To partner with First Nations and rural communities to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome stray dogs from these areas in Saskatchewan while establishing and enhancing strong and sustainable community partnerships
To eliminate stray dog overpopulation in rural communities while spreading awareness and taking measures to ensure community safety.
WHAT WE ARE:
CC RezQs is a registered Non-Profit organization with the goal of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming stray dogs from First Nations communities across the province. Started in late 2014 by two childhood friends, Caillin Rodonets and Cady Shaw, CC RezQs has saved nearly 200 stray dogs to date, travelled tens of thousands of kilometres, and distributed thousands of pounds of dog food to strays in need. As our organization grows, we hope to expand our mission to include education and awareness, spay and neuter clinics, and vaccination clinics in the communities we travel to. We choose to focus on First Nations communities because of the overwhelming number of stray dogs that are concentrated in these areas. It creates a large health and safety concern, both for people and animals. We want to help make these communities safer for both the residents and the animals. Currently, we are funded 100% through donations. All supplies, such as kennels, food, and other items are donated and all work is performed on a volunteer basis. The dogs we rescue are typically in very poor shape; they are extremely malnourished, have worms, fleas, ticks, and sometimes mange. They have scars from old wounds, and are bleeding from new wounds. They have broken teeth, and injuries ranging from still broken bones to incorrectly healed fractures. Physical wounds are healed through the exceptional, professional and compassionate care team at TM’z Vet Clinic in Lumsden, SK, and emotional scars are healed by volunteers and fosters who spend countless hours laying on the floor, gaining the trust of a stray. We hope to one day run out of dogs to rescue. Until that day, we will continue to work tirelessly, day and night.