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Monday June 3rd, 2013

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Local non-profit organization, For the Love of Paws Animal Rescue, will be teaming up with Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue from Ottawa to rescue eight dogs from Beirut, Lebanon, from the organization Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The eight dogs are scheduled to arrive in Canada on June 15th and will arrive in Windsor on June 16th.

Of the eight dogs, For the Love of Paws Animal Rescue will care for four of them and the other four will go to Hopeful Hearts Dog Rescue until they find their forever homes.

Officials say that these dogs are similar to many rescue and shelter animals,  because they have experienced neglect and abuse.  These dogs have already spent almost seven to eight years in the shelter.

For the Love of Paws is a foster-based rescue and is currently looking for foster homes to temporarily care for these dogs until an appropriate and permanent home can be found.

“These dogs deserve a second chance to experience life the way it should be experienced,” says John Dunn, one of the founders of For the Love of Paws.

Individuals who are interested in becoming a foster with For the Love of Paws are encouraged to visit their website to complete a foster application online. For the Love of Paws provides medical, food, and other supplies for foster homes.

For the Love of Paws is also seeking the support of local businesses and members in the community for financial donations to cover the transportation expense to bring the dogs from Ottawa to Windsor. Donations can be dropped off at Velvet Financing, located at 4065 Tecumseh Road East, Central Animal Hospital, located at 2315 Central Avenue, and Bath Planet of Southwestern Ontario, located at 360 Eugenie Street East.

The four dogs coming to Windsor include:

Megan has been waiting for a home since April 2007 and is currently around 7 years old. Unfortunately, a car hit her when she was 4-5 months old. She was paralyzed and hiding in the bushes and was found by a volunteer. As a result, she limps a little from her back leg. Megan is very sweet and good with dogs and kids.

Monte was rescued with her sister in the Monte Verde region not far from the shelter in Beirut during the 2006 war. Some construction workers were abusing them, she was 3 months old then and is 7 years old now. She’s very calm and very, very shy but as soon as she knows and trusts the person she loves to cuddle.

Tommy has been waiting in the shelter since 2006 and is around 8 years old. He is calm, good with dogs but it is unknown how he is with cats.

April was born in April 2004. She is very sweet, friendly, and calm. We do not know how she is with cats but she is dog friendly.

You can see pictures of the dogs here.

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