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Old June 10th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Dog at Mile 26

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I thought these dogs had been rescued but according to our town rescue site they haven't been.

This is what I read tonight:

DOGS FOR ADOPTION


"SAVING THE DOGS AT MILE 26"


On May 21 estimates of between 150-200 dogs were left on their own when Jean (the owner) was tragically killed in a fire trying to save some of the puppies. OSPCA was contacted immediately. When by Monday, the dogs had still not received any help, Denice in Moosonee organized a huge food shipment which ONR delivered and fed the dogs. There is no road access to the site so ONR has been instrumental in the rescue of these dogs. Many owe their lives to the caring employees of ONR. Pam in Cochrane was contacted when after a week, the dogs had still not recieved any care/rescue efforts from OSPCA. We were upset to say the least and with the help of many organizations, NOAWS, Moosonee Puppy Rescue and many individuals a rescue was planned for Monday the 31st. We brought out 30 dogs that day. These were not feral dogs but had been Jean's pets. They were sent to various rescues including Pet Save in Sudbury, All Heart Pet Rescue near North Bay, Moosonee Puppy Rescue in Bracebridge, Clarington Shelter and ARK. We were sure OSPCA would step up once they saw these were not just feral dogs but once again we were disapointed and the situation was ignored.
There are still adoptable dogs left up there but we need help to save them. The critical missing link is a tranquilizer gun. With this we could save the remaining adoptable dogs.


It's very sad...I think these are dogs way up in the bush going to Mooseness. Lots of bears, wolves, bobcats etc live up there in the bush. I can't believe this happened May 21st and still there are dogs up there without food or people to help except for the few people manning the train. If it is on the way to Moosenee the train doesn't run up there every day either!

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Old June 11th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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That's because the OSPCA is so obsessed with GTA . Now if only they put the efforts into rescuing these dogs as they did in shutting down the THS, those dogs would be rescued and in foster homes now .

Geesh, the more I hear about the OSPCA, the more I think they need to be taken over .

Poor Dogs I hope they make it
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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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OMG,that's all I can say andfor those poor pups,if they were not feral before,they probably are nowif they have survived..
L4H,you are right,but these poor dogs,would not make the Headlines
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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:08 AM
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The media should be notified. This is absolutely NEGLECT on the part of an organization whose mandate is to provide assistance and aid. Or do I not understand the words: PROTECTION of animals. Maybe I don't understand the abbreviation of OSPCA???
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Old June 11th, 2010, 09:21 AM
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Maybe I don't understand the abbreviation of OSPCA???
You are not alone on that BenMax. I thought I did, but now
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Old June 11th, 2010, 06:10 PM
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That's because the OSPCA is so obsessed with GTA . Now if only they put the efforts into rescuing these dogs as they did in shutting down the THS, those dogs would be rescued and in foster homes now .

Geesh, the more I hear about the OSPCA, the more I think they need to be taken over .

Poor Dogs I hope they make it
I was talking to a friend today whose son use to ride the train up to Moosenee to do construction work. He said this guy Jean lived out in the middle of no where, the train would stop and pick him up and all the dogs would be there. When Jean came back from town all the dogs would be over the tracks waiting for him to come home.

Now that the dogs are by themselves they have been getting killed by bears as there are lots of bears up there and lynx. Also because the dogs didn't have food the big dogs had started killing the smaller one. The train has also killed some of the dogs too as they wait on the tracks...now that is what my friend told me, but I can't understand why the engineer wouldn't stop the train and have a brakeman go and shoo the dogs off the tracks instead of just running them over! I'm hoping it is just a untrue rumur.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Oh, that's so sad . I can't believe the OSPCA isn't helping .
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but I can't understand why the engineer wouldn't stop the train and have a brakeman go and shoo the dogs off the tracks instead of just running them over! I'm hoping it is just a untrue rumur.
Do you know how hard it is for a train to stop. It takes a very long time..it just does not stop like a car. When I worked as a Animal Protection Officer, I used to get calls for dogs hit by trains. It is sad, but don't blame the train conducter, blame the irrsponible pet owner who lets his dogs run at large.

As for the OSPCA...no comment. I could say a bunch of negative comments about them, but will refrain from doing so.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 10:55 PM
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I know it takes a long time for a train to stop. But this is a small train that doesn't go very fast as it is going up to Moosenee and the tracks are very bad. Also the train guys know about the dogs and where the dogs are. It's just very sad.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Apparently the OSPCA in Cochrane is doing something, what I don't know.

Here is a facebook link to the kind souls that are helping out this sad situation.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...7511945&v=wall

Anybody living in Northern Ontario who can one way or another help out please contact them.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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What a friggen excuse the OSPCA gave

Timmins and District Humane Society manager and OSPCA agent Lynn Michaud said because the society is governed by the definition of distress, they weren't able to get involved early in the rescue efforts. Under that definition, feral dogs are not considered to be in distress because they can fend for themselves.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleD...aspx?e=2646999

soo sad...i pray all of them make it out safely.

...I hope they find ella
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Here is a pic of Ella Blue Eyes....her eyes are a real ice blue, I have seen other photos of her....Apparently because she was so friendly, she was allowed to roam free in the building, someone left the door open and Ella who was used to roaming free in the bush.....roamed right out of the building

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Oh Chris,I hope the find Ella and that she's ok
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Another Mile 26 is missing - Toronto

Sadly another dog has gone missing, in Toronto this time ....I she is found safely.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....882#post940882
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Any word on Ella? I hope they both are found quickly!
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