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Neil Reynolds editor:Vanc.Sun

Nicholas Read:

The Okanagan.net
SPCA Furious Over Rumours


Kelown Capital News
SPCA Under Attack


Kelowna Capital News
Beaverdell Poll


Langley Times
Former Poundkeeper, volunteers present animal control options


Chilliwack Time Letter to the Editor
Don't blame SPCA for your guilty feelings

Beaverdell Dogs Fail to Respond to Treatment for Extreme Aggression

Aldergrove Star Articles
SPCA leaving Aldergrove for Abbotsford

Animal shelter support grows

Langley Times Article
Group seeks animal shelter

Chilliwack Times Article
SPCA board hands in its resignation

Morning Star Article

Langley Times article under opinion jan.21/2003
"Ponder relationship
by Frank Bucholtz

Langley City and Langley Township need to reconsider their relationship with the SPCA,
now that the organization has announced it is closing the Langley animal shelter.
The Times has heard from many people in the week since this news came out.
Many are volunteers with the SPCA, who spend a lot of their time at the local shelter
helping exercise the animals and ensuring that Langley has a high rate of adoption.
It seems to me that it would be a complete waste to lose this valuable pool of volunteers
who really are, as letter writer Mike Harvey notes on page 9, the backbone of the organization.
Langley is a community of animal lovers. Many people move here so they can have homes
and yards with enough space to keep animals — whether it is dogs, cats, horses or llamas.
I know from personal experience that there are many people here who put a tremendous
amount of their time, energy and money into helping abandoned or neglected animals
find new and loving homes.
The SPCA has had a good reputation over the years. However, lately it seems to be weaving
back and forth into various philosophical positions, depending on who assumes the
reins of power at the board and senior management level.
Philosophy is fine, but what happens on the ground at local shelters and in the area
of animal control and protection is what really matters. The fact remains that there are
too many negligent pet owners who dump their unwanted cats and dogs into ditches,
who refuse to get their animals neutered or spayed and who simply seem to leave
common sense behind when dealing with animals.
Fortunately, there are a great many more people who love animals and do their best
to serve their minimal needs. In return, they get far more love and affection than they give.
Pets, whether large or small, are an important stress reliever in a world that is far too
filled with hurt, stress and grief. Langley deserves to have its own animal shelter to ensure
that people here can continue to help animals, and be helped themselves. "

Chilliwack Progress article
Fur flies in SPCA facility flap


Chilliwack Times article
SPCA says it regrets upsetting volunteer


Chilliwack Times letter to editor
Shock and disbelief over local SPCA closure


Today's Province Newspaper - Jon Ferry Column
Friday, January 24, 2003
(reprinted with permission)

Dog-eat-dog world of SPCA infighting needs independent handler

Jon Ferry
The Province

They call it the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But, judging by the savage nature of the storm of controversy threatening to swamp its "restructuring," it might just as well be called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Humans.

And Doug Brimacombe, its $100,000-plus CEO, can thank his lucky stars he's been away all month and won't be returning until Feb. 10. Yes, a B.C. SPCA spokesman informed me yesterday he's resting up in the land of the dingoes.

Frankly, his long holiday couldn't have come at a better time -- at least for Brimacombe, whose exact salary has not been released by the SPCA. Irate critics of his $20-million-a-year organization have been dogging his heels with allegations about everything from heavy administrative costs to the attempted muzzling of dissenting opinions.

And the SPCA has bitten back with a vengeance.

On Jan. 11, it took the unprecedented step of stripping three long-time volunteers -- in Vancouver, Victoria and Vernon -- of their memberships. The three are the directors of Citizens Yell for Accountability (CYA), which bares its teeth on a website that includes what the SPCA claims are defamatory postings.

"It was really hurting our support," noted SPCA spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk, adding she couldn't reveal the exact nature of the questionable postings because that would be repeating the libel. The CYA, however, accuses the SPCA of hiding behind a convenient rationalization. And award-winning Vancouver volunteer Maria Soroski, a registered psychiatric nurse, is outraged: "Why does the SPCA have so many critics and why do they go to such lengths to silence them?"

Well, for one thing, it seems to have an uncanny knack for controversy.

Remember, this is the same organization that caused howls of outrage two years ago when it was revealed the executive director of its Vancouver regional branch, Bob Hooper, was earning more than $203,000 a year, with benefits.

Second, it seems to confront controversy with all the lightness of a pregnant bull mastiff.

For example, it has just announced plans to close two Fraser Valley animal shelters -- including one in Chilliwack in which SPCA volunteer Ena Vermeeris recently donated $30,000 of her own money to build a deluxe home for cats.

"I was absolutely devastated," said Vermeeris, a retired nurse who told me she wouldn't have had the structure built if the SPCA had come clean about its plans.

The CYA, meanwhile, wants an independent ombudsman appointed to take a good hard look at the SPCA.

Given the vicious infighting dogging this embattled organization, that seems to me a merciful idea. For the humans, that is.

Voice mail: 604 605-2603.

E-mail: jferry@png.canwest.com

Langley Times article
SPCA volunteers call for a private shelter


Times Colonist Article: Re. CYA and SPCA
SPCA turfs trio of volunteers for online criticisms


Chilliwack Times News Article
Union wages to blame?


Chilliwack Times Letter to Editor
Outrage follows news of SPCA shelter closure


Van.Sun Article

New SPCA plan good for Abbotsford

Shelter shuts down

Volunteer mistreated by SPCA

Animal welfare: Shelter shut down

BCSPCA Head Office Positions -Reality-Public vs Internal


BCSPCA Public Website:
BC SPCA Senior Management: last updated: January 10, 2003

1. Chief Executive Officer - Doug Brimacombe
2. Chief Operating Officer _ Vancouver Regional Manager - Kim Capri
3. Chief Financial Officer - Bill Avery
4. Chief Development Officer - Ray Marshall
5. General Manager of Cruelty Investigations - Craig Daniell
6. General Manager of Humane Education - Craig Naherniak
7. General Manager of Human Resources - Kim A. Munro
8. General Manager of Community Relations - Lorie Chortyk
9. General Manager of Volunteer Services - Brian Houlihan
10. Chief Animal Health Officer - Dr. James Lawson
11. Fraser Valley Regional Manager - Cindy Soules
12. Vancouver Island Regional Manager - Greig Jenkinson
13. Interior Regional Manager - Bob Busch
14. Northern Regional Manager - Steve Raper


BCSPCA Contacts from BCSPCA “internal” website (staff, CAC _ Directors access only)
CONTACTS BC SPCA Administration Centre _ Provincial Society Staff last updated February 6, 2003

1. Abrahamczik, SHERRI - Controller / Accounting
2. Avery, BILL - Chief Financial Officer
3. Bonter, SHIRLEY - Administrative Assistant
4. Brimacombe, DOUG - Chief Executive Officer
5. Capri, KIM - Chief Operations Officer / Regional Manager - Vancouver
6. Chadwick, CHRISTA - C.A.M.P. (Companion Animal Management Program) Instructor / Level 2 Assessor
7. Chortyk, LORIE - General Manager, Community Relations
8. Daniell, CRAIG - General Manager of Cruelty Investigations
9. Demchuk, BERNICE - Volunteer Supervisor, Interior
10. Eccles, SHAWN - Chief Animal Protection Officer
11. Edwards, REBECCA - Information Technology / Websites
12. Gourkow, NADINE - Animal Welfare Research Manager
13. Gray, JOHN - Information Technology
14. Halligan, JOANNE - Volunteer Supervisor, Lower Mainland
15. Hanney, GAIL - Manager, Direct Marketing
16. Houlihan, BRIAN - Provincial Manager, Volunteer Services
17. Killian, TONY - Information Technology
18. Kokoska, KENT - Senior Animal Protection Officer, North and Interior Regions (starts April 1, 2003)
19. Kuich, BRAD - Senior Animal Protection Officer, Interior
20. Lawson, JAMIE (Dr. James Lawson, DVM) - Chief Animal Health Officer
21. Lykkemark, Valerie - Volunteer Supervisor, Vancouver Island
22. Marshall, RAY - Chief Development Officer
23. McKnight, BARRIE - Animal Management Coordinator
24. Miller, CINDY - Donor Stewardship Supervisor
25. Mowbray, LAURA - Farm Animal Standards Coordinator
26. Munro, KIM A. - General Manager, Human Resources
27. Naherniak, CRAIG - General Manager, Humane Education
28. Neuman, PAULA - Humane Education Supervisor, Lower Mainland
29. Palin, PRISCILLA - Office Support Coordinator
30. Stoneman, ALYSSA (Alyssa Bell Stoneman) - Farm Animal Program Coordinator
31. Ting, IRIS - Education Coordinator
32. Trevelyan, SIMON - Provincial Manager, Planned Giving
33. Trevitt, CINDY - Human Resources Assistant
34. van der Hoeven, JOHN - General Manager of Special Projects
35. York, HELEN - Senior Animal Protection Officer, Lower Mainland

Zeroxed BCSPCA 2001 Returns
Available to the public from Provincial office of Societies Corporation
2nd floor- 940 blanshard
Victoria, BC
(250) 356-8673

Links to document scans below

All documents below in larger .bmp format if you need it
Just change the extension to any of the below files to .bmp


Animal Welfare Issues

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Animal Voices - Animal Rights Radio Toronto

Animal Voices - Community Radio in Vancouver

Animal Voices Vancouver Archived Broadcasts

Kelowna animal cruelty case

Dr. Jamie Lawson on euthanasia and SPCA products


Gail's 'heoric' act led to dog's death

Brimacombe is Top Dog


Brimacombe and Weinstein

Great Danes _ the SPCA in Maple Ridge

Vancouver Foundation animal welfare standing committee

SPCA a meanie in Maple Ridge
click on letters at top of page

Pet overpopulation studies


Interlocking boards?
Note that SPCA directors Dr. Rob Ashburner and Marguerite Vogel,
head office employee and interim regional manager Craig Naherniak,
and Dr. David Fraser of the SPCA sponsored animal welfare dept.
at UBC are on the Vancouver Foundation's animal welfare standing committee.

Charity and Non Profit Information

Registered Charities - Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency
Education, Advocacy, and Political Activities

Founder's Syndrome:
How Corporations Suffer -- and Can Recover

Free Management Library(SM)

Evaluating the Chief Executive

Copyright Issues
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Copyright rules on the web

The Copyright Website


Comparison 1996- 2002 Head office staff


Provincial Office Staff

1. CEO - A. Hickey
2. Director Field Operations - J. Van derHoeven
3. Field Services Coordinator - C. Ottosen
4. Education Director - S. Huddart
5. Office Accountant - E. Hogan
6. Office Administrator - A. MacArthur
7. Administrative Assistant - T. Garden
8. Education Coordinator - C. Naherniak
9. Information Officer - D. Tavares

Number of shelters in 1996 = 32

In 1996 the Provincial Office revenue _ support was $410,673.
Expenditures for Provincial Office in 1996 were $633,324.
These expenditures also included salaries and payroll benefits for head office staff @ $325,312.
Grants = $70,051. The provincial government supplies a grant in the amount of approximately $70,000 to the Society annually for Special Constable training.
"Training - Special Constables = $7,051"

BALANCE SHEET ASSETS as of Dec. 31, 1996 = 2,897,056.

Doug Brimacombe was hired as CEO in 1997.
Number of shelters in 2002 = 32 (33?)

2002 Provincial Office Staff as per shelter contact lists:

1. Abrahamczik, SHERRI - Controller / Accounting
2. Lykkemark, VALERIE - Volunteer Coordinator
3. Avery, BILL - Chief Financial Officer
4. Marshall, RAY - Chief Development Officer
5. Bonter, SHIRLEY - Administrative Assistant
6. Mowbray, LAURA - Farm Animal Standards Coordinator
7. Brimacombe, DOUG - Chief Executive Officer
8. Munro, KIM A. - General Manager, Human Resources
9. Chortyk, LORIE - General Manager, Community Relations
10.Naherniak, CRAIG - Manager, Humane Education
11.Edwards, REBECCA - Information Technology / Webmaster
12.Ottosen, CARL - Field Services Coordinator (Kamloops Office)
13.Gourkow, NADINE - Animal Welfare Research Manager
14.Palin, PRISCILLA - Office Support Coordinator
15.Gray, JOHN - Information Technology
16.Soules, CINDY - Communications Advisor
17.Hanney, GAIL - Manager, Direct Marketing
18.Stoneman, ALYSSA (Alyssa Bell Stoneman) - Farm Animal Program Coordinator
19.Hogan, EVA - Accountant
20.Ting, IRIS - Individual and Corporate Gifts Officer
21.Houlihan, BRIAN - Provincial Manager, Volunteer Services
22.Trevelyan, SIMON - Provincial Manager, Planned Giving
23.Killian, TONY - Information Technology
24.van der Hoeven, JOHN - General Manager of Special Projects / Acting Manager of Field Operations
25.Lawson, JAMIE (Dr. James Lawson, DVM) - Chief Animal Health Officer
26. Paula Newman - Education Supervisor
27. Bernice Demchuk - Volunteer Coordinator
28. Joanne Halligan - Volunteer Supervisor
29. Greig Jenkinson - Regional Manager
30. Bob Busch - Regional Manager
31. Steven Raper - Regional Manager
32. Kim Capri - Chief Operating Officer
33. Craig Daniell - General Manager Cruelty Investigations
34. John Hoole - Planned Giving
35. Erick Durack - Planned Giving
36. Geoff White - Planned Giving

The above list does not include regional managers or the 3 head office jobs posted October 21st.

The unaudited consolidated financial statements for 2001. Provincial Office figures are not given separately
The assets for 2001 and 20002000 figures are bracketed]
Cash $2,890,266 [$3,557,737]
Investments $6,765,812 [$9,041,379]
Accounts Receivable $1,004,556 [$708,859]
Prepaid Expenses $158,793 [$51,546]
Inventory $178,014 [$159,535]
_________ __________
$10,997,441 [$13,519,056]

Charitable Remainder Trust and Life Insurance $514,423 [$505,647]

Capital Assets $9,581,078 [2001]
$9,551,643 [2000]

Total Assets $21,092,942 [2001]
$23,576,346 [2000]

BCSPCA Salary and Compensation Structure

The Five Regions of the BCSPCA:

Region 1: Vancouver:

Branches/Shelters: West van, Squamish, Sechelt, Coquitlam,Burnaby, Maple Ridge.
Interim Regional Manager: Craig Naherniak

Region 2: Fraser Valley: Chilliwack, Abbotsford,Langley,Surrey,Delta,Richmond

Region 3: Vanc Island (includes Salt Spring Island)

Region 4
North: Ft St John, Dawson Creek,Kitimat,Prince George, Prince Rupert,
Queen Charlotte Is.

Region 5: Interior; Cranbrook, Nelson, Trail, Vernon,Penticton, Kelowna,Shuswap,
Kamloops,100 Mile, Grand Forks,Quesnel, Williams Lake, Boundary

Regional Manager to be Robert Busch. starting Oct 15th

The 5 new Regional managers report to the "Chief Operational Officer"
Kim Capri, appointed Oct 2002.

SPCA Interim Regional Managers:
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Craig Naherniak:
Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Sechelt, Coquitlam,
Burnaby, Maple Ridge

John van der Hoeven: Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley Surrey, Richmond, Delta

Brian Houlihan: Campbell River, Comox, Victoria, Powell River, Nanaimo,
Parksville, Port Alberni, Duncan, Salt Spring Is.

Dr. Jamie Lawson: Ft. St. John, Dawson Creek, Kitimat, Prince George,
Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte Islands

Ray Marshall:
Cranbrook, Nelson, Trail, Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna,
Salmon Arm, Kamloops, 100 Mile House, Grand Forks, Quesnel, Williams Lake

SPCA Board of Directors' emails:
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CRAIG DANIELL - Acting CEO - Email: cdaniell@spca.bc.ca

BCSPCA Board of Directors


President _ Regional Director (Kootenays) :Mary Lou Troman Email: mltroman@ntouchcorp.com
First Vice President _ Regional Director (South Fraser):Peter MacKillop Email: p_mackillop@telus.net
Second Vice President _ Director at Large:Vicky Renneberg Email: rennebergv@cnc.bc.ca
Secretary-Treasurer _ Regional Director(Central Fraser Valley):
Vanessa Lycos Email: vanessa.lycos@shaw.ca
Director at Large: Red Lawrence Email: zred@telus.net
Director at Large: Carla Maruyama Email: carla_maruyama@hermanmiller.com
Director at Large: Marguerite Vogel:marguerite.vogel@crtc.gc.ca
Email: kimby_59@yahoo.ca
Email: mthorntn@pris.bc.ca 

CRAIG DANIELL - Acting CEO - Email: cdaniell@spca.bc.ca

Horse Links
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Horse BC
The Spirit of the Horse Memorial Garden


Horse Welfare Organizations
Dedicated to bringing together non-profits and horse
lovers from all over the world!

You can easily locate horse rescues in your area
using my pages. Without your support, these wonderful groups could
not continue to save lives from abuse, neglect, and slaughter.
Please take the time to check out these sites
and help out any way that you can. Thank you!

Horse Council BC:
Email: hcbc@uniserve.com
Website: http://www.horsecouncilbc.com

Horse protection society
Too many Horses are in a Race for their LIFE

Circle F Horse Rescue Society
Box 73 Main Station
Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4N7
Welcome to Circle F Horse Rescue. We are a registered non-profit, charitable organization that cares for horses that have been entrusted to us and, when ready, to adopt them out to appropriate homes. All horse care and organizational matters are provided by volunteers.
We are located in the Fraser Valley, near Vancouver, British Columbia.
General inquiries: Walter Paetkau, president Ph. 604-859-5192
e-mail: info@circlef.ca


Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue:
http:// www.heavencanwaitequinerescue.org

The Mitchell Centre for Equine Rescue and Education:

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society:
http:// www.digitalwave.ca/osas

The PEI Equine Retirement Society:
http:// www.angelfire.com/ca/

Saskatchewan Standardbred Adoption Program:

STARS or Standardbred Adoption and Rehabilitation Society of Victoria:

Rescue Groups
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Katie's Place
is a cat shelter in Maple Ridge B.C. started by a
volunteer from the West Coast Spay and Neuter Society (SANS). Katie's
Place is a converted barn whose original resident was Katie the cat. The
use of Katie's barn was kindly donated by her family. Katie's Place has
been in operation since January 2001 and houses up to 60 cats. There are
separate areas for the FeLV/FIV+ cats and for the regular gang. There
are smaller enclosures for new or recuperating cats. More than 200 cats
have been rescued and adopted out within the last year and a half.
Katie's Place is no-kill, as is it's parent organization, SANS. Animals
receive all the veterinary attention they may need for as long as they
can be expected to enjoy quality of life. See Katie's Place cats and
SANS dogs on Petfinder or Petshelter at:

BC Pet Rescue

The Council Animal Advocacy (CLAW)


and a secondary site


We are solely an Advocate group and would welcome having our web.site added as a "link" to CYA. From what we have read we agree with what you are saying
George F. Evens, Managing Director

No Puppy Mills Canada - Fighting Pet Overpopulation


B.C. Chapter


BC Leader No Puppy Mills Canada

Friends of the Animals Rescue Organization,

BC lower mainland: Call: 604-541-3627


VARA, the Volunteer Animal Rescue Organization.

We are based in the Fraser Valley, and are a truly no kill organization, sometimes going to heroic and very expensive lengths to take care of very sick cats and dogs.
Our website is http://www.angelfire.com/stars/vara, and my home phone number is (604)826-3162.

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue: http://www.picturestage.com
(id: kittenrescue)
(password: rescue) You must key in these to enter the picture site.
VOKR is a group of dedicated ,experienced volunteers who bottle feed new born orphan kittens. PH: 604-731-9232 noon- 3 pm, unless an emergency to pick up a kitten.

“Teaching Dog Rules to Humans _ Human Rules to Dogs”

*Hi! Our web site is


Kathy and Gary Gibson.



Canadian Chihuahua Rescue _ Transport


Animal Welfare Organizations:
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BCSPCA Home page

BCSPCA Home page



B.BC SPCA Community Consultation
Summary Report and Recommendations 10

BCSPCA Press release _closure of chilliwack and langley

The Strategic Plan, "New Eyes, New Directions",

Please adopt a stray dog or cat:
BCSPCA Branches


Thinking about being a BCSPCA Foster parent?

Donate Online to the BCSPCA

Fraser Valley Humane Society  http://www.humanesociety.cjb.net
33103 N. Railway Avenue
Mission, B.C. V2V 1E3
Phone: 604-820-2977
Fax: 604-820-2905
Email fvhumanesociety@telus.net

Toronto Humane Society - http://www.humanesociety-ca.org

Montreal SPCA - http://www.spca.com

Humane Society of the United States -http://www.hsus.org

No Kill Shelter Search - http://www.truparadox.com/shelters

Noah - The Animal Search Engine - http://www.cyberark.com/noah.htm

San Francisco SPCA - http://www.sfspca.org

New Building Campaign - http://www.salinks.com/humane

Hugs For Homeless Animals -http:// www.h4ha.org

Pet and Wildlife Rescue - http://www.flealess.org

Petfinder Home Page - http://www.petfinder.org

Doing Things For Animals (Thrill of No-Kill) -

Save Our Strays Save Our Strays - http://www.saveourstrays.com/

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies http://www.cfhs.ca

World Society for the Protection of Animals -http://www.wspa.org.uk -
works in
cooperation with more than 300 member organizations in 70 countries to
promote animal welfare and conservation.

WSPA's Canadian http://www.wspa.ca -
projects and also features
updates on international campaigns and compliments WSPA UK's main

http://www.rspca.org.uk - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals - United Kingdom

http://www.sfspca.org - San Francisco SPCA - A leading edge org. with a
state-of-the-art Adoption Center.

House Rabbit Society http://www.rabbit.org -
rescues rabbits and educates the
public on rabbit care.

Delta Society
- http://www.deltasociety.org is the leading international
resource for the human-animal bond. Delta Society has been the force to
validate the important role of animals for people's health and
well-being by promoting the results of research to the media and health
and human services organizations.

The American Humane Association http://www.americanhumane.org
provides national leadership in the development of programs, policies, and
services on behalf of animals and children who are abused and neglected.
AHA provides advocacy, training, research, disaster relief, and other
services to support the work of thousands of dedicated animal welfare

Through a contract with the Screen Actors Guild http://www.ahafilm.org -and
industry producers, the American Humane Association holds the sole
authority to protect animals used in the film and television industries.
AHA takes a proactive stance to protect animal performers. This site
offers animal welfare reviews, and ratings for major motion pictures.

Kitten/Cat Care
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Tally's Cat Basics 101: A Guide For New Cat Owners

Kitten Rescue - Kitten Fostering Handbook

Animal Health Information:
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The Muffin List

Diabetic Pets Around the World Unite In a Common Goal
To let the world know that Diabetes in Pets is Treatable!
The Muffin Group is Dedicated to this cause

Canine Addisons Disease Website and links

The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association:http://www.avma.ab.ca

Hills' Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy
http://www.hillspet.com/public/health_center/atlas/index.html -

American Animal Hospital Association http://www.healthypet.com

Pet Care tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

NetVet _ the Electronic Zoo originate by a Veterinarian at Washington University

Answers to Important Pet Care Questions 24 Hours a Day
http://www.aspca.org/animed.htm -

Canadian Vet Med Assoc - http://www.cvma-acmv.org/

BC Vet Med Assoc http://www.bcvma.org/

Pet Health Insurance:
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A Canadian company committed to promoting responsible pet ownership.

Pet Plan Insurance ohttp://www.petplan.com offers health insurance policies
for your cat and dog to protect them in the event of accident, illness
or disease.

Pet Food Companies
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Many pet food manufacturers have excellent websites, full of pet health, behaviour and nutrition information.


Animal Behaviour Links:
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Helpful tips on dog and cat behaviour andtraining.
http://www.ddfl.org/tips.htm -

Answers to Important Pet Care Questions 24 Hours a Day

Why Does My Pet... http://www.friskypet.com -
gives insight into their everyday
actions, while Training Basics helps you help your pet learn the
"rules." Behavior Concerns assists you with your pet's possible
troubling actions, New Pet Owners helps you choose the right pet for
your family, and Special Needs helps you with the unique situations
encountered with pets that are aging or infirm.

http://users.erols.com/mandtj/ - Links to Animal Behaviour and Welfare

http://www.greatpets.com - is a resource for pet behavior and training

Humane Grant Info
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Grants Information Center -

Kids Sites
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DLTK'S KIDS http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/

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Fuzzy Faces http://www.fuzzyfaces.com/

Animal Art: Resources and Links

Other Links
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Power Pets of BC

Pets of BC Residents (POWER) is a coalition of determined pet
advocates working for equal access to accommodation and
transit for responsible pet owners, with over 8,000 supporters.
Pets of BC Residents is incorporated under the name POWER as
a non-profit organization under the Societies Act of BC.

People frequently ask "How do you get the word 'POWER' from
Pets of BC Residents?" Well, POWER is actually an acronym for
Pets Of West End Residents, the group's original name.




The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association


Vancouver Dog Owner's Association

Veterinary _ Animal Mailing Lists


Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
The source for animal welfare information in Canada

Animal Alliance of Canada
Our goal is to achieve long-term protection through public
education and legislative advocacy

Ahimsa of Texas


"Ahimsa" is a Hindi word meaning 'kindness to all life'. Ahimsa of Texas is a tax-deductible non-profit organization promoting kindness to all life, with primary focus on eliminating the euthanasia of healthy companion animals in our community shelters and animal pounds. We find ways to promote spay/neuter and to educate the public about the millions of healthy animals being killed in this country every minute, every day, for no reason other than there are more animals than there are homes for them.

Submit a link

Just for Fun
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Pet Name Finder

Find a name!

Meanings _ Origins

Favorite Names

Mystic Molly

The Internet's foremost feline psychic

Put your dog on the Internet


Mind Games to Play with a Human
Whatever you do, don't let your dog read these tips from A Breed Apart!


Fun and Games
From 21cats.org, a number of games, including the (frustrating)
Chase that Mouse, Bap the Nemesis, and Test your Kitty IQ.


Virtual Dog

An online adventure game where you adopt a dog which must be be fed,
walked, exercised and trained. Along the way you meet and interact with
various virtual characters. Very cool!



Arizona Humane Society very cute e-card Site

Great site for e-cards


Support for Loss of a Pet
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Virtual Pet Cemetary

Over the years, the Virtual Pet Cemetery has grown to become the world's best-known online burial ground. Thousands of visitors from all over the world come to the cemetery every day to read and share the epitaphs.

All of us, at one time or another, have had a pet we loved and lost. If you wish to immortalize your pet in the tombs of cyber-space for eternity, now is your chance.

Pet Loss Grief Support Site

Infamous Rainbow Bridge Story/Poem

Computer Security Issues
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Note: Some of these below links will stun and amaze you when you test your
computer for its security.Not to worry though, it is better that you know what
information your computer is sending out when you visit a site.These a list of
crucial sites that I (the webmaster) have collected over the years and ones in which
I use all the time.I am passing them on so you can utilize them on your machines
to protect your own privacy and security.

I have also included links to SpyWare detectors and Firewalls that I think are useful.
If you have any other sites that you think should be included in this list, please
email them to me
and I will post them to the list.

Also, all the software I have linked you to is either free or has a try vefore you buy
policy. But free for the majority of them.

Steve Gibson Research Labs
This site is an interesting read as well.
Try the Leak Test as well as ShieldsUp

Symantec Security Check

This is provided for free from the makers of Norton Antivirus. Here you can test for
Security Risks, viruses and trace potential attacks on your computer. This service is
also free.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
As part of Microsoft's Strategic Technology Protection Program, and in response to direct
customer need for a streamlined method of identifying common security misconfigurations, Microsoft has developed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). Version 1.0 of MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing hotfixes and vulnerabilities in the following products: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 and 5.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000 and 2002. MBSA creates and stores individual XML security reports for each computer scanned and will display the reports in the graphical user interface in HTML

At PC Pitstop they can help you get your PC in top form -- running fast, stable and secure.
PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.
The process is fully automated, private and safe. After the diagnostics run, they give you tips for
improving all kinds of things. Best of all, the service is free!

AVG Antivirus
One of the best free anti-virus programs out there. It scans your incoming and outgoing email as well.

Symantec Norton Antivirus
I personally use this product and have found it has caught all virus attacks made on my computer.
Great email scanning as well and it has a 30 day free trial. Well worth paying for in my opinion.

ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall
Great firewall which I use myself. I have the Pro version but the free version is also good.

Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for
known spyware and scumware components and lets you remove them safely. It is updated frequently.
If you are new to Ad-aware, we recommend you read the getting started tutorial.

Undeniably one of the best (and free) spyware detectors.

Spybot Search and Destroy
Some say this is even better than the above mentioned Ad-Aware. I have tried both and agree.
But I think they are both extremely good products and are always kept up to date. Read a review
about Spybot here.

Webroot's Window Washer

I have used this program for a few years and love it! I have also referred it to many friends
and the reviews have all been the same.This program automatically cleans up your browser's cache, cookies, history and recent document list.It runs in the background and erases your tracks when you are done surfing the Internet or any other time you choose.They have it for Mac as well and it is Shareware(30 day free trial)

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