Susan Wales, representing Okanagan Small Dog Rescue says "I am a veterinarian who has been involved with the rescue for the past 3-4 years and admire the work that they do immensely. All of the members including Wendy work tirelessly helping place small dogs in our area in new homes. They make sure that everything is done medically with all the dogs to ensure that they are healthy before they go to their new forever homes with funding that they raise themselves. Many dogs that are either too old or that have severe medical problems making them difficult to adopt out are often looked after by Wendy herself or one of the other volunteer foster homes. This is truly an amazing group of dedicated volunteers helping small dogs in our province."
Wendy, says "Our mission is: No dog shall die for lack of medical care, we provide rehabilitation for those that are sick, rejected, lost or aging. We have been a registered society with CRA status since 2004. Involved with rescue of dogs and farm animals since 1998. We are no kill.
We also have a dog of all sizes, spay and neuter program for low income families that covers 9 cities/communities with one being 300 miles away. We also have an emergency fund to help dogs in distress, recently it was for a dog playing chase the stick, the dog tripped and the stick went down his throat. All of our funding is by donation and fund raising, we are all volunteer. The size of the dogs we rescue are from 3lbs to 45lbs with some exceptions we currently have a 90lb dog with us for emergency surgery."
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