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Can anyone in GTA Help!

July 31st, 2008, 12:55 PM
I received this today as an urgent appeal. It was passed onto me from a co-worker!

See below:

A sad tale of some puppies that need very special homes. If you can help, contact information is noted.

I am urgently trying to find some foster homes for the litter of five 7
month old Border Collie mixes. They are presently down at Toronto
Animal Services and they are so frightened they are completely shut
down. They have never even had a leash and collar on before. I can
take one or maybe two, but the others are going to be euthanized on
Friday by the shelter as they doing so badly there. I hate to see pups
die just because they were too scared. None of them are showing an
inclination to bite, they are just like sacks of wet cement. Often all
it takes is some peace and quiet, patience, lots of time, and one-on-
one bonding to turn them around. I've done it before. But I just
can't do five at once!

If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping to save these
poor souls, please have them contact me at

Southern Ontario Border Collie Rescue

This is all I have for info.......
Say lots of prayers! :cry:


July 31st, 2008, 01:02 PM
Hi Winston...I saw the ad on craigslist, hopefully she will get some responses. She had also posted a video of the puppies that was really hearbreaking :sad: Sending :pray::goodvibes:for a happy ending.

July 31st, 2008, 01:12 PM
Sil could you post the link to the video for us?

July 31st, 2008, 01:16 PM
Winston...I was looking for it but it's not there anymore. It was a blog in an online magazine of some sort. Someone commented about the video (not in a good way) so that's probably why it's not listed anymore.

July 31st, 2008, 01:20 PM
This make me feel so sick :sad: I hope somebody can help :sad:

July 31st, 2008, 05:19 PM
Hi Winston...check your pm, I sent you a link to the video.:sad:

July 31st, 2008, 06:25 PM
Anyone contacted Cindy and Chris at BCRO?

Sadly it's a bad time.. The Agility Association of Canada's Nationals are 2 weekends from now and people are already leaving for NB.. So foster homes I'm sure are a little more strained than usual...

July 31st, 2008, 06:33 PM
Bump Bump...tomorrows Friday!:yell:

July 31st, 2008, 06:40 PM
oh doG... this just makes me want to ball my eyes. :sad:

I really wish I could take one in, but the short notice is a huge issue for me. I really hope they all have foster homes by now! sending prayers...

July 31st, 2008, 06:54 PM
Thanks Spatx! I think what they really need is a committment of a foster home for now! They need some TLC and a patient loving person to teach them how to a dog! I dont think they would put them down if someone needed some time but I dont know for sure to be honest! This was sent to me in any effort to get help.

Everyone pls say a special little prayer tonight! :thumbs up

July 31st, 2008, 06:56 PM
I'm a bit far, but I emailed you... :pray:

July 31st, 2008, 07:25 PM
Well obviously I can't take on any more dogs...but my heart is absolutely breaking for these pups :sad:

This reaffirms my belief that I will never, ever stop fostering.

July 31st, 2008, 07:39 PM
And having people like you fostering these poor pups confirms my belief that there are some truly wonderful people out there!

If it werent for you and your DH Kailey could have went to the bridge! :thumbs up

July 31st, 2008, 08:19 PM
I heard about them last week (unless they are other collies ...) and I'm pretty sure someone from a rescue was taking them but now I don't remember who :wall:

July 31st, 2008, 08:21 PM
oh , I don't think they're the same dogs :sad:

July 31st, 2008, 08:52 PM
All of these pups have been placed in foster care with different rescues in the Ontario area. They are being rehabilitated and when they are ready will go up for adoption.

July 31st, 2008, 08:58 PM
All of these pups have been placed in foster care with different rescues in the Ontario area. They are being rehabilitated and when they are ready will go up for adoption.

wooohoo ! Thanks for that info fosterpat ! :thumbs up

July 31st, 2008, 09:09 PM
Woohoo! Thats great news! I'm so glad they are safe now, my heart was breaking for them.

July 31st, 2008, 09:17 PM
Great to hear that they have been given a chance at a normal life. :thumbs up

July 31st, 2008, 09:29 PM
So often I hate checking back on posts like this because I am always afraid I will read that no one came forward to help. I don't know why. I don't think I have ever read any different.
I just gotta say the people on this site and the people they know in rescue ROCK!!!!

July 31st, 2008, 10:42 PM
All of these pups have been placed in foster care with different rescues in the Ontario area. They are being rehabilitated and when they are ready will go up for adoption.

Such a relief...sounds like these little pups are going to need a lot of love. I'm glad they're getting a chance.

August 1st, 2008, 07:11 AM
I am so happy to hear that. :thumbs up

August 1st, 2008, 09:32 AM
I am so glad I didn't see this until there was a happy ending... I was balling by the third post! I just love that on this site at least, most of these cries for help have happy endings! Just goes to show how many really wonderful and caring people there are here!! :grouphug:

Those pups have my :pray: and :goodvibes: that they come around and find great homes!

August 1st, 2008, 10:03 AM
I just want to thank all of those on this site that listened to this call for help and really tried to make a difference! I think our prayers were answered last night! I hope that something good comes from this and that these precious little ones can find their FOREVER home!

Thanks for all the support!! Sorry to make you all cry! BUt now you can cry happy tears!
:thumbs up

August 1st, 2008, 10:07 AM
That's great Winston, Ethel did come up with a contact, but when I logged on this morning I checked this thread first and saw the news :thumbs up Hoping so much a little loving can turn these pups around.

August 1st, 2008, 10:37 AM
So am I...seeing the video was really heartbreaking...:thumbs up