Animal Updates

CAT/DOG FOOD FOR COMPANION ANIMALS OF THE FINANCIALLY DISADVANTAGED

At the end of April 2015 Animal Defence League of Canada began monthly deliveries of cat/dog food to St. Joe's Women's Centre in downtown Ottawa (operates a day program for disadvantaged women, emergency grocery program; operates a soup kitchen); and to the Parkdale Food Centre in Ottawa's Hintonburg area (food bank, cooking workshops, used clothing exchange). Both Centres have clients who have companion animals, some who would rather go without themselves so their animals are not going hungry. There is a need for this help, and it is greatly appreciated by both Centres.

BUNNY KILLER JAILED (June/2015)

June 5, 2015, an Ottawa man was sentenced to 9 months behind bars for deliberately causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. September 2013, in front of his neighbours and their 8-year old daughter he had dangled a bunny rabbit by its ears, from his 10th floor balcony for a few seconds, before letting go. The convicted animal abuser was also banned for life from ever owning or caring for animals, placed on 2 years probation, and has to pay $610.00 in restitution to the humane society.