Football Star Devotes Free Time To Animal Rescue Missions


  • Once he learned of the growing dog population in his region in Canada, football star Brady Oliviera feeds and rescues stray dogs and puppies.
  • He has been on numerous rescue missions and the latest was through dangerous flood waters to save a dog mom and her pups.
  • Oliviera says he’s committed to rescuing dogs until the day he dies.

In just three years, Winnipeg Blue Bomber running back Brady Oliviera has rescued 70 dogs. As an animal rescue volunteer with the K9 advocates Manitoba, he has trudged through uncomfortable conditions just to get to the dogs and save them.

Do not expect him to just be relaxing when there is no game or practice.  He will be out there feeding or searching for stray dogs and puppies.

Growing up near the Peguis First Nation community, he had no idea at first of the growing dog population problem in the area. “But once I saw how many dogs were being abandoned, I knew that I had to help,” Oliviera said.

His most recent rescue was a mother dog and her pups who got abandoned from dangerous floods in the region.  For 15 minutes, he and a friend looked for the dog in freezing and deep water and when they located them, immediately carried the family to safety. 

@brady.oliveira One of the craziest rescue missions that I’ve been on! I received an alert about a dog & her 2 pups being left on a property where the community was evacuating due to the severe flooding! Pups were locked in the bathroom for 24+ hours covered in their own urine & fecies. Mom was locked outside with nowhere to go! 💔 Walking in the ice cold flood waters & getting hypothermia was one for the books! Welcome to the goodlife 🐾 #heartwearming #abandoneddogs #dogrescuer #dogrescuestory #savedogslives ♬ original sound – Brady.oliveira

Oliviera said that he has been on numerous missions but this one goes on the list of the most insane rescue missions.  “It wasn’t just a five-minute walk, from the road to the house it was a 15-minute walk so you’re walking 30 minutes in ice-cold water but then you’re still walking back with an adult dog in your arms all the way back to my truck,” he added.

Oliviera says he will be rescuing dogs until the day he dies. “I love being a voice for the voiceless, and that’s what keeps me going back and back, rescue after rescue. It’s just something that is a passion of mine now.”

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