March 15, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Animal Lovers, Advocates, Rescuers & Activists:

Well, we knew the sad day would arrive, and it did this week. More than just the creative genius behind many ultra-successful television series, Sam Simon was a true hero for animals and their guardians. He gave homes to rescue dogs, free medical help to animals in need, heck, he even contributed to the legal defence fund for those being sued here in Canada by Marineland. A tremendous loss but an equally tremendous contribution. And it wasn't just the money. It was also the effort. The commitment. The big picture. Sam was a true STAR. Read about some of his advocacy for animals here (thanks Kimberley Carroll for posting):  Our hero Sam

Animal Justice Canada files complaint for false advertising against Canada Goose: 

More from Global News on Canada Goose -- if I could ask just one thing of you all, however painful it may be, please post this to your Facebook groups. If even ONE person sees the truth and changes their mind, our job is done. But if this network really steps up and shares this, we can truly raise awareness and support for these defenceless animals:

Thirty lab rabbits urgently need your help! Rabbit Rescue (.ca) is trying to help them and they need donations to get them all spayed, as well as foster homes! Timing is critical -- euthanizations are planned if we can't get the animals to new homes -- anyone able to step up, please please do. If not, SHARE!  (Thanks Sarah West for sending): 


Maggie spent most of this very cold winter outside but she's adjusted to indoor life beautifully; in fact, she'd prefer to stay inside! This cute little girl is completely adorable. While not particularly demanding, she is very appreciative of attention when she receives it - she's got a purr like a little motor. Maggie is nervous of people she doesn't know, so she needs a quieter home with someone who's willing to give her a bit of time to get comfortable. When that happens, she shines! She enjoys head and belly rubs and has a lot of fun with interactive play time. She's also pretty good at amusing herself with toys when she's left alone, but she loves other cats and would be very happy to have a kitty friend. Maggie is a year old and has been spayed and vaccinated. All she needs is her very own person! Email Debra Roppolo at .

Say hello to 9 year old Abel!   Abel is the kind of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. He has a lovely personality and he loves to meet new people. Abel is such a happy-go-lucky guy, if you are looking for someone to brighten your days, look no further.  For more information about Abel and how to adopt him, please email Humane Society of Durham at:

Meet Simba! He was living outside for a very long time and showed up at my door regularly with cuts and bruises. Simba spent this winter indoors and he loved it so much that he wants to stay in forever. He is neutered, dewormed and up to date with all his vaccinations. Unfortunately, due to the many fights in his past, Simba is FIV +. He is roughly five years old. He has perfect litter habits and he also travels well in the car.  Simba is a purr machine and loves to be with his 'person.' He likes to follow you around to see what you are up to! If you leave him alone, he will keep meowing until you come back. This sweet boy is now looking for a forever home where he can be the centre of attention. He will have to be kept strictly indoors. He truly is the perfect cat who is truly deserving of a great home.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jiha at




Support our Alberta Wildies: sign the petition and share!  Can you imagine this stud's sadness and fear? His entire family taken from him. He's out there on his own. 


Check out these amazing facts about cows (thanks Debra Roppolo for posting):

Federal Court grants AWHPC Motion to dismiss Nevada rancher lawsuit seeking round-up and slaughter of wild horses! AWHPC shares this victory with Terri Farley and Mark Terrell of Wild Horses of Nevada Photography who joined us in this intervention, and Laura Leigh of Wild Horse Education who also filed to intervene to defend wild horses from this egregious legal assault!






With great sadness, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announces the passing of Frieda . The much loved 49-year-old Asian elephant came to Sanctuary in 2006 after a lifetime of performing. Frieda arrived underweight and suffering from arthritis, osteomyelitis, and exposure to tuberculosis. Over the last few weeks, the progression of these chronic conditions and the associated pain worsened. Frieda was humanely euthanized on the afternoon of Monday March 9th, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by those who cared for and loved her. Her best friends,   Billie and Liz, were nearby. She will be dearly missed. Watch Frieda's Tribute Video, here:



For the lone stallion who lost his entire family this week, we see you. We love you. We're trying...m.