Sask. town lends a helping paw after Manitoba animal rescue’s van stranded during winter storm


A Manitoba animal rescue group is grateful for the assistance of residents in a Saskatchewan town after the rescue’s van received stranded in a snowstorm this week.

K9 Advocates Manitoba was transporting 75 cats and canines, en path to British Columbia, when a winter storm Thursday left them stranded in Moosomin, Sask., simply over the Manitoba border and about 200 kilometres east of Regina on the Trans-Canada Highway.

“None of us knew anybody in Moosomin, so we have been frantically calling the RCMP and fireplace halls and boarding kennels,” stated Chelsea Kork, one of many rescue group’s administrators.

Parts of the Trans-Canada freeway in Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been closed Thursday and into Friday as a dump of snow and heavy winds made driving treacherous throughout the southern Prairies. 

Kork stated K9 Advocates members labored the telephones and Facebook into Thursday night, in search of a place to maintain the animals in Moosomin heat for the evening. 

Residents of the town and the native vet clinic shortly stepped as much as assist deal with the animals all evening.

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Manitoba animal rescue helped by residents of Sask. town

Seventy-five cats and canines en route from Manitoba to B.C. received assist from residents in Moosomin, Sask., after they have been stranded in a winter storm in on Thursday. 1:07

“The town of Moosomin got here out — saved them in a vet clinic in a single day, walked them, fed them, modified cat litter bins,” Kork stated.

She stated she and the remainder of K9 Advocates Manitoba cannot thank the residents of Moosomin sufficient for his or her assist.

“It was wonderful.”

Kork stated the animals have been headed to British Columbia — a part of frequent journeys K9 Advocates takes to Vancouver and Toronto, the place animals are adopted into houses. 

“We’ve realized that nothing ever goes completely easily, irrespective of how arduous we strive,” Kork stated. “We weren’t anticipating this in any respect.” 

K9 Adovcates Manitoba’s Chelsea Kork unloads a van filled with animals in Winnipeg on Friday. Dozens of cats and canines have been destined for British Columbia when a winter storm left their van stranded in jap Saskatchewan. (Darin Morash/CBC)

The animals have been returned to Winnipeg on Friday.

Kork stated they’ve been positioned in foster houses for now, and the group deliberate to try one other journey to British Columbia after the climate improved.