Nanaimo – Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Animals and staff at the Nanaimo shelter have embraced their Reiki program
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Daniel says they’ve been quietly fundraising for a while to support the project in Nanaimo. Shelters in Surrey and Kelowna will also be upgraded during the first phase of the SPCA’s Facilities Plan.
We rescued Chloe from the Nanaimo Animal Shelter in June 2013.
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I have used a CO2 gas chamber to kill animals. It is not humane – period. Also the above instructions do not tell you that the gas should be passed through warm water, so it is heated & humidified. It is particularly hard on cats who have very sensitive mucous membranes. I have put my head in that chamber & could not keep it in there for more than 2 seconds! It feels like someone gripping the insides of your nose with pliers or pincers. I operated this machine as a volunteer shelter manager in Nanaimo B.C. From 1985 to 1988. I invited 8 vets to watch cats die in the bos. Only 3 came but all agreed to take it in turns to euthanise them for $5 a head. Maple Ridge, BC Animal Rescue & Animal Shelters; BC SPCA - Nanaimo & District Branch
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We rescued Chloe from the Nanaimo Animal Shelter in June 2013. She was a very scared nervous dog and a runner so we had to be very careful not to let her loose. We like to travel quite a bit and didn’t want to put Chloe in a kennel so when they told us about, Jenn who house sits and trains dogs as well, we were quite excited. Since that day Jenn has house sat for us many times and every time we come back Chloe has learned a new trick. We get to see her doing these tricks on Facebook and see how happy she is. Chloe was also aggressive on leash to other dogs, lunging and barking. Jenn worked on that as well and taught us a lot. Chloe is such a different better happy dog now. We would recommend Jenn to anyone, she takes great care of the house and even better care of our dog. Chloe just loves her and is so excited to see her.The adult female pugs were all in poor condition, mostly covered in urine and feces with ear mites and worms, Graham Arnold, an animal control officer with Nanaimo Animal Shelter, said Monday. – Based in Richmond BC, The BC SPCA currently receives no provincial government funding and is completely reliant on community support. – Based in Burnaby, The Small Animal Rescue Society of BC is a registered society run by volunteers. Our primary focus is to rescue and rehome small animals in need. Neglected, injured and abandoned animals are our main priority. – Based in Surrey, The City of Surrey Animal Resource Centre is a government funded facility that cares for all domestic animals. Animals come into our care from the City of Surrey Animal Control department when found running at large and are housed at the facility throughout a stray hold prior to being placed for adoption in hopes that their owners will contact the shelter. – Based in Nanaimo, The BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch provides care and protection to thousands of animals each year. – Based in Parksville, Each year our branch helps hundreds of animals find new homes. The BC SPCA currently receives no provincial government funding and is completely reliant on community support. – Based in Victoria, The BC SPCA Victoria Branch provides care and protection to thousands of animals each year. Animals and staff at the Nanaimo shelter have embraced their Reiki program. Healing sessions have been offered by Animal Reiki practitioners Ann Marie and Lori several times each week for the past two years. Our SPCA is one of two Canadian shelters that hold membership in the Shelter Animal Reiki Jenn Hauta is the owner and head trainer of Fairy Dogmother Training & Pet Care. She is the first Fear Free Certified Professional in Nanaimo and the first Family Paws Parent Education presenter on Vancouver Island. Her passion for animals led her to start professionally pet sitting in 1995. In 2001, Jenn volunteered and worked at Whistler Animals Galore (a fabulous shelter in Whistler BC) for 5 years where she learned to conduct temperament assessments and started training and behaviour modification for cats and dogs. She has also worked at a boarding kennel. Jenn feels very fortunate to have been able to meet and work with a variety of dogs and cats (some birds and lizards too!) with a wide range of behavioural issues such as resource guarding, fear, and aggression.