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Births, moving, coming events, etc.

Time to get our LMP Hope Garden weeded and cleaned up. If you have any plants that need a new home please feel free to add them in.

Due to the sudden dump of snow today I'm afraid we'll have to postpone our Spring Clean-up to another weekend.

Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba Inc. Newsletter

April 2017
Good Afternoon,

Welcome to our revitalized newsletter!

We hope you like and and enjoy the content! We are still learning how to use the program and the features available to us but so far we think it's going to be hit! Please bear with us while we work through these changes!

We are starting off this month's newsletter with an article about Kids and Pets!
April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day! There is nothing more important that teaching our children how to interact with pets safely. The following article from Laura Flynn Mccarthy is a great safety guide.
 

Kids and Pets: A Safety Guide

Ways to protect your child and your animal from each other

By Laura Flynn Mccarthy

Kids and pets are a natural match. After all, what's cuter than a preschooler cuddling a puppy or a toddler's face lighting up in front of a fish tank? Children's animal attraction is so strong, in fact, that often a baby's first word is the name of her pet. Aside from adding fun to your family, animals also teach kids about nurturing, companionship, responsibility, and even life and death.

As a mom, you want your child to reap the benefits of raising an animal without any of the problems. The first step: Make sure each of them is safe with the other. Here's how.

Dogs

Every year about 400,000 kids need medical help for dog bites, and about 80 percent of canine bites are from animals that children know well. "Dogs may bite because they're frightened, especially if they're being teased, or because they're protecting their bed, a toy, or their food," says Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for the Humane Society of the United States.

  • Teach your child to "be a tree"—to stand still with her hands at her sides and let a dog she doesn't know sniff her. Explain that if she runs away, the dog may think she's playing and chase her. Tell her to curl up into a ball to protect her face and hands if a dog knocks her down.
  • Enroll your dog in an obedience class (you can do it as early as 12 weeks), so he learns not to jump on people and to follow some simple commands, which can help keep him under control around kids.
  • Use baby gates to keep your dog in a room away from your child when necessary. A crate, which provides a safe haven for him and protection for your child, can be a very good idea.
  • Teach your child to avoid dogs that are growling, baring their teeth, or whose fur is standing on end.
  • Instruct her never to stare into a dog's eyes, which can antagonize it.
  • Show her how to stroke a pup's back and sides, instead of reaching over his head.
  • Never play tug-of-war or wrestle with a dog; roughhousing can trigger a bite.
  • To prevent diseases caused by parasites: Leave poop scooping to adults, and bring your pooch for regular veterinary checkups.
  • Have your dog spayed or neutered (at around 5 months), which can calm him.

Cats

"Unlike dogs, cats typically run away when bothered by a child. A cat will rarely chase anyone who runs away from it," says Shain. "But if a child chases a cat or corners it, the animal may lash out. Your child should learn to just let it go."

  • Teach your child that if a kitty flips its tail back and forth quickly, it's more likely to scratch or bite, so avoid it.
  • If your child is scratched or bitten by a cat, wash the area well with soap and water, and rinse for at least 30 seconds. If the bite punctured the skin, call your doctor. After a scratch, watch for swollen glands or lingering tenderness at the site over the next two weeks  -- signs that your child may need antibiotics.
  • If your cat tends to scratch people, ask your vet about declawing  -- but only as a last resort.
  • Keep your cat indoors to minimize exposure to ticks and fleas and to keep her safe.
  • Teach your child not to pick up a cat, but just to pet it gently on the back or behind its ears, and never to bother one that's sleeping or eating.
  • Don't let your child handle the litter box.

If you're pregnant

Avoid contact with cats because they can cause toxoplasmosis, a disease that may increase the risk of miscarriage or fetal deformities. To reduce your risk:

  • Keep your cat indoors where he's less likely to hunt mice or other small animals. (Cats get the parasite from eating raw meat.)
  • Feed your feline only commercial cat food  -- never undercooked meat.
  • Have your spouse clean the litter box daily. If you have to do it yourself, wear rubber gloves and wash both your hands and the gloves thoroughly when finished.
  • Avoid stray or outdoor cats; you don't know what they may be carrying.

Birds

  • Choose a small, domestic bird, like a cockatiel, parakeet, or canary, which won't hurt your child if it bites him (which is unlikely). These birds are fairly easy to care for and are less likely to spread parasites or bacteria than larger, imported ones.
  • Don't let your child hold the bird; if he wants to pet it, you hold it and let him stroke its back.
  • The cage should be cleaned daily  -- by an adult. Wear rubber gloves, then wash them and your hands thoroughly afterward.
  • Teach your child never to tap on the cage or stick any objects into it.

Fish

Tropical fish are among the safest, most colorful, and low-maintenance pets, but even they can present problems. * Tell your child never to put his hands in the tank. The water may contain salmonella or other harmful bacteria. * Don't buy predator fish, such as piranhas. * As with all pet foods (and medicines), store fish food and any chemicals for the tank out of your child's reach. Teach your child not to overfeed fish.

Reptiles

About 3 percent of U.S. homes have a turtle, snake, or lizard, and more than 70,000 people a year contract salmonella from contact with these pets. "Don't believe pet-store certificates that claim an animal is salmonella-free," says Gary Smith, M.D., director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. "A reptile can test negative for salmonella one day and the next day it may show up in its feces." Because salmonella can be especially severe in young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you keep reptiles out of homes with children under 5. If you do have a reptile, keep the animal and its cage away from the kitchen and food.

Hamsters, etc.

Little critters like hamsters, Guinea pigs, and rabbits are gentle  -- and easier because the mess is contained in an enclosed space. To keep risks to a minimum:

  • Choose your pet carefully  -- hamsters, Guinea pigs, and rabbits, for example, enjoy being handled more than gerbils and mice.
  • Before you bring an animal home, make sure it has no signs of "wet tail" (wetness near its bottom) or labored breathing; either could mean it has a bacterial infection.
  • Handle the animal with your child for at least 15 minutes a day. "Many people regard small pets as 'starter' pets. They put the hamster in the cage, clean the cage once a week, and don't pick the animal up much, so it never gets used to being touched and is more likely to bite or scratch," says Shain.
  • Teach your child to hold his pet securely but very gently. "Kids can easily drop or squish a small pet, or pull its fur," says Bonnie Beaver, a veterinarian and professor in the department of small animal clinical sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. When the pet is being held, offer it a treat  -- like a baby carrot or a blueberry  -- so it's a pleasant experience.
  • Keep the cage in a place where you can supervise the animal  -- and your child.
  • Avoid ferrets or wild "pets," such as raccoons, chinchillas, and hedgehogs. "Ferrets have been known to attack children," cautions Beaver.
 
Pet Valu National Adoption Weekend

Join the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba (BTPRSM) for the Pet Valu National Adoption Weekend on April 22nd and 23rd.

The whole month of April Pet Valu Marion will be collecting monetary donations, food and supplies for Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba.

All U-wash dog washes in the month of April will also be donated to the PAW donations as well!

Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba will have adoptable dogs out on Saturday and Sunday. Learn about how our rescue helps these Forever Fosters with medications and special diets.

Saturday, April 22nd we will have volunteers on site to wash your furry friend for you for a $15.00 donation. This donation will go our rescue directly. Or you can wash your own dog and that money will also be donated to our rescue. The Rescue Dog Wash runs from 11:00 - 3:00 pm!

Sunday, April 23rd, our amazing supporter Emily will be doing Nail Trims for $10.00 with all proceeds going to the April PAW event. The nail trims will be happening from 9:00 - 2:00 pm!

Pet Valu National Adoption Weekend Hours:
Saturday, April 22 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
 
BTPRSM Annual Wine Raffle

Almost all the wine raffle tickets have been handed out to our amazing supporters who have offered to sell the tickets for us. Some have already completely sold their books and have handed in their stubs and money.

To date we have 18 bottles collected of our 50 bottle total! We are still working on collecting from the families who have offered to donate to the draw and are still going to need to keep collecting.
 
If all the bottles are donated that means that BTPRSM doesn’t have to purchase any wine from the proceeds of the draw. The value of the bottle can be $10 - $15 and if you check the clearance/bin end section at the liquor mart you can find high valued wines on sale for around $10.
 
If you would rather not purchase a bottle of wine and would like to make a monetary donation for us to purchase a bottle on your behalf, we can do that as well.
Payments can be accepted via E-tranfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cheque payable to BTPRSM.
 
We can only accept unopened, store bought wine. So if you received a bottle of wine that you will never drink please feel free to donate it to our Annual Wine Raffle! Thanks to everyone who have donated so far.
 
The draw date will be Sunday, June 11th at 3:00 pm at the Manitoba Pet Expo.
 
If you would like to donate to the wine raffle, please let us know. Donations can also be brought to our outdoor playgroup in May and our upcoming adoption event in April at Pet Valu on Marion.
 
Spring/Summer 2017 Show & Save Fundraiser

WE STILL HAVE BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!!!

The Show and Save Card and Coupon book is $20.00.

We are taking orders now, so please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so you don't miss out on this great savings book. BTPRSM gets a % of all books sold.

WHAT IS THE SHOW & SAVE CARD?
The SHOW & SAVE CARD is a re-usable discount card that conveniently fits into your wallet.
The SHOW & SAVE CARD features over 100 money saving discounts and offers including restaurants, entertainment, clothing, merchandise, services, and much, much more.
The SHOW & SAVE CARD can be used over and over until the expiry date ofMarch 31, 2018.
Here is the link to the available deals on the card:http://www.showandsavecard.com/pdf/show_and_save_card.pdf

HOW THE CARD WORKS:
Simply present the Card when ordering at any of the businesses and you will receive the discount or offer featured on the Card.
The business does not punch their ad out, cross it out or cut it out. Like a credit card, it may be used over and over, until the expiry date.

The SHOW & SAVE CARD is carried with you at all times and presented at the point of purchase.

COUPON BOOK OF SAVINGS:
Every SHOW & SAVE CARD includes a Coupon Book. This book features over 400 coupons.
Here is a link to the list of participating merchants: http://www.showandsavecard.com/pdf/participating_merchants.pdf
The coupons may only be used once, but they are a tremendous value; worth thousands of dollars. Featured discounts include restaurants, golf, entertainment, merchandise, grocery, services and more. All coupons expireMarch 31, 2018.
 
Kin Kar Raffle 2017

BTPRSM are selling the Kin Kar Raffle Tickets again this year!!
We will have them available at our  April Adoption Event, May outdoor playgroup and at the 2017 Manitoba Pet Expo! We also have a book of tickets at Southglen Veterinary Clinic!
 
Grand Prize - your choice of one of the following prizes:
-2017 Ford Mustang GT
-2017 Ford F150 4x4 Truck
-All Season Outfoor Recreation Package (Two Sea-Doos, ATV, Snowmobile)
-Can Am Spyder RT
-$25,000 cash

Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00    (BTPRSM receives 50% of the proceeds!)

Coupons included with your $10.00 ticket are:
- Clay Oven ($5 off entree), Great Canadian Oil Change ($10 off oil change), and the Red River Exhibition (2 for 1 admission).

Grand Prize Draw Date: June 25, 2017 at the Red River Exhibition, Kin Kar Booth

3 Early Bird Draws of $500 cash:
April 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm
May 31, 2017 - 1:00 pm
 
The Manitoba Pet Expo is on Sunday, June 11, 2017 and it’s approaching fast.
 
We are looking forward to another fun filled year with some exciting new demonstrations and speaking presentations. There will be local animal rescues/shelters and advocacy groups in attendance as well as many new and returning exhibitors.
 
To make sure the 2017 Manitoba Pet Expo runs smoothly we are looking for volunteers to help us out! There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities available. Please complete the Volunteer Application form and email it back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We will need all the Volunteer Applications sent to us by May 7, 2017.
 
Silent Auction – As always we will have a silent auction set up at the 2017 Manitoba Pet Expo. We are currently accepting donations for the silent auction. If you would like to donate, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you require a donation letter, please let us know and we will email it to you.

Follow this link to the website for more information on the 2017 Manitoba Pet Expo!  You can follow us on Facebook as well!
 
FOSTER CARE UPDATES

Gidget and Gizmo are still in foster care! We are still on the search for a family who might be looking to add not one but two Boston Terriers to their family! We do know though if we are unable to find that perfect family, that Glenda and Tim will be their forever foster family! Here is a photo of the duo doing what they do best! Being cute and cuddly! If you are someone you know is interested in adopting the sweetest senior siblings, please complete an

Apr. 23 2017

10:00 AM to when ever you get tired or pooped in this case!

LMP clubhouse

It's that time of the year again to break out your shovels, gloves and rubber boots and give the park a good cleaning. Hopefully the weather holds and the trails are all dried up. Our biggest areas of concern are the two parking lot locations. The Pitch-In campaign has provided us with bags. Pick a spot and dig in!

Heads up everybody. Somebody had a party in the North Parking lot (close to the quarry side) and dumped Chocolate cake everywhere. I tried to clean up but there is still a lot left over.

PETITION UPDATE

City Hall Reaction

 
Karen Zoppa
Winnipeg, Canada

MAR 1, 2017 — Dear Supporters:
I delivered our petition last Friday, February 23 2017, and then followed up with a letter to all councillors and the Mayor, requesting a meeting with those directly involved in the "Master Plan" for City dog parks.
I received a very supportive -mail from Brian Mayes, an e-mail of acknowldegment from Matt Allard's EA, and a voice mail from Devi Sharma's EA informing me to contact Mike Pagtakhan, who apparently Chairs the dog park committee. I will follow up with his office and keep you posted. Start imagining your rally signs!

PETITION bundled and ready for delivery to City Hall. ;)

PETITION UPDATE

Petitions going to City Hall!

 
Karen Zoppa
Winnipeg, Canada

FEB 18, 2017 — Fellow Friends of LMP:
After nearly one month, we have gathered the support of hundreds of LMP lovers to support the petition in favour of having LMP declared all "Off Leash." I am presenting the e-petition signatories as well as hard copy signatories with a cover letter to the Mayor, Councillors Brian Mayes and John Orlikow, and the head of Animal Services by the end of the month. I will make our voice heard. Thank you for your support. I will keep you posted. - Karen Zoppa.