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Pound Paws Rescue

Cause page created in the Animals category by Pound Paws Rescue

$2,120 donated
Given by 29 generous donors in around 9 months

AIM: Rescue - Enrich Lives - Stop the Breeding Cycle - Educate

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Based in Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand

Pound Paws Rescue is a small volunteer, non-profit, dog rescue based in Oamaru. We are completely funded through fundraising efforts and public donations.

We rescue pound dogs that are able to be released into our care and take over legal ownership. We temperament test our dogs and have an adoption process to help us match them up to the home that best suits their needs - it's never first in first served. All of our dogs are de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated, micro-chipped and registered. There is an adoption fee/donation for each dog to help us with these costs. The adoption process includes an application form, a property visit to ensure safe containment, meetings with the dog and their foster home carers. A two week trial period is given. We want our dogs and their new families to be completely happy.

Some dogs have special medical requirements that we have fixed before adoption. For example entropion eyelids, lameness requiring x-rays, skin conditions, ear/eye infections, lump removal, arthritis care. More severe cases are dogs needing a leg amputation due to untreated old injuries. If a dog has a good nature, we want to do our best ensure they get the chance they deserve and we will do whatever is possible to help them.

We do not have an adoption center or a kennel facility. We run the rescue on a tight budget, keeping costs as low as possible. Foster homes are crucial to our rescue. We have a small team of experienced foster homes - most of which are out of town. We are always looking for more foster homes with good dog experience, safe, secure fencing and someone home during parts of the day. All food and vet care is provided.

We also help dogs in the community. Due to back-yard breeding and overpopulation, there are thousands of puppies and dogs all over NZ that will not get a chance for life (or suffer from neglect) because there are not enough good, lifelong, responsible homes available.....yet the breeding continues at a massive rate.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Use of funds

Costs of de-sexing, vaccinating, worming, flea treatment, micro-chipping and registering

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Indy's Troublesome Grass Seed  22 February 2020

Posted by: Pound Paws Rescue

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Latest donations

MOA Bakery, Cakery
MOA Bakery, Cakery 10 hours ago
David Phillips
David Phillips 4 days ago
Merran on 28 Jul 2020
Thanks for all the great work you do... lotsa love Benny Benson
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you very much!

Pound Paws Rescue
Maria on 28 Jul 2020
Lots of love from Mouse and Puptrek
Pound Paws Rescue

Thank you very much Mouse and Puptrek!!

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Millie on 22 Jul 2020
Thank you for everything do you do for these lovely doggys!
Pound Paws Rescue

.... thank you for your support!

Pound Paws Rescue

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