Angus,Garfie & Dewar
Copyright 2020 J.M. "Mac" MacDonald
There is no reason for another round of BSL Committee Hearings
@ Taxpayer Expense.
(Experts have had their say & opinions do not matter.)
Sometimes you get thoughtful responses when you write Letters.
Sometimes not so much...
This is Courtney
2005 Committee Testimony
Neither OVMA or CVMA support the Breed/Shape Specific Language in DOLA
(Dog Owners Liability Act)
OVMA wrote to Party Leaders in 2012
Please read OVMA Letter.
CVMA Position Statement
I would like ALL Parties to come together to support Courtney`s Bill/Law in memory of Courtney Trempe.
(akin to Rowan Stringer`s Concussion Bill)
Rowan`s Law (Concussion Safety) passed with all Party Support
All Children Matter
Courtney`s Law would remove the Breed Specific Language from DOLA,
implement more of the Provincial Trempe Inquest Recs
encourage Federal,Municipal Gov`ts & Media to consider the Recs suggested to them by the Inquest.
I have the support of Courtney Trempe`s Mother who has contacted me
It is very important to get the focus off this Label #pitbulls
get it on to a Fair,Effective Law.
Label #pitbull must be banned along w/Repeal of BSL for the sake of all dogs
as too many people inclu Rescues are bringing in/making money off that Label
Proof of APBT Ownership needs to be required to use that term
for the sake of that Breed.
The #Label Advocates are not going to stop making foolish claims & let dogs be dogs until they are banned from using that Label...
No THEY are not all...anything.
(They are not a They...pass that along to the #Label & pit type dog Advocates.
There are Breed Specific Characteristics & educating the Public about those Characteristics should be up to Reputable Licensed Breeders.
Do not get your education/advice on dogs from anyone who would call a dog a #Label or refer to a dog as a #Label Type
Courtney Trempe was a little girl killed by a neighbour`s dog in 1998
(A dog not impacted by BSL)
An Inquest was held into her death and out of that came 36 recommendations.
All but a few were ignored by Gov`t.
Instead they chose to enact BSL years later which does not improve Community Safety.
It would not have helped Courtney, as the type of dog that killed Courtney is not a type targeted by Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)
Courtney`s Mother testified to that effect at the Committee Hearings prior to the passage of Bill 132 (Amendments to DOLA)
I propose as we go forward in our attempts to have BSL repealed,we fight this fight in Courtney`s memory.
A memorial fund was set up in memory of Courtney to provide support for child victims of dog attacks and their families.
You can read articles written by the designated witness from the Trempe Inquest on the Failure of the amendments to DOLA
(Dog Owner`s Liability Act)
to improve Public Safety and the threat this Legislation poses to all dog owners.
(I can be contacted via Private Msg in Guestbook Link on right)
Be a Lifetime Home for an Animal
Do not be played by the Rescue/NoKill Movement.
NoKill is Irresponsible.
These Rescue/NoKill People really are a problem.
Wake up Donors...
NoKill is nothing but a Scheme to take Control of Animals.
Euthanasia is part of being a Lifetime Home.
Animals needing Homes need to be kept out of the hands of these people.
Support being Responsible...Not NoKill.
Own your pets
Best way to honour Tupper`s life was to make a donation to
The Goodbye My Friend Fund
& try to offer another dog
the type of life that Tupper lived for almost 14 years.
Wind is Insured by Trupanion.
Wind is from a Reputable Breeder because of Rescues.
The Rescue/NoKill Scheme causes Shopping
These No Kill Dumpsters are the problem...
not Shoppers who provide Lifetime Homes.
Support Reputable Shelters (OSPCA),Humane Societies & Breeders.
Here are some Constructive Ways to help Animals..
Tupper came here as a puppy from a Country Farm.
She enjoyed every minute of life right up to the moment she left.
She got to enjoy all her favourite treats,some slathered with Peanut Butter.
She was an absolute dream dog and brought great joy to many lives for many years.
got to run wildly through open fields chasing ducks,
roll in smelly stuff,play with Mac for years,
go for car rides which she loved & swim & boat for almost 14 yrs.
a special shout out to little Rory the Westie.
(No Turtles were harmed)
May 13,2004-Apr 4,2017
(Sample Button Only)
If you can spare some cash,
here are some safe,reputable,constructive ways to help
both animals & Lifetime Homes.
1) The OSPCA
or another Reputable Humane Society/Shelter that gives up Ownership to Adopters.
2) The Farley Foundation
They help Lifetime Homes
truly in need.
4) The Goodbye My Friend Fund
The kinder option for Family members.
*Never give your Family Member to Rescue/NoKill
That is the ultimate betrayal & abandonment.
5) Spay It Forward
Some Donations to help Animals were made
In Memory of Mac
Animal Farm Grant Program.
Airfare for Detection Dog Assessment
Be someone who steps up to help Animals,
rather than someone who chants Slogans
tweets in CAPS on Social Media.
Mac & Rory
This dog below has attacked a dog.
Support Courtneys Law to End BSL
This Franchise temporarily closed due to COVID
according to Story in Local Paper...Dec 16/20
Definition of Dog Owner in Ontario under DOLA
1 (1) In this Act,
owner, when used in relation to a dog,
includes a person who possesses or harbours the dog and,
where the owner is a minor,
the person responsible for the custody of the minor; (propriétaire)
Read the Civil Liability Section
Beware of the Rescue/NoKill Scheme to Control Pet Ownership.
If Rescue/NoKill Types want to collect,hoard animals
keep them out of Public View in order to keep them out of Lifetime Homes...
let them use their own money.
Suckered just long enough to figure out the real agenda...
Lifetime Control not Lifetime Homes
My Money will help Lifetime Homes euthanize their pets.
I was sponsoring at
Bullies in Need
when I received an email from a well known
American Dog Owner,
asking if I was giving BIN money for a certain dog.
I asked this person if they had offered that dog a home...
they said ask the Rescue about that.
I did...they ignored me...I cancelled my Sponsorship.
I had planned on offering a forever home to one of those dogs
until I received that email.
I realized then that this & other Rescues are all about the Rescuers not the dogs.
I was giving
a monthly donation for a certain type of dog.
(Possibly at risk due to BSL)
I later offered them a Foster Home for that type of dog.
They did not follow up on that offer.
Their Website said they would show people how to integrate dogs & cats...but had allowed a Rescue dog to kill a cat & not just any 🐈.
No trick to that
simply common sense.
I was later told by
someone honest formerly with the (Jan) SOAR
that no such dog had been in the care of that Rescue when they were taking money from me.
I was contacted by a Vet who was doing some work for
Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue
who told me they needed a Foster Home by a certain date.
I said I would offer a home,provide Contact Info but would not chase them.
First of all I do not need to apply to a Rescue to offer my home & take on the Legal Liability of Fostering.
They were told of the Vet`s message
after a number of emails explaining to them that they had to prearrange a phone call,
they finally made a commitment to call but failed to place the call.
"...I'll call you before 8am tomorrow...
Julie Hearty & Allison Shalla
Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue"
asking if all their Adoptions required Fenced yards...I already knew the answer...wanted to see if they would respond...they did not.
My Lab came from a Reputable Breeder because of Rescue Stupidity like this.
This Rescue appears to be collecting dogs from all over but restricts "Adoptions" to GTA.
A Reputable Breeder told me that in 25 years of placing dogs,
only once was a fenced yard required due to the needs of the person not the dog.
I have a fenced yard but my home was not going to be offered to any Rescue insisting on a fenced yard.
They simply are not necessary.
Safe With Us
and asked a question about their Policies.
I was told by someone who had dealt with them that they were not as arrogant as other Ontario Rescues.
Their response to me...
Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 9:13 PM
"May I ask why you are enquiring about our adoption policies?"
My Response to Debbie...
"Yes you may.
I want to know what your Adoption Policies are in order to decide whether I want to consider adopting from your Rescue."
Debbie did not bother getting back to me about their Policies.
I got back to
Not So Safe With Us
later that year after getting my dog.
"Aug 16, 2017, 2:27 PM
In case you were thinking of eventually answering my question,don`t bother."
My Home was made available as a Foster Home to Ontario Rescues
from approx 2009 to July 2017
That is when I got my dog from a Reputable Breeder not a Rescue.
She has a Lifetime home.
A Volunteer with a No Kill Rescue told me if I would apply to adopt a dog that had already had one TPLO Surgery,
the Rescue (meaning the Public) would foot the Bill if a 2nd TPLO was needed.
I know the cost of a 2x TPLO,
I had to borrow money for my dog or put her down.
If Rescues are suckering the Public for money for dogs/cats supposedly already adopted,
then they are not only running a Scheme to Control Pet Ownership...
they are running a Scam.
Real forever homes pay their own Veterinary Bills
may have to put animals down for financial reasons if they do not have Insurance.
Even with Insurance that is a possibility in a Real Forever Home
Life in the real World...Rescues.
I believe that is part of the Rescue scheme & the reason Rescues want control of animals.
No Rescue nonsense required for my dog,just a pleasant 2 way Conversation.
I had every intention of offering a real forever home to a Rescue Dog when I found a dog I wanted
but Rescues are a major problem for animals needing homes.
Rescue is all about Control of Animal Ownership.
Support Shelters (if possible) where animals truly are up for Adoption.
(OSPCA & Humane Societies)
*There are few animals available for adoption to the Public now because of Rescues collecting them.*
Find an animal needing a home before a Rescue gets a hold of it.
Check Kijiji for Owners rehoming/surrendering an animal,keep your ears open,ask around.
To Owners who surrender ill or elderly pets to Shelters...best case they will be put down...worse case,"saved" by a Rescue in the nick of time.
That is not the kinder option for a pet...they deserve to be put down by your Vet with you by their side.
That is a forever home & the kindest option for them.
Consider not getting a pet if you are the type who would give them up at any point in their life.
There are no perfect dogs or cats,homes or "best" matches despite what Rescues believe.
But there are Perfect Owners...they are called Forever Owners.
Some may live in houses with fenced yards,some may be homeless on the street.
(Until death do you part)
Do not give Rescues control over Pet Ownership.
A Vet may know of an accidental litter or an animal needing a home.
Support Reputable Dog Breeders
(A personal choice for some & perhaps the only choice in the future because of Rescues)
Rescues are a bottomless pit of other people`s money which is allowing them to carry on like this.
They might exhibit some commonsense if they were using their own money or if they had a whole lot less donated money.
Past Generations who knew much more about animals would never have put up with Rescue nonsense & neither should you.
All these Real Life K9 Good Neighbours below had wonderful,fun,real forever homes.
And yes some were Farm Dogs...Farm Life is a great Life.
Absolutely no kowtowing to Rescues required.
Say No to Applications & House Inspections & Yes to Conversations.
Rescue nonsense is simply keeping dogs out of good real forever homes.
I feel very sorry for animals in the clutches of Rescues.
Against my better judgement I recently offered a Foster Home to
Sit With Me
after seeing a rather desperate plea on Social Media.
All they had to do was DM to start a chat.
They did not bother because that would take control away from them and Rescues want to be in control.
Thankfully the Public is catching on.
It is all about the Rescuers...not the animals.
Pet Owners... beware of the Rescue Scheme to control Pet Ownership.
Donors... beware of funding animals that are not truly up for Adoption to the General Public.
RESCUES...GET OVER YOURSELVES.
Retain Your Right to Choose & Own a Pet.
Support Ontario Shelters if possible.
Rescues are taking Resources away from Shelters
getting in the way of Adoptions into Real Forever Homes.
If No Kill Rescue Types get their way,
NO ONE will have a pet in their home
unless they seek & get the approval of a Rescue & accept their No Kill Conditions of being an irresponsible Owner who dumps/returns pets .
Do not give Rescues any Control over pets.
Lifetime Home...Not a NoKill House
A Memorial Donation was made by Forever Home
A Memorial Donation was made to OVC Pet Trust by AVAH
(Son)Angus 2003-Nov 2016
(Mom)Garfie 2002-Dec 6,2018
Showed up at the right Home when pregnant w/6 kittens.
(Other Kittens went to great Forever Homes like mine.)
(Son)Dewar 2003-Apr 2,2020
Maybe I will choose one from the OSPCA
*Maybe another stray/roaming Pregnant Cat will show up at another right Home.
*My new Kitten will be Home for Life by 🎄
His 3 Siblings also going to Lifetime Homes.
This is a Lifetime Home not a No Kill House.
Pets in Lifetime Homes are not surrendered to Shelters
or returned to/or placed in NoKill Rescue Dumpsters.
We think before adopting or shopping.
Learn the truth about NoKill & what it really means for Animals.
This Adoption was not 😂 approved 😂 by NoKill/Rescue Types.
No Application,No House Inspection,No Contract,No Return.
The Best Match is a Lifetime Home.
He will live as long as I am able to keep him alive.
This is not a Fake Adoption from Rescue/NoKill.
He is legally protected from Rescue/NoKill.
That is Responsible Pet Adoption/Ownership
Hopefully he will live a very long time,
but no matter how long that may be,
Myself or his backup legal Owner will be with him when he is euthanized by his own Vet.
That is the way it works in the real World in Lifetime Homes.
We think before taking on an Animal because we do not surrender or dump them at Irresponsible NoKill Rescues.
That is called Responsible Pet Ownership....NoKill People
Insured by Trupanion
I celebrate you & Tupper
enjoying every day with Wind.
We had many good years.
Life is great.
We will all meet again Mac.
Until then...you & Tupper
will remain in my ❤️
Nor speak of me with tears
But laugh and talk of me as if
I were beside you there...
I loved you so
Twas heaven here with you!
Be a Dog Owner not a #Label Owner.
I now see that these obsessed #Label Advocates talk out of both sides of their mouths.
They are just like other dogs but yet they are just so special.
People who use/push that #Label are a major problem foremost for the APBT
but also for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier & American Staffordshire Terrier.
These Label Advocates actually push/promote the pit bull type dog nonsense rather than rejecting it.
Visits Suspended Due To COVID-19
Take well behaved Pets in to visit Family & Friends who are no longer able to live at home.
Bandana Dogs have no special Training
(They are Owner Trained)
& no special Status or Rights unlike Service Dogs.
The only difference between them & well behaved pets is that they work for a Bandana Organization.
Bandana Dogs may have a place but their place is not to replace Pet Visitors.
As someone who was once hospitalized for months,
I know the importance of pets visiting
a visit by a Bandana dog is no substitute for your own pet or a pet you know.
My Dog Wind visiting the Mother of a friend in a Retirement Home.
Support a Fair Effective Law in Ontario to End BSL
that puts the focus on Education & Children not Dogs & Labels.
A $500 donation was given to their Grant Program In memory of Mac
(A Constructive Donation)
Mac was special to me,but there was nothing 'special' about him.
Choose Recipients very carefully when looking to donate Money.
Mac & Angus
Life is short...
Live it in the real World...
Enjoy your dog whether it is a Purebred or a mutt.
Those are the only dogs that exist.
...is not an Effective or Constructive Strategy,
"They are the best dogs ever,...."
There is one glaring problem here that does not line up with science:
Dogs labeled pit bulls are not a they.