K-9 rescue dogs get a second chance

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Two pooches from K-9 Dog Rescue who were in desperate need of a loving family have found homes to see out their final days.

In January, the Telegraph reported on Tilly, a three-year-old staffy cross, and Tina a 10-year-old black Labrador, who both due to medical problems, did not have long to live and required permanent foster homes.

Tilly, who only has one kidney which does not work well, was adopted by Greenfields resident Mick Sellors, who is a volunteer at K-9 Dog Rescue.

Mr Sellors said he had known Tilly for more than a year, and following a four-day foster period decided to keep her.

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“Tilly has a lot of love to give and she’s made a marvellous turnaround — the vet is very happy with her,” he said.

“I had to put my old dog to sleep because she was old and sick. Tilly is the perfect companion.”

K-9 Dog Rescue public relations officer Janine Matthews said Tina, who was too old to undergo cruciate ligament surgery and was limited in movement, had settled into her foster home and loved her morning walk to the park and her afternoon snooze.

“Tina lives with a another dog who also came from K9 Rescue,” she said.

Ms Matthews said the organisation was always in need of volunteers and foster carers and anyone interested could find out more at k9dogrescue. org.au.

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