It is not uncommon for us to work sixteen hours a day. There are so many emails to respond to, events to plan, logistics of moving dogs from one place to another, vet visits and of course socializing the dogs. Lately, it has been even more hectic as we have ten adult dogs living in the house and up to a week ago I had a whelping box containing six pups in my office. I was unable to open the drawers of my desk or move my chair so I vacated the space and took to working from my lap top which does not always contain the pictures or documents I need in a day. Another seven pups reside in our laundry room off the kitchen so I avoid that area so as not to wake the pups and all that involves. We haven’t eaten well in nine weeks!
I am in the process of writing a movie called Rescued: The personal story of Moosonee Puppy Rescue to be shown at our June 18th event at the Revue Theatre in Toronto and planning our third Spay/Neuter clinic in Attawapiskat for June 12-15. Pups are ready for adoption so we begin the process of conducting home visits while still juggling the dogs that remain at home. It can take days to accomplish anything and I am always behind and feeling guilty for not doing enough.
Then, I send six pups out for one day in Toronto and the world of opportunities opens up wide for us. They participated, along with four hard working volunteers, in the National-Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet-Day and with the help of Uber Cars and the Three Million Dogs organization visited twenty offices to be adored, admired and coveted. People donated money and offices have offered to partner with us to host separate fundraising events in the future. The office of the Raptors and Men's Professional Soccer Team asked for a visit as did AOL and the Juno awards offices. Law firms requested that the pups visit along with Bell Media and many more. They were written up in the Star newspaper, appeared on Entertainment Tonight Canada, gave an interview of sorts on Indie radio and were talked about on Breakfast Television. This, the pups accomplished in six hours.
Once again, when the dogs speak for themselves they open doors of opportunity, spread awareness, gain understanding and support and they do it all for the dogs that still wait. There is nothing more pure, authentic, honest and noble and I could not be more proud. Hopefully, you too will feel motivated to join the cause and donate to the Spay/Neuter Clinic, Ramsey’s Pelvic surgery or finding the root of Sutton’s seizures. Sharron