Brady Oliviera is a skilled football player for the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL).
He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, girlfriend, and dogs when he is not scoring touchdowns or practicing for the next game.
Brady has been helping K9 Advocates Manitoba save dogs since his friend Ryan introduced him to a rescue run.
“K9 gives the silent a voice. I work with K9 Advocates to rescue dogs from often remote locations and bring them home to be cared for or fostered. I help K9 earn money and donations using my platform, Brady told Pet Lifestyles Magazine.
He is such a strong supporter that he frequently travels to other nations to help save these helpless animals.
Brady stated in an Instagram post that his goal was to “address pet overpopulation by preserving one life at a time, no matter where we remain in the globe.”
K9 Advocates got a call about a dog that was living under a deck and had porcupine quills stuck in his mouth last March 2021.
The dog was bleeding from the head when they found him, possibly from being hit by someone.
With everything this dog has been through, it is obvious that he has lost all faith in both humans and other animals. It was almost certain to be challenging.
Brady, however, was gracious and known.
To get close to the dog, he crept underneath the deck. And he spoke in a soft soothing voice so the canine won’t obtain frightened. The dog, however, was frightened and tried to flee from Brady and the other rescuers.
As a result, the numerous rescuers barricaded the deck as Brady talked to and comforted the dog, leaving the dog with only one exit.
It’s especially heartbreaking because the dog seems to want to believe the rescuers, but finding that trust difficult given all the injuries he had sustained. He eventually gave up and simply lay down on the ground.
Brady and the other rescuers, however, did not give up on him.
The dog was repeatedly assured that everything would be fine by Brady. He continued to pet the dog while speaking softly.
The dog finally gave Brady permission to pet his cheek. At that point, Brady realized the dog was beginning to trust him. Brady eventually realized the dog was going to let him pick him up and carry him to a secure location.
Brady has to decide between now or never.
As Brady took the dog beyond the deck, he repeatedly said, “I got you, Friend.”
The dog was persuaded to get in the carrier, and they then drove him to the vet.
He had three surgeries at the vet to treat his quill-related wounds. But because he is a tough dog, he overcame the pain and is now on the road to recovery.
The dog has been transferred to the Winnipeg Humane Society for Animals in order to be adopted.
And what’s this? Brady visited the dog now known as Friend at his new home after 6 months because he was adopted!