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Whether it be cats, dogs, fish, small animals or birds, companion animals play a huge role in our lives.
The CFHS has developed this section to provide you with a wealth of information on which animals make the best pets, and on how to care for them as responsibly as possible. In this section you will find everything from general pet information to issues facing companion animals in Canada. It will also give you some ideas on how you can become a champion for animal welfare.
Please read on below or using the menu items to the left for more information about pet ownership and key issues affecting companion animals in Canada.
The CFHS is the only national animal welfare organization who directly negotiates with farmers and other stakeholder to improve on-farm conditions for animals through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). Today (April 29th 2013) we applaud the decisions by Loblaw Company who announced they would be phasing out the use of gestations stalls by 2022 and the Retail Council of Canada who committed to sourcing fresh pork products from sows raised in alternative housing practices as defined in the updated Codes of Practice by the end of 2022. The retail Council of Canada represents Co-op Atlantic, Canada Safeway, Costco Wholesale Canada, Federated Co-operatives Limited , Loblaw Companies Limited, Metro Inc., Sobeys Inc. and Walmart Canada CorpRCC. Read the full press release
Our Choose Adoption stamps are almost sold out! That’s almost 5 million stamps sold since their launch in April. The CFHS is selling these stamps as a fundraiser to help us continue our work on behalf of companion animals. To order your stamps from the CFHS Click here.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the work that went into the making of the CFHS Choose Adoption stamps. Click here.
Perhaps you’ve seen a stray cat on a street and tried to approach it, only to find it retreating w…