Over the weekend, Pound Paws hosted their inaugural Howl’o’ween Dog Day event at Gymea Hotel, a community event with an aim to raise awareness about pet adoption. The event took place on Sunday, with crowds from the South West Sydney community flocking in, enthusiastic to meet dogs available for adoption. This event included a variety of rescue groups, which showcased in the Rescue Dog Adoption Parade, an opportunity where they got to speak on stage to the public about the amazing work they do, as well as introduce their dogs available for adoption. Country Companion Animal Rescue, pulled on the crowds heart strings, with some of their emotional rescue stories. This animal rescue group is located in regional NSW and collects surrendered dogs from council pounds to injured dogs on the side of the street. One extreme case they found themselves faced with, was rescuing a dog who fell of the back of a ute. They brought six dogs on the day for the public to meet, ranging from Greyhounds to Bull Arab pups and managed to successfully rehome all of them! Julia-Ann (Founder of Country Companion Animal Rescue) says “The majority of the dogs we have in care come from the other side of the Great Dividing Range, where so many people are doing it tough & their animals doing it tougher. This means they are down sizing the number of animals they have including their working dogs, such as kelpies & cattle dogs. The lucky ones may find themselves surrendered to the pound of the nearest town, from where they can be picked up by rescue groups, such as CCAR & transported to more populated areas where they stand a greater chance of adoption & a forever home. Greyhounds are also coming in from the country towns, where much of the social life surrounds heading to the local race track. Of course a racing dogs life is not very long & once they reach middle age, are “retired” & younger faster dogs take their place. With strict rulings covering the accountability of Greyhounds these days, owners must endeavour to place their dogs in safe environments, so more & more are coming into rescue. Getting them from the far away towns isn’t easy so we purchased a trailer with funds raised through fetes & cake stalls to go out & collect the dogs & bring them to the coast where adoption is more successful. There are so many dogs, cats & other animals in need away from the major cities, that a way to give them a chance at a new life is so necessary, & why we travel to find them.”.
This rescue group relies on the generous donations from the public, to help them rescue, aid and rehabilitate these homeless dogs. If it wasn’t from the support from the public, they wouldn’t be able to continue the amazing rescue work they do. Any help is appreciated, even taking the dogs on walks along the beach or for a swim, it means the world to them!
If you are looking to adopt a fur-ever pet, Country Companion Animal Rescue has plenty waiting for their forever home. For those who are unable to adopt, there is still opportunities to foster or volunteer with their rescue group. For more details about Country Companion Animal Rescue, click here.