A Grande Prairie animal rescue still has more dogs then they can handle. Volunteers with Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue held an emergency meeting on September 27 to figure out a solution to their foster home shortage. President Natasha Arsenault says she’s pleased with how the meeting went overall.
“We had a really good turn out… We have 25 new foster applications that we’re currently processing and 15 are already set up for home visits.”
The rescue takes in owner surrenders from the Grande Prairie area as well as strays from places like Sturgeon Lake and Valleyview. The rescue is home-based and doesn’t have a permanent location. Arsenault says the group has had to turn dogs away in the past because they didn’t have room.
“Lately we’ve just had a shortage of foster homes for the amount of dogs that need to come in specifically for our puppy quarantine and our large adult dogs. So we’ve just kind of hit a wall with not being able to take very many dogs without having places to put them since we don’t have a shelter location.”
In an effort to make room before the winter comes, the rescue will be taking part in an adoption event on October 27.
Even though they have received more applications they are still short, especially on puppy quarantine foster homes where dogs would need to be monitored closely for infections.
For more information or to apply to foster or adopt from the rescue, visit their website.