Entries by Susan Dankert

Update – Should families be allowed to have specialty pets?

Further to our December 7th article explaining the discussions in Winnipeg regarding what types of specialty pets citizens should be allowed to care for,  the Winnipeg Protection, Community Services and Parks Committee met on December 7th. The Committee granted an extension to Animal Services for submitting recommendations to update the Responsible Pet Ownership Proposal.  An […]

Your Board of Directors for 2022

PIJAC Canada’s annual general meeting took place on Monday, officially welcoming three new directors and thanking two long-term departing directors. We are pleased to present your Board of Directors for 2022. Departures Mike Campbell of MarCam Pet Nutrition (Ontario) has completed his final term this year after 8 years on the Board.  Thorough out his […]

Open Letter to Canada’s Political Parties

Animal welfare is everyone’s business™ We applaud the animal and human welfare safety issues outlined in the three main political party platforms (Liberal, Conservative and NDP).  As the voice for the Canadian pet industry since 1988, we have spent the last 3 decades engaged in these issues. We truly appreciate your interest in this topic […]

Statement On Winnipeg Animal Services Pet Ban Proposals

  OTTAWA, ON – August 20, 2021 – PIJAC Canada applauds the City of Winnipeg’s proposed bylaw change regarding previously banned dog breeds, however as the voice of Canada’s pet industry, we have serious concerns about the proposed changes to laws concerning specialty pets. A primary concern is the proposed ‘Allowed Animal’ list excludes common […]

Pet Valu Files Preliminary Prospectus for Initial Public Offering of Common Shares

MARKHAM, ON, June 8, 2021 /CNW/ – Pet Valu Holdings Ltd. (“Pet Valu” or the “Company“), the leading Canadian specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies, today announced that it has filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, and obtained a receipt for, a preliminary base PREP prospectus (the […]

Sweeping New Regulations Stop the Sale of Some Specialty Pets in Saskatchewan

Tuesday we were made aware that new Captive Wildlife In Saskatchewan regulations were enacted as of June 1st 2021. These regulations severely restrict the sale and ownership of many speciality species that, until May 31st, were available through pet stores. To our knowledge, there was no outreach to the hobby groups and business owners of the province […]