Special care needed for pair of pooches

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Two pooches at K-9 Dog Rescue Group are in desperate need of loving homes to see out their final days.

Tilly, a three-year-old female Staffy cross, and Tina, a 10-year-old black female labrador, are in need of a two forever foster homes.

K-9 Dog Rescue Group public relations officer and special needs volunteer co-ordinator Janine Matthews said Tilly had only one kidney, which did not work properly, and irritable bowel syndrome.

“We don’t know how long she has got; it could be six to 12 months or it could be a couple of years,” she said.

“We cover all her medical expenses but we need someone who is willing to give her a loving home and is prepared to take her to the vet whenever she needs anything.”

Tilly is described as a sweet girl, who loves cuddles and is best suited to a home with no other animals. Another dog, Tina, has multiple medical issues and, due to her age, she cannot have surgery to repair her cruciate ligament.

She is in need of a home where she can sleep most of the day and is limited in movement.

Ms Matthews said the centre catered for up to 40 dogs and was at full capacity.

The more dogs we can adopt out, the more we can bring in and give a second chance in finding a forever home,

she said.

To ease some of the pressure, the centre is holding an adoption day on January 20, from 9am to 5pm.

“We’ll be featuring our long-term dogs and they will be half price,” Ms Matthews said.

At the adoption day, there will be stalls, a bouncy castle, raffle, sausage sizzle and dog washing and grooming.

“Thank you to Pet City, Murphy’s Irish Pub and Mandurah Jolly Jumps for helping us with the adoption day,” Ms Matthews said.

The stallholders fee is $25. Visit www.k9dogrescue.org.au.

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