When the pet food supply ran out at Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, Desmond Castel headed to a nearby lake, hopped in a canoe and began fishing for the dogs.

Castel has been caring for dozens of pets in his northern Manitoba community since a nearby wildfire forced fellow residents to flee. Nearly a month later, many such animals are still stranded in the community, some 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg, waiting to be reunited with their owners.

In a Facebook post shared Aug. 2, the Manitoba Animal Alliance volunteer broadcast a video of himself on the water, while the dogs eagerly awaited their next meal.

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