M. Michelle Nadon
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M. Michelle Nadon is known for her exceptional and comprehensive knowledge of Canadian media mandates and stakeholders. Founded in 2004, mediaINTELLIGENCE.ca has been the preeminent provider of strategic recruitment and career management guidance for the Canadian media and entertainment sectors. Renown for its individual career management services, MI serves as the trusted nexus linking creative companies with top professionals, providing cutting-edge training programs, and making career resources available to the creative class.

Michelle lives north of Toronto, with her beautiful German Shepherd Stella, and spends all of her spare time, goodwill and company profits on animal advocacy. Since 2005, she has published the weekly C4P Animal Rescue Newsletter – recognized as a trusted information source providing Canadian citizens with updates on advocacy efforts for Canada's too often neglected, abandoned and abused domestic pets and livestock. Leading and empowering a national membership through regular first-in-class communication, the weekly C4P Animal Rescue Newsletter provides relevant, meaningful and qualitative resources and support for Canadian animals and their guardians. To sample our newsletter, send an email request to: c4p@mediaintelligence.ca.

Entries by M. Michelle Nadon

Hello World! I'm Levi, and I'm FAMILY!

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Baby season started early this year. Last Fall, two pot-bellied pigs were found dumped on an Ontario highway, and were mercifully taken in by kind folk on a nearby horse farm. Thanks to informal rescue relationships across local farms, they were transferred to FrogHollow Farm Sanctuary.

When animals come...

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Fireworks Can Be A Pet Owner's Worst Nightmare

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2014 | 10:29 PM

Oh how I dread Victoria Day, and Canada Day for that matter. Because, as an animal rescuer, I know this coming week -- without fail -- I'll receive countless calls from distraught pet owners whose animals have bolted from fear during fireworks displays.

Roughly 10,000 pets go missing in the...

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An Open Apology to our Beloved Elephant, Limba

(11) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 10:28 AM

Dearest Limba, the world owes you an apology.

I am sorry for your life of servitude and loneliness.

I am sorry you were taken from your precious Vietnamese family in 1964, robbed of your tribe (your mother and father, sisters and brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles), robbed...

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Putting Your Dog Down, Saying Goodbye to a Friend

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:07 AM

Last week brought the end of a truly unique odyssey with a handicapped hound named Nazareth, and his human caregiver Jackie.

Naz was about 12 years old when he was found in late 2011 on the balcony of a Toronto apartment building: starved, dehydrated and, due to paralysis in his...

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Giving Thanks for the Lives of Our Animal and Human Friends

(7) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:07 PM

Three weeks ago, a small miracle took place in Hay River, Northwest Territories: Loki, a semi-feral northern Canadian dog was brought into safety just short of the September 30 deadline to get him "off the streets" (i.e., shoot him). As we celebrate this particular Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful to...

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Adopt-a-HuffPet: These Kitties Need a Home

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 5:43 PM


Angelo (b/w) and Simone (white) need a new home as their owner has recently lost a loved one in her life, and now needs to relocate and cannot take her pets with her to her new shared space. Angelo is approximately four and half,...

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Will Pope Francis Champion Animal Rights?

(12) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 5:26 PM


As former Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina was chosen to take stewardship of the Catholic church this week, I watched, with a high degree of interest and some degree of hope, the direction of the new papacy. Raised in the Catholic faith, I...

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A Love Letter to All Mothers on Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 4:16 PM

One of the purest of loves is that of a mother for her child.


Recently, at Farm Sanctuary's Orland California farm, a beautiful sheep mother gave birth to two baby girls, Zuri and Elizabeth. Scads of folk have been overjoyed...

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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Give These Bonded Cats a Home

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 8:53 AM


Buddy and Princess have been living in the laundry room and hallways of a Regent Park building in Toronto for the last six years. Buddy is an FIV+ neutered male cat, approx. 8-10 years old. He is very good-natured, likes people and is bonded...

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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Lucy the Wobbly Kitty Needs Your Love

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 11:20 AM

Wonderful, wobbly Lucy! The first thing you will notice about me when you meet me is that I wobble. That's because I'm a wobbly cat (I have what vets calls cerebellar hypoplasia). I am also FeLV+.


But please don't...

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This Cat Needs a Warm Home in the Cold Weather

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 11:33 AM


For at least a decade our mom has helped pet owners less fortunate than herself with pet food, taxi service, even litter help and veterinary rescue rates. She makes a steady but modest income under $30K yearly and her brother, on medical...

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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Sweet Wilbur Needs a Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 12:47 PM

Sweet Wilbur: Found in an abandoned crate in the bush, Wilbur has survived the closing of an animal shelter and 11 months of shelter/kennel life with a calm and undemanding disposition. Wilbur is a hound breed, neutered male, 20" at shoulder and sturdy in build, between five and nine...

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14 Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Roughly 10,000 pets go missing in the greater Toronto area each year. And they are only the ones that are reported. And only an approximate 65 per cent make it home. The following tips will help you put safety and prevention front and centre, when bringing home your...

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Adopt-a-HuffPet: Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

In Canadian rescue groups, we often come across special pairs of dogs seeking a new home together. These "bonded pairs" come from families whose primary caregiver's circumstances have changed, and the pair is left to the mercy of society.

Bonded dogs share truly exceptional emotional ties and communication patterns....

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Sheep Thrills: An Unusual Animal Rescue

(13) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 5:31 PM

Animal rescue is alive and well in Canada. And as a result, today, so is a dear little innocent sheep.

It's the middle of the day -- your telephone rings, you don't recognize the number, but they're calling on...

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Adopt-A-HuffPet: Room For This Little Cat Who Thinks She's a Dog?

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 1:59 PM

2012-09-11-Mary.jpeg Little Mary is a darling young cat whose life was recently saved at the last minute when she was under threat of euthanization, pulled from a local pound and taken into foster.

She is not quite a year old, and...

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Adopt-A-HuffPet: Give These Eight Cats a Chance at Nine Lives

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 6:57 AM

Just another day in animal rescue...

This week we learned of an older Scarborough woman who recently was moved to a nursing home. She had eight beloved cats who she had to leave behind in the care of family members.

Her eight beautiful cats' lives were completely disrupted, and...

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A Pioneer of Canadian Culture Dies

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 3:39 PM

Jacques Bensimon, former head of the National Film Board, former Vice President of the Banff Television Foundation, former Director General of TFO (Télévision Franco-Ontario), recipient of the Order of Canada, filmmaker, culturalist, friend and colleague, dedicated husband and father, took his leave this past Sunday, at a youthful 69.


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Adoft-a-HuffPet: Father, Son And Two Brothers Seek New Families

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Huffington Post Canada is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the organization C4P Animal Rescue, Adopt-a-HuffPet. Each week we feature adoptable rescue pets eager to find a loving home. Pets will be chosen from shelters across the country. If you wish to find out more about available rescue...
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Adopt-a-HuffPet: These Stray Pooches Need a Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 3:48 PM

2012-08-17-Katie.jpegKatie is a sweet, energetic girl with a fun-loving attitude. She loves the simple things in life: nice long walks, rolling in the grass, snuggling with her humans. She makes friends easily wherever she is and is happiest when she is with...

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