Volunteers with the Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue have rescued two abandoned dogs and six puppies from the Dakota Access Pipeline since protesters vacated the site. According to the rescue organization, as governmental crews cleaned up the area in Oceti Sakowin, North Dakota, the dogs were seen roaming the area and trying to deal with the intense winter temperatures and the lack of food.
“Extremely sad being these guys were left behind. But we offer, Furry Friends offers hope. I mean there’s so much hope within Furry Friends as far as these puppies finding homes,” Tiffany Hardy posted on the Facebook page of the group.
Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue plan to return to the protests camps to catch more animals. The task has been extremely challenging as the loud machinery brought into the area to clean up, continues to scare the lost animals. According to Fox News, Julie Schirado, with the rescue group, described the area as a real mess – making it very difficult to find the animals, but volunteers intend to stick it out and will return to the camps every weekend.
The dogs have all been given veterinarian care, baths and are now in quarantine making sure they are healthy before they are made available for adoption. Some of the dogs suffered from frost bitten ears, patchy fur and overgrown nails.
” This is about the well being of innocent animals. This is not an outlet to express your views on the DAPL project or protest. We will be monitoring postings. If you are the owner of any of these dogs, please send us an email (contact information is found on our website) and we will gladly speak with you on the process of returning your animal,” the rescue announced.
At this time, no more adoption applications are being accepted for the puppies. It is unknown if protesters abandoned the dogs or if stray dogs from the area arrived at the site looking for food and help. To donate to Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue as the group continues to help the stray animals in the area – regardless of the politics, please click here.
Photos of the first eight dogs and puppies rescued from the Dakota Access Pipeline site courtesy of Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue.
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