A dog in the pound. Red Collar Rescue saves lost dogs.
A dog in the pound. Red Collar Rescue saves lost dogs. Mike Knott BUNPOU

Group steps in to save lost dogs

A GROUP that saves dogs facing death in council pounds and finds them new homes has rescued 11 animals from the Bundaberg Regional Council pound.

Most of the dogs rescued from the Bundaberg pound were strays found wandering after the floods.

Sharon Banks, secretary and treasurer of the Biggenden-based Red Collar Rescue, said the organisation took the dogs, nursed them back to health and found new homes for them.

The organisation started in 2009 and since then has rehoused about 100 dogs.

After the 11 dogs from Bundaberg were wormed and vaccinated yesterday, Ms Banks said, they had all settled down with a bone.

“It's just all about getting dogs to where they have the best chance to be rehoused,” she said.

“We help them recover emotionally and then match them up with the right family and the right home.”

Ms Banks said the privately funded organisation was very fussy about getting the dogs homes where they would be valued and loved.

For more information, visit the organisation's website at www.redcollarrescue.org, or call Ms Banks on 0438 869 085.



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