Lost Boys Hope - Death on the Ice, 2020
In northern Manitoba, residents are preparing to shoot dogs and puppies. Lost Boys Hope Adoptable Page, a Barrie dog rescue, wants to save as many as they can. We want to tell their story so we can help them save more.
In December, our crew from the OCANetwork, also known as Five Points Media, recorded a video for Lost Boys Hope Adoptable Page about dozens of dogs and puppies being rescued from certain death and brought to live with families and individuals in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte. The dogs were abandoned and were barely surviving in the wilds at the edges of towns where the temperatures were consistently colder than -40c. That is cold enough to cause frostbite in people in five minutes.
We then learned that the residents of the isolated communities have decided to hunt and kill as many of the dogs as they can line up in the scopes of their rifles. They call it a culling, which is defined as “reduction of a wild animal population by selective slaughter.” It doesn’t matter if they are male, female, adults, or puppies. If it is a dog, it will die a grizzly death on the ice.
Please share if you care, and if you can help, please e-transfer what you can to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/recording-the-rescue. We are happy to send a receipt to anybody who asks.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the Ontario Community Awareness Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a locally-focused truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.
Videography and Post-Production by John Ironside and Tiffany Scott