When you walk through the makeshift kennels, you can spot the neediest dogs almost immediately. There’s scruffy Nigel, rescued from a hoarder, still cowering in the corner.
And Murphy, a three-legged Doberman who was just days away from being euthanized. Then there’s Jagger – part dachshund, part who knows what– whose big brown eyes reflect a desperate need for attention.
They’re among thousands of homeless dogs seeking refuge in Canada, part of a social movement that is rapidly changing