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Adopt a homeless pet in Kings Beach

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sometimes the caller cries. Other times the caller is matter-of-fact. Every time, it’s heartbreaking.

It’s just a typical day at the Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation (WARF), a grassroots organization based in Incline Village, Nev., that saves close to 250 cats and dogs per year. During the spring and summer, WARF saw a sharp increase in the number of beloved pets given up by owners with no other option. Hit hard by the downturned economy, an increased number of pet owners are losing their income, their homes and ultimately their pets.

and#8220;The economy has left some owners with no means to care for their pets,and#8221; said Connie Nowlin, one of the volunteer organizers at WARF.

With no physical shelter, WARF is an all-volunteer network of animal lovers who support a website, provide interim foster care and outreach to find homes. WARF also helps with medical bills and spaying/neutering for low income residents.

Join WARF on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Scraps, 8675 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach for the Pet Adoption Fair. There are special offers for those who adopt. Some dogs and cats will be on site for immediate adoption and WARF will be accepting donations to help support those looking for a new person to love. More information is available at

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