Angus,Garfie,Dewar & MacCallum
Don`t be bullied by Rescue/NoKill Types
They want Furever Control not Lifetime Homes
Support Reputable Shelters & Breeders
Own Your Pets & Be their Lifetime Home
Copyright 2021 J.M. "Mac" MacDonald
Lifetime Home is the only match needed,
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!
Don`t waste their lives or your own on the Internet.
Internet Free Home since 2007
There is absolutely no reason for another round of BSL Committee Hearings
@ Taxpayer Expense.
Experts have had their say
opinions of *everyday people & Media do not matter.
No you don`t have to *poll them.
Sometimes you get thoughtful responses when you write real Letters.
Sometimes not so much.
Doug Ford Response
(Not to be cut & pasted anywhere)
`We understand that Breed Specific Legislation is a sensitive topic for many Ontarians, and Doug will not make any decisions without first listening to the everyday people of Ontario.
Our campaign is focused on returning accountability to the province and making government work for the people of Ontario.
While we focus on our goal of making Ontario more affordable and bringing prosperity back to the province, we will look into addressing this issue further.
Once we form government, we look forward to working with you to find a solution that works for all Ontarians.`
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.
Courtney`s Bill should be a Government Bill to become Courtney`s Law
That would send a Strong Message to the Public & Media
Difficult to argue abt Inquest Recs
(akin to Rowan Stringer`s Concussion Bill)
Rowan`s Law (Concussion Safety) passed with all Party Support
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.
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.
Dogs with few exceptions are Real Life Canine Good Neighbours.
(Dogs don`t need to take Tests or have Certificates.)
Vast Majority of Owners have Common sense.
(They don`t need to get educated abt dogs.)
Leave these Owners & their dogs alone.
Deal with any Dog Owner who exhibits a lack of common sense
if necessary remove the dog,rehome if possible or euthanize if necessary.
Trying to throw all dogs under the 🚌
(to try and save 3 Purebreds)
by pushing the All dogs are potentially dangerous...
All dogs can bite,can kill Narrative,
is a very foolish tactic used by some.
The biggest problem for the Owners of the 3 named Banned Breeds
are mutt Owners who call their dogs #pitbulls for no reason other than wanting attention
the Media who are doing the exact same thing,
using #pitbull for Clickbait.
Neither Group cares about the damage they are causing.
They feed off each other & keep it going.
Both of them inventing non-existent dog bite Stats.
The truth is Dogs as a Species are very safe with few exceptions.
(I can be contacted via Private Msg in Guestbook Link on right)
Pets are in their Final Home when they are in a Lifetime Home.
Don`t fall for the Rescue Group AdoptDontShop Furever BS
They take Returns.
Rescues are the Problem,not the Solution.
Don`t give Pets to Rescues.
Shelters are there for dumped Animals.
Rescue Groups promote irresponsibility.
Animals in Lifetime Homes are never returned.
If you`re the type of person who would dump or return a pet to a Rescue,
you`re not the type of person who should be bringing an animal into your Home.
Rescues are a revolving door scheme designed to give them Lifetime Control.
Deal with Reputable Shelters & Breeders.
Be a Lifetime Home
Adopt from a Reputable Shelter or Breeder.
Absolutely nothing wrong with Shopping if you provide a Lifetime Home.
Don`t be bullied by Rescue Groups
Don`t confuse a Rescue Group placement with Adoption.
Don`t give Rescue Groups Control over Pet Ownership.
Be smart not duped.
I constantly have to explain the difference to people.
The OSPCA gives up Ownership to you.
Any Rescue Group give up Ownership/Control?
Make sure you ask them!
Don`t be duped by Rescues.
Here is the only Match needed.
A Lifetime Home where Rescues/Rescue Types have absolutely NO Control.
Rescue Groups & those types have no understanding of responsible or forever.
Be a Lifetime Home.
Don`t subject Animals to the Rescue/NoKill Revolving Door Scheme.
It`s not Reputable Breeders producing Homeless pets,it`s Rescues.
A Lifetime Home means being held by your Family
when Euthanasia becomes necessary.
It doesn`t mean being dumped at a Rescue..again.
Do your absolute best for your pets
(Insurance/Borrow & pay back loans if able.)
Never give them to Rescues.
Hold them.They don`t fear death.They fear abandonment.
Rescues/NoKill types promote abandonment because they fear death.
Shelter System needs to be expanded,improved & supported.
Animals need to be available to the Public to be adopted into Lifetime Homes.
That is not the Agenda of Rescues,they want Control of Animals.
That`s a major problem for animals needing homes.
Support Reputable Shelters & Breeders,
so Animals can get Lifetime Homes.
Own your pets.
They are your responsibility after Adoption.
Don`t collect them & expect others to support them.
Euthanasia is one of your responsibilities.
If you can`t deal with that,don`t adopt an Animal.
Don`t subject pets to the irresponsible Rescue/NoKill Scheme.
Promoting Irresponsible Adoption one returned Pet at a time.
They have absolutely no understanding ☝🏼 of Responsible or Forever.
They want Lifetime Control not Lifetime Homes.
Shelters are where you return/dump Pets if so inclined,
& you can`t be bothered with them.
They might have a chance at a Lifetime Home.
(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.
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.
Mac & Rory
Don`t be a Rescue Type Person*
Be a Responsible Type Person
Be a Lifetime Home.
Protect Your Pets From Rescues
Choose Euthanasia & hold them when you have done your best for them.
No pet in a Lifetime Home should ever end up with *them.
Support Reputable Shelters so Animals can truly be adopted
offer a Home to one in need not in the clutches of a Rescue.
MacRory-Callum Oct 27,2020-Lifetime
Rory is insured by Trupanion
No Rescue Nonsense
Don`t give Rescues ANY control.
You do not need their approval to own a pet.
Why would anyone let these people into their house to do a home check?
Frankly Rescues,I don`t give a damn what you think.
Who exactly do these people think they are?
I wonder if these Rescue Types w/multiple pets have Pet Insurance?
Do they support their own pets or are their personal `pets`
all Forever Fosters supported by Public Donations?
You do everything you can for them & then you hold them.
Don`t Give Pets to Rescues
Don`t be party to that Scheme.
I had no idea how obnoxious they are
until I was looking to offer a Lifetime Home to a dog.
Oct 27,2020-Apr 3,2021
Insured by Trupanion.
Passed peacefully...held by Family.
You were loved so much...Wind will miss you Callum.
It`s not the # of years,
It`s the life you live while here.
Offer an Animal a Lifetime Home.
That`s the only match needed.
Don`t apply & jump through Rescue Hoops,
they aren`t looking for Lifetime Homes,
they are looking for houses & people they can control for a lifetime.
Hopefully more Donors will catch on to that fact.
A Memorial Donation was made by Lifetime 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 Lifetime Homes)
(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 🎄
Rescue Groups are not about finding Lifetime Homes.
They are about Lifetime Control of the Animal.
They are causing Shopping.
BTW nothing wrong with Shopping if you are a Lifetime Home.
Support Reputable Shelters & Breeders.
Help shut down the Revolving Door Control Scheme
by donating to Shelters rather than Rescues.
Take a real close look at Rescue/NoKill
Don`t give your pets☝🏼to these people.
Be a Lifetime Home...you hold them at the end.
Don`t be duped by the Rescue Scheme.
There is a fate worse than death
It`s called a Rescue Group
(My pets are legally protected from these people.)
The sole purpose of all that `Jumping through Rescue hoops nonsense`
is to find people they can control & people who will surrender animals back to them,voluntarily or otherwise.
Lifetime Homes are not controlled by Rescue Groups.
There is no point trying to deal with them.
Figure it out Donors.
Donate to Reputable Shelters like the OSPCA.
Doesn`t take a Lifetime Home long to figure out Rescue Groups.
Your Donations are not helping Animals get Lifetime Homes.
That is not the Rescue Agenda.
Donations are giving Rescues Forever Control of Animals,nothing more.
Rescue Groups that are collecting Animals,
Not showing Animals to the Public
Not giving up Ownership
Taking/Insisting on Returns
Need to be shut down.
That`s not Adoption,that`s a Control Scheme.
Animals needing Homes need to be in well funded Public Shelters.
Rescues/NoKill are Irresponsible.
If you are foolish enough to apply & jump through their hoops,
make sure you are not foolish enough to allow them to retain Ownership.
. Support Reputable Shelters & Breeders.
Lifetime Homes understand Responsible & Forever
accept that Euthanasia is part of that.
It is not about the # of years they live,
it is about the life they have with their Family while here.
You do your absolute best for them & then you hold them.
Help Lifetime Homes.
Don`t give pets to Rescues or let them shame Lifetime Homes for Shopping.
Rescues are the Problem not Shopping.
The Rescue Agenda is Lifetime Control of Animals,
Not Lifetime Homes
🛑 them by not financially supporting them.
Stupidity beyond belief.
Protect Your Pets From Rescues
Don`t fall for their Lifetime Control Revolving Door Scheme.
Be Responsible & own your pets.
It`s not Reputable Shelters,Shoppers & Breeders who are the problem,
it is Rescues & NoKill.
Keep Animals in Reputable Shelters & Shelter Run Foster Homes
so they can be adopted.
Rescues/NoKill 👉🏼 Worst thing to ever happen to Animals needing Lifetime Homes.
Offer a Lifetime Home to an Animal in a Shelter if you can find one
Remember there is absolutely nothing wrong with giving an Animal from a Reputable Breeder a Lifetime Home.
Don`t be bullied by Rescues.
They are the real problem for Animals in need of Lifetime Homes.
Take a real close look at what they`re actually doing.
Don`t sign any Contract with a Rescue
Foster or Adopt
w/o Consulting w/your own Lawyer
Are they giving Full Ownership to you?
Are they trying to waive Liability but still own the Animal?
Are they retaining the Right to remove that Animal from you?
Do you have to give your Family Member to them if
Financial Euthanasia becomes necessary.
Are they trying to dump all the Liability on Foster Homes?
Are they even telling Foster Homes abt their Liability?
People need to understand that the sole purpose of Applications
is to help the Rescue find People & Houses they can Control.
If you are willing to jump through their hoops,
they know they can control you.
It is not about finding Lifetime Homes.
They would have no Control over a Lifetime Home.
They would never get the Animal back under any Circumstance.
Lifetime Homes make arrangements & Rescue dumping is not one of the options.
You may find yourself in a Court Battle with a Rescue
trying to hang on to a pet or get it back
if you blindly sign their Contracts.
Help Reputable Shelters/Humane Societies that are truly adopting out Animals
& giving up Ownership.
Keep Animals out of the Revolving Door NoKill Rescue Scheme.
These people aren`t promoting Responsible Ownership,
they are normalizing repeated Surrendering & mooching to support 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 Lifetime 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 very familiar 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.
😂`Each dog in the Lab Rescue program is very personal and special to us, and we take extreme care to ensure that they are placed in the best homes.`😂
I guess the 😂Best Homes😂 are in 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.
Needs & Would Like are not the same.
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 because of the Deductibles per Incident.
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 Canine 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.
Don`t waste their Lives on the Internet
Protect them from Rescues.
Be a Lifetime Home not a Rescue/NoKill House.
Hold them at the end of their life.
That is Responsible Pet Ownership.
Don`t fall for the Irresponsible Rescue/NoKill Scheme.
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 due to the stupidity of Rescues.
Very enjoyable dealing with a Reputable Breeder...
Absolutely no Rescue nonsense.
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
Report the Owner,dog & Franchise Owner
if a Person or a Domestic Animal is menaced or attacked.
Especially if you have a dog that is subject
to this Definition under DOLA
might be found to be subject to that Definition by a Judge.
Putting a muzzle on a dog because of what you think is not a good idea.
There is an Automatic Death Sentence for certain dogs due to the Legislation.
It is important to report all Owners of all dogs who allow them to menace People or Animals.
...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.
It is unfortunate that many Ontario #Label Advocates
either have not read the Law or simply do not understand it.
No other Purebreds are automatically exempt.
It is not & has never been about DNA.
If it was,every mutt would be tested no matter the look
every Purebred not named would be exempt.
If you don`t understand after 15 years that it is not abt DNA
then there really is a problem & it is the inability to read & comprehend what you have read.
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.
A Real Life ☝🏼 Canine Good Neighbour
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.