Will there be justice for Pandora?

pandora

In the early afternoon of November 20, there was a dog altercation on Kitsilano beach in Vancouver. An off-leash dog named Winston rushed up, barking, to an on-leash dog named Pandora. Pandora responded by pinning the smaller dog to the ground. Later footage of the pug would show small wound sites on the back of the head and ear.

Both owners agree that Pandora maintained her hold on the dog while there was some attempt to loosen it. But it wasn’t long before the pug owner decided he’d had enough and pulled out a knife. In broad daylight, he stabbed Pandora to death.

A family pet stabbed to death in public is certainly newsworthy, and it should come as no surprise that reporters became interested. But at this stage, all they knew was that Pandora was a pit bull and Winston was a pug. They knew there was an altercation and a stabbing. Neither the VPD or the SPCA was commenting on specifics, and neither owner was in a state to give interview.

So at that point, the story could have been framed in a number of ways. They could have focused on the sheer horror of a family pet being slaughtered in broad daylight. They could have talked to Animal Control about whether dog-to-dog altercations are common in the city, and how to deal with them if they happened. They could have simply stuck to the facts and waited for more information to come to light. But here’s what happened.

4:01pm

The first mention of the story was seen on ScanBC, saying only that a dog was stabbed on Kits beach.

5:00pm

HugABull representatives begin receiving phone calls and emails from reporters, asking us to respond to the incident. We pointed out that we have no involvement or information about what happened, and we didn’t support this becoming a “breed” story. At this point no one could even provide a credible source to say that the dog was, in fact, a pit bull.

Evening news reports begin airing. While there is still no information, the headlines begin to read as follows:

  • CBC Radio News reports that a pit bull attacked a pug, and the pug owner was “forced to” stab the dog to death in order to loosen its jaws.
  • Another CBC report claims that the pug owner was approached by the pit bull’s owner, and that the pit bull “suddenly clamped down” on the pug’s neck.
  • CKNW also reports that the pit bull owner initiated the meeting, and that “after a brief introduction the pitbull clamped down on the neck of the smaller dog”. The man pulled out his knife and “put down” the pit bull – this last sentence a quote from the Vancouver Police Department.
  • CTV runs a story headlined “Senior stabs pit bull to death to save pug.”

With little to go on, this still makes top story news and reporters are desperate to fill in the blanks. With the little details they have, there are a number of assumptions made:

  • The pug and senior were the victims
  • The pit bull was the aggressor
  • The attack was so severe that the man was “forced” to pull out a knife
  • The stabbing was a necessary action to defend and free the pug (although clearly Pandora was stabbed so many times she died on the scene)

Thursday, November 21

Media calls continued coming into HugABull representatives starting at 6:30am. Reporters tried to tempt us to comment saying that this incident had “renewed calls for a provincial breed ban.” Considering that there has never been formal discussion in Provincial legislature about a breed ban, and that this incident happened less than 18 hours ago, it seemed like a transparent attempt to ignite controversy.

Later that morning, an open letter one of Pandora’s family members was posted, and gave us a very different version of events:

  • Pandora was on-leash and the pug was not
  • The pug charged Pandora
  • The stabbing was not a last resort, nor did it end when the pug was freed. The man continued stabbing Pandora, screaming “you deserve to die.”

Pandora’s owner, Samantha, began to make herself available for interviews. Up to this point, the family had been so deeply shaken by the incident that they wished to recover at home, but after witnessing the media coverage they felt that their voice was needed.

To give credit where due, the media did begin to shift their focus of the story. Samantha recounted her version of events and excerpts from the open letter were published. The coverage began to shift to responsible ownership and the incident could have been prevented on the part of the pug owner.

What doesn’t seem to play out in the coverage is the part that seems so horrifying to us. A family pet was stabbed, multiple times, killing it on site. The incident should have been avoided in the first place, this is true – but is anyone concerned that one of our community members is so readily able to pull out a weapon and repeatedly stab a living thing?

When we see footage of the pug on its walk the next day, wiggling and wagging with two tiny wound sites – no blood, bandages, cone, or drain tube in sight – doesn’t it force us to speculate whether the stabbing was a massive, gruesome over-reaction?

We tried our best not to make this a “pit bull story” but it’s hard not to ask a few questions. Would the man have been compelled to stab Pandora to death had she not been a pit bull? While the dog fight seemed scary at the time, the large-dog-pins-small dog scenario is one that happens in dog parks across the lower mainland, and people find ways to resolve these incidences without stabbing one dog to death.

Without 30 years of media sensationalism around the breed, would Winston’s owner have felt compelled to unsheath his knife so readily? “I don’t know if you’ve heard about pit bulls,” he says in a Global interview. “But they have, like, a vice grip.”

Would the police have been quicker to press charges?

Would the public be rallying for charges to be laid?

Maybe the story will change again as other people come forward. An Airedale owner describes a similar encounter with the same man years ago, which ended with the man beating her dog with a plastic ball launcher. Other comments on Facebook indicate the man was known in the neighbourhood for such behaviour.

On Sunday night, a man named Alex came forward, described as an eyewitness by Global TV, although he claims he ran over only when he heard the pug owner shouting. His description of the attack differs from previous ones (“biting and shaking” rather than “clamping down”) and he ultimately defends the pug owner’s actions.

We will all follow this in the days to come as the conversation continues and the SPCA report is made public.

We hope that justice will be served, and that we can move towards more constructive conversations about how to avoid violence between all species on the boardwalk. And finally, we hope that the media will practice due diligence and be a little more fair in how further coverage plays out, not to mention when the next dog attack happens, regardless of the breeds involved.

Pandora’s family has started a Facebook Page called In Memory of Pandora. “Like” the page to follow developments in her case and hear from the family directly. Volunteers are looking to organize a march in support of responsible ownership and ensuring that Pandora’s death is not in vain – keep an eye on the page for updates.

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The 2014 calendar is here!

It’s here!

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One of our longest-running traditions is the HugABull annual fundraising calendar. It is truly a team effort involving volunteers, contributors, professionals, adopters – and of course, lots and lots of beautiful dogs.

This year we worked with three exceptionally talented pet photographers:

We had an amazing graphic designer donate his time this year, bringing the artwork to a whole new level. Thank you so much to Jiaan Co for his countless hours putting this together!

And thank you to the many community members who purchased photo space to showcase their own dogs. These contributions add more adorable faces to the calendar, while covering the printing costs so that 100% of sale proceeds can benefit the dogs in our program.

Want to get yours? They are only $20 and are available after November 23 at HugABull events, by mail order (see the bottom of this post), and at the following locations. Thank you so much to our wonderful rescue-friendly partners who are selling calendars on our behalf this year:

Mainland

Burnaby
Bad Dogs Gone Goodnow available
Canine Corner Doggie Daycare - now available
Waterworkz Paw Spa - now available

Chilliwack
Cottonwood Veterinary Clinicnow available
Menzies Pet Hospital - now available

Port Coquitlam
Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital - now available

Surrey
South Point Pet Hospital - now available

Vancouver
Bow Wow Haus (West Broadway) – now available
Coalition Skin (Downtown) – now available
Dizine Canine Training Centre (East Vancouver) – now available
Long Live Cats and Dogs (East Vancouver) – now available
Simply Natural Raw Pet Food (Kerrisdale) – now available

 

Vancouver Island

Duncan
Island Pet Zonenow available
Prevost Veterinary Clinicnow available

Nanaimo
Woofles Barking Boutiquenow available

Ucluelet
Ocean Pet Suppliesnow available

Victoria
Wiskers and Waggs - now available
Willow Wind Feed & Pet Food - now available

Okanagan

Kelowna
Bark N’ Fly - now available

Vernon
Pet Planet - now available
Healthy Spot - now available

Kamloops
The Animal Housenow available

To order online, visit our store page  to pay via PayPal, or send a cheque to our head office at 1730 Vernon Drive, Vancouver, V6A 3T8. Cost is $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling for orders within Canada.

For shipping outside Canada or for multiple copies, please contact us at info@hugabull.com to arrange payment and shipping.

Here’s to a wonderful 2014 with wide pittie grins all year long!

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Guest Post – A Map of Pit Bull Heroes

pit bull hero mapCaty is currently pursuing a PhD in Geography, and applied her skills to an innovative project to showcase some exceptional pit bulls. We asked her to describe her project in her own words.

I was inspired to make a “pitbull heroes map” after being invited to “like” a page on Facebook (Isobel Gunn Pitbull Rescue Fundraising) named after a family’s adopted pit bull puppy, Izzy.

I had always been a little bit afraid of pit bulls because of news stories I had seen, but I was really touched by all of the passionate people who own pit bulls and the stories I would see on Izzy’s page. They had a very different story to tell about pit bulls than the ones you hear in the news. I realized my initial impression of pit bulls was coloured by media accounts, rather than being based on any experiences I might have had. I visited a handful of websites – both for and against pit bulls – and felt disconcerted by the use of statistics and research studies in which individuals misused statistics to make cases against the breed.

I had a difficult time respecting the case they were trying to make against pit bulls since their unobjective misuse of statistics weakened their argument.  Media accounts were often cited as sound evidence for their justification against pit bulls…despite the known sensationalism and bias in the media.

What I really enjoyed most in my newsfeed were the pit bull hero stories that Izzy occasionally posted.  Being an online cartography enthusiast, I thought a map would be a good way to bring these stories together. If people can use media stories against pit bulls, then they can also use them FOR pit bulls.

I originally made the map to practice my online cartography skills. Afterwards I realized it would be a fun thing to share with others, and might be useful in changing other people’s hearts and helping to balance other people’s perceptions of pit bulls, like it did mine. The map shares pit bull hero stories found in the media, with links to the original story website.  There’s also a form for others to submit stories they come across, which I can then add to the map. That way the map and its stories is a community effort!

You can find the map at:  https://sites.google.com/site/pitbullheroesmap/home.

If you would like to add stories as you find them, please bookmark the site and go to the “Wanna add another pitbull hero story to the map?!” tab as new stories come across your newsfeeds. Thank you for your time and potential contributions! 

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Bottle Drive for Bullies!

DrakeAre you interested in helping the dogs in our care, but don’t have cash for sponsorships? We have a solution! We are setting up accounts with Return-It Bottle Depot branches all throughout BC, where you can donate your recyclables to HugABull.

Here are the locations where we currently have accounts:

Haney Bottle Depot
Unit 2, 22935 Lougheed Hwy
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6B2

Vancouver Central Return It Depot
2639 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5H4

North Vancouver Bottle & Return It Depot
310 Brooksbank Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C1

Chasers Bottle Depot
4702 31th St
Vernon, BC V1T 5J9

Once you are ready to head to the cashier, be sure to tell them that you are donating the return money to HugABull’s bulk account. For the Haney location, please keep your receipts and make sure to email hugabullfundraising@gmail.com to let us know of your donation.

If you would like to participate and open an account for HugABull at a Return-It Depot near your area, please contact us at hugabullfundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who are helping us set up these accounts, and to the supporters who are collecting bottles from friends and family to take to depot locations. Every contribution makes a difference, and the dogs thank you for it!

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August Foster Roster

We are full to the brim with lovely, adoptable dogs. Along with many of our rescue and shelter partners, we are finding adoptions to be slower than we’ve seen in years. Some speculate that it’s due to  the expansion of new rescues bringing dogs from the US. While some of them do great work, please don’t forget about the dogs here in BC.

We have so many dogs in our program that, sadly, we have a freeze on intake of new dogs. Despite a long list of dogs waiting for rescue, we can’t help until some of our current adoptables find homes. The need is great, and we wish we could do more, but it’s only through the help of our supporters that we do what we can.

 

RowleysWe adore and appreciate our generous sponsors – some of them keep their support coming month after month, like the Rowley family. Sarah and Mike have been steadily contributing to our program for a year and a half, sponsoring one dog after another. They lost their lovely duo Lennox and Ellie earlier this year, and are honouring their memory by helping out dogs in need. Currently they are contributing to Mila and Peaches care, while doing a foster-to-adopt with our Charlie. We all have our fingers crossed that it’s a fit!

Thank you so much to the Rowleys, and to all our sponsors who are brightening the lives of these special dogs.

Tawney Jager, HugABull Helper to Tenshi
Maureen MacLachlan, HugABull Hero to Jamie
Andrea Blair, HugABull Angel to Jamie
Vicki Merke, HugABull Hero to Jamie
Sandra Nolan, HugABull Helper to Peaches
Lisa Corkery, HugABull Angel to Romeo, in memory of Rolly
Andrea Fraser, HugABull Angel to Babs, in memory of Shady
Nevaeh Samson, HugABull Angel to Gerry
Kristy Pedersen, HugABull Hero to Tenshi
Theirry-Olivier Keable, HugABull Angel to Peaches
Lisa Thomas, HugABull Hero to Tayla
Jeri Grant, HugABull Angel to Karma
Robert Baron, HugABull Angel to Renee, in memory of Charlie

LolaLola would like to have a sponsor too! She is around 5 years old and already has a head start on manners, having already earned her Canine Good Neighbour designation. Lola is house trained and good with other animals. She is currently overweight but is getting the exercise she needs in her amazing foster home.

If you are interested in sponsoring Lola or any of our adoptables, please visit our sponsorship page for more information.  If you have any questions please email hugabull.sponsors@gmail.com. foster care and is excited to reveal her new svelte physique.

 

 

 

 

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Mobilizing in Burnaby

shrek_obamaIf Burnaby City Council is truly looking to hear their community’s feedback on breed-specific legislation, the message is clear. Since posting about the city’s recommendations and request for feedback earlier this week, we’ve been inspired by what we’ve seen.

Some surprisingly in-depth media coverage:

News 1130 broke the story, and published our comments about the report.

CBC TV News  - their top story on September 9 featured an interview with HugABull’s April and Chica.

Burnaby Now interviewed HugABull’s Kristen

Some passionate and articulate responses
Please remember to send your own letters before the September 20 deadline!

From animal welfare organization Paws for Hope

“…If staff consulted the groups they say they did, including the BCSPCA, they would have been informed of the many reasons and received data to support this position, why BSL is flawed and would have been recommended to remove it completely.  Either staff did not actually consult these groups or made a conscious decision to ignore recognized leading experts in animal welfare issues. Animal welfare organizations are unanimous in this position.  BSL is inherently flawed and does not work.  It would seem, therefore, there is a definite bias against pit bulls in this agenda.”  – Kathy Powelson, Executive Director

From Burnaby neighbour Christine and resident Gina

“…To say we were shocked by your recommendation to not only keep BSL in your animal control by-laws but to actually increase the restrictions, is an understatement.  We were disappointed to learn that your dog bite statistics are questionable and do not match an FOI provided by the city. Your report also unfairly compared bites from pit bull type dogs to bites from German Shepherds.  Since the “pit bull” is not a breed, the staff would have had to count at least three registered breeds of dogs and their mixes in order to come up with their “pit bull” numbers.  Finally, despite being provided a wealth of credible sources and scientific data, council chose to cite dogs bite dot org, a non-credible website with the sole purpose of “exterminating pit bulls”, in their report.”  –Christine

“…Having spent my entire childhood and most of my adult life with one or more Pit Bulls as pets, I could not comprehend why this legislation existed. To discriminate against a specific breed when referring to responsible pet ownership is not only senseless, it has been proven ineffective both in Canada and the USA. President Obama recently spoke out on his opposition to breed-specific legislation for these exact reasons. Breed is irrelevant, and labelling a specific breed as “dangerous” only promotes bias. Dogs should be considered as individuals, grouping them into “dangerous” and “not dangerous” is inaccurate and unsafe. Targeting them as such is a proven waste of resources.” –Gina

And petitions!

People are downloading our petition and sharing it with friends, co-workers, and neighbours. The following businesses have stepped forward to feature petitions at their retail locations:

Shoppers Drug Mart
Kensington Square (at the photo centre)

Metrotown Animal Hospital
7602 Royal Oak Avenue

Canine Corner Doggie Daycare
5610 Goring Avenue

Waterworkz Paw Spa
3831 Still Creek Avenue

Tisol – Gilley Location
7117 Gilley Ave

Tisol – Market Crossing Location
7370 Market Crossing

Boundary Animal Hospital
3114 Boundary Road

Big Dog Little Dog Bakery
4631 Hastings Street

Steve Nash Sports Club (Brentwood)
4199 Lougheed

Want to help?

First and foremost, if you have a connection to Burnaby write your response to council! Information and contacts are on this page.

We are also looking for volunteers to circulate petitions and approach more local businesses. Email info@hugabull.com or join our Dog Friendly Burnaby Facebook group.

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Speak up in Burnaby – Part 2 – How to Respond

NO-BSLWhen encouraged to review its animal control policies and bring them in line with current, breed-neutral best practices, City of Burnaby staff made a surprising recommendation – to implement EVEN MORE breed discriminatory measures into their bylaws.

The recommendation is made based on a staff report that leaves a great deal of analysis to be desired. To read the report and some of our analysis, see Part 1 of this blog post.

The City is providing a very small window of time for public feedback to take place. If you have any connection to the City of Burnaby – if you live, work, or spend money there – please contact Council before September 20, 2013. Here’s how to make your message count:

Highlight your connection to Burnaby. Council cares about the feedback from residents, business owners, voters, and tax payers foremost. Secondarily, they may have an interest in hearing from prospective citizens and visitors.

If you aren’t confident in your writing skills, it’s okay to keep it short. Simply state your connection to Burnaby, how these changes will affect you, and urge them to review more progressive models of animal control, such as the sample bylaws provided by the BC SPCA, Calgary’s pioneering bylaw, or the more recently adopted bylaws of nearby communities New Westminster and Coquitlam.

Want to include more information? Visit our website for an outline of our position against BSL and the research that supports it. Animal Farm Foundation also has some great resources and talking points for community advocates.

Be polite. Thank the Council for the opportunity to respond, and keep the tone objective and civil. We know this can be hard when your family member’s well-being is at stake, but it’s the best way to open a dialogue.

Include your full name and address on the letter. In doing so, be aware that your letter may become a matter of public record if published as part of a Council or Committee agenda. More information is here 

Get others involved. Ask others to write emails, make phone calls, or send letters. Download this petition to collect signatures at your building, your favourite stores, or your workplace. Send it to info@hugabull.com by midnight on Wednesday, September 18 – we will compile all the petitions and ensure they are counted.

Send your comments to the report authors, Denise Jorgenson and Dan Layng, as well as to Mayor Corrigan and the clerk’s office:

denise.jorgenson@burnaby.ca
Dan.layng@burnaby.ca
mayor.corrigan@burnaby.ca
clerks@burnaby.ca

You may wish to include the rest of council as well:

pietro.calendino@burnaby.ca
richard.chang@burnaby.ca
sav.dhaliwal@burnaby.ca
dan.johnston@burnaby.ca
colleen.jordan@burnaby.ca
anne.kang@burnaby.ca
paul.mcdonell@burnaby.ca
nick.volkow@burnaby.ca

You may also fax a letter to 604-294-7537 or deliver it by mail, courier, or in person to
Mayor and Council
c/o Office of the City Clerk
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC   V5G 1M2

If you have a relationship with a Council member, feel free to contact them directly!

And if you have a lot to say around this issue, consider making a delegation to Council. The next meeting is September 23, so it’s wise to act fast. The steps involved in making these requests are outlined on the City’s website.

The City has asked for feedback – let’s provide it in spades! If you have any questions or ideas for spreading the word, please contact info@hugabull.com or join our Dog Friendly Burnaby Facebook group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speak up in Burnaby – Part 1 – The recommendations

bsl3copyft4Thanks to forward-thinking municipal governments and engaged citizen groups, there are currently only three Metro Vancouver cities with breed specific legislation (BSL): Richmond, Burnaby, and West Vancouver. The 18 other Metro Vancouver municipalities have opted for breed-neutral legislation, in line with a growing majority of communities across North America and Europe.

Hoping to encourage Burnaby to move in the same direction and refresh its 20-year-old legislation, a delegation led by Kristen Neratini of HugABull  presented to City Council in June 2012, outlining the failed track record of BSL across the world, and presenting alternatives like the Responsible Ownership Bylaw of Calgary, Alberta.

Following the presentation, Council suggested that city staff research and prepare a report on the topic. After 15 long months, the four-page report was finally made public and is disappointing on many levels. With so many sources of research on breeds, bites, animal behaviour, and risk factors, the report falls on the most simplistic analysis of bite rates and a knee-jerk reaction to not only maintain but increase the level of breed discrimination in the city. It’s recommendation is to add to existing leash, muzzle, and containment laws, and charge higher fees for the licensing and impound of pit bull type dogs.

Click here to download the full report. A few of its sticking points are below:

            • While it’s claimed that organizations like the SPCA were consulted, there’s no acknowledgment that BC’s premier animal welfare organization (and the organization that administers Burnaby’s own animal control services) takes a strong stance against breed specific legislation. Every credible animal welfare and animal services organization in North America supports breed-neutral legislation, from all SPCA and Humane Societies, to all kennel clubs; to the professional associations for veterinarians and animal control officers –  and even organizations that don’t have a focus on animals, like the Centers for Disease Control and the American Bar Association.

 

            • The statistics for bites by breed are dramatically different from those sent to us in August after we sent a Freedom of Information Request to the city. Total bite numbers were identical, but the number of “pit bull” bites were much higher in the city’s report when compared to the hard data provided to us – sometimes twice as high. In the September 9 meeting, the Director of Finance acknowledged some of these errors and reduced the number of “pit bull bites” from 59 to 52. The reduced number is still at odds with the numbers we have on records, and we will continue to hold the City accountable for presenting correct data.

 

            • The recommendations are based on flawed logic. Increasing licensing fees won’t encourage pit bull owners (especially the irresponsible ones) to license their dogs. If pit bull or overall bite rates are high in the community, all research and best practices would suggest that a broader review of the problem is needed: what dogs are biting, how badly are they biting, and under what circumstances? If analysis is being done by breed, who is confirming the breed ID, and are there any measures taken to ensure that ALL bites are reported?

 

            • If BSL exists in the community but is not reducing bites OR bites by “pit bulls”, why would more BSL be expected to work? This approach has never been shown to be effective, whereas efforts to target and penalize poor ownership DO work.

 

          • The only cited reference in the report was for a website that open advocates for the extermination of pit bulls and a handful of other breeds (their related discussion forum is called “The Pit Bull Holocaust”). Why choose to report US fatalities from this site rather than numbers from Canada, or at least from a credible source?

Fortunately, Burnaby is soliciting public feedback. If you have any connection to the City of Burnaby, this is an important time to make your voice heard! See Part Two of this blog post for detailed instructions on how to respond to these recommendations and advocate for better, fairer, and more effective animal laws in your city.

 

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July Foster Roster

Summer is always a difficult time for us. Due to summer holidays we find that adoption applications are slow and foster homes are scarce, while the number of dogs in shelters remains steady or increases. We are struggling to keep up with the dogs in our program and the vet bills that are required for their care. If you’ve been thinking about sponsoring, fostering, or donating, this would be a time where your contribution will make a tremendous difference. Thank you so much to the kind people who have already stepped forward!

Bonnie Mitchell – Helper to Jack

Allison Evans – Hero to Leo

Susan Boyd – Hero to Maple

Winnie Kwan – Helper to Leo

This month, we’d like to introduce you to a young pup and a mature girl who need a little help and would love a sponsor.

TenshiTenshi is young mixed breed who thrives at any activity you throw her way. You name it, she enjoys it. Tenshi is a smart little gal and is breezing through her house and crate training.  She came to us with a urinary tract infection and could use a sponsor to help pay her vet bills.

Peaches is an 8 year old gal who is great with dogs, cats, and people.  She could use a sponsor to help with some of the severe skin allergies she is peachesbattling with rounds of steroids. She also suffers from a condition ironically named “happy tail” which means her constant wagging has split her tail open. Because a tail is hard to keep bandaged and still, the wound won’t heal and infection has set in. We are working to treat her tail and hoping we can find alternatives to a tail amputation.

If you are interested in sponsoring Tenshi, Peaches, or any of our adoptables, please visit our sponsorship page for more information.  If you have any questions please email hugabull.sponsors@gmail.com.

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We need you and your pooch for the 2014 calendar!

calendar cover_Page_01Planning for the HugABull calendar starts early, and starting today we are opening sales of “mini-headshots” for the HugABull 2014 calendar.

By purchasing a mini-headshot you are contributing to the print costs of our calendar, so that 100% of proceeds from sales can go directly to the dogs in our care. It also shows the world that you support bullie breed rescue, and as a bonus you’ll get to show off your gorgeous pup for a whole month next year.

There are two sizes available:

Small (1.25 inch square) for $25 donation
Large (2.5 inch square) for $50 donation (only 12 available!)

calendar sample

Payment can be made by:

    • Cash at upcoming HugABull events, by appointment at Dizine Canine in Vancouver, or at Ocean Pet Supplies in Ucluelet.
    • Cheque – delivered in person as described above, or mailed to 1730 Vernon Drive, Vancouver, V6A 3T8.
    • PayPal button below

    • Size




      Your payment and photo is required by September 15 to confirm your space in the calendar. Photos can be sent to HugABullFundraising@gmail.com – remember to choose a photo that can be cropped to a square and clear at the finished size. Close up headshots work great. All breeds are welcome, of course!

      Email HugABullFundraising@gmail.com with any questions, and we look forward to seeing your pup in the calendar next year!

       

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