25, 2014 | Waldorf and Astoria
Piper has been adopted and is doing fantastically well. Her new brother Bravo/Champ
was adopted from us as well so we know all are in good hands and paws. Piper has progressed beautifully and we could not be
more proud of her.
The pups pictured above are Waldorf and Astoria and they just came down today. The sisters
are orphan pups and were found wandering the dirt streets of Attawapiskat. Somehow, they made their way to our rescue worker's
house and they were scared, confused and hungry. How long they had been hiding in wood piles or under houses we don't know
but at just five weeks of age they were given the responsibility of surviving without even understanding what life was yet.
I often wonder if, as they roam, they are simply searching for a safe place or for their mom. Northern dogs are hardy and
smart and they may just know when not to look back but to face forward only. They are six weeks old now and will be available
for adoption in two weeks.
Two young adults arrived today as well and one of them is yet another chocolate lab from
the great breeding fiasco. Moose (he actually prefers "Moosey" being whispered to him) is pictured below. He was
from the first litter born last summer and he was given to a family member who neglected him terribly. He would go days without
food or water and he rarely, if ever, knew a kind or gentle touch. He is small for a lab because of his poor beginnings
but we will make up for that with love, care and healthy food. Moose does not hold a grudge of any kind. He simply wants to
get started with his "real" life. When he was in rescue care near Timmins he proved himself a worthy boy when he
alerted the family to the fact that their young, two year old son, had left the house in the early hours of the morning without
anyone knowing. When his foster mom looked out the window after hearing Moose's frantic barking she saw him shaking his
head in agitation and pawing at his pen to get out. When she let her own dogs out they went running past the young boy and
into the bush but when Moose was let out he ran to sit by the boy and didn't leave his side again. The family lives on
water and the ending to this story could have been tragic rather than a heroic tale of a dog doing what dogs do
so well - protecting and caring for those he loves. We are all fortunate that such superior beings love us the way they
do. That is one reason we owe it to them to do all we can to keep them safe and a second spay/neuter clinic in Attawapiskat
this August will help to do just that if we all give and do our part. We are grateful to Bissell for all they have done for
us and will continue to do.
SPRING FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS
My thanks to all who contributed to a wonderful evening of sparkling white lights and dogs. So many
came out to hear the presentation, bid on the silent auction, donate, eat, drink and be merry. We raised money for our general
veterinary expenses but now must put a push on for the Spay/Neuter Clinic to be held in Attawapiskat in August. Every dollar
matters and I ask those of you who have not yet contributed to do so now and for those who enjoyed donating in the past to
please do it again. We can change the lives of dogs one spay or neuter at a time and who doesn't want to be part of that!
My thanks in advance and please enjoy the Spring Fundraiser photos below courtesy of Photographer Yvonne Bootheroyd.
PayPal...just click below
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."