Forgotten dogs and cats are on their way to new forever homes after a massive rescue effort in Northern Saskatchewan.
Volunteers from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band spent last weekend rounding up 95 stray dogs and a pair of cats.
The animals were then taken to the Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary in Stettler, Alta., where founder Erin Deems told Saskatchewan Afternoon host David Kirton that staff were on hand to greet them.
“It’s a little bit of a stressful trip for them to make it back to Alberta. But once they see that we open those crate doors, their tails are wagging and they’re happy to just have somebody love on them and give them some food and water,” she said.
Deems said she’s pretty sure all the animals knew they were being taken to a better life as they were loaded into their crates, each with their own blanket.
“The look on their faces is just the look of relief. They’re happy. They know they’re rescued. I know that sounds crazy, but they actually do know they’re rescued,” she said.
Deems said the animals will be put up for adoption through various different rescue organizations.