Russell Lake Animal Hospital is committed to animal welfare, the ethical treatment of animals and to strengthening the human-animal bond.
This page is dedicated to promoting these values and the projects dedicated to them.
The dignity project aims to showcase, in a dignified and loving way, the elderly canine as a long-time companion and family member. Often, it serves as the last recorded memoir of a cherished friend.
The Paw Project provides information on feline declawing in an effort to raise awareness to the long term pain and suffering, this seemingly minor surgery, causes.
The Dignity Project
Started in April 2014, DIGNITY is a fine-art photo project on senior canines done in collaboration between photographer Robert MacLellan and ElderDog Canada.
The Paw Project
Declawing is more accurately described by the term de-knuckling and is not merely the removal of the claws, as the term “declawing” implies.