The OSPCA is looking for homes in Muskoka for four Northern rescue dogs.
The animals were flown out alongside 23 other dogs from Cat Lake First Nation, a reserve 300 kilometres north of Kenora. The OSPCA has partnered with other rescue groups and first nation communities in the north to save these dogs from overpopulation. 2018 has aptly been named Year of the Northern Dog as part of the initiative.
Muskoka Animal Centre manager Jane McCamus says a lot of these dogs are forced to fend for themselves in the north.
“With the cold weather setting in, the need to relocate these dogs was urgent, as many dogs in these Northern communities are free-roaming,” says McCamus. “Through the Year of the Northern Dog program, the Ontario SPCA and its animal wellness partners are working together to find homes for dogs and to bring much-needed wellness services and supplies to remote communities.
If you’re interested in adopting any of these rescue dogs you can find more details on the OSPCA Muskoka Animal Centre website.