One final post for this blog and I am SO glad that it ends on an absolute happy note! After having been out of Shamattawa for almost a year now (it is crazy how times flies!), Saeed, who was our lovely neighbour and keeper of the dogs, arranged for Aurora and Pirate to be flown to Winnipeg through Save A Dog Network! He also has helped other dogs as well - ones that needed vet care and others whose owners wanted them to find good homes elsewhere.
Saeed was worried because Aurora would give birth and not only have her own puppies, but also took on the care for another few pups that needed her help. Following some struggles with financial support and making sure that Aurora, the puppies, and Pirate were okay, they were rescued! Aurora and the puppies went into foster homes and I am sure that they will all find beautiful homes! Pirate, when left alone, broke out of his crate in the home of SADN's owner and while she was gone...he went a little berserk! She came home to things torn up around her place, items knocked over, items chewed, and Pirate all worried and stressed out. Perhaps it will take him a little while to get used to not being a truly wild 'Rez' dog anymore!
Overall, he is a fabulous dog and very loyal, and when he calms down he will also find a new forever home!I am thankful that efforts are still being made in Shamattawa to help the dogs up there and to learn about caring for animals. So much still needs to be done, but each amount of small effort will make a difference.
Aurora with the pups - look at that smile!! Photo credit: SADN