|Ms Saskia Adams|
Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group Inc. aims to decrease the unacceptably high number of dogs killed in pounds each year. Around 250,000 healthy dogs and cats are killed in Australian pounds and shelters annually. Nearly all these pets could be rehomed. All sorts of dogs find themselves on ‘death row’ – pedigrees, mixed breeds, old dogs, puppies. Most end up in pounds and shelters through no fault of their own – their misfortune in many cases is they have not the love and loyalty they’ve given their owners returned to them. We rescue as many dogs as possible and place them in foster care until we find them loving, permanent homes.
VicDRG also aims to encourage responsible pet ownership, and to educate those members of the public who believe that rescue dogs are in some way second-rate that this is positively not the case. Rather, we promote the myriad joys and benefits of adopting a rescue pet.
We operate as a No-Kill organisation, on the basis that only vicious animals or those with irreversible health problems with no quality of life are euthanased, in accordance with the No-Kill philosophy now prevalent in the United States.
We also, within the limitations of a volunteer-only group, act as a resource for people wanting to surrender their pets or needing advice on where to turn with specific problems with their animals.
For more information, please visit www.victoriandogrescue.org.au.
Victorian Dog Rescue:
Joining the group is restricted to: Being an animal lover is a pre-requisite.
We meet at various locations, from Hawthorn East to Bayside.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
It varies, depending on upcoming events and current activities.