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OMD Weekend News Roundup For April 9th – April 16th

OMD Weekend News Roundup For April 9th – April 16th

Happy Easter! We hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

Here are our favourite stories from this week!

2022 Cadbury Bunny Is an English Doogle

This year’s Cadbury Bunny contest winner is an adorable English Doodle named Annie Rose.
According to CNN, this pooch from Cincinnati Ohio is a therapy dog who loves “doing therapy work to make nursing home residents smile.”
For those who may not know, an English Doodle is a mix between an English cream golden retriever and a poodle.

As for Annie Rose, she competed against many impressive candidates for this national contest including a llama, bearded dragon and hedgehog. Last year, the winner was Betty, a tiny tree frog from Florida.

After being crowned Cadbury’s ‘Spokesbunny,’ Annie Rose has won $5,000 for her owner and she will be starring in her very own Cadbury commercial.

Rescued dog on the road to recovery

A neglected dog was recently rescued from an RV in British Columbia and the SPCA is pleased to announce that he is on a happy and healthy road to recovery.
Aspen, a pit bull terrier was discovered in an RV with no place to lie down due to garbage and feces completely surrounding him. “He had been kept in complete darkness and was emaciated, lethargic and struggling to walk,” the SPCA told Global News.

Dog banned on popular Tofino Beach

five-month dog ban starts today at a popular Tofino beach in an effort to protect migrating birds.

According to CTV News, the move comes from the federal government at a time when Parks Canada says its a critical period for migrating shorebirds.
The ban comes into effect at Combers Beach which is part of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Long Beach.

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The ban will be in place until Oct. 1 and pet owners are advised that while dogs are allowed at other areas of Long Beach, they must be leashed.

Pet supplies needed following fire

A massive structure fire broke out in a low-income housing unit in Vancouver on Monday, leaving many people and pets displaced.

According to reports from CTV News, five people were taken to hospital and numerous people were left homeless after the fire roared through the mixed-use Gastown building. Fire Chief Karen Fry told the press that several people were rescued but “upwards of a handful” were unaccounted for. Atira Women’s Resource Society spoke out on Twitter, asking for various donations including pet food and supplies. City officials have been busy searching for temporary housing options for residents of the Winters Hotel where the fire broke out.

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