Foster a dog; save a life

Wollongong and Northern Leader

January 12, 2010

DOGS on death row can be saved through an innovative fostering program.

Corrimal resident Roz Elliott, whose two dogs were saved from pounds, is fostering eight-month-old mixed breed Kayla until she is permanently adopted.

“I can’t achieve world peace and I haven’t got a cure for cancer but I can save a life,” Ms Elliott said.

She came across the website rockysk9rescue.com, run by Blacktown dog lover Merna Karam.

Ms Karam and her team of volunteers save dogs from the pound, have them desexed, wormed and registered before leaving them with foster families while looking for permanent homes.

“It costs nothing,” Ms Elliott said. “All you have to do is love and feed them.”

She said the rescued dogs were temperament tested to ensure they weren’t aggressive and were safe to be around children and other dogs.

“It’s a great way to get to know different breeds and you have a pet with no long-term commitments.”

Anyone able to foster or donate toys, blankets or food should visit rockysk9rescue.com or contact 0405 320 601.

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