Mac wearing his Purple Heart for bravery
Copyright 2017 J.M.(Mac)MacDonald
"All pets are unique and trying to predict the behaviour or personality of one breed over another is difficult and unreliable.
That is why laws intended to brand certain breeds of dogs as dangerous(such as pit bull terriers)are as unreasonable and invalid as racial profiling and cultural stereotyping."
~Dr Bernhard Pukay
Foster Home offered in memory of Tupper
Will also be honouring Tupper`s memory by adopting when my next dog finds it`s way here.
Tupper came here as a puppy,left when she was ready & is now back home.
This Foster Home is available to Veterinarians who rescue dogs
Property is approx 1 1/2 hrs South East of Ottawa,Ontario,
close to Quebec Border,approx 1/2 hr from New York U.S.A.
Home is in Country,on River & has a large Fenced Backyard.
Swimming & Boating on Property if Dog Life Jacket is provided.
You can leave a Private Msg with your Contact Info in Guest Book if you have any questions.
If you are a Veterinarian who has access to my phone # or my email you are welcome to call or email me.
(No home Internet so it may take a few days to respond)
Would like to give Preference to
1)Short haired mutts w/whip tails that could be at risk in Ontario because of Political fearmongering
2) Labs & Lab X`s
3) Senior Dogs
4) Palliative Care Dogs
5) Special Needs Dogs
but will consider any dog in need
(Angus,Rower,Simba,Rory,Gibson & Tupper)
(This Picture was taken prior to Apr 15,1930)
Long time Dog/Cat Owner.
Pet Owner Experience with
Dogs undergoing Chemo.
Diabetic Dog requiring BG Readings and at home Insulin Injections.
Dogs recovering from various Surgeries including a double TPLO
(No Turtles were harmed)
May 13,2004-Apr 4,2017
(& Angus 2005-2016)
If you`ve had an accidental Litter on a Farm before you had a chance to neuter your own pet
or you know of someone who needs to rehome a suitable dog,
I can give the pup/dog a great home.
I`m looking to give a pup/dog like Tupper a forever home.
I recently accidentally came across the OVMA SafePet Program when googling something.
I addressed one concern to the OVMA & also had a pleasant,helpful phone conversation with a Representative from SafePet Ottawa.
They responded to an email with a phone call.
The 2nd Program Elder Dog Canada was actually brought to my attention by the Ottawa SafePet Rep.
So far I`m impressed with both.
They`ve responded to emails & answered my questions.
How do you expect to educate the Public if you have not taken the time to educate yourself?
SOME of the dumbest things I have heard (& seen) to-date from 'pit bull' people ("Advocates").
1)"Only Pure Breed 'pit bulls' are banned."
Really? Have you heard of DOLA?
Try reading it.
2)"We should challenge this Law"
It has been challenged.
Have you heard of Cochrane v. Ontario?
Try reading it.
3)"My friend rescued a 'pit bull' in the U.S. and brought it back to Ontario.
If people mind their own business there shouldn`t be a problem."
(Heard that one today)
Hey 'pit bull' Advocate that`s not 'rescuing' that`s called Importing a 'pit bull'
Try doing a little reading
4)"Your concern for this dog is ruining my day.
There are lots of these dogs in Ontario."
Heard this one from a highly credentialed Dog Trainer
Credentials obviously do not = Commonsense & compassion
5)"Lots of people sell 'pit bulls' on Kijiji.
The Authorities aren`t watching Kijiji."
You may be right but some people are watching for these Ads & taking screenshots
& they may start reporting you to the Authorities instead of offering you some advice.
You may get more hits by adding 'pit bull' mix to your Ad but if you care about the MUTTS that you`re selling, smarten up!
"Due to unforseen issues I have to get rid of my two boxer-pit bull mix puppies"
At least you were smart enough to take down your Ad
6)"As long as you muzzle them (young dogs) there won`t be a problem."
Try running that one by a Crown Prosecutor,I did.
"The worst thing you can do is put a muzzle on a young dog with that appearance.
It will draw attention to the dog & if you`re charged,it could be seen as an admission that you knew you were in possession of an illegal dog ie a 'pit bull'
7)I hear this a lot.
"I`m a 'pit bull' Advocate.
I`ve been in this fight since the beginning."
When I ask anything about the Law,you can`t answer my questions.
When I ask what you`ve done ie Donate money,write Letters to Politicians/Media,educate others with a Blog or a Website you give me that Deer in the headlights look
& usually respond after stammering & stuttering "I`m in a 'pit bull' FB Group"
If you can`t answer the simplest questions about the Law you`re not helping to repeal BSL.
If you are incapable of educating others with correct information you are not helping to repeal BSL.
Here`s a News Flash for you: Blathering incessantly about 'pit bulls' & chanting slogans isn`t helping to repeal BSL if you can`t back that up with knowledge.
Try writing some intelligent,coherent letters to Politicians & Media
& try educating others so they can do same.
The Legal Senselessness of Doggie Racism
by Gordon Scott Campbell
The Fallacy of Breed Specific Legislation
by Dr. Ryan Llera
You can also Phone/Fax or Contact them via Twitter & Facebook but Snail Mail would be best.
You can find more Info on BSL here.
Feel free to send the Link to the Premier
"Great dog needs a new home"
I did contact the Owner but had no response.
Hopefully the dog has passed into the hands of a real friend.
This is the way to say goodbye.
My MPP did not get an opportunity to introduce a PMB last Session.
I have asked Patrick Brown if he (rather than my MPP) would consider introducing Courtney`s Bill either as a Private Member`s Bill or even better as a Gov`t Bill in memory of Courtney Trempe to become Courtney`s Law.(akin to Rowan Stringer`s Concussion Bill which was introduced and passed by all Parties to become Rowan`s Law)
I`ve explained why it`s important to get the focus off 'pit bulls' and on to Effective Laws & the Trempe Inquest Recommendations.
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 BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)
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 rather than a dog & that future Bills introduced in the Legislature to repeal BSL be called Courtney`s Bill.
While we all love our dogs & we are fighting to save their lives,our number one goal is to have effective laws in place to make Communities safer for both Children & Adults.
Let`s fight for that in memory Of Courtney Trempe.
A memorial fund was set up in memory of Courtney to provide support for child victims of dog attacks and their families.
(Not sure if it`s still active.No response from them when I asked)
Please listen to PBLNN Interview where Kerry Vinson (Designated Expert Witness at the Trempe Inquest) talks about the Inquest recs & explains why we need effective laws not BSL.
You can also listen/download the Nov 4th show here.
Kerry starts to speak at about 45 mins.
You can read an article written by Kerry 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.
Read Kerry's most recent article for TAVM here
My MPP plans on introducing Courtney`s Bill to end BSL in the 2015/16 Sitting of the Legislature.
If you want BSL repealed,you have to demand Repeal via Snail Snail,EMail,Phone,Fax & Tweets.
Apathy is the problem in Ontario.
I notice that MPP Hillier has a Motion to restore Bill 16 on the Sept 14.2015 Order Papers.
Bill 16 was ordered for 3rd Reading on May 9,2012 but was never called.
I expect that Wynne will either not call it(most likely) or they will call it and defeat it with their Majority.
When I was on Twitter I asked the CVMA if they would write a Letter to the Gov`t regarding BSL
and the Canadian Standards being developed for Psychiatric Service Dogs.
They did just that.
"While the CVMA is very supportive of this initiative, it cautions the government against any breed specific limitations
and also calls for the use of humane training methods."
Now that we have a new Gov`t in place I have written to the CVMA and asked them if they would send a Letter
to the new Minister of Veteran`s Affairs, the Honourable Kent Hehr.
National Canine Research Council takes Ontario to task.
OVMA Open Letter to 3 Provincial Leaders urging Repeal of BSL
Please take the time to send this letter to Kathleen Wynne.
She needs to know that you are aware of this letter.