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Posted: Feb 10, 2014 9:29am
Dec 22, 2013

In a now crazy and unsettled world, a quiet Soul reached out and touched our hearts with his Gentle Spirit, in doing this he has given to all of us the Love we now Share with each other.

Truly an Amazing and the Most Beautiful Gift of all.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082

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Posted: Dec 22, 2013 10:37am
Nov 17, 2013

http://giftofloki.com/2013/11/17/for-all-of-you-who-dare-to-believe/

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I was told that “no one cares”, that “it will never happen”, and that “you are wasting your time”.  Disparaging comments, but I never gave up that three year fight, why, because Loki had shown me in our journey. “It was then that I realized that the cries of agony which surrounded us were the many voices of the innocents who had suffered without mercy at the hand of mankind. I was hearing the voices of those who had come before, the voices of those in the present and the voices of all of those who will continue to suffer in the future.”  Excerpt from The Journey.  I made a promise to him and with the Grace of God I was determined to keep it.  After three years of battling the Territorial Government, the first Animal Protection Legislation in the history of the Northwest Territories became law in May 2011 with the new NWT Dog Act.

It was during this struggle that I met for the very first time, the true Loki.  Not the black silver tipped wolf of my dreams, rather a young innocent who through no fault of his own found himself living wild, likely terrified in this vast wilderness and had through his courage and will to live, escaped the death that met others of his kind.

Three years have passed since out first encounter, he and I have shared many frigid winters and hot glorious summer days together.  That was then and now I have, by God’s Grace, and the help of those who “dared to believe” kept my most important promise to Loki.  A promise that would see him forever safe and forever loved by his own family.

To view the full post and see that the Impossible becomes Possibel when one Believes, please go to the link provided.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2013 10:25am
Oct 20, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/m-michelle-nadon/rescue-dogs-canada_b_4097316.html

http://giftofloki.com/2013/10/20/a-day-in-the-life-of-loki-youth-exuberance/

A promise made over three years ago has come to fruition

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Posted: Oct 20, 2013 10:50am
Oct 6, 2013

First I wish to thank all of the amazing people who took such a major part in enabling me to rescue and bring to my home this amazing boy.  Those of you who took the time to email the Mayor of Hay River, those of you who signed the online  petition.

Special thanks to Michelle Nadon founder of Cause 4 Paws (C4P) located in Ontario, to Sarah West founder of the Canadian Federation for Animal Welfare (CFAW), Jean McCarthy a dear friend in Ontario and Lawrence Pinksy who is so busy raising needed funding to help cover Loki’s vetting and other needs.

To list each and everyone by name is an impossible task so I will not even make that attempt.

Please read more at this link and see the latest pictures of Loki.

http://giftofloki.com/2013/10/06/loki-has-been-rescued/

LOKI is living proof that the impossible can be made possible.  He has touched the hearts of total strangers around the world, uniting all for the sole purpose of saving his life.  He proves that when we all work together miracles do happen.

 It is my hope that Loki’s continuing story will inspire others to step up and go beyond what appears to be limits and impossible situations, to stick with it, to never give up.

Please visit Loki’s FaceBook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082

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Posted: Oct 6, 2013 10:22am
Sep 23, 2013

http://www.change.org/petitions/town-officials-of-hay-river-northwest-territories-canada-the-town-officials-intention-to-destroy-loki-lone-survivor-of-hoarding?share_id=DfAOGZHZWl&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_true

Go to link below for TV Interview

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/North/ID/2408188385/


Please show your support, sign the petition and email the mayors office at

mayor@hayriver.com

More time is needed to capture Loki.

Loki's FB page:  view his pictures and see some of his videos.  He is gentle soul, and socializes with other dogs and some trusted human friends.  He is a domestic animal living a feral life for past 3 years.  He is the sole survivor of the 23 pups seized in Hay River's infamous hoarding case of May 2010.  Now they want to kill him too.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082

Thank you.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2013 8:32pm
Sep 15, 2013

Loki is a non aggressive feral cross that I have been working with since he escaped the town owned shelter in 2010.  He is one of 23 puppies seized in the Hay River, NT hoarding case of May 2010.  Thankfully he escaped the shelter prior to the other 22 rescued pups being destroyed by unknown method 2 1/2 months after they were seized and cared for at the shelter.

Loki has been living as a feral since he escaped and has been cared for by myself and a number of other town residents.  We have ensured he is well fed, and I have personally ensured that he receives de-worming and antibiotics if needed.  Loki has survived 3 sub zero winters in the Canadian Arctic, he is a gentle soul and friend to many here and around the world he has united complete strangers who have rallied support for him.

Since I alerted everyone to what is happening concerning Loki (on his FB page) and the very real impending actions that town officials may take, dogs are shot in Canada's North.  I have been receiving countless emails and facebook messages in support of Loki. For that I thank all of you sincerely.

I am issuing this Network message as an urgent plea to gain support for Loki in order to save his life.

I would also ask that all of you who support Loki, to contact directly via email Ross Potter and Andrew Cassidy (Mayor of Hay River) personally by email so that you may plead Loki's case.

Mayor Andrew Cassidy: mayor@hayriver.com
Ross Potter: rpotter@hrfd.ca and or rpotter@hayriver.com

You can also send letters to: City Hall
Town of Hay River,
73 Woodland Dr
Hay River, NT X0E 1G1
Phone: 867-874-6522
Fax: 867-874-3237

While I must acknowledge that complaints about Loki have been received at Town Hall, likely from persons who are ignorant of his gentle ways and lacking in his friendship, those who just don't like dogs period, and those who are intimidated by his stature and who failed to get to know him...I must also acknowledge the fact that Loki is loved by so many, that those whom he has chosen to share his life with want only the best for him, that he has united so many strangers from around the globe who have rallied around him, and he has also as Jean McCarthy so accurately stated he has put Hay River on the map.

With no further help coming from the Wildlife Officer and officials wanting this situation resolved by the end of September or sooner, time is running out to plead Loki's case. I need everyone to contact those persons listed above, a blitz if you will, so that the Powers that Be will see that Loki should be allowed to live out the rest of his life in freedom and not become one of thousands in the NT who have been slaughtered. I have in the past via letters, suggested that Loki become the Town Mascot, which would make Hay River noted for compassion and become a leader to other northern communities for being a community that values even a feral animals life. Proving that a bullet is not the answer!

Thank you to all of you. You are all amazing, and it is from all of you that I gain renewed strength for this ongoing battle to protect Loki.

Thank you.

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-LOKI-Sole-Survivor/188340937903082


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Posted: Sep 15, 2013 9:48am
Aug 17, 2013

http://wildhorseeducation.org/2013/08/16/judge-grants-tro-to-stop-sale-of-wild-horses-at-nv-slaughter-auctio/

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Posted: Aug 17, 2013 1:29pm
Aug 17, 2013

Update Received : please share widely

This is a quick moving situation and we already have an update:

  • We're told that there are currently 467 horses in pens at the slaughter auction.
  • Not all of these are wild horses. Some of them are branded horses owned by the tribe. But we know there are unbranded wild horses among the branded tribal horses. Sadly, there are no laws that will allow us to help the branded horses. 
  • The unbranded horses are the ones we're asking the Feds to confiscate because there is a very good chance that they are federally protected wild horses.
  • We are aware of reports that the USDA, which is responsible for initiating this roundup of wild horses, has changed its Facebook settings to prevent us from posting to the page to urge the agency to act. It is disappointing that we can't have our say on an official government page, but as an alternative, we encourage you to share our Facebook post that has USDA's page tagged.
  • You can also call Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at 202-720-3631 to let him know that you expect his agency to do everything possible to prevent unbranded, wild horses from being sold for slaughter tomorrow. 

Time is running out for these horses. We're taking legal action today to raise the stakes, but that might not be enough.

Those not branded could be saved if we speak up! 

Please take action now!

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Posted: Aug 17, 2013 1:21pm
Aug 17, 2013
Just received via email:

We need your help right now to save wild horses who have been caught up in a large tribal roundup that has snared 417 horses who await their fate at a slaughter auction in Fallon, Nevada. Many of the horses are branded and “owned” by the Ft. McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribe, and sadly, there is nothing legally that we can do to save them.
But among the tribal horses are an undetermined number of unbranded horses – taken from public lands where federally-protected wild horses are known to roam. We must ensure that federally protected wild horses are not sold at the slaughter auction.
This can't wait. The auction takes place in a little over 24 hours from now. 
How we got here is a long story which you can catch up on here. Suffice it to say that these horses have been captured off Forest Service and BLM, as well as tribal lands. The lands in question are in close proximity to a designated Herd Management Area (Little Owhyee) where federally-protected wild horses live.
There is no way to distinguish wild horses from tribal horses if they are unbranded. Unbranded horses captured from our public lands are sitting at the slaughter auction waiting to be purchased by kill buyers.
Let's make some noise, 
- Suzanne Roy


American Wild Horse Preservation

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