Dog Star Rescue held an adoption event with more than 30 dogs in Blue Back Square on Saturday.
By Ryley McGinnis
The weather was hot and the water bowls were filled as more than 30 dogs from Dog Star Rescue crashed West Hartford’s Blue Back Square on Saturday.
Dog Star Rescue, a completely volunteer-based organization, holds many adoption events as part of its mission to rescue and re-home dogs that are abandoned, surrendered, and in shelters.
Dan McCabe, the president of Dog Star Rescue, told We-Ha.com that many of these dogs are surrendered by their owners or from shelters in the south.
“We use a transport service to get them up here,” said McCabe. The dogs can come from anywhere North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and pretty much any state in the south, said McCabe.
Dog Star Rescue’s adoption fee of $450 includes the price of transporting dogs from the south, vet bills, and spay and neutering if it is needed. Before the dogs are transported they have to get a clean bill of health from a vet and have behavior testing done. They also receive all of their shots and are microchipped, the cost of which is also included in the adoption fee.
“Sometimes our expenses for the dogs is more than our adoption fee,” said McCabe, and the rest of the money is made up through fundraising. One of their big events, the annual Bark & Brew, will be held on Sept. 29.
Interested in adopting a dog with Dog Star? Visit their website to see the adoptable dogs they have now and apply for pre-approval so you can find your new furry friend at their next adoption events. You can keep up-to-date on their upcoming events and fundraisers by following their Facebook page here.
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