Check out this article in the New York Times:

This article talks about how MRI's record the emotions of Dogs.  It's more proof that animals have emotions just as humans.M


I'll never bring about world peace. I won’t single handedly save the rain forest. I’m not a brain surgeon and I’ll never transplant an organ to save a life. I don’t have the ear of a powerful politician or world power. I can’t end world hunger. I’m not a celebrity, and God knows I’m not glamorous! I’m not looked up to by millions around the world. Very few people even recognize my name. I’ll never win the Nobel prize or end global warming. There are a lot of things that I’ll never do or become. But today I helped place an animal!

It was a small, scared, bundle of flesh and fur that was dumped at a shelter, or on the streets by unfeeling people who didn’t care what happened to it, but yet who were responsible for it having existence in the first place.

I helped find it a loving home.

It now has contentment and an abundance of love. A warm place to sleep and plenty to eat. Two little girls have a warm and playful new friend who will give them unending affection and teach them about responsibility and love. A wife and mother has a new spirit to cuddle, nurture and care for. A husband and father has a furry friend to sit in his lap at the end of a hard day of work and help him relax and enjoy life. And a sense of satisfaction, that when he is gone all day at work, that there is a gentle spirit in his home keeping watch over his family.

No, I’m not a rocket scientist. But today, I made a difference!

And I’ll do it tomorrow if given a chance.

Author Unknown

Resources for Teachers:

How to Build a Provincially Approved Dog House


This information was taken from the Ontario SPCA Website.

Click on Image to access PDF Instructions:

Parvo Facts:

Why Do You Need to Vaccinate Against Parvo

Animal Protection Act:

NL Animal Health & Protection Fact Sheet May 2012

For more information Contact:

MIR Article on Dogs emotions Dog Greeting

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