During the Fort McMurray evacuations, every man, woman, child, and dog, was anxiously awaiting help. People, in and outside of the town, assisted in many ways, ultimately carrying some of those children or animals in their open arms.
News stories were published in the past few weeks about the animals, easing their owner’s search. Veterinarians of Edmonton sheltered and cared for the dogs that were not immediately reunited with their owners.
Karen Allen was the veterinarian that dealt with a pup known as ‘Sweet Pea’, a bristled and scarred, black-white spaniel. She noted that Sweet Pea was not healing as quickly as the other dogs, possibly because of her depressed demeanor. When Allen decided to liven up Sweet Pea, she discovered another dog being cared for near by, sparked a reaction in Sweet Pea.
This reaction was lively, excited, and wild. This kind of reaction spurred a volunteer to encourage Allen on the idea that the dogs might know each other. When the staff determined that the dogs were family that got separated during the evacuation, they spent extra time trying to locate their owner.
During this process, the dogs were sent to a foster home in Calgary, where they appreciated interim family life.
The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society was only recently contacted by the owner, who unfortunately keeps off of social media. Since he was also evacuated, he is currently not capable of having both dogs with him. So, until he’s back at home, safe and sound, his dogs will be appreciating the company of each other.
Thankfully, everyone caring for them in passing, has loved the story, and is ecstatic to hear about the happy ending.