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Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

River Cat Rescue
Firefighters rescue a cat from an ice floe on the Assiniboine River, Friday, April 20, 2018. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)
River Cat Rescue
The cat was taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for treatment before being reunited with its owner. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)

Winnipeg fire crews sprang into action on Friday to rescue a cat that had become stranded on an ice floe in the Assiniboine River.

The United Firefighters Union of Winnipeg tweeted that the stranded cat was successfully saved and taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for care.

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Montreal Couple Hoping City Lets Them Keep Beloved Pet Pig Named Babe

Montreal Couple Hoping City Lets Them Keep Beloved Pet Pig Named Babe

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Mario Ramos - Pig
Mario Ramos and his daughter Rose-Elisabeth are seen in the family apartment with their pet pig Babe Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Montreal. An anonymous complaint has been made to the Montreal borough and the family is being forced to rehome her potbelly pig within the next fifteen days. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – Babe the pig spends his days sleeping, going for walks on a leash or lounging around the Montreal condo he shares with his owners, their baby and three cats.

His owners, Mario Ramos and Sara-Maude Ravenelle, say he’s clean, intelligent and affectionate.

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Animal Rights Focus of Law Lecture at WHS

Animal Rights Focus of Law Lecture at WHS

Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A public lecture tonight at the Winnipeg Humane Society will focus on what rights an animal has in Canada’s legal system.

Lawyer Kevin Toyne will discuss the outdated state of animal welfare in Canada as part of Animal Law 101, a free speaker series presented by the WHS Farm Animal Compassion Committee.

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‘Very Upset:’ Escaped Dog Shot at Winnipeg Airport to Avoid Mishap with Aircraft

‘Very Upset:’ Escaped Dog Shot at Winnipeg Airport to Avoid Mishap with Aircraft

By The Canadian Press

Greta Dog
A two-year-old golden Labrador mix, named Greta, is seen in this undated handout photo. A rescue dog was shot and killed at Winnipeg’s airport this week after it escaped following a flight from northern Manitoba. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue)

WINNIPEG – A frightened rescue dog that escaped from a plane and scampered onto a runway at Winnipeg’s airport was shot dead by wildlife control officers after officials feared the pooch might cause an accident.

Winnipeg-based Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue says the two-year-old golden-Labrador mix, named Greta, fled from a Perimeter Aviation plane Monday after a flight from Shamattawa First Nation.

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VIDEO: Winnipeg Police Service Dog Welcomes Puppies

VIDEO: Winnipeg Police Service Dog Welcomes Puppies

Little puppies were welcomed into the world Thursday as Winnipeg police service dog Veyda gave birth.

A police spokesperson says the K9 member is doing well and remains in labour. Hector, the father, is awaiting a meeting with the pups.

Suspect Wanted for Neglecting Manitoba Dogs

Suspect Wanted for Neglecting Manitoba Dogs

Rescued Dog
A female dog and her two puppies were rescued after being locked in a dark bedroom without access to food and water for several weeks in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
John Gerald Glen Linklater
John Gerald Glen Linklater, 46, is wanted by Manitoba RCMP. (RCMP HANDOUT)

UPDATE: Thursday, February 22 — Linklater turned himself into RCMP in Leaf Rapids, Manitoba on Wednesday evening and was arrested.

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Manitoba RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted for neglecting a female dog and her pups.

John Gerald Glen Linklater, 46, of Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba is accused of leaving the dogs in a home’s bedroom in the community for about three weeks.

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Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

Three Dogs Rescued from Manitoba Home After Being Locked Up for Weeks

Rescued Dog
A female dog and her two puppies were rescued after being locked in a dark bedroom without access to food and water for several weeks in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
Kyle McFadyen
Sgt. Kyle McFadyen with the Lynn Lake RCMP holds two of the rescued puppies found locked in a northern Manitoba home on February 7, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A female dog and her two puppies are recuperating after being rescued by Manitoba RCMP from a home where they were left without any food or water for about three weeks.

Police acted on a tip and visited a residence in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation on February 7, where they found a mother dog and her five puppies locked up in a dark bedroom. Two of the puppies were deceased, while the two live puppies and their mom were taken to the Lynn Lake RCMP detachment.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

Female Polar Bear
An orphaned female polar bear cub in need of a name at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)
Male Polar Bear
An online vote will decide the name for both the female and male cub (shown) at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bear cubs at Assiniboine Park Zoo are in need of a couple names.

The cubs — one male and one female — arrived in separate circumstances at the zoo in December. Since then, they have been housed in the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

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