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Seven Abandoned Puppies Rescued From Uninhabited Island After They Are Heard Crying

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Seven Abandoned Puppies Rescued From Uninhabited Island After They Are Heard Crying

Get ready for a cute overload - seven puppies have been rescued from an uninhabited island in Canada and named after a load of castaway characters from a popular American TV show.

The pups are thought to be about four months old and were left on the island near Manitoba, Canada. Exactly who could find it in themselves to do that is beyond me.

The good folks from Norway House Animal Rescue Center went out there to get the doggos on July 30 after a boatman called Junior Cook became aware that they were on the island.

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Credit: Norway House
Credit: Norway House

The Norway House director, Deb Vanderkerkhove said that Cook heard the puppies crying on the island and initially thought that it was wolves.

He went out there the next day and found the seven dogs on there. He contacted the animal rescue organisation after giving them a bit of food that he had on the boat.

They then rescued them properly a few days later when they went back with more supplies and food. The organisation decided that the castaway dogs should be named after the characters on the popular US TV show Gilligan's Island.

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With that in mind, they've been called Gilligan, Skipper, Thurston Howell III, Ginger, Wentworth Howell, The Professor, and Mary Ann. The 1960s series told the story of seven people who were shipwrecked themselves on a desert island.

The rescuers say that the dogs are going to be available to go to their new forever homes as soon as they can, although they've not actually decided who is going to be called what yet.

Vanderkerkhove said: "As we meet them, we will attach their names based on their personality - you know, who's the goof, who's the boss."

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Credit: Norway House
Credit: Norway House

They're thought to be a mix of huskies crossed with Labradors, and when they were picked up they had parasites and were very thin. They're all expected to make a complete and full recovery though.

The island where they were found is about 25 minutes by boat from the nearest inhabitants. It's still not known how the dogs came to be stranded on the island.

Norway House Animal Rescue Centre are taking donations from anyone who wishes to help fund the needs of the seven stranded canines. They've got a Facebook page and a Go Get Funding page if you fancy contributing something to the upkeep of the puppies.

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Credit: Norway House
Credit: Norway House

If you're in Canada, get down to Winnipeg Pet Rescue soon and take one home.

Featured Image Credit: Norway House

Topics: TV, Dogs, Canada, Puppies

Tom Wood
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