A Dogs Charity Are Desperate For Dorset Foster Homes
9:15am 8th February 2014
A Dorset Dog charity say they've been stretched to their limits taking in pets who's homes have been destroyed by recent floods.
Comfy Care Dog Rescue rely on local fosterers who look after their homeless dogs whilst the charity searches for permanent homes or, as they call it, a forever home.
With the bad weather Comfy Care have found they're taking in more dogs than ever, and the charity's Weymouth Co-coordinator Jackie Isabell says they can't take in anything else at present, "At the moment we're at a standstill because we need more people that are willing to have one of our Comfy Care dogs into their homes so we can find them forever home."
She continued to add that every dog was placed according to that person's home and lifestyle, "We have someone who'll come visit the family or person and check their home before deciding on a dog that's suitable to be placed with them."
Jackie told us this week had been really busy for the charity and that without a place for dogs to go some people may endanger their lives and stay put in an area threatened by storms, "I had a couple here (dogs) and once the main road on Portland was closed off I phoned up a few people I know on Portland saying, 'Quick, we need these dogs!' A lot of people where they weren't able to stay in their homes they were going to stay with friends and stuff, but they couldn't take their own dogs, and there was one old lady who wouldn't leave her house without her dog."
For more information on Comfy Care Dog Rescue or becoming a dog foster carer click here: http://www.comfycaredogrescue.org/