By Euro Weekly News Media • 23 February 2016 • 16:59
REHOMED: Princess, one of the lucky dogs heading for the UK.
A LOCAL dog-rescue charity remains desperate for financial help following the untimely death of its founder.
The Dog House Foundation, in Huercal-Overa, is still home to more than 20 dogs despite a rigorous campaign to raise funds and rehome the animals.
The charity faces closure after founder, Paul Tighe, died last month, leaving the facility in the hands of volunteers.
According to a string of emails seen by this reporter, a charity in Holland was due to take some dogs but the offer was declined due to apparent confusion regarding funding for vaccinations and paperwork.
Supporters took to social media to vent their frustration but were told the situation for the dogs was currently stable thanks to donations and fundraising efforts and sending the dogs to Holland was not feasible.
Volunteer Chris Clement told Euro Weekly News that she was frustrated with the situation but urged members of the public to continue to support the charity for the sake of the dogs. In more positive news, six dogs will be heading off to their forever homes in the UK at the end of the month.
If anyone can help by offering a home to one of the many dogs, they should visit the website www.thedoghouse-huercal-overa.webs.com, or to make a donation via PayPal at email@example.com.
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