UPDATE: Rescue dogs looking for new homes in South Delta

Every dog wants to feel safe and loved, but for some a safe home and a family to love them is nothing more than a dream.

When natural disasters strike, or when shelters get so horribly overcrowded that they’re reduced to euthanizing puppies, life is nothing but despair, but for 17 lucky dogs, there is new hope.

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 “Rescue groups in Taiwan beg us to help because they are overrun with dogs,” said Leslie Fee, president and founder of Embrace a Discarded Animal Society. “These lost souls come from a place where dogs’ lives are simply not valued.”

The Taiwan dogs, along with dogs who escaped recent natural disasters in the U.S. and were pulled from overcrowded high kill shelters in Texas, California and as far away as Louisiana, will be at Embrace’s adoption event this weekend at PetSmart Tsawwassen. They’re hoping to find loving local families who will make their dreams come true and give them the forever homes they deserve.

Delta residents who are interested in adopting are invited to come out to the Tsawwassen adoption event Nov. 17 to 18 to meet them. Applicants can complete an application on the society’s website www.embracesociety.ca in advance of the event, or at the store during the event. Selected applicants will be interviewed, and a home check will be done before being approved to adopt.

Embrace also has beautiful kittens housed in a permanent cattery at the Tsawwassen store. In store interviews will be conducted for the kittens before being approved to adopt.

“We encourage everyone to come out this weekend and meet our gorgeous dogs and kittens,” said Fee. “We will work with qualified applicants to match the right people with the right pet.”

The adoption event will be held at PetSmart Tsawwassen, (4949 Canoe Pass Way, Unit 316) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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