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11 dogs/Desperate!/MTL!!!!

Lucky Rescue
January 19th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Just got this email! IF anyone has been thinking about adopting a dog, here are some in desperate need!!
Please crosspost, spread the news everywhere - all these dogs need our help

These dogs would have been shot next week - but this amazing guy Bram is bringing some with him

The number to call is (418-923-2359) and you need to say which dog you can help/take in - Please call, most of these dogs are puppies


I will be coming in tomorrow night to Ville Saint-Laurent, Place Vertu shopping center, just north on Cavendish off the TransCanada. I should be in around 9pm.

Hello all,

There has been such an out pour of support to help these dogs and I would like to thank you all now. Those of you who have even volunteered to help out in Toronto and Ottawa I would like to thank you now, but I think weíll be able to help this group of dogs just with the rescues in Montreal and the surrounding area.

ím not sure of the best way to do this, but I think the best thing to do is to show you all the pictures and then you can call (418-923-2359) me to let me know which dogs you would like to help. I am taking eleven dogs and leaving eight Ė please donít call begging me to take the others, I just donít have room in my car, but this will be going on for another two weeks so if any of you are interested in driving up and maybe forming a convoy with some of the others on this list, I am eight hours north of Montreal and the community has greed to provide lodging at the hotel for you.

By the way, I didnít put the sex of the dogs in the description if I didnít know because they were so frightened when I got there that I didnít want to harm them in picking them up to check. Also, Iím really bad with age so I put what I thought the age was and Marlene, a vet technician, helped but we could be off a bit.

January 19th, 2005, 06:44 PM
OMG they are so beautiful.
What is the story on them, do you know, have the ever been inside (will there be house training involved?) Just wanted to know a little background, so I can let all my pet lover friends know (because I know they will be asking these questions).

January 19th, 2005, 06:52 PM
I received an e-mail about these dogs. They are strays. They are from up north and have been rounded up. If not claimed they will be euthanized.

January 19th, 2005, 06:55 PM
when you say claimed do you mean by the owner, or a prospective adoptee?
How long do they have ??

January 19th, 2005, 07:24 PM
I wish there was more these dogs do better in experienced pet homes?

Lucky Rescue
January 19th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Two more::(

January 19th, 2005, 07:57 PM
We have taken 1, possibly two. Rosie's Animal Adoption has taken 3, possibly 4. That leaves at least 5-7 that need help. The original poster of this plea lives up in the area. He knows many of these dogs as he has seen them around town, some even living by his home in order to get fed. It's a roundup and the dogs that are left go to the dump to receive a 5 cent bullet. If you think you can take one, be assured that Bram will not put a viscious dog in his vehicle and transport it that distance. He has a passion for the dogs but he also has a good dog sense. If you need further information, don't hesitate to call him. He's a good guy and the more dogs he saves the better.

January 19th, 2005, 08:00 PM
so far, Dachsund is safe, two yellow labs are safe, pomeranian is safe, black dog bottom photo, (also same dog with yellow labs) is safe. So look closely at the others and think about helping one please n thanks.

January 19th, 2005, 08:10 PM
I will foster the golden. Will call him now

January 19th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Was just trying to reach you by phone to ask you that! Thanks a bunch. I thought you would. I will be meeting Bram at the Sears at Cote Vertu, is there some way I can help you if you don't have a means to get there? Call me and let me know.

January 20th, 2005, 06:28 AM
Please tell me how many dogs are left and what breed...maybe I can find a foster home or two.

January 20th, 2005, 06:50 AM
Have been able to gather that no one has offered to help the grey/white husky pup.

January 20th, 2005, 07:49 AM
I wish I could help, but I'm a little far away and no car.

January 20th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Have been able to gather that no one has offered to help the grey/white husky pup.

Where is the husky pup now? Do you have any info (age, fixed, housetrained, etc.)??

January 20th, 2005, 08:09 AM
You guys/girls are amazing,true heroes :thumbs up This is a story that should hit the everyone else,I wish I could help :sad:

January 20th, 2005, 08:45 AM
Wow you guys in Montreal rock how fast you got it together Big Hug. The husky if you could find any info I might know a forever home for him, with Husky experience. I will call and see if they are still looking. They would drive to get him I'm sure.

Lucky Rescue
January 20th, 2005, 09:36 AM
Apparently there are 3 dogs who need refuge - two yellow Labs and the husky pup. If anyone can help please call!!! I would say many are not housetrained, but adult dogs and older puppies are much easier to train than tiny babies.

Mastifflover, if someone wants the husky, I'm sure between us here we can arrange some transport!!

Here is the whole story on these dogs:

"Well, the time has come for the dog clean-up here in Mistissini. As I mentioned in our last discussion this is the time of years that all the loose dogs are rounded up and if not claimed are shot. This is done to help control the dog population here, seeing how spay/neutering is not a common thing. These dogs are sweet affectionate animals who have had the misfortune of being born here on a native reserve and have been neglected for all of their lives. The dogs that are rounded up range from everything from 4 week old pups to 9 year old dogs and range in breeds from Chihuahua to German Shepards; although the majority are Labrador mixes."

January 20th, 2005, 09:42 AM

Remember that I'm driving from Montreal to Ottawa on Sunday night. If ever that helps one of these dogs...


Little Angels
January 20th, 2005, 10:01 AM
We will be taking in the Mommy and also the husky pup.

We will also be meeting tonight to pick up the dogs.

I think all have now been helped. If anyone knows of anymore that are still awaiting help. let us know.

January 20th, 2005, 10:02 AM
Definitely post if there are legs of trips that need assistance so we can ask around for help!

January 20th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Well I am sorry but the couple I was thinking of just adopted 2 huskies that were from a breeder (puppymill) and had been bred way too much. They would have loved to help but they have there work cut out for them with these 2 that have never been inside.

January 20th, 2005, 11:26 AM
If you could transport the pom for us on Sunday that would be great. It saves us an Ottawa trip. I think all the dogs have been assigned. Rosie Animal Adoption is taking several, we are taking 3 and Little Angels are taking a few too.

Lucky Rescue
January 20th, 2005, 12:46 PM
I think I have someone in Ottawa who pay for vaccs and spay/neuter for one dog. She feels bad she can't foster but wants to help.

As soon as I have the contact info I'll send it.

Which dog? The pom mix in the last two set of pics I posted?

Debbie Raymond made a great suggestion - someone should notify the media about this. Having them there taking pics would really ensure they all get great homes!

January 20th, 2005, 01:17 PM
The media has been notified and should be there tonight. Everyone, please remember to be positive about this. The community has come together to send these animals to be re-homed. If they come out of this looking bad, we will not get any more dogs from them. They are offering accomodations to anyone wanting to drive up to pick up more dogs, and I believe the local air service has offered to fly out one or two dogs for free.

So, everyone, remember the positive side of this. :thumbs up

We have received word that Bram is on the road with the dogs and everyone is sleeping quietly :)

January 20th, 2005, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the help but the Pom was reclaimed which is a good thing!

Lucky Rescue
January 20th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Glad to hear about the Pom. If any other dog needs spay/neuter and if someone can get it to Ottawa let me know and I'll pass it on!

Great that the media will be there!!!:)

January 20th, 2005, 01:33 PM
perhaps Little Angels would appreciate the offer for the mom Lab as she will be in Ottawa area.

Little Angels
January 20th, 2005, 02:16 PM
thank you so much for the offer. However all has already been taken care of for the mom lab.

January 20th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Well, if the lady is willing to help out we would be more than happy with any assistance for veterinary care on either the husky or the blue eyed pup. So if you would be so kind as to pass our information along that would be greatly appreciated.

January 20th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Well I am sorry but the couple I was thinking of just adopted 2 huskies that were from a breeder (puppymill) and had been bred way too much. They would have loved to help but they have there work cut out for them with these 2 that have never been inside.
Thanks very much for trying Mastifflover. At least they ended up helping other dogs who needed it so much.

January 20th, 2005, 02:56 PM
You guys bring tears to my eyes. really. Your all great people. Here is a universal pat on the back to you all. YOur my heroes and heroes of all things furry!!!! I hope I can one day rescue a dog (once we are settled in a house)

January 20th, 2005, 03:48 PM
Same here,I got goose-bumps and I am crying,you guys are just amazing :love: :love:
Montreal might have the worst public sheltersystem and animal-cruelty laws,but they certainly have some wonderful people :thumbs up
There is no words in my vocabulary to express how I feel,I just LUV you guys :thumbs up

January 20th, 2005, 04:12 PM
OMG I am crying here.
It's amazing how quick, everyone came together for these dogs in need.
You guys are awsome, I'm sure there is a special place in heaven for all you :angel: :angel:
Before coming to this site i seemed to only see the bad side of people, it was like no one cared about animals!! :sad: Now I know there are alot of wonderful animal lovers, who do feel like I do about animals.
It's just so wonderfiul to know. :thumbs up

January 20th, 2005, 04:18 PM
We're all set to meet the convoy of dogs tonight. It's kind of exciting as a fair showing of the rescue groups will be out in full force for the hand off. I'm sure all of us will get back to you with how it went, what it was like, etc... Now all we have to do is wait until 9pm! If all goes well, the town is considering helping out with the project on a more regular basis. They have already offered to put anyone up overnight who wants to come pick up a few dogs. The community has pulled together both up North and in the Montreal Area. They want just as much as all of us do, to help these dogs get a better life. Amazing what a few emails can do in such a short time!

January 20th, 2005, 04:31 PM
BMDlover,please keep us posted and if you end up in the news,I am sure everyone wants to read about it..
Once again,you guys are amazing.....cheers for the Internet :thumbs up

January 20th, 2005, 05:00 PM
As I said before you guys rock and maybe some good will come out of this get some press for these guys and the next roundup will mean less dogs will be .... and more found homes. :grouphug: :thumbs up

January 20th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Brilliant, all of it. The attitude of the town, the big-hearted people who are taking these dogs in, the guy who's transporting them, everyone. A tsunami of compassion. And if the town is interested, maybe a low-cost or free spay clinic could be held there as well as some education. Don't want to paint everyone with the same brush here, but where my mother lives on Vancouver Island, reserve dogs are a big problem.

I want one!!!

January 20th, 2005, 06:13 PM
I am so overwhelmed just reading about this rescue! Not being in Canada, I sometimes feel out of it a bit, but this just brings the stories of animal rescue to life! I'm so proud to be part of this forum and to be acquainted with such great people. How come the media never covers this stuff?

January 20th, 2005, 06:55 PM
After the crappy day that I've had, I come to this web site, read stories like this one, and leave a happy camper!
You are all amazing, you should give yourselves a huge pat on the back, you're doing a great job. Animals are much better off because of people like you!
:thumbs up :thumbs up :thumbs up

January 21st, 2005, 12:33 PM
:thumbs up So, did Bram and the dogs get there OK? What kind of shape were the pooches in? How were they with their fosters? How is their health? You guys are great. I am telling everyone I meet when walking in the woods with my furbabies about this situation and the rescue sites to look on if they know anyone looking to adopt.

Hope they all find warm and loving homes soon. Bless you all :grouphug:

January 21st, 2005, 01:26 PM
It was such a cold night, we couldn't imagine how these dogs survived being outside all the time. There were lots of wagging tails, kisses and snuggles from all the dogs. The humans were pretty affectionate too, lol! Bram did a fantastic job and Rosie's coordinated it extremely well. It was definitely a night to remember. I'm sure you'll start seeing them on the sites soon. Right now they are enjoying warm blanket, love and indoor heating!

January 21st, 2005, 01:38 PM
Glad it all came off so well kudos to all who were involved

January 21st, 2005, 03:24 PM
Last night's meet was amazing, everyone coming together to help. It was great to see my all my friends from Rosie's again in one place and kudo's to Anne for coordinating such a huge effort. Bram is everyone's hero at the moment. The two we took are warm and safe and the little pup is very cuddly and loves to give kisses and has the bluest eyes you've ever seen. Pictures will be posted soon.

We all often wonder why we put in so much time, neglect our families and push ourselves to the limit. Last night gave us the answer. Although many of you could not be there in person, we know you were all with us in spirit in that parking lot and cheering along with us.

It was truly an amazing evening.

January 21st, 2005, 03:51 PM
Awww,here we go again,draining those sinuses..but it's from a warm fuzzy feeling,I am sooo happy for those dogs and the incredible people making this rescue possible.I take it Bram is the person initiating the whole thing and he truly is a hero,together with everyone else.
I hope all the dogs will be found healthy and adoptable and that they will never again feel cold or hunger :love:

Lucky Rescue
January 21st, 2005, 04:48 PM
BMDluver, I have the details about the free spay/neuter and vaccs for one dog in Ottawa.

What email addy do I send it to?

January 21st, 2005, 04:53 PM
The little golden is a sweetheart. :angel: He was camera shy in the pics Bram sent. All you could see was his nose poking out of the dog house.

He is tiny (possibly a touch of husky in him), but appears to be basically healthy and HUNGRY !!! Lots of kisses, he is still a bit shy of the big city, stairs, etc, but bright and learns quickly - thankgoodness, because house training will need to be one of his first lessons !!!

It was freezing cold in that parking lot last night, but somehow you just did not notice in the excitment. A couple of folks who were not even taking in fosters braved the cold last night to come out and give Bram and the dogs a warm reception. :grouphug:

The pup's working name for the moment is Nugget, because he is a little piece of precious gold.

We cannot say enough about Bram who organized the whole thing and drove all those hours with the dogs. At the very least, he is an angel and a Knight in Shining Armour to these lucky 10 and more to come :thumbs up

January 21st, 2005, 05:31 PM
Please send the details to The sponsor will help Blue. She is about 5 months old, husky lab mix, with the most incredible blue eyes. She is very spunky but when you pick her up she snuggles right in and gives tiny kisses. She's a doll. How she survived out in the cold with no visible frostbite is beyond us! We truly appreciate the help.

January 21st, 2005, 08:11 PM
You guys are truly amazing! Congratulations on your HUGE success :)

January 22nd, 2005, 11:15 AM
My God, I just went on-line today and saw all the posts. You guys that coordinated and took those animals into care are absolutely AMAZING! What a wonderful effort. I am not in the Montreal area, but I do hope the press did a good job as well, as that's the only way the majority of people will realize what is going on. Reading through has brought tears to my eyes - and those are some lucky dogs! Super effort, everyone... :grouphug:

March 17th, 2011, 12:29 PM
***First off - my appologies for bringing up such an old thread!****

I came across this thread in search of the information on this rescue mission - more specifically pictures..It was very cool to come across but unfortunatly the links to the pictures arent good anymore!

I'm the mom of the little golden referred to in the above post's. I was there the night Bram came in with all these dogs and it was truly amazing...the "lil golden" went home with another rescue member for a couple of night and then I took him in as a foster and the rest is history.

He - Nanooke is the LOVE of my life. He's not quite the golden everyone thought he was...probably more of a NS duck toller....but whatever he is - he is in incredible. He was very nervous for the first few months of his new life (who wouldnt be) but he has grown into the most incredible dog in the world. His comes everywhere with me, including to work everyday. Everyone tell's me that he is lucky to have me - but they are SO wrong...I am the lucky one.

Anyhowww - my point of this post is to see if any of the original players in this are still around and to see if any of them still have the original pictures sent from Bram. At some point my PC died and I lost them all...I would really love to have them.

Here are some pics of Nanooke now.!/photo.php?fbid=431829145358&set=a.428488165358.219065.588410358&theater!/photo.php?fbid=10150123876170359&set=a.10150123875755359.325722.588410358&theater


March 17th, 2011, 01:25 PM
No's actually very nice to hear positive outcome and the good life of the adopted/foster furries.

thanks for sharing

March 17th, 2011, 04:00 PM
It's ok vness,I remember that wonderful rescue,unfortunately I cannot see the pics,FB says it's expired.
I believe some of the people are still here,I know Lucky Rescue is not.
I think you and Nanooke were meant to be,that day in 2005 was a lucky day for both of you.
I believe rescue animals know and they are forever grateful for being rescued:grouphug:

March 17th, 2011, 05:21 PM
BMDluver is still here....

March 18th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Chris,yes I know...OMG,I cannot believe I've been here that long:yell: