Stepping Up for the Pups
Nicole McDonald, sales manager of our St. John’s location, really stepped up and helped Heather Ballard of Rescue NL coordinate efforts in St. John’s while Heather and her team gathered 68 vulnerable dogs and puppies in Northern Manitoba.
Nicole and staff volunteers from Global Pet Foods put forth an incredible effort to set up a temporary shelter, receive the dogs from the airport, arrange emergency transportation, AND set up a quarantine shelter and transportation all over again!
Even more volunteers helped receive foster applications as well as care for and walk the animals each day, with several Global Pet Foods staff, Nicole included, welcoming dogs and puppies into their homes.
Nicole shares a highlight from her experience:
“One dog, Chevy, just had his leg amputated. He was like a mascot: he was not bothered at all by his situation, he just wanted to be out of the cage and loved. [. . .] Most dogs (or even people) in that situation with an injury of that magnitude wouldn’t be so easy going. He was just amazing through the whole thing: happy to be there, happy to be around people, ready to knock somebody over just to get kisses – I’m sure he hasn’t lost that spirit at all.”