On Jan. 1, Morinville’s new pet bylaw officially came into effect. Among other things, this bylaw upheld the Town’s previous requirement stating no pets—dogs or cats—are allowed to roam freely in town.
That provision—which was almost removed when the bylaw was redrafted last year—is one way the Town is encouraging residents to keep their pets safe in the winter, particularly in a region where cold weather can be downright dangerous.
Good preventive health care for pets makes a big difference in their lives, according to the staff of the Morinville Veterinary Clinic. The clinic recently launched its Optimum Care program, a group of preventive health plans designed to keep pets healthy through important routine care, reducing the risk of disease by detecting any issues early on, and reducing the cost of pet ownership by spreading those costs over 12 months.
About a dozen dogs and their owners took to the catwalk at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Leap into Spring Expo Saurday afternoon. The event, sponsored by the Morinville Veterinary Clinic and Champion Petfoods offered prizes for the best-dressed animal. First prize was a year’s supply of Champion Petfoods product, second prize was a gift certificate to the clinic, and third prize was bragging rights for the owner.
Above is this week's Adopt-a-pet video, a partnership between The Morinville News and the Morinville Veterinary Clinic. If you are interested in any of these animals, please call them at 780-939-3133...
By Stephen DafoeMorinville – A kitten stretches its paw far outside its cage, reaching out for some human contact. She purrs and then runs her flank along an offered hand, a show of appreciation for the attention being offered. In another room, Marlow leaps and tugs against his leash – not because he is a disobedient dog – but because he is happy in his hopes of making a new human friend. Marlow and the kitten are two of 20-some dogs and cats currently up for adoption at the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, all part of the facility’s stray / rescue program...
Compiled by Étienne ThevouScrapping for a good cause
École Georges P. Vanier School in Morinville held a Fundraising Scrapfest Friday night to build up some funds for their playground equipment. Scrapbooking aficionados and dealers assembled from Sturgeon County and Edmonton to take part in the event. $700 had been raised from registrations prior...
By Étienne Thevou
With the ghost and goblins gone and the left over candy tempting us all to pack on some winter fat, it’s time to burn some energy this week with a number of things going on in Morinville and area.