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Hilliside Hoping These Dogs Don't Go to Heaven

Hillside Kennels is heading north to rescue dogs. 20 wild Husky-crosses are being rescued off the Kashechewan First Nation reserve in northern Ontario. The dogs are strays and have been scavenging the reserve for food. If the dogs aren't rescued off the reserve, they are under an order to be shot and killed. Tracey Gibson with Hillside says the dogs are seen as a nuisance on the reserve. "The dogs are scrounging. They're skinny, they're all fighting over food. So, yeah, I imagine they're tearing up garbage, so I imagine there is an issue with a nuisance." Gibson says they leave for the rescue on February 8th, but need some supplies between now and then. "Obviously, we can't fit 20 dogs in the back of our truck, and we can only take one truck, because we only have two for the business so we're looking for a trailer, as well, we're looking for caging. We don't necessarily need them donated, we could borrow them. We're going to make sure that all of them are marked so we know whose belongs to who. And we need blankets to put in the cages." Gibson says they're also looking for donations of pre-paid credit cards to pay for their gas. Hillside can be reached at 519-469-3247, or click here. The plan is to bring the dogs back to Hillside and treat them before adopting them. The dogs are said to be young Husky-crosses.

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