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1405 19th Sideroad
King, ON
Canada

Dog Tales is a dog rescue and horse sanctuary like no other in the world! 

Help Us Save 21 Dogs in 3 Easy Steps!

21 dogs saved from a fighting ring in Tilbury are now at risk of euthanasia. Please be their voice.

 
 
Photos from OSPCA court documents

Photos from OSPCA court documents


Dog Tales is a world-class rescue facility set on 50 acres in King City, just 15 minutes down the road from the Newmarket OSPCA. Our property is complete with kilometers of walking trails, fenced paddocks for off-leash play, therapy pools, and oversized, comfortably furnished rooms for each of the dogs (many of which are even complete with crystal chandeliers!). We have an expert team of RVTs that closely monitor our dogs, and, in partnership with the VEC Toronto, are able to provide our dogs with the best medical care available. Our team of trainers work each day to train and rehabilitate our dogs in order to prepare them for their forever homes. Dog Tales truly is the perfect setting for any rescue dog to recover from their difficult past.


At Dog Tales we are known for taking on the difficult cases - dogs with medical issues, dogs with disabilities, and, most often, dogs with behavioural issues that have caused other organizations to deem them “unadoptable”. Time and time again we have proven this wrong by rehabilitating these dogs and sending them off to beautiful homes where they live happily without incident. Our team specializes in dealing with dog-aggressive dogs, and has worked with fighting dogs and bait dogs on numerous occasions.


In October 2015, the OSPCA seized 31 dogs from a fighting ring in Tilbury, Ontario. Because of our extensive experience with rehabilitation, and because our one-of-a-kind facility is located just a short drive down the road from the Newmarket OSPCA where the dogs were being housed, we immediately reached out and offered to take in all 31 dogs so that they could be given the best chance at a happy life. Our offer was declined. Since then, three dogs have been euthanized for "medical and behavioural reasons". Earlier in the month the OSPCA filed a request with the court to have 21 of the remaining dogs euthanized, claiming them to be a danger to public safety.


We are offering, for the second time, to take in all of these dogs and provide them with lodging, high-quality food, vetting, rehabilitation, and, most importantly, love, all at no cost to the OSPCA. When the dogs are rehabilitated, we will actively seek appropriate homes in provinces not affected by Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation. If any dogs are unable to be rehabilitated, we will provide them with a loving forever home at our sanctuary. We are willing to allow the OSPCA to be as involved as they would like, whether that means sending representatives to our shelter regularly to monitor the rehabilitation process, or having final say in any potential adoptions.


For such a large undertaking, we plan to bring in a team of trusted experts from around the world to assist our current team with the rehabilitation process, so that each dog is given the individual time and attention that they require.


The court documents outlining the evaluations of the 21 dogs note that only four of the 21 dogs exhibited any aggression whatsoever towards people, and include the following quotes:

This dog is very sweet and highly social with people. She was little nervous at first but she enjoyed being touched. She playfully chased the tug toy. She submissively followed during tag. She was more interested in socializing with people than eating or chewing. She greeted the toddler doll submissively and was very curious.
He was social with the tester and chose to stay near her and put paws into her lap for petting. He accepted all handling.
— OSPCA Court Documents

After closely reading through the evaluations, we do not feel that any of these dogs deserve to die. The issues present are nothing that we haven’t seen before (and are a direct result of the abuse that they have suffered), and we are confident that we can help these dogs, as we have countless times in the past. Our lawyers have a comprehensive plan in place that will allow us to save these dogs, but there's one problem:


Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation prevents us from taking in Pit Bulls at our shelter, so we must be granted a special designation to house the dogs by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.


This is where you come in! Time is running out, and we have not yet heard back from the Ministry about our request. As this is a highly political issue, there is tremendous power in numbers. The 50 dogs rescued from Michael Vicks’ high-profile fighting ring in 2007 have proven to the world that fighting dogs can be successfully rehabilitated and integrated into society.  (Click here if you don't believe us!) They are living with children, they are living with with other dogs, and several have even become therapy dogs. It is our belief that the same is possible for these 21 dogs. We do not believe that these dogs should be punished for the crimes that have been committed against them. We believe that, after all they have been through, they are deserving of a second chance. If you agree, please find the contact information for your local MPP below and reach out, requesting that they speak up on behalf of these dogs. These dogs cannot speak, and they need us to be their voice.


Click your local riding below to find out who your MPP is, and how to contact them!
Do you live outside of Ontario? You can still help! Click here.

Ajax - Pickering


Joe Dickson
E-mail: jdickson.mpp@liberal.ola.org
Phone: 905-427-2060

Algoma - Manitoulin


Michael Mantha
Phone: 705-461-9710
E-mail: mmantha-co@ndp.on.ca

Ancaster - Dundas - Flamborough - Westdale


Hon Ted McMeekin
Phone: 905-690-6552
E-mail: tmcmeekin.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Barrie


Ann Hoggarth
Phone: 705-726-5538
E-mail: ahoggarth.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Beaches - East York


Arthur Potts
Phone: 416-690-1032
E-mail: apotts.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Bramalea - Gore - Malton


Jagmeet Singh
Phone: 905-799-3939
E-mail: jsingh-co@ndp.on.ca

Brampton West


Vic Dhillon
Phone: 905-796-8669
E-mail: vdhillon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Brampton - Springdale


Harinder Malhi
Phone: 905-495-8030
E-mail: hmalhi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Brant


Hon Dave Levac
Phone:519-759-0361
E-mail: dlevac.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Bruce - Grey - Owen Sound


Bill Walker
Phone: 519-371-2421
E-mail: bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org

Burlington


Eleanor McMahon
Phone: 905-639-7924
E-mail: emcmahon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Cambridge


Kathryn McGarry
Phone: 519-623-5852
E-mail: kmcgarry.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Carleton - Mississippi Mills


Jack MacLaren
Phone:613-599-3000
E-mail: jack.maclarenco@pc.ola.org

Chatham-Kent - Essex


Rick Nicholls
Phone:1-800-265-3992
E-mail: rick.nichollsco@pc.ola.org

Davenport


Cristina Martins
Phone:416-535-3158
E-mail: cmartins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Don Valley East


Hon. Michael Coteau
Phone: 416-494-6856
E-mail: mcoteau.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Don Valley West


Hon. Kathleen O. Wynne
Phone: 416-425-6777
E-mail: kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Dufferin - Caledon


Sylvia Jones
Phone: 905-951-9382
E-mail: sylvia.jonesco@pc.ola.org

Durham


Granville Anderson
Phone: 905-697-1501
E-mail: ganderson.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Eglington - Lawrence


Mike Colle
Phone: 416-781-2395
E-mail: mcolle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Elgin - Middlesex - London


Jeff Yurek
Phone: 519-631-0666
E-mail: jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org

Essex


Taras Natyshak
Phone: 519-776-6420
E-mail: tnatyshak-co@ndp.on.ca

Etobicoke Centre


Yvan Baker
Phone: 416-234-2800
E-mail: ybaker.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Etobicoke North


Shafiq Qaadri
Phone: 416-745-2859
E-mail: sqaadri.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Etobicoke - Lakeshore


Peter Z. Milczyn
Phone: 416-259-2249
E-mail: Pmilczyn.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Glengarry - Prescott - Russell


Grant Crack
Phone: 613-446-4010
E-mail: gcrack.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Guelph


Hon. Liz Sandals
Phone: 519-836-4190
E-mail: lsandals.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Haldimand - Norfolk


Toby Barrett
Phone: 519-428-0446
E-mail: toby.barrettco@pc.ola.org

Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock


Laurie Scott
Phone: 416-325-2771
E-mail: laurie.scottco@pc.ola.org

Halton


Indira Naidoo-Harris
Phone: 905-878-1729
E-mail: inaidoo-harris.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Hamilton Centre


Andrea Horwath
Phone: 905-544-9644
E-mail: ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca

Hamilton East - Stoney Creek


Paul Miller
Phone: 905-545-0114
E-mail: pmiller-co@ndp.on.ca

Hamilton Mountain


Monique Taylor
Phone: 416-325-1796
E-mail: mtaylor-qp@ndp.on.ca

Huron - Bruce


Lisa M. Thompson
Phone: 519-523-4251
E-mail: lisa.thompsonco@pc.ola.org

Kenora - Rainy River


Sarah Campbell
Phone: 807-274-7619
E-mail: scmpp@ndp.on.ca

Kingston and the Islands


Sophie Kiwala
Phone: 613-547-2385
E-mail: skiwala.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Kitchener Centre


Daiene Vernile
Phone: 519-579-5460
E-mail: dvernile.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Kitchener - Conestoga


Michael Harris
Phone: 519-954-8679
E-mail: michael.harris@pc.ola.org

Kitchener - Waterloo


Catherine Fife
Phone: 416-325-6913
E-mail: cfife-qp@ndp.on.ca

Lambton - Kent - Middlesex


Monte McNaughton
Phone: 519-245-8696
E-mail: monte.mcnaughtonco@pc.ola.org

Lanark - Frontenac - Lenox and Addington


Randy Hillier
Phone: 613-267-8239
E-mail: randy.hillierco@pc.ola.org

Leeds - Grenville


Steve Clark
Phone: 613-342-9522
E-mail: steve.clark@pc.ola.org

London North Centre


Hon. Deborah Matthews
Phone: 519-432-7339
E-mail: dmatthews.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

London West


Peggy Sattler
Phone: 519-657-3120
E-mail: Psattler-co@ndp.on.ca

London - Fanshawe


Teresa J. Armstrong
Phone: 519-668-1104
E-mail: tarmstrong-co@ndp.on.ca

Markham - Unionville


Hon. Michael Chan
Phone: 905-305-1935
E-mail: mchan.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Mississauga East - Cooksville


Hon. Dipika Damerla
Phone: 905-238-1751
E-mail: ddamerla.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Mississauga South


Hon. Charles Sousa
Phone: 905-274-8228
E-mail: csousa.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Mississauga - Brampton South


Amrit Mangat
Phone: 905-696-0367
E-mail: amangat.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Mississauga - Erindale


Harinder S. Takhar
Phone: 905-897-8815
E-mail: htakhar.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Mississauga - Streetsville


Bob Delaney
Phone: 905-569-1643
E-mail: bdelaney.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Nepean - Carleton


Lisa MacLeod
Phone: 613-823-2116
E-mail: lisa.macleod@pc.ola.org

Newmarket - Aurora


Chris Ballard
Phone: 905-750-0019
E-mail: cballard.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Niagara Falls


Wayne Gates
Phone: 905-357-0681
E-mail: wgates-co@ndp.on.ca

Niagara West - Glanbrook


Tim Hudak
Phone: 905-563-1755
E-mail:tim.hudakco@pc.ola.org

Nickel Belt


France Gelinas
Phone: 705-969-3621
E-mail: fgelinas-co@ndp.on.ca

Nipissing


Victor Fedeli
Phone: 705-474-8340
E-mail: vic.fedelico@pc.ola.org

Northumberland - Quinte West


Lou Rinaldi
Phone: 905-372-4000
E-mail: lrinaldi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Oak Ridges - Markham


Hon. Helena Jaczek
Phone: 905-294-4931
E-mail: hjaczek.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Oakville


Hon. Kevin Daniel Flynn
Phone: 905-827-5141
E-mail: kflynn.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Oshawa


Jennifer K. French
Phone: 905-723-2411
E-mail: JFrench-CO@ndp.on.ca

Ottawa Centre


Hon. Yasir Naqvi
Phone:613-722-6414 or 416-325-0408
E-mail: ynaqvi.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Ottawa South


John Fraser
Phone: 613-736-9573
E-mail: Jfraser.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Ottawa West - Nepean


Hon. Bob Chiarelli
Phone: 613-721-8075
E-mail: bchiarelli.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Ottawa - Orleans


Marie-France Lalonde
Phone: 613-834-8679
E-mail: mflalonde.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Ottawa - Vanier


Hon. Madeline Mellieur
Phone: 613-744-4484
E-mail: mmeilleur.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Oxford


Ernie Hardeman
Phone: 519-537-5222
E-mail: ernie.hardeman@pc.ola.org

Parkdale - High Park


Cheri DiNovo
Phone: 416-763-5630
E-mail: dinovoc-co@ndp.on.ca

Parry Sound - Muskoka


Norm Miller
Phone: 705-746-4266
E-mail: norm.miller@pc.ola.org

Perth - Wellington


Randy Pettapiece
Phone: 519-272-0660
E-mail: randy.pettapiececo@pc.ola.org

Peterborough


Hon. Jeff Leal
Phone: 705-742-3777
E-mail: jleal.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Pickering - Scarborough East


Hon. Tracy MacCharles
Phone: 905-509-0336
E-mail: 905-509-0334 tmaccharles.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Prince Edward - Hastings


Todd Smith
Phone: 613-962-1144
E-mail: todd.smith@pc.ola.org

Renfrew - Nipissing - Pembroke


John Yakabuski
Phone: 613-735-6627
E-mail: john.yakabuskico@pc.ola.org

Richmond Hill


Hon. Reza Moridi
Phone: 905-884-8080
E-mail: rmoridi.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Sarnia - Lambton


Robert Bailey
Phone: 519-337-0051
E-mail: bob.bailey@pc.ola.org

Sault Ste. Marie


Hon. David Orazietti
Phone: 705-949-6959
E-mail: dorazietti.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Scarborough Centre


Hon. Brad Duguid
Phone: 416-615-2183
E-mail: bduguid.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Scarborough Southwest


Lorenzo Berardinetti
Phone: 416-261-9525
E-mail: lberardinetti.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Scarborough - Agincourt


Soo Wong
Phone: 416-297-6568
E-mail: swong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Scarborough - Guildwood


Hon. Mitzie Hunter
Phone: 416-281-2787
E-mail: mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Scarborough - Rouge River


Bas Balkissoon
Phone: 416-297-5040
E-mail: bbalkissoon.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Simcoe North


Patrick Brown
Phone: 705-326-3246
E-mail: patrick.brownco@pc.ola.org

Simcoe - Grey


Jim Wilson
Phone: 705-446-1090
E-mail: jim.wilsonco@pc.ola.org

St. Catherines


Hon. James J. Bradley
Phone: 905-935-0018
E-mail: jbradley.mpp@liberal.ola.org

St. Paul's


Hon. Eric Hoskins
Phone: 416-656-0943
E-mail: ehoskins.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Stormont - Dundas - South Glengarry


Jim McDonell
Phone:613-933-6513
E-mail: jim.mcdonellco@pc.ola.org

Sudbury


Glenn Thibeault
Phone: 705-675-1914
E-mail: gthibeault.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Thornhill


Gila Martow
Phone: 905-731-8462
E-mail: gila.martow@pc.ola.org

Thunder Bay - Atikokan


Hon. Bill Mauro
Phone: 807-623-9237
E-mail: bmauro.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Thunder Bay - Superior North


Hon. Michael Gravelle
Phone: 807-345-3647
E-mail: mgravelle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Timiskaming - Cochrane


John Vanthof
Phone: 705-647-5995
E-mail: jvanthof-qp@ndp.on.ca

Timmins - James Bay


Gilles Bisson
Phone: 705-268-6400
E-mail: gbisson@ndp.on.ca

Toronto Centre


Hon. Glen R. Murray
Phone: 416-972-7683
E-mail: gmurray.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Toronto - Danforth


Peter Tabuns
Phone: 416-461-0223
E-mail: tabunsp-co@ndp.on.ca

Trinity - Spadina


Han Dong
Phone: 416-603-9664
E-mail: hdong.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Vaughan


Hon. Steven Del Duca
Phone: 905-893-4428
E-mail: sdelduca.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Welland


Cindy Forster
Phone: 905-732-6884
E-mail: cforster-qp@ndp.on.ca

Wellington - Halton Hills


Ted Arnott
Phone: 519-787-5247
E-mail: ted.arnott@pc.ola.org

Whitby - Oshawa


Lorne Coe
Phone: 905-430-1141
E-mail: lorne.coeco@pc.ola.org

Willowdale


Hon. David Zimmer
Phone: 416-733-7878
E-mail: dzimmer.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Windsor West


Lisa Gretzky
Phone: 519-977-7191
E-mail: LGretzky-CO@ndp.on.ca

Windsor - Tecumseh


Parcy Hatfield
Phone: 519-251-5199
E-mail: PHatfield-co@ndp.on.ca

York Centre


Monte Kwinter
Phone: 416-630-0080
E-mail: mkwinter.mpp@liberal.ola.org

York South - Weston


Laura Albanese
Phone: 416-243-7984
E-mail: lalbanese.mpp@liberal.ola.org

York West


Hon. Mario Sergio
Phone: 416-743-7272
E-mail: msergio.mpp@liberal.ola.org

York - Simcoe


Julia Munro
Phone: 905-895-1555
E-mail: julia.munroco@pc.ola.org


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Using the contact information found above, reach out to your local MPP and ask them to speak up on behalf of these dogs. In order to bring the dogs to our rescue, we require a special designation from the provincial government, and this cannot be obtained without their support. For a sample e-mail, click here.




You can still help! Please reach out to Yasir Naqvi of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services directly. He can be reached by e-mailing ynaqvi.mpp@liberal.ola.org or calling 416-325-0408.

For a sample e-mail, click here