News and Announcements

OSPCA Hotline to Report Animal Abuse

Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2:46 PM CDT by Catherine
Hi all. I'm absolutely :) delighted :) to share this with you. The Ontario SPCA has set up a 24-hour hotline to report animal abuse. See details herein....

[url]http://www.ontariospca.ca/media-centre/media-releases/837.html#.U3FbfKcV_ad.facebook[/url]

NCC Rules/Regs & Ontario BSL

Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM CDT by Catherine
Hi all. Anyone who may think that BP, being on NCC owned property is exempt from the Ontario Laws, would be sadly mistaken. Since 2011, the NCC reports to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Federal), and is governed under the National Capital Act. This said, they have incorporated into their rules & regs, the Dog Ownership Liability Act, another Act (can't remember title) and BSL; as most know Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is the inane (Liberal Provincial Govt) legislation that McGuinty brought enacted in 2005, against expert, and I mean, truly EXPERT advice in committee hearing meetings & testimonies. Anyway,
The Ontario law requires that pitbulls (which are not a 'breed', but a mix, or a mutt, are banned from the province. They are not to be bred, sold or adopted. Under the Grandfather clause of the law, the ones previously owned must be spayed/neutered, muzzled and leashed while in public, where the leash maximum length is 1.5 m. The dog need only have the 'appearance' of a Pit Bull (again, not a breed, but a mutt), to fall under the legislation. DNA tests are required (at owner's expense) to prove that the dog is not, indeed a Pit Bull. The dog, a family pet for 99.9% of people, may be snatched by the authorities, at any time, taken to a shelter, and all too often euthanized - because of how they look!!!!
Ottawa, nor the NCC have enforced the law, as they do the more logical thing of dealing with the dogs on a 'dangerous dog' basis, and not on the basis of 'appearance to a pitbull. BP is NCC property, but this inane legislation is on the books and incorporated into their rules.

[URL]http://www.responsibledogowners.ca/docs/NCC_lands.pdf[/URL]

Giardia

Posted Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:59 PM CST by Catherine
There have been recent new cases of Giardia in dogs at the park, a parasite that is generally obtained by dogs eating feces from other dogs.
Even if your dog doesn't take part in the winter habit of poopsickle eating, they can contract it by just stepping in contaminated (poop) spots, and then licking their paws. Some dogs exhibit physical signs of giardia, such as loose stools & other symptoms, but not all dogs do & often, we humans don't even know that there's a problem.
All to say:
1) pick up after your dog so that other dogs don't eat the stuff left behind by other dogs;
2) try to keep your poop-eating canine from ingesting the poop left behind at the park;
3) if your dog, especially a poop-eater, exhibits symptoms of this, get a stool sample and have it tested by the vet. Make sure the sample doesn't freeze as it can no longer be tested once frozen; there are meds that are given to get rid of the parasite.

Navigating Brucepit.ca

Posted Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM CST by Catherine
Hi all.
To new members and users: You need only click on 'Discussion Forums' to get to the main topics of this website. Each of these topics has different threads which you can, and are encouraged to contribute to.
This is a website for us, lovers of our dogs and frequenters of Bruce Pit.

Make sure you take advantage of creating 'albums' on your own page, posting pictures and, please feel free to share some with us. We're a small community, but close and always interested in what's happening with you and your dog(s), while respecting your privacy.

We also welcome input from you for anything that is going on at Bruce Pit. If you have info on a planned event, if you have concerns of any kind about anything, let us all know.

If we can be of assistance, don't hesitate to call on us.

Web site clean up

Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:40 PM CST by KPOOCH
Administration has started to do a major clean up of the web site for spammers or anything else we deem removable. You will notice a drop in our membership. Just as an example, there are 403 dogs with the name of OTTAWA, and 116 named Bruce Pit registered. take care

Costs of Vet Services in Canada

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM CDT by Catherine
Hi all. Just to let you know that the CBC's Market Place, airing at 8:00 p.m., this Friday (October 4), will address the costs of vet services in Canada. This should be very interesting and informative for us loyal dog owners.

The great poorymid

Posted Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 9:07 PM CDT by KPOOCH
Well the great poorymid is now operative. Hope everybody uses it.

Forgotten User ID or Password

Posted Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4:15 PM CDT by Catherine
It happens! Here's how to re-set your username and/or password:
1- Make sure you click into brucepit.ca (NOT brucepit.com)
2- When the home page comes up asking for your username and P/W, click onto the FAQ without logging into the site. It takes you to a screen that asks what question you have. Type in "Forgot Username" or "Forgot Password" and it will give you the instructions on how to proceed to reset any one of these.
3- It will ask for your e-mail address (the one that is listed on this site.) If you have various ones, and can't remember which one you've used for this site, contact one of the admins and we will send you an e-mail to the address that we've been provided. The system must recognize the e-mail address in order to send an automated message with instructions on how to re-set your user name or password. This message should be received within a few minutes. You cannot use the same password, but must provide a different one.
This is for security reasons, as passwords are encrypted and this ensures your security whereby even the admins on the site don't have access.
Hope this helps!
4- If you have the correct e-mail address, follow the instructions.

News re Web Site Errors

Posted Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM CDT by speedway7
The administrators of the Bruce Pit web site apologize for any problems encountered with the site.

The repair of any problems is a trickle-down situation and cannot always be fixed immediately. Please be assured, however, that we are monitoring it and try to find solutions as quickly as possible.

We hope that you enjoy your time on the site and appreciate your participation.

Thank you

Beware of Possible Spammers and/or Scammers

Posted Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:43 PM CST by Catherine
Hi all. The administrators of this local website are determined to ensure that we're not invaded by potential spammers/scammers. We check this out on a daily basis. You'd be amazed at the various locations (such as India, Bangladesh, the Phillipines, and the list goes on) that 'new members' come from, and the services or wares they are allegedly promoting, not to mention the inane history they provide (their alleged dogs' names, the url, and other info.)

We will continue to try to protect us all from these people and sites who would and should have absolutely no interest whatsoever in our local dogsite.

If you are to get a message/post from a 'new member' from whom you've never heard of, or where they've posted in a totally unrelated part of the website, one that may (or may not) appear to be legit, anyone where the message or origin of such is questionable, or that raises a few red flags, please alert one of the administrators so that we can look into it. Do not reply to the posts until you are assured of their legitimacy, something we can do from this end. If you want to ensure anonymity, send a private message to one of the administrators, and we will deal with it immediately!

I don't want to scare anyone, but I do want you to remember that spammers and worse, scammers are a part of the world-wide web now and since there would be no reason whatsoever that anyone from across the miles would be legitimately interested in our little home website, we have to wonder why they'd bother and we have to therefore, take the necessary precautions!