Leslieville is not only a wonderful place to visit, eat and shop, the neighbourhood is friendly and the folks are kind and generous. Last year we started Santa Paws- a $2 donation drive to a much need cause. With the help of the lovely people of Leslieville we donated over $500 and collected much need supplies for The Ugly Mutts Rescue. This year we've teamed up with Moosonee Puppy Rescue. All of the proceeds from our Santa Paws will be donated to this wonderful rescue and we are collecting gently used collars, beds, leashes, bowls, blankets and toys. We are also very excited to announce we will host another adopt-a-thon in early January, more details to follow. Check out our Facebook page each week as we introduce the six puppies that will be up for adoption!
Dogs in Northern communities have it pretty rough. Since there are no veterinarian services, one method of population control is to shoot them. The dogs that survive face neglect, abandonment, abuse, starvation and are vulnerable to the elements. One female and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in six years!
Nurses and teachers on the reserves often rescue as many puppies as they can take into their own homes but there are just so many. Puppies are often found injured, sick or frozen in snow banks. Very few females over the age of 5 are rescued as they are usually shot after delivering a litter. The situation is appalling.
Sharron, Paul and their team from Moosonee Puppy Rescue save thousands of lives each year. The cost of the rescue and rehabilitation is all out of their pockets. Currently there are 40 puppies in need, if ever there was an organization worthy of your hard earned dollars this is it! Please purchase your $2 Santa Paw and help save lives this holiday season.
All photos courtesy of Moosonee Puppy Rescue.