By Lynne M. Bohney
VENTURA COUNTY DOG RESCUE RECEIVES 15 DOGS WITH 7 MORE ON THE WAY
FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOME
Canine Adoption and Rescue League is receiving 15 dogs (2 moms and their 13 puppies) this Saturday from a family who became overwhelmed after their three unaltered female dogs became pregnant all about the same time. A third adult female and her six puppies will be taken in by the rescue within the following weeks once those puppies are older. The rescue is desperately seeking more foster families, adoptive families and financial donations as it adds 22 more dogs to the existing 63 dogs currently in their program.
The dogs are best described as black and white shepherd mixes. They will be taken to a local veterinary hospital for medical screening. Some of their preliminary medical issues include, but are not limited to ear infections, fleas and bite wounds. All of the dogs will get vaccinated, dewormed, receive flea treatment, microchips and will be spayed or neutered once they are cleared by a vet.
The organization has secured foster families for the first 13 puppies, but is still hoping that more families will apply to foster so that the two moms along with the litter arriving in a week will all have a place to call home. Canine Adoption and Rescue League will be accepting applications to adopt the new arrivals starting this weekend.
The organization stresses the importance of spaying and neutering your pets to help prevent pet overpopulation and the overcrowding of our shelters. Studies also suggest that altered pets have less health related issues and tend to live longer. Organizations such as Mercy Crusade, Valley Vet, Ventura County Animal Services, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center and the Humane Society of Ojai all offer low cost vaccine and spay and neuter clinics. Financial assistance is often available for those who need it.
Canine Adoption and Rescue League was founded in 1996, and is a private 501(c)(3) private, non-profit, no-kill organization. Those wishing to help by fostering or adopting are encouraged to visit their website at www.carldogs.org to receive more information, or by calling 1-805-644-PETS (7387). Tax deductible donations which help cover the cost of spay/neuters, vaccinations, micro-chipping and other related expenses are greatly appreciated and can be made via PayPal
or by check made out to C.A.R.L. and mailed to P.O. Box 5022, Ventura, CA 93005.