Another Entry In The "Tribute To Rescues And Adoptees" Photo Contest
Foley was born out in the cold in Moosonee, just before Christmas.It is believed that the umbilical cord was wrapped around his front right leg as it has never properly formed. He was not touched by a person until January when he was rescued and placed in foster care with Moosonee Puppy Rescue's Heidi Pratt. While in foster care, he was exposed to parvo virus and was in quarantine for a month. Once ready to be adopted with a clean bill of health, the search began for a family that could love a three legged pup! We took our 10 month old puppy, Woody, to meet this little fella. After being reassured that there was enough love to go around, Woody decided that he would like the pup to come home with us. We named him Foley. He is now almost 6 months old, and he is fearless! He has no clue that he should have a fourth leg. Woody is teaching Foley the rules of being a city dog, and both boys are happy to have each other to play with!
Laura and Michael Franklin
This is a photo of Woody taken last summer. Woody was rescued at Mile 26, on the Polar Bear Express train line, north of Cochrane, Ontario. A man had been taking in stray dogs there and his property caught on fire last May. Jean Luc perished in the fire, rescuing puppies from his cabins. The fire was extinguished with planes water bombing the property as the only access was by rail. Over 100 dogs were left to fend for themselves until some rescue groups banded together to rescue as many dogs as they could. On the first day, volunteer rescuers saved Woody's Mom and siblings. Woody and his sister, Josie, ran off and hid separately. Woody hid in a woodpile near the traintracks for three days at 4 weeks of age. If it weren't for the dedication of a couple of Ontario Northlands railway workers, who dismantled the woodpile to find the puppy they could hear whimpering. The pup was handed over to volunteer rescuer, Heidi Pratt, who made arrangements for Woody to catch up with his Mother and siblings at Moosonee Puppy Rescue. Josie was also found, under the floorboards of a cabin and was immediately adopted by a rescue worker. Woody was happy to see his family and be safe. A few weeks later, we were adopted by Woody on June 27, 2010. He is a sensitive, caring dog who has an appreciation for couches and chewing on sticks.Welcome to the good life, Woody! We love you! Laura and Michael Franklin