30, 2014 | Fiddle
Fiddle is just one of the dogs we now have in what has come to feel like an infirmary. Somehow we have ended up with
three dogs who are in need of fairly long term care. Fiddle is suffering from the worst case of mange I have ever seen. It
is caused by a weak immune system which allows mites to literally take over the body. He has lost even more fur than the picture
above indicates and he has open sores all over his body. Through the wispy bits of hair on his legs you can see just how angry
and inflamed his body is. He is on antibiotics, Revolution, Benedryl and Aloe and Oatmeal baths. That, however, is just the
description of what he has and not who he is. Fiddle is a darling little boy who asks for little and is grateful for everything
he is surprised to receive - even if it is medication after medication. He lays at my feet and patiently waits for me to move
or change my position. He will look up at me with eyes so clearly full of pain and I swear he tries to smile. He is my angel
and I adore him.
Victory, above, was hit by a vehicle in Attawapiskat
and she has a crushed pelvic bone, both front and back. She has an open gash on her leg that reveals the muscle and bone within
her young leg. She ran after she was hit and our rescue worker found her hiding under the church. Only Floyd would have
looked until he found her and coaxed her out with silent promises of trust. Victory has been with us for two weeks now and
requires stillness for four weeks. Needless to say, this northern dog has decided she has mended enough to play, run and climb
stairs. It is my patience and not hers that is being tested through the recovery period. This little imp has such attitude
and spirit she amazes me daily.
Then there is Harp and she was shot in the
head with a 22 caliber bullet - in March. She just came down to us a week ago after getting pregnant and giving birth. To
say she is a marvel is an understatement. Our vets don't know if the bullet was a through and through or a graze that went
deeply along her skull. There is a fair bit of scar tissue and the wound would not heal. She was on antibiotics, the wound
has cleared up and Miss Harp has announced that she is ready for her real and proper life to begin. She loves children and
other dogs and has made her terrible experience a distant memory. She is ready to run, dance, jump and rejoice because
life, for her, is so good.
Sullivan is the
proud mother of ten very demanding four week old pups and while pregnancy is not an illness weaning her from her pups and
caring for them ourselves is a full time job. Sullivan instinctively knows that it is her turn at life and she is ready to
love and be loved. This girl is absolutely gleeful and will be loyal and devoted to whomever adopts her. She cheers me up
every day when we walk the bush together and at least five times during our stroll she runs back to put her paws
up on me and share kisses of pure delight. There are days this girl simply keeps me going. I wish I could rent out the whelping
box with her ten babies in it to people who need to let go of all ailments, woes and anger because nothing rejuvenates a soul
more that ten pups climbing on you and chewing at your toes.
We have fifteen pups ready for adoption and they will be posted on our web site and Petfinder site as soon
as I can get them up there. We also have young dogs eager for their forever homes. We look forward to showing them all off
Our second Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held in Attawapiskat
from July 31st to August 3rd and in addition to fixing the dogs we hope to deal with other ailments as well. One Bull
Dog needs eye surgery and there are several other cases of mange as well. The vets and techs hope to go out into the
community to vaccinate as many dogs as possible and if we raise enough money they will also treat with Revolution for
parasites and administer rabies shots as well. Imagine, if you dare, an entire northern community of dogs feeling
healthy and free from discomfort. Preventing unwanted pregnancies is obviously the goal but if you would like to be part of
going the distance with us donate for a dog to be free of pain, ailment, discomfort and infection. Together we can accomplish
what most people think is impossible. No one thought we could get two vets, three techs and two private planes with pilots
to go into this remote area on behalf of Moosonee Puppy Rescue and contribute so much - this dream of mine has been doubted
for years. Heidi Pratt, who began this rescue with me, will represent our organization in this adventure
and she is taking her eight year old son Trent with her this time as well. Trent is the mini dog whisperer and I will never
forget him, in the back of a large cargo van, running on the tops of crates to find certain dogs from the Mile 26 rescue for
me. Wouldn't it be wonderful to show this young boy, who loves animals, just how many people care just as he does and are
willing to help make something of this magnitude happen. It is something he will never forget and will carry with him in his
bag of possibilities forever.
UPDATE | Attawapiskat Spay/Neuter Clinic delayed due to poor weather conditions
The planes couldn't take off today (Thursday, July 31) for the spay/neuter clinic in Attawapiskat due to poor weather conditions
just north of Timmins. We are hoping for tomorrow bright and early though.
Two vets and two techs from Roncy
Village Veterinary Clinic will be flown up in two private planes and we thank Ron Brent and Kevin for that. Most of the supplies
have been transported north and we are organized and ready to go. Two surgery tables with two vets working from 9am till 9pm
will make a significant difference to the dog population in Attawapiskat. This is a huge accomplishment for all involved and
we celebrate one another.
The Third Annual Reunion | SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
Milford Bay Community Centre TICKETS $20
This year the reunion will be held on September
20, 2014. It is the best event of the year as it is a time when northern dogs gather, most unknown to one another, and blend
as a proud pack. With approximately sixty dogs and one hundred people in attendance, we have not had one altercation
or incident with the dogs and the owners are able to stand back full of pride and delight while watching their dogs being
better behaved than many of them would have imagined. Stories are swapped, people discover they didn't get
the only best dog and new friends are made. You are able to meet your dog's litter mates and moms on some occasions
or simply the dogs that came down together as pups depending on one another.
This year we are adding a garage sale to the event to help raise money
for the next Spay/Neuter Clinic.
The event is held rain or shine because it is at the Milford Bay Community Centre (just outside Bracebridge
off hwy 118) so we have the indoors as well as an outdoor fenced area and a free run area for those dogs that actually understand
and respond to recall. We have a BBQ and just a wonderful day built around the dogs.
Tickets are $20 each for people and dogs are
free of charge. They will receive a bandanna with the name I gave them as well as their new name so matching up kin and friends
you would like to attend just email me and we will get you registered and all set. This truly is a wonderful day and I urge
everyone to make themselves feel better just by attending.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO
THE THIRD ANNUAL
MOOSONEE PUPPY RESCUE REUNION HERE!
CP24 ANIMAL HOUSE CALLS WITH MOOSONEE PUPPY RESCUE
JUNE 10, 2014
Moosonee Puppy Rescue was fortunate enough to be featured on CP24 Animal House Calls with Ann Rohmer on June 10th,
2014. Ida was a guest as well and represented all the proud northern dogs. Sharron's interview with Ann can be seen here, or click on the image below...make sure to click on "Highlights from June 10th."