DETROIT (WJBK) - The Detroit Dog Rescue is in dire need for you to help clear their shelter as they continue to rescue and nurse abused and abandoned dogs in Detroit.
The DDR says their kennels are full and they're looking at a bleak outlook: they may be forced to stop helping new dogs.
Take Boomer, for instance. He's a 4 year old black lab going through heart worm treatment. Right now his home is the detroit dog rescue shelter on the city's eastside but the shelter is full and that means there is no more room for any more rescue dogs, like boomer.
"We're getting calls from the Detroit police, from the city of Detroit, all the time, wanting to rescue dogs. Unfortunately, we just need more fosters and need more adopters," DDR director Kristina Rinaldi said.
Altogether, there are nearly 100 dogs being housed at the shelter and various veterinary offices around Metro Detroit. DDR hopes that some of the dogs can be adopted or at least fostered to make room for other rescues.
"It's been a really tough summer for the dogs of Detroit and we're looking to save more dogs so we need to get some of these dogs into foster homes and get some of these dogs into forever homes," Rinaldi said.
If you're interested in one of the dogs but can't make that full-time commitment, DDR's Kristen Kuechenemeister says fostering could be the way to go.
"Fostering is so important to these dogs. We take such good care of them here - they get walks, toys, they get fed, they get tons of love but at the end of the day they're still left in the shelter. that's very sad to see," Kuechenemeister said. " Fostering takes a lot of love, patience of course. but these dogs are so smart, so loving, and they're so caring it's really not hard at all."
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