ORA's adoptable dog Charlie is just one of many homeless animals who could be a great companion if given the chance.
"You can't save them all." That's a familiar refrain among animal rescuers and shelter staff, including Toronto Animal Services, whose programs are in jeopardy. Bill Bruce, director of Calgary Animal Services, will argue that not only can you save more animals, but it can be done at no cost to the taxpayer. This Friday, September 30, from 7 to 9 pm, the Organization for the Rescue of Animals (ORA) sponsors his thought-provoking lecture, "The Calgary Model: Providing solutions to reduce euthanasia and end pet homelessness," at the Intercontinental Hotel (220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON).
“Nobody ever thought of Animal Control Services as leaders in animal welfare, but Bill Bruce’s accomplishments in Calgary have changed our perspectives on the matter," says ORA chair Claudia Vecchio. "Our organization is proud to host Bill Bruce’s event and we invite any person involved in animal care as well as animal advocates to attend. This can be a great opportunity to create the premise for a reform of Animal Services across the Greater Toronto Area for the benefit of the animals and of the community.” Tickets are $11.30 per person; call (416) 726-5762 for more information.
Julia Kamysz Lane, owner of Spot On K9 Sports and contributing editor at The Bark, is the author of multiple New Orleans travel guides, including Frommer’sNew Orleans Day by Day (3rd Edition). Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poets and Writers and Publishers Weekly.