BBS Rescue Spotlight: K9 Rescue of VA
BestBullySticks recently had the good fortune to speak with a local Animal Rescue and their efforts right in our own backyard of Richmond, VA. Linda Tew started K9 Rescue of VA in 2010 and she walked us through the great journey this small rescue has made just in the past three years. Keep reading about the hardworking volunteers and rescuers of K9 Rescue of VA in the Rescue Spotlight below!
When & Why did you start?
In late June of 2010 I read that Chesterfield County was raising their dog limit from 2 to 3 and about that same time I started seeing rescue dogs on my Facebook page. One dog in particular melted both my and my husband's hearts. He was a 5 month old white shepherd/lab mix. We fell in love and contacted folks to see what we needed to do to adopt him. (the woman who helped us with the process is now vice president of our rescue group) Two weeks later he was in our home. His name is Liberty. Going through his adoption process was an awakening for us to the plight of homeless and surrendered dogs, especially in the south. I started sharing pictures and networking (crossposting) and it just wasn't enough. I felt I had to do more than just share their photos. I had to get into the trenches to make a real difference. So I started making contacts and getting dogs pulled from shelters and brought up to VA, moved into foster homes, vetted, and adopted into loving homes. My first rescue dogs were adopted to neighbors and I branched out from there. We rescue from GA, Tenn, SC, NC, WVA, and of course our own back yard in VA. We work with several local shelters and save as many dogs as we can wherever we can find a foster home. Read more