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Somewhere in Canada an Animal is Being Abused Without Consequence…

...Those who advocate for the humane treatment of animals are not fanatics. We’re regular people who won’t accept animals being beaten, battered and bruised while we use them to enhance our lives. Improving the welfare of animals does not go against agricultural constituencies. We are simply saying, it is time for our animal welfare laws to be brought in line with countries like Australia, New Zealand and the European Union where they recognize animals as sentient beings – creatures who suffer and feel pain like we do – and that IT’S NOT OK FOR ANIMALS TO SUFFER NEEDLESSLY… Read more.

CANADIANS! Sign Animal Welfare Petition e-718!


Ruby’s Legacy supported MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith’s private member’s Bill C-246 and when his bill was rejected by his own government, the Justice Minister, Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould promised a review of the Criminal Code and we are asking her to honour that promise.

We want our government to step up. People who want change must keep asking. Demands will not help so it’s worth it to have 100s of 1000s of signature on petition e-718 so the Government KNOWS how many people EXPECT better laws for animals.


PLEASE SIGN and SHARE Petition e-718, our Canadian Animal Welfare House of Commons Petition, sponsored by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. Read more…

OR download and circulate a paper copy to those who don’t use social media.

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On April 19, 2012 a tiny puppy mill survivor we named ‘Ruby’ changed our lives forever. Her health was seriously compromised by the horrible effects of six confined years and our time together passed much too quickly. Despite best efforts Ruby took her place among the Angels on March 10, 2014.

So Ruby’s life was not lived in vain, we have made a commitment to educate everyone we meet about the horror of puppy mills. We started with a kids’ book called ‘Angel in a Dog Suit’ to introduce families to these inhumane dog breeding farms, in the gentlest way possible.



A sweeter being than Ruby has not graced the planet. Our plan is to let her example lead the way, so Ruby’s Legacy delivers a serious message in a peaceful way.

Our INTENTION is to promote awareness and encourage advocacy to STOP PUPPY MILLS IN CANADA.

Our VISION is to educate individuals, families and children in the gentlest way possible about the horrors of puppy mills; to encourage people to stop the cycle of abuse which affects both humans and animals; to promote change through letter writing, social media and traditional media campaigns so these deplorable facilities are permanently closed across our country.

WE CAN’T DO THIS ALONE…Please JOIN the thousands of heart centred individuals who are already committed to making a difference in the lives of these innocent beings: Ruby’s Legacy on Facebook.


From the Heart,

Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark



Your donation goes directly to promoting awareness and encouraging advocacy to STOP PUPPY MILLS IN CANADA. Click here to see what your contibutions have helped accomplished to date.

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Thanks so much for your generosity. Ruby’s Legacy is a NON-PROFIT organization (not a charity) so we are unable to provide tax receipts for your donation. Read more…



Matted Gray Dog

Puppy mills are high-volume, substandard dog-breeding facilities that put profits before animal health and welfare. Dogs are force-bred continuously without any consideration or attention to their physical or emotional well-being.

The majority of puppy mill dogs are vulnerable small breeds kept in squalid conditions. They exist day after day matted and covered with feces and urine, in over-crowded cages that are inadequately protected from extreme weather conditions. The ammonia built up from improper ventilation causes painful eye and respiratory tract irritations. Many dogs live their entire lives on wire-bottomed cages resulting in numerous skin ulcers. There is unimaginable, relentless pain from illness or physical abuse.

These atrocities continue to occur because our animal cruelty laws are wholly inadequate for preventing and shutting down these mills. Astoundingly puppy mills are NOT illegal in Canada! Read More...


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15 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I am from Florida and we see what puppy mills produce all the time at pet stores and flea markets. It’s disgusting and heartbreaking to think humans can be so cruel to these beautiful, loved filled creatures. Now it’s time to show these little guys just how important they are. Going to stop talking and start acting on this project starting today. Thank you so much for getting the ball rolling.


  2. It is an honour and privilege to be working on this campaign as a member of Team Ruby. Shutting down puppy mills in Canada and the world over has been my greatest passion as long as I can remember. Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark have launched an incredible campaign that I am certain will help shut down mills in Canada. Puppy mills are horrific places for dogs to live and should not be allowed to persist in this country. I would like to thank our champion, MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith of Beaches-East York riding in Toronto, for endorsing this campaign and for his work towards introducing a Federal bill that will help to bring animal cruelty legislation into the 21st century.


  3. Awesome website….. SO excited to be part of this with everyone who is making it happen!!!! Well done and HUGE incredible gratitude for taking on such a huge role in speaking for the animals…..


  4. I have a rescue she’s a bishon, she spent 5 years in a horrible puppy mill. Wire cage fur fully matted urine feces just horrible. 3 years I’ve spent loving her to this day she is still scared of humans. She still has health issues that are painful. Over breeding these poor dogs is notmal to these people. They don’t care about the health or happiness they are in it for the money. Change is needed lets speak up for these abused animals support Bill C246


  5. wow!!! amazing website, but then again I shouldn’t be surprised as you are both awesome in your own right!!


  6. i also have taken in a puppy mill victim. She lived 8 days! I did what I could. She was either an escapee or thrown out. We will never know. She was bred to,death. 5.5 heart murmur , mammary cancer. Could have been pregnant but too far gone to put through any testing. I gave her the best 8 days I could. So heartbreaking. Knowing touch by humans was like a fire being branded to her. Terrified to move and not knowing what glass windows, stairs or everyday things most humans and animals know. Knowing she was stuck in a confined space without no interaction or stimulation crowded amongst other for mass production of puppies until,death is the cruelest and heartbreaking crime that Humanity does. One law! One change NO PUPPY MILLS OF any type are to be permitted with Canada and criminal,charges brought forward. I pray and strive to help you get that for all of them. Again Thank you!


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