Group comes to chi­huahua res­cue

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Metro -

FOR more than a year, Brooke An­drews has been putting her heart and soul into sav­ing un­wanted chi­huahuas.

After tak­ing in dogs with­out a hu­man fam­ily, Ms An­drews and the group she heads, Chi­huahua Res­cue, find the dogs a per­ma­nent home.

She said at the dogs went through tem­per­a­ment train­ing, were vet checked, de­sexed, vac­ci­nated and mi­cro-chipped, then the search for a home could be­gin.

“As with most res­cues in Aus­tralia our main ob­jec­tive is to take in dogs who have been handed in to pounds, vets, who are lost, aban­doned or sur­ren­dered for many dif­fer­ent rea­sons,” Ms An­drews said.

“Once they have been as­sessed we can con­cen­trate on find­ing them their very own loving, re­spect­ful and suit­able for­ever home.”

Ms An­drews started Chi­huahua Res­cue after her search for a sec­ond chi­huahua to keep her pet Rat­bag company led her to find­ing many un­wanted dogs.

“I did find many other chi­huahuas need­ing new homes that I could not help and this re­ally hit hard,” she said.

“Soon after I pur­chased a young, black puppy who was the start of the res­cue. Since then we have grown and be­come an as­so­ci­ated in­cor­pora- tion and are in the ap­pli­ca­tion stage of be­com­ing a fully regis­tered char­ity with full tax sta­tus.”

In the first year, Ms An­drews res­cued 13 dogs.

“Each and ev­ery one of those sweet ba­bies will for­ever be in my heart and mem­o­ries,” she said.

Dogs look­ing for homes are listed on petres­cue.com.au and perthchi­huahuares­cue inc.com.

“We also have a fol­low­ing on Face­book which is grow­ing each day and we post pic­tures and up­dates there to spread the word,” Ms An­drews said.

Dogs are taken for a two-week trial by their new fam­i­lies be­fore be­ing per­ma­nently adopted. An adop­tion fee is payable.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Brooke An­drews with chi­huahuas Rat­bag and Mia.

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