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Talking BSL with your Strata – Joanne and Brian’s story

We are frequently contacted by people in strata and rental housing that are affected by breed-specific language. Sometimes those in charge stand by these policies, even though they are outdated and ineffective, and turn away responsible owners. But many policy makers … Continue reading

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Radio-Canada takes a bite out of pseudoscience

When reporters are tasked to investigate stories, including dog bite stories, they are looking to include a few key things in their rush to deadline. They look for juicy quotes. They look for digestible statistics. And they try to make a nod … Continue reading

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Announcing our 2017 calendar

The 2017 calendar has landed, and it’s magical! This year’s theme is “Fairy Tails” featuring our adorable alumni in the roles of your favourite fairy tale characters. A big thank you this year to Sit Stay Studios and Samantha Leigh Smith Design … Continue reading

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What do we do about Montreal?

Are you outraged by Montreal’s breed ban? Any animal lover should be. The new legislation makes pet ownership very onerous for any citizen. Here’s how to put that passion to work for change. What should I do right now? We believe … Continue reading

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Letter to Montreal City Councillors

The letter below was sent to all Montreal City Councillors on September 23, 2016, on behalf of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada, HugABull, Justice for Bullies, and the Ontario “Pit Bull” Co-op. — September 23, 2016 City councillors Montréal, … Continue reading

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September’s Foster Roster

August kicked off to a great start, with Moxie busting out of boarding and settling into a new foster home. She’s been having an absolute blast with her new foster brother Rowan, but she is still on the hunt for a … Continue reading

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Media case study – the mastiff mixup

Yesterday in Langley, a dog attack with an especially unfortunate outcome made the news. A loose dog attacked an on-leash dog, then died after being subdued by the leashed dog’s owner. While this wasn’t reported as a “pit bull” attack it does provide another … Continue reading

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New faces at the HugABull helm

Team HugABull has a few new faces on its leadership team, and while the dust settles on a busy summer, it’s time to introduce them! But first, a goodbye – Lauren Calbeck has been a part of the HugABull  world … Continue reading

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Montreal – countdown to September 26

On Monday, August 22, the 19 boroughs of Montreal voted to consolidate animal control bylaws, so that when new animal control legislation is voted in on September 26, no single borough will be in a position to challenge it. The proposed bylaw is … Continue reading

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A dog’s fate in Montreal

In Montreal tonight, Canada’s second largest city will vote on whether to proceed with a proposed ban on pit bulls. The entire province of Quebec has announced they will be pursuing similar measures. Advocates in Quebec will be protesting, and are … Continue reading

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