Wide Bay Animal Rescue Pet co-ordinator Marie Barnes with Goofy, who needs a loving home.
Wide Bay Animal Rescue Pet co-ordinator Marie Barnes with Goofy, who needs a loving home. Robyne Cuerel

Help a hound get home

GOOFY is one of many dogs that will be eagerly looking for a new home during the Free Me adoption drive campaign tomorrow and Sunday.

The 15-month-old great dane was rescued two weeks ago from the pound by Wide Bay Animal Rescue pet co-ordinator Marie Barnes.

"Goofy was dumped in the forest in Toogoom and he was very emaciated when we first met him. We fed and medicated him and he is now healthy," she said.

"He is a placid and loving dog and I'm hoping to find him a good home during the drive."

Ms Barnes hopes to find new owners for at least 20 dogs at the shelter.

"I urge everyone to come and have a chat with us and find out more about what we're doing."

The volunteers at the Wide Bay Animal Rescue have saved 30 dogs from being euthanised in the recent months and say community help is needed to free all dogs from being put down.

"We are doing well but in order to be really successful, we need the community to volunteer at the refuge to walk the dogs, clean the centre and make the dogs feel comfortable while they wait for a good home."

There will be a sausage sizzle, and valuable information available to all visitors at the drive.

All dogs at the refuge are desexed, microchipped and immunised.


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