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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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Be a part of our 2017 calendar

We are putting together our 2017 calendar and it’s going to be a good one. This year’s theme is exceptional and very different from anything we’ve done before, thanks to the creative talents of Sit Stay Studio. We can’t wait … Continue reading

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Remembering Jessica, Patron of the Pitties

Last week, we heard that Jessica Coulter-Brown, one of our devoted community members, had passed away from pancreatic cancer. There are no words to express our devastation. Jessica was truly someone who made the world a better, happier, kinder place. … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensationalism

As we know, talk of breed bans in Quebec and recent dog attacks have fed media fires over the last week. In our last blog post we explored how “pit bull attacks” are covered differently from attacks by other breeds, a phenomenon … Continue reading

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When other breeds bite

Have you ever noticed that when there’s one “pit bull” story in the media, there are always two or three more that follow? Then the news outlets start reporting on this supposed epidemic, and talk of breed bans begins, with … Continue reading

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A closer look at bite numbers

Statistics are invaluable in attempting to understand social problems. But as we all know, they can also be manipulated to suit one’s existing worldview. Check out our Statistics and Soundbites page for some background on interpreting studies in general, and … Continue reading

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