For the last 18 years, Monika Biernack from Doggie Rescue has dedicated her life to rescuing animals from death row at pounds all around NSW. Her Ingleside shelter is one of the few no-kill shelters in Australia and is run by donations from dog lovers all over Australia.
A heartbreaking truth for animal lovers to face is that as we head into Christmas, animal shelters are already seeing an increase in dumped pets and are unable to keep up with the demand. Doggie Rescue is currently at full capacity, which means every day Monika is having to turn away dogs that deserve a second chance at a happy life.
As Monika explains: “I’m so upset at what has been happening at Sydney’s pounds recently that I’ve struggled to find the words to express how I am feeling. Perfectly healthy dogs with many years of their life still ahead of them are being callously abandoned to face an untimely end – simply because their owners see them as too old and past their use-by date or just too much of a hassle.”
Doggie Rescue needs some very special people’s help.
Foster carers are a little like doggie angels. Being a foster carer means welcoming a dog into your home and providing them with a safe home, food, love and a caring environment until their adoption into a forever home. It’s not for everyone as you need to be committed to taking that dog for anywhere from a couple of days to some months. This dedication means foster carers can be hard to find.
By becoming a foster carer you are actually saving two lives- your foster dog while they wait for adoption, as well as the next dog Monika can find to fill that spot at Doggie Rescue. They are lifesavers.
Meet a few dogs that are currently looking for foster homes at Doggie Rescue (their images are in the gallery below)
AJ is a Kelpie X Shepherd and is 12 months old. He is an active boy and has retained his puppy enthusiasm and loves to play. He is a social with other dogs and has a very gentle sweet nature. He is small to medium and size and has a short soft coat. Perfect for someone who wants to welcome an energetic dog into their lives.