But for many animals, help had sadly come too late.
“One of the days we were out there, driving around and going from one house to another,” Cantin said. “We had the list and we were calling out the animals’ names. And in most cases, there was no answer. And in a few sad cases, we found the animal, but it was already dead.”
Then they reached a house that looked like Ivory’s owner’s home — so they stopped the car and got out, hoping to find the dog there.
“When we walked towards the house, we were calling, ‘Ivory, Ivory!’” Cantin said. “And out of nowhere, this super excited, small, blond pit bull came out of the bushes, wagging his tail, rolling over and wanting to be scratched and loved.”