Dogs flown to Sarnia for medical care

Two dogs in urgent need of medical attention were flown into Sarnia from Thunder Bay over the weekend.

Griff the dog was airlifted to Thunder Bay to Sarnia for treatment. April 2023. (Photo by Sarnia Humane Society)

The Sarnia Humane Society received a call from the Northern Reach Rescue Network on Saturday night saying a husky had been hit by a car. Grieve suffered a broken leg and severe lacerations that required surgery.

A second dog named Buddy also suffered a leg injury and also required the long trek from northern Ontario to Sarnia.

The Humane Society said Pilots4Paws, a London-based nonprofit, quickly came forward and agreed to help. Pilots Jeremy Hall and Dave Vee flew the 2,500km in about four hours, the group’s single-day flight record, to bring the dogs to Sarnia.

Dr. Tom Kostuch of Bright’s Grove Veterinary Hospital is scheduled to evaluate the dogs on Monday morning, followed by surgery.

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