First off I wish to thank Lilianna with the Examiner for having done such a wonderful job in putting together her amazing article at the link below. She has included a photo gallery as well as a beautiful video that I took last Fall.
http://www.examiner.com/article/saving-hay-river-s-beloved-loki . I also want to thank those wonderful individuals who have enough love in their hearts for LOKI that they have reached into their pockets, and who are emailing and messaging me, with their sincere support and encouragement along with their prayers for both he and I.
Donations came in fast and furious at the start, which covered the cost of the Dog run which is now on my property. I will be securing the floor to the run today. The dog run has already been paid for out of what donations came in, which greatly depleted the account set up for him at the RBC. My estimated goal is far from being reached.
Having made contact with an ENR Officer here in town, arrangements have been made that this individual who knows LOKI well, as does his young son, will dart LOKI with a tranquilizer in order to capture hm and get him to my property. The sedatives needed must be provided by the Alberta veterinarian and shipped in from Alberta. I do not know as yet what cost to myself this will mean.
When asked by the only media reporter in the NWT that contacted me why I was raising funds, I responded by saying …. Being the sole income support for my family, is the reason that this fund raising campaign was launched. The dog run could never have been purchased, had not donations started coming in as fast as they did. A deadline to get Loki off the streets by May 31st has been extended, however, it was not made clear by Town officials how much more time I have.
The donations which have come in have been from caring persons back home in Ontario, some from Alberta and BC by e-transfer.
Additional Funds are needed to cover the cost of screening to protect LOKI from the horrible insects such as bulldogs who take huge chunks out of anything that lives, heavy duty dive bombing mosquitoes and of course the clouds of sand flies up here. Veterinary costs that will include a complete physical, heart worm testing, complete immunization and also neuter, and whatever else he will need initially.
Messages and comments have been coming in fast and furious both to my email firstname.lastname@example.org and to LOKI’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082?fref=ts
I continue to be awed and inspired with the messages of love towards him so many are sending. LOKI has touched the hearts of so many since I began chronicling our journey three years ago. You can view his many videos on http://www.youtube.com/user/TundraVoices?feature=watch
Soon his freedom will become lost to him, and the long and patient work both on his part and mine will begin once he is here with me. I promised him from the very start that I would never ever give up on him, and I will keep that promise. I also promised him just the other night, that we will continue to take our long and beautiful walks together in this pristine Northern Boreal Forest area together just as we always have, only this time he will have to leashed.
Loki has never know the warmth of a loving hug, he has never known the comfort of laying beside a warm wood stove on a frigid winters night, he has never known the comfort of a secure, safe and loving home. No doubt about it, there will be a difficult period of adjustment for him, even greater trust must be built before I will be able to truly handle him, put a collar or harness on him for our walks together. But I will Never give up on him, on us.
LOKI and I still need your help to raise funds for him.
LOKI by any other name IS A SURVIVOR. Now with your help his continued life can be secured in a safe and loving forever home.
Donations can be made by e-transfer, the easiest method. If doing this way please notify me by using my email address so that I will know the security password you are using and I can then email you back a confirmation number issued as a receipt…..email@example.com
Checks or money order can be mailed (please personally email me for that information). Thank you.
Please help me keep LOKI alive, healthy and safe…to give him the loving home he deserves but has never known.
We, LOKI and I, wish to thank all of you who have already contributed, and we thank any of you who are planning to do so.