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These stories about local pets, animals and animal lovers in Sudbury are made possible through the continued support of House of Broadloom as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Pets & Animals: At 24, Josie could be Sudbury's oldest cat

Pets & Animals: At 24, Josie could be Sudbury's oldest cat

Josie provides ‘pet and retail therapy’ to customers at Pet Save thrift store, and still even catches mice
Pets & Animals: Ontario still hasn't banned cosmetic surgery for pets

Pets & Animals: Ontario still hasn't banned cosmetic surgery for pets

Tail docking, ear cropping and declawing serve no medical purpose, and can lead to painful chronic issues with dogs and cats, but still Ontario has refused to ban the practices, even if veterinary associations are against unnecessary cosmetic procedures for pets
Pets & Animals: Pet Save moves into new home

Pets & Animals: Pet Save moves into new home

A four-year odyssey to transform the former Wild At Heart animal refuge is nearly complete
Pets & Animals: Grain-free feeding is best? You might be myth-taken

Pets & Animals: Grain-free feeding is best? You might be myth-taken

While people think they are doing their dog a service with grain-free feeding, they might actually not be doing their pooch any favours at all
Pets & Animals: Meet Brock, A&J Home Hardware’s pest control manager

Pets & Animals: Meet Brock, A&J Home Hardware’s pest control manager

Not only has Brock eliminated the store’s rodent problem, he’s won the hearts of customers and staff alike
Pets & Animals: Raw food is all the rage, but what does science say?

Pets & Animals: Raw food is all the rage, but what does science say?

Turns out, most veterinary governing bodies, as well the Health Canada, the CDC, and the FDA, recommend against feeding your pet raw meat-based food or even supplementing your pet’s food with raw products
Pets & Animals: Improving care access in underserved areas

Pets & Animals: Improving care access in underserved areas

Veterinary graduates can now apply for funding to practice in areas with critical labour shortages
Pets & Animals: Seasonal safety for your furry friend

Pets & Animals: Seasonal safety for your furry friend

The winter and the holiday season can pose specific hazards for pets, from cold weather and salt, to ribbon and chocolate, here are things to avoid
Pets & Animals: Bunny rescue needs fosters as winter approaches

Pets & Animals: Bunny rescue needs fosters as winter approaches

Domestic rabbits unequipped to live outside, making their chances of survival bleak
Pets & Animals: Why is my cat peeing there?!

Pets & Animals: Why is my cat peeing there?!

Veterinarian Dr. Courtney Andrews delves into one of the biggest frustrations for cat owners: when your feline friend begins relieving themselves everywhere except the litter box