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Moosonee Puppy Rescue officially began in May 2003. Once we knew of the conditions in so many northern communities we had to act. Our purpose became to save dogs from being trapped and shot in the isolated communities of Moosonee, Moose Factory, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Kashechewan.
 
- We have placed over 1000 dogs to date, and we are grateful to have known each one of them - 

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OCTOBER195, 2014 | THANKS. SADNESS AND HOPE
 
 
I must say we had a very busy Thanksgiving and Boyce was a huge help in the kitchen. As you can imagine this was his first celebration and he was intrigued with watching us make five pies, stuffing and of course the turkey. We treated him to tastes of things he could never have imagined and his delight made the day for us. The puppies spent two days walking around with their noses in the air because of all the wonderful smells wafting from the kitchen. Taking a moment to gather the dogs and give thanks is one of our fondest traditions and this year was no different. There was some sadness to consider but we refused to let it colour a day that meant so much to us all.
I am glad we had the time we did with Boyce (below) because he found his forever home today. I questioned whether we would ever find someone who would appreciate him the way we did and admire his desire to run and be free but we did. I loved that boy and he finally loved me back but when I explained that it was his time to leave us and that he could do it if he tried he believed me. I told him how he would have to give new things and people a chance and that if he focused he could come to understand the differences he would experience. He actually seemed anxious to try and I know that Millie, the dog they have now, will make him feel comfortable and confident. She most likely will not lead him astray (and over the fence) the way our dog Lady Rose did but that is a good thinkg. I wish my beautiful boy sweetness and joy on his new journey.
We have ten pups with us now but only five have made it to the web site (Phonics is above). I will do my best to post the others as they are truly delightful but my upcoming surgery and recovery will slow things down considerably. That is not to say we stop what we do because until the dogs stop coming we don't stop the love, care and placement of them either. I just ask that people emailing us understand if the response is not as prompt as we may like it to be because my husband Paul will be tasked with doing it all until I am back on my feet again.I thank him for all he does and for all those who have sent support and encouragement for my well being. I just wish one of them had told me I had to be awake through the surgery. I will be given a sedative but apparently the Doctors may need to ask me questions now and again. I was told I would most likely not be able to sleep though because the saws they use make a great deal of noise. REALLY!!!!!!!! I shall prevail though as I will remember and count every dog or pup we have rescued and known and that will take me to at least 1200 and I will linger on each one in my memory till the deed is done. Once again the dogs save the day.
 



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UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS


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.

Quite 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.
 
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Thank you for coming to the rescue for an
improvised adoption day on October 4th.

 
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THE DOG KNOWN AS SHREK 
 
A 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.
 


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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."

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"There is nothing more grateful than a rescued dog"