A special thanks to Lori at Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCARS) for sending me this great news:
Edmonton Humane Society Newsletter: Local Pet Store to Help Target Pet Overpopulation Crisis
In an unprecedented move, Paradise Pet Centre in St. Albert will now be partnering with the Edmonton Humane Society and other pet rescue groups to find homes for dogs and cats exclusively through adoption in their store.
After 30 years, the family-run store has agreed to stop selling dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in hopes of encouraging people to choose adoption instead of purchasing an animal from a pet store or on-line advertisements. “Pet overpopulation is a huge problem and we want to be part of the solution,” says store owner Lorne Terrault (pictured left). The EHS encourages pet owners in our community to support Paradise Pet Centre in making such a huge difference to help homeless animals in our community.
Check out Second Chance Animal Rescue at www.scarscare.org.
Also more great news out of Alberta, where advocates in Calgary are gearing up for a big push to stop retail animal sales. Check out Back Alley Soap Box — a wonderful blog by a wonderful writer — which talks about the year-to-date efforts in Calgary. Click here.