Loads of dog welfare related stuff happening in Toronto over the next couple of weeks so I thought I'd put up a list.
The city's Executive Committee is meeting once again on September 19th to discuss and listen to deputations concerning service cuts and anyone is free to sign up to deliver a deputation. If you feel so inclined, you can go to City Hall and tell the committee how important Toronto Animal Services is to you. To sign up, go to the mentioned link and hit the "Request to Speak" button or phone 416-392-6627.
The ORA (Organization for the Rescue of Animals) has invited Bill Bruce, head of Calgary Animal Services, to town and he will be speaking about the successes of the the CAS model on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel in the Portman Room (220 Bloor Street West) at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $11.30. For more info: 416-726-5762.
Anti-BSL rally. Support MPP Cheri DiNovo in her attempt to remove breed specific legislation (anti-Pit Bull laws) from Ontario. Saturday, October 1 · 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Downtown Toronto - Exact location to be announced. More info here.
One of the area's most successful rescues, Dog Rescuers Inc., is putting on a fundraiser next weekend. These guys are great, and even greater in my eyes after they took in Beauty, so check them out if you're in the area:
The Toronto Humane Society is also having its annual Paws in the Park fundraiser walk in October: