LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Seven starving puppies abandoned on an uninhabited island near Cross Lake in Manitoba have been rescued.

According to the Facebook page of Debra Vandekerhove, a volunteer at the Norway House Animal Rescue, the pups, which were about four months old, were found by a fisherman late last month. Video posted by the fisherman shows the starving puppies barking and howling as his boat came near the shore.

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 The fisherman returned with kennels and dog food for the dogs, donated by the Norway House Animal Rescue, as well as his own doghouse that he donated in order to give the pups shelter.

Volunteers from the animal rescue arrived earlier this week to assist the fisherman in removing the puppies – which are now being dubbed the “Gilligan’s Island crew” -- from the island. They are now in the care of animal rescue volunteers and are recovering well.

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The animal rescue center reminds the public that donations to help pay for the rescue effort can be made to norwayhouseanimalrescue@gmail.com or via the group's GoGetFunding by CLICKING HERE.

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