Rescue group saving dogs from cull near Regina
REGINA – A local animal rescue organization is in desperate need of foster homes as its volunteers are about to save dogs from a cull.
CC RezQs Regina has been rescuing dogs from Saskatchewan reserves for the past year. The organizations said some reserves will have a cull every couple of years, while others have up to four a year depending on how quickly the situation spirals out of control.
“I don’t blame a lot of people for not taking these dogs in because they see them in a very natural state where they’re packing up. They’re starving and fighting for survival on their own,” said Caillin Rodonets, one of the founders of CC RezQs Regina.
Despite packs of dogs being dangerous in some situations, the animals are said to make great pets.
“They’re very independent. They’ve had to survive on their own. Just being able to have a whole meal of food once a day. That makes them very loyal to you.”
The most common breed of dogs the organization rescues are mixes of pitbull, rottweiler, labrador retriever, collies and shepherds.
In the past couple of days, nearly 30 people have expressed interest in fostering a dog. CC RezQs said it can only rescue as many dogs as it has homes for and it’s always looking for more space.
The name of the reserve is not being disclosed.