Texas dogs expected at rescue event in Woolwich Saturday

Posted:  Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:15pm

Five dogs from flood-ravaged Texas are set to arrive in Woolwich Saturday for a Passion For Pets Rescue event at the fire station, the nonprofit’s executive director Janine Hague of Woolwich said Friday. The event, open to the public, starts at 10 a.m. and runs until about 3 p.m.

The organization accepted the dogs from shelters where they were facing euthanasia due to the influx of pets following Hurricane Harvey, Hague said in a phone interview. The Texas dogs and another group of dogs found abandoned in Louisiana will be getting bathed and medicated before going to foster homes and eventually being adopted, Hague said.

Hague hopes people will bring donations of towels, blankets, dog food, dog toys and money. Big Al’s in Wiscasset recently donated a great deal of items to help the arriving dogs, she said.

Reached by phone in Pennsylvania Friday evening, Al Cohen said he is a lover of four-legged creatures, and when he heard what Hague was doing, he wanted to step up to help.

No new adoptions will happen at the event, but anyone interested in learning about fostering or adopting can talk with representatives there, Hague said. For more, visit Passion For Pets Rescue Organization on Facebook.

Hague expressed thanks for the fire department providing the location. Deputy Chief Brian Carlton said the department had the space and resources needed for the event. Many of the department’s members have animals, he added.