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A First for Quebec, possible for Canada!
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Long overdue, Quebec addresses the use of nefarious dog collars!  The Prong Collar!

The use of prong collars is illegal in Quebec (and their sale will soon be illegal as well). If you see a dog that has been injured by this type of collar, report the incident to the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries by calling 1-800-463-5023 (There is a $600 fine). 

 

L'utilisation des colliers à pics est interdite au Québec (l'interdiction de vente sera bientôt officielle). Si vous voyez un chien blessé par ce type de collier vous pouvez communiquer avec le Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec au 1-800-463-5023 (600$ d'amende).

 

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Thank You All for 2013
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Thank you for a wonderful 2013! 
Happy Holidays to you all!

With the year drawing to a close and as we prepare to take a well deserved break over the holiday period, we have been reflecting upon 2013. 
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The Rescue World Mourns The Loss Of A True Hero
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The Rescue World Mourns The Loss Of A True Hero!
There is no rescue we can think of on the Eastern Ontario border who hasn't had the opportunity to work together with Debbie Groves of the Montreal SPCA!
 
 
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Fall is MEETUP Month!
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Fall is MEETUP Month here at Merlin's Hope where we all get together to enjoy each other's company.

There are two meetups coming in October.

One in Montreal, the other in Ottawa.

Stay up todate with the details by joing the Meetup Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/chowpei/ 

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Louis-Charles Girard ( Quebec) Charged with Animal Cruelty
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Tragedy strikes this week as a little sharpei is seen brutally beaten by her owner, in the town of Sherbrooke , Qc

According to the accused,  Louis-Charles Girard, he could not afford the cost of euthanasia and took it upon himself to carry out the act. According to him, the dog bit his wife.  

 

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Rescue at work
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Meet Dixie!

Dixie embodies our vision of what Rescue is all about.  It's about taking a lost soul off of death row and giving that soul a new lease on life.

 

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Our Newest Addition
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Meet Miss June Bug, our newest addition.  Like so many chows, June Bug was a "throwaway" chow, rescued from a puppy mill, she never learned about humans, sociailization or how to live in the world around her. This makes her essentially; "unadoptable".  Follow the progress and exploits of Miss June Bug as we get her ready to meet her new world  head on with new tools in her toolbox.  Go to:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/merlinshoperescue/

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Rita Meuller ( Toronto ) Charged With Animal Cruelty
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Hats off to Toronto Animal Services for following up on the gruesome death of Henry, t he Chinese Shar-Pei who was strangled by Rita Meuller during a visit to their facility.

Rita Mueller, 50, was wanted in connection with the death of a dog at Toronto Animal Services in August. Mueller, who owns Scooby's Dog House and Rescue, was convicted of unrelated animal cruelty charges in September. 

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Fall Equinox Meetup A Wonderful Time!
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Thank goodness the Fall weather co-operated with us.  A bunch of us and over 18 chow - pei enjoyed an action packed weekend of fun & frolick!
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