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Open letter: Vancouver Park Board can be part of the solution

Dear Park Board Commissioners, It was with sadness and frustration that we read the Conservation Officer Service trapped and killed four coyotes in Stanley Park this week. While we appreciate their priority is public safety, the situation need not have escalated to this point. Managing wildlife is not within the purview of the Vancouver Park …

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Domestic Violence & Pets Part ii: Parachutes for Pets

Parachutes for Pets in Calgary is a grassroots organization that is working to build community supports to protect the connection between people and their companion animals. Their programs include providing pet hampers that have food and supplies, vaccine and wellness clinics, emergency pet packs and more. Often, their services are called upon when people are …

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Domestic Violence & Pets Part i: Urban Resource Institute

Urban Resource Institute, America’s largest domestic violence residential service provider. and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, recently released the results of their national survey. The PALS survey, part of URI’s People and Animals Living Safely, clearly showed the fear for safety of pets is a critical component in a persons’ decision in leaving abusive situations. …

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The Fur-Bearers’ 2021-22 Board of Directors and Annual Report

The Fur-Bearers are pleased to present our 2021-22 Board of Directors and annual report. As a charitable, non-profit society, The Fur-Bearers is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Nominations for the board were heard and voted upon at the Annual General Meeting, hosted online on July 7, 2021. Four directors are returning, a past …

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Arts & Science Scholarships Now Available

The Fur-Bearers has launched a scholarship program to promote wildlife coexistence through artistic creation and scientific research. As human and non-human animal environments have become inextricably linked, it is vital that we continue to find innovative ways to live peacefully among wild animals and develop non-lethal alternatives in addressing perceived human-animal conflict. Part of this …

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