Cahors dog refuge needs your help
The refuge at Cahors is struggling to cope with all the abandoned dogs and is asking for help. Please read the comments from Evelyn West of Dog:Links and if you can possibly help in any small way, it would be very much appreciated:
This refuge is struggling to the point of being shut down if things don't improve quickly. There are some wonderful dogs there and more coming in all the time from the local pound - actually it is the local pound... If this refuge closes all the dogs will suffer an unthinkable fate and after that, where else will all the continuing abandoned dogs go...??? It just can't happen!
This refuge is run entirely by volunteers - now in dwindling numbers - who give their time when they can. They are stretched to the limits and beyond and the dogs are still being brought in so something has to give. Please, if you are the area, be brave and find a few hours a week to help out and relieve the pressure. Your help would be so important to dogs and volunteers alike. Walking, grooming, playing and generally being there to spend time with the dogs to make their sad lives less stressed for the sake of ten minutes fuss and a twenty minute walk? Gives the volunteers chance to clean and feed etc. An appeal was made by doglinks last summer for the SPA at Carcassonne and the response was amazing! People came to help, they helped throughout the winter months and are still helping today and LOVING IT! The difference it has made has been magic - and the resulting rise in more dogs being homed because of these helpers cannot be denied.
If you can't get to Cahors to physically help, maybe you could fund raise for them - boot sales and the like - anything that will save this refuge from going under and all the dogs with it! We have already had a very generouse offer of food donation by an English run company here in France, who imports dog food from the UK (http://www.seulementnaturel.com/site/) and this will take some of the pressure off what funds remain, to enable vet bills to still be taken care of.
Visit their site and see the dogs they look after and need help for. Thank you!
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