My Pet My Family – Contest Winners!

Congratulations to these winners for their photos submissions! The top 10 will each win prizes from sponsors Wellness and Pet Lovers Centre. The top 3 will each win a GoPRO Hero 4 Silver.

AVA will be in touch with all winners on prize collection information. Thank you very much.

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Beat the Monday Blues: Right here waiting for you

A woman was killed in an accident while walking her dog, Poco. Although her body was eventually removed, Poco continued sitting patiently at the accident site, hoping for the return of his owner.

It is clear that Poco and his owner had a really special bond prior to this tragic event. Pets have feelings too and they know it when you spend a lot of time with your pet and shower him with lots of love.

Pet Adoption Friday: Sparrow and Ginger from Agency for Animal Welfare


Name: Sparrow
Age: 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Local

Sparrow was found in a drain when she was just a few weeks old. She became an orphan when her mother was killed by a dog. Today, Sparrow is a very friendly and intelligent girl. If she knows you well enough, she may even start having "cat-versations" with you!


Name: Ginger
Age: 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Local
Toilet-trained: Yes

Ginger was abandoned in a carton box outside a school gate when she was just a baby. Independent and friendly, she gets along with other cats as long as they don't bully her.

This is their second time being featured in our Pet Adoption Friday column. Both Sparrow and Ginger are still longing for a new home. If you wish to adopt any of them, please send an email to or visit Agency for Animal Welfare (AAW)'s Facebook page.

Join us at the HomeTeamNS Pet Adoption Carnival this Sunday! See you!

Home Team NS Pet Adoption Carnival 2015

Home Team NS Pet Adoption Carnival 2015

Pet Care Tips: How to teach a cat to walk on leash

All cats love to go outside for a roam. But free-roaming is irresponsible and may injure your pet cat. How about training her to walk on a harness and leash?

Beat the Monday Blues: Love from a different kind

She made headlines in 1984 by being the first animal in the world to adopt other animals. Now at 44-years-old, Koko the gorilla has once more been given the chance to show off her pet parenting skills with some cute kittens!

It is not every day that we hear news about animals looking after other animals. While Koko is not able to provide all that the kittens need, she makes sure that the kittens feel safe for as long as they are with her.