Hanover dog rescue group needs help

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email
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HANOVER, VA (WWBT) – A Hanover County animal rescue group is racing to find homes for dozens of dogs.

The clock is ticking because of a new county limit on the number of dogs the organization can keep on its property.

Bandit's Animal Rescue of K-9's, better known as B.A.R.K., saves dogs that are days away from being put down. Bob Tillack is the president of the non-profit. Last year he helped find homes for 700 dogs. Now he needs emergency help for about 50 more.

"We've got to get them adopted or in foster homes. They deserve to get in a good home. A forever home," said volunteer Sheri McGavic.

B.A.R.K. was apparently a little too noisy for neighbors, so county leaders decided to put new limits on kennel licenses. B.A.R.K. now has until March 9 to decrease its dog population from 172 to 125 animals. The group is always looking for permanent pet owners, but in this race against the clock the group also needs foster homes.

"That's one of our greatest needs. And no expense to you other than the time and the place to house them," said Tillack.

They pay for the vet costs and the food. You just need to provide the shelter.

"Rescue an animal and you'll be better for it and of course they will too," added Tillack.

For information on how you can adopt or be a foster parent to one of these dogs go to B.A.R.K.'s website or call at 804-449-BARK or (2275) ext. 2.

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