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Lloydminster dog rescue lacks volunteers

Furbabies Furever Homes will have to start turning away strays due to lack of fostering and volunteers.

Furever Homes adopts dogs from all over Canada. Vice President Becky Ebel says they’ve had up to 40 dogs at once and how many they take in depends on the number of volunteers and fosters.

” If we don’t have fosters we’re worried we can’t take in anymore, we have to turn them away. Lonnie and I both broke the rule when it comes to medical cases.”

Ebel and Lonnie established the rescue to help dogs that have fallen through the cracks and operate out of their own homes. Ebel says most of the dogs come off of First Nation land. The dogs that come off the streets live in an isolation chamber for 14 days. During this time, the dogs are checked for wounds and diseases such as rabies. The dogs are also given shots if needed.

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“We supply everything for the fosters. Whether it be pee pads, blankets, toys, food and kennels. The foster families just have to provide love and their home.”

There have been 35 fosters so far this year, Ebel says you can foster dogs no matter where you live as long as you can make it back to Lloydminster for check-ins. Anyone interested in getting involved through volunteering or fostering can head the Furbabies Furever Homes website.

“We’ve adopted dogs from coast to coast and from the bottom of Alberta to the top of Manitoba.”

The Lloydminster based rescue has been around since 2012 and has fostered around 750 dogs.


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