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Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY — Manitoba RCMP have arrested an Alberta woman who is at the centre of an animal cruelty investigation.

April Irving was charged in 2015 with animal cruelty and neglect after 201 emaciated dogs were seized from a property near Milk River in southern Alberta.

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Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but the livestock sector doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Producers were reminded of that late last year when new regulations came into effect regarding the purchase of antimicrobials, commonly known as antibiotics.

Starting December 1, 2018, the way in which Canadian livestock producers can purchase medically important antibiotics changed. While in the past, producers could buy some antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline, at their local farm supply store, they’ll now need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian in order to purchase these commonly used medications. The changes are part of federal legislation aimed at helping to curb antibiotic resistance.

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Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

By The Canadian Press

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A Canada Goose has taken up residence outside a Winnipeg gas station car wash Monday, January 14, 2019. The goose should have flown south to enjoy warmer weather but residents are feeding it, and it has gone viral on social media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A wildlife group isn’t giving up on a real-life wild goose chase.

Staff and volunteers with the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg have been trying for weeks to catch a Canada goose that has made a car wash its home for the winter.

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Winnipeg Woman Charged in Severe Case of Animal Cruelty; 15 Dogs Rescued

Winnipeg Woman Charged in Severe Case of Animal Cruelty; 15 Dogs Rescued

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Leland Gordon, chief operating officer of the Animal Services Agency and Special Constable #148 (name withheld), appear during a news conference with “Hope” at Winnipeg police headquarters on Monday, January 14, 2019. (WPS / FACEBOOK)
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Animal care workers assess one of the dogs rescued from a Winnipeg home on January 4. (WPS / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after police found 15 dogs malnourished and in distress in a city home.

Police were responding to an unrelated call in the 700 block of Home Street on January 4 when they noticed a strong smell coming from the residence.

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Trio of Frozen Kittens Healing After Rescue from Newfoundland Snowbank

Trio of Frozen Kittens Healing After Rescue from Newfoundland Snowbank

By The Canadian Press

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Kittens recovering after being rescued from the snow beside a western Newfoundland highway on Sunday are shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Deer Lake Kitty Rescue-Tanya Wight)

DEER LAKE, N.L. — Three abandoned kittens are recovering after being rescued from a snowbank in western Newfoundland.

Shiver, Stormy and Flurry were found Sunday by an animal-loving truck driver, huddled together for warmth at the side of a road near the farming community of Cormack, N.L.

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Newfoundland Town Fears Fate of Stranded Seals Swarming Its Streets

Newfoundland Town Fears Fate of Stranded Seals Swarming Its Streets

By The Canadian Press

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A seal is shown on a road in Roddickton, N.L. in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Brendon Fitzpatrick)

RODDICKTON, N.L. — Seals have been swarming the streets of a northern Newfoundland town, with residents fearing for the animals’ safety but being warned to stay away.

Brendon Fitzpatrick of Roddickton said seals had been spotted in the area as early as October, but in recent weeks the animals have wandered into town, sometimes in the middle of the road.

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‘A Lot of People:’ Calgary Zoo Reports Record Attendance Thanks to Panda Family

‘A Lot of People:’ Calgary Zoo Reports Record Attendance Thanks to Panda Family

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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Da Mao, an adult male panda bear, looks on as media photograph him at the Calgary Zoo during the opening of its giant panda habitat, Panda Passage, in Calgary, Alta., Monday, May 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The arrival of a family of giant pandas to the Calgary Zoo last spring created a stampede of visitors once the guests on loan from China were introduced to an eager public.

The zoo surpassed previous records for both attendance and memberships.

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