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Vulnerable victims: Help a homeless pet at Kings Beach event

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Sometimes the caller cries. Other times the caller is matter-of-fact. Every time, itand#8217;s heartbreaking.

Itand#8217;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 who felt they had no other option. Hit hard by the downturned economy in one of the states most hurt by economic woes, an increased number of pet owners are losing their income, then their homes and ultimately their pets, as they move into living arrangements where they cannot keep a pet.

and#8220;The situation is always dire for abandoned cats and dogs,and#8221; said Connie Nowlin, one of the volunteer organizers at WARF. and#8220;But the economy has left some owners with no means to care for their pets.and#8221;



Thatand#8217;s where WARF comes in. 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 for these pets. WARF also helps with medical bills and spaying/neutering for low income residents.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s more difficult than ever to find homes for pets,and#8221; said Nowlin. and#8220;The number of people asking for help is up by about 25 percent. Now more than ever, we need people to step forward and adopt these abandoned dogs and cats.and#8221;



You can help provide a loving home for these abandoned dogs and cats. 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 http://www.tahoewarf.com.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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