Junior Cook was cruising by a Canadian isle near Cross Keys, in Manitoba, when he heard what seemed to be cries for help coming from the deserted island. Worried, he returned to the uninhabited island the next day and could not believe it when he saw seven puppies crying on the island.
Cook then immediately contacted the Norway House Animal Rescue to report about the abandoned pups. The rescue helps transport abandoned animals to shelters so that they can get adopted. According to the rescue, they are used to receiving calls for dog and cat rescue from Manitoba and even all over the world.
Deb Vandekerkhove, the Norway House Animal Rescue director, said that he and his friend heard some noises on the island. It was already getting quite dark at that time, and they could not see anything even if they took their binoculars to check whether there was something there. They thought that the crying pack was of wolves.
The first few days after the puppies were found, they were given food ration until proper transport could be arranged. It was the rescue that supplied the food, and Cook brought it to the puppies. The dogs were indeed starving as they ate one big bag of food in a day. The pups would come running every time they saw Cook’s boat.
The dogs started to warm up to people slowly. They’re getting better with people as opposed to how terrified they were the first time.
The abandoned puppies were finally rescued, and it took a 330-mile trip to Winnipeg, where the dogs will be up for adoption. Vandekerhove said that the dogs would be named after the characters on the popular 1960’s TV show- “The Gilligan’s Island Crew- four boys, three girls.”
Source: The Canadian Press via YouTube