New Zealand Dog News

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March 28, 2006

Woman wants homeless hounds

Cassie Miles is desperate to save New Plymouth's unloved dogs from death – and is urging the council to let her rehome the animals at reduced cost.

She has started Uruti Dog Rescue, a non-profit organisation with the aim of rescuing dogs from the New Plymouth dog pound before they are put down.

The pound has a policy of holding on to dogs for seven days. If they are not claimed by their owners or rehomed, they can be put down after that.

According to figures released by the New Plymouth District Council earlier this month, in the 2004-2005 year, 846 dogs were impounded. Only 565, or 66.8 per cent, were returned to their owners or rehomed while the other 281 were put down.


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