In my community, 25 July 2011; By Lucy Jarvis, North Coast Times
UNCLAIMED dogs facing being put down at the Wanneroo Animal Care Centre may find homes through a new rescue group.
Volunteer Alyson Lyons started Total Adogtion Services after she took a break from her 15-year- career as a pilot to find foster homes for dogs at the centre.
Ms Lyons said she started the non-profit group a couple of months ago to find dogs suitable new homes.
“We take three-legged dogs (and) the ones that might have behavioural problems,” she said.
All of the dogs she receives from the Wanneroo Animal Care Centre go to foster homes before going to their new homes.
Ms Lyons said the process enabled her to determine the temperament of the animals before finding a suitable foster home.
“My job is to try gauge whether that person is suitable and whether it’s the right environment,” she said.
Ms Lyons has applied for a waiver of dog sale fees at the Wanneroo centre, which Wanneroo City councillors will consider at tomorrow night’s meeting.
She said she was always looking for people to foster dogs and put profiles of each animal on http://www.petrescue.com.au.
“We need selfless people,” she said.
“There’s no need for a person to go to a pet shop to buy a dog.”
For information on fostering, call her on 0411 056 722.