French Bulldog attacked at dog park needs help

Rescued French Bulldog Attacked on Beach – Please Help

We were just having a discussion of how dangerous dog parks are – this is the perfect illustration of how your French Bulldog can be injured if play gets too rough. Ellie, our special needs French Bulldog girl, was attacked at a park in Toronto once by a German Shepherd, so I know first hand just how terrifying this is.

If you can, please donate to help Arabella. She needs and MRI and spinal surgery, and her adoptive mother just can’t afford the $2,000 deposit the vet clinic requires to begin treatment. In the meantime, Arabella is suffering.

Here’s Arabella’s story:

Arabella, a FBRN dog, lovingly adopted by Jessica, a single professional, was attacked during their afternoon walk on the beach in Del Mare Dog Beach in CA. The boston terrier people who attacked Bella have now stopped answering their phone and are avoiding contact. They are military people so the base commander will be notified, but in the mean time Bella is in a situation were every second counts. A back/neck injury needs immediate attention to try an avoid paralysis. The vet wants a 2000.00 deposit to do surgery and MRI in the mean time Bella in lying in pain with intravenous meds as Jess frantically tries to raise money and contact those responsible for her loved companions injuries. Please help. we all go for walks and this could happen to any of our loved companions…just out of now where her dog now is in danger or dying or being crippled because someone had no control of their dog and now is not taking responsibility for their actions. Shameful. Lets help Jess have faith in people – we can help Bella. Her companion of 2 yrs. She has lovingly helped Bella over come her puppy mill issues to become the girl that runs on the beach in glee.

Donate here –

Canada's First Pet Discovery Centre Opens in Toronto

Toronto's Pet Discovery CenterIt’s Saturday, it’s hot and you’d like to get out and do something with your dog – preferably something air conditioned. What’s a pet owner to do?

If you live in Toronto, you can visit PawsWay – which bills itself as “Canada’s First Pet Discovery Center”. Think of it as a “Science Center” for pets and their ‘parents’.

Located in the middle of tourist Harbour Front, Pawsway is a project of the Purina PetCare Legacy, a “special fund designed to support initiatives in the pet community that improve the lives of pets”.

“We know that when a strong bond exists between pets and their guardians, pets can enrich our lives in so many ways,” says Mary Siemiesz, Executive Director of the Purina PetCare Legacy. “Whether it is someone considering their first pet or an experienced pet owner looking to learn more, PawsWay will offer the education and resources to ensure a healthy and happy environment for all pets.”

PawsWay offer interactive exhibits designed to teach pet owners and prospective pet parents about breed characteristics, responsible pet ownership, crate training and more.

Some of the other activities available include:

  • How Pets Talk: What does their body language mean?
  • All Things Puppy and Kitten: How to make the right breed choice; tips on pet-proofing; crate training basics and more.
  • How Old Is Your Pet? Always thought your feline friend was seven times his age in people years? Think again!
  • Doggie Dance Routine – Witness a Canine Freestyle Routine to music and get inspired to dance at home with your dog!
  • Weekly Expert Forum – Pet experts will be on hand to answer questions about nutrition, training, and provide general advice.

Purina Hall of FamePawsWay is also the permanent home of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame, celebrating 40 years of Canadian pet heroes.

See video and photo exhibits of the dogs, cats and other animals who’ve earned one of Canada’s highest honors for heroics.

If you and your dog get tired or hungry, stop by the William’s Coffee Pub inside of PawsWay. The Cafe is pet friendly, and serves caffeinated beverages for you, and gourmet cookies for your dog.

Maybe I’m overly optimistic, but wouldn’t an exhibit de bunking some (all?) of the “Pit Bull” myths be a lovely touch?

General admission to PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre is free, including access to the centre’s Health & Discovery exhibits, Purina Animal Hall of Fame, and fun and excitement with select programming in the Pet Park. Some special programming may charge an admission.

Visit PawsWay –
PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre
245 Queen’s Quay West
Parking available at Queen’s Quay West & Rees St. (NW corner)

(416) 360-PAWS (7297)