Black Forest Fire

Aug 26, 2013 11:58 AM by Maddie Garrett

Dogs Rescued During Fires Still Need Homes

Dozens of dogs remain homeless after the Black Forest and Waldo Canyon fires. A local rescue organization took them in over the past year and they say it's time to find these dogs a new home.

All Breed Rescue and Training Executive Director Lauren Fox is practicing some training techniques with Doris, one of the dogs who was at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region during the Waldo Canyon Fire. Like dozens of dogs, Doris was moved from the Humane Society to All Breed Rescue and Training during the fire.

"They (Humane Society) needed to make room to take in the community's evacuated animals so they called on us both times," said Fox.

After the fires were over, All Breed kept most of the dogs they had taken in, because they would have been considered "at risk" back at the shelters. They now have 102 dogs that need foster homes or adoptions. That's the most dogs in the history of the organization.

"Prior to Waldo Canyon fire our normal inventory was between 50 and 60 dogs," explained Fox.

Fox said they need to find forever homes for all of these dogs that are left from the fires, so they can take in other dogs that might be at risk at other shelters. All Breed specializes in rescuing dogs that are in danger of being euthanized.

"If we don't have foster homes available to take those dogs, because our homes are filled, then unfortunately those dogs don't get an opportunity. We are usually the last resort for these dogs,"said Fox.

They're hoping dogs like Doris, who's been living in a kennel for over a year now, will finally find a forever home.

You can find out more information on All Breed Rescue and Training's website: http://www.haveanicedog.org/

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