic

91A Patterson Road

Barrie, ON L4N 3V9

Phone: (705) 734-9883 or Toll Free at (705) 734-9882

Website: http://www.spayneuter.ontariospca.ca/

 

Ottawa’s Spay and Neuter Clinic

26 Concourse Gate, Unit no 5,

Ottawa, ON

Phone: (613) 798-8970

 

Toronto Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic (Cats only)

2696 Eglinton Ave. W.

Toronto, ON

Phone: (416) 338-6281

Website: http://www.toronto.ca/animal_services/spay_neuter.htm

 

Saskatchewan

Regina Humane Society

Albert St and Armour Rd

Regina, SK S0G K5D

Phone: (306) 543-6363

Website: http://www.reginahumanesociety.ca

 

As this may not be a complete list, you should:

Check your City or Province website to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance. Also call your local SPCA, Humane Society etc.  for any free or low cost spay/neuter clinics in your area.

Help Find Killer(s) of FIFTEEN cats in Maple Ridge, B.C.

By Mike Raptis, The Province, March 26, 2012

Up to 15 mutilated cats have been found in Maple Ridge since June 2011 – prompting police, the SPCA and a local veterinarian to make a public plea to find the culprit.

The latest dismembered cat – a black and white feline – was found in Hammond Park on March 11.

Just the severed bottom half was discovered in what the SPCA’s Lorie Chortyk is calling a deliberate placement by a “disturbed individual.”

“We know that someone is deliberately doing this,” said Chortyk. “Several have been in the same area, often found in people’s yards, public parks, with no attempt to hide or bury the bodies.”

Some cats have been completely dismembered, while others have been slit from throat to tail with a very sharp object.

Ridge Meadows RCMP have no leads on who the culprit is, but believe one person is responsible.

Vet Dr. Adrian Walton from Dewdney Animal Hospital has looked at three of the cats and said despite a large coyote population in Maple Ridge, this appears to be the work of a human.

“The major things you’re looking for are evidence of secondary wounds,” he said. “In coyote attacks, they bite at the back end because they’re chasing after the cat. Cats will also put up a fight, so shredded claws are also an indication.”

Chortyk said this kind of cruelty to animals is disturbing for the community and warns nearby residents to not let their cats outside.

“We know from research that people who act out in these ways also can act out on humans,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SPCA’s senior animal protection officer, Const. Eileen Drever, at 604-834-7854.

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Call on your local leaders to Restrict Pet Store Sales of Commercially Bred Dogs and Cats

Humane Society International/Canada
MONTREAL — HSI Canada and the Montreal SPCA applaud a decision by the City of Toronto to counter the cruel puppy and kitten mill industries by prohibiting the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores, as more than 500 seriously neglected dogs recover in an emergency shelter following their historic rescue from a large scale commercial breeding operation.

On Wednesday, the City of Toronto became the second municipality in Canada to prohibit pet store sales of commercially-raised dogs and cats, following a similar ban in Richmond, British Columbia that occurred in 2010. Toronto area pet stores will now be allowed only to obtain dogs and cats from animal shelters in the province.

“Ending the pet store sale of commercially-raised dogs and cats will help to curb the distribution of animals from unethical commercial breeding operations,” said Lauren Scott, campaigner for HSI Canada. “In our emergency shelter, we’re seeing firsthand the devastating impact of consumer demand for designer dogs, and Toronto’s compassionate decision has set an example we want all Canadian municipalities to follow.”

“The City of Toronto’s decision to restrict sales of dogs and cats at pet stores eliminates a major distribution network for puppy and kitten mills”, said Alanna Devine, director of Animal Advocacy for the Montreal SPCA “However, dogs and cats continue to be sold over the Internet and in locations that are not the breeding site, such as flea markets, allowing puppy and kitten mills to thrive. Ultimately, the consumer bears responsibility for ensuring they do not support these illegal operations by purchasing companion animals in this fashion.”

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Dogs and Cats

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”

And God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And God said, “Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, an angel came to the Lord and said “Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”

And God said, “I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not Supreme Beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased.
And Dog was happy.
And Cat didn’t care one way or the other.