MOOSONEE PUPPY RESCUE WELCOMES DR. SCOTT BAINBRIDGE + DUNDAS WEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL TO THE TEAM!
Dr. Scott Bainbridge from the Dundas West Animal Hospital in Toronto has just joined the Moosonee Puppy Rescue Team along with his associates and we are most grateful.
often our dogs and pups are fostered in Toronto and we now have a vet working with us that can treat them whenever the need
arises. This means the world to us and lessens our load considerably.
The Dundas West team are warm, considerate
and caring people and we encourage you all to meet them and entrust your magnificent dog to them. They are located at 2160
Dundas St. W. (Dundas & Roncesvalles) and their web site is www.dundaswestvets.com.
Scott will be running the Scotia Bank half marathon to raise money for Moosonee Puppy Rescue and we plan to be there
October 18th to cheer him on.
Thank you for coming to the rescue for an
improvised adoption day on October 4th.
THE DOG KNOWN AS SHREK
car in Attawapiskat, which seems almost impossible to me, hit Shrek. The area is small and the roads are dirt yet dogs seem
to be getting hit regularly by vehicles you wouldn't think would be going that fast or would be lacking a clear view of what
was up ahead. Nevertheless, Shrek, an eighteen-month-old Malamute cross was hit and suffered injuries that caused him to scream
in a way no dog ever should. Still, he kept his head raised and was determined to do more than just his part in recovering.
We had him flown out of Attawapiskat September 26th and he suffered through a four hour flight without pain meds or sedation-
he never got nasty or irritated though - not even when moved about. He was fostered in Timmins for two days and we drove north
to pick him up today. We took him to the emergency vet in Parry Sound just so he could be properly medicated overnight and
he will be transferred to our own vets tomorrow, September 29th. We suspect his leg is badly broken, perhaps a hip and maybe
even his pelvis. We never base any of our decisions on money so Shrek will receive whatever care he needs to get him through
if that is determined possible.
Dogs show us just a fraction of the pain they are in and Shrek is a proud and
noble northern dog who would hide as much as he could so as not to upset the people trying to save him. It is with great sadness
that I let you know that Shrek did not make it. He was at the vets for weeks and while we tried everything and willed him
to improve he did not. His pelvis would have mended but the neurological damage he suffered was too great and he could no
longer wag his tail or urinate on his own. Shrek tried valiantly and did rally one day which gave us all hope but after that
day he never stood again, raised his head or made eye contact. His depression and confusion broke my heart and we all knew
it was time to let him go. Shrek is only the second dog that has been in our care that we have not been able to save. We never
base our decisions on money so to those who donated to his care I thank you. His care was costly because we never gave up
so the bill remains high even though our vets contributed to it as well. Scott Bainbridge is running the Scotia half marathon
today to raise money for Shrek but now it is in his memory. This was a magnificent dog and the world has lost a spirit it
may never know again. Sweetness and joy my brave boy and suffer no longer.
Be a part of what we do, donate to Shrek's veterinary care...
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. Sharron's interview with Ann can be seen here, or click on the image below...make sure to click on "Highlights from June 10th."