Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Who killed coyote and pups?


NEWMARKET, ON, (February 9, 2006) - The Ontario SPCA is calling on the public for any information related to the death and mutilation of an adult female coyote and two coyote pups found on the York University Keele campus in late January.

On January 30 the Ontario SPCA was notified of the incident by Toronto Police, 31 Division. The remains of the animals were found in a thick, clear plastic bag behind the Beatrice Ice Gardens, located at the northwest periphery of the University's Keele Campus. The animals had been skinned from the waist up and beheaded, with ears, eyes and nose removed. There is no clear indication whether the incident occurred on the University campus, or if the bodies were disposed there afterwards. The bodies have been sent for a necropsy.

The coordinated investigative effort between the Ontario SPCA, Toronto Animal Services, Toronto Police and York University Security Services has not yet turned up any leads in finding who was involved with the death and disposal of the animals. "We are appealing to members of the public who may have any information related to the case," says Sarah Jones, Ontario SPCA Inspector. "If anyone has seen or heard anything that may help us we would greatly appreciate their assistance."

If you have information that may help further the investigation, please contact Inspector Sarah Jones at (905) 898-7122/ 1-888-668-7722, ext. 338. Information can be left anonymously.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cheerful chickadees brighten winter days

Loveable chickadees brighten these gifts for birders, birdwatchers, and other bird lovers.Here in Canada, I can count on chickadees to brighten up the long cold winter.

Top left: This organic cotton Chickadees t-shirt is soft against your skin—great for winter layering.

Top center: Get caught up on your correspondence with these cute Chickadees notecards (blank inside).

Top right: This Chickadees tote bag is an environmentally friendly way to carry your groceries, library books, and whatnot home.

Bottom left: Curl up with a good book and this soft Chickadees throw pillow.

Bottom center: Warm up after a day in the snow with a Chickadees mug full of hot chocolate!

Bottom right: To rest your mug on, a matching Chickadees tile coaster.

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