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Adopt, don’t shop! Animal sanctuary appeals for adoptions as it nears full capacity
Animal Welfare Gozo made a similar appeal just a couple of days ago…

Emma Galea

‘Rescued is my Favourite Breed’, a sanctuary led by animal-lover Lulu Arpa, is urging the general public to adopt rather than buy their next pet as their premises are close to reaching full capacity.

“We now have over 40 dogs and puppies fostered, of which most are larger dogs. 40 is an impossible number to cope with when, in addition to that, we are dealing with a full shelter and dogs in private kennels,” the sanctuary wrote on social media.

“All [animals] deserve equal importance and attention and all need loving homes. Fostering is great, but when concentrating on fostering dogs, we’re slowing down on adoptions. To make matters worse, at least 75% of the dogs in our care are dogs nobody is adopting,” it continued.

Because of its current situation, the sanctuary confessed that “it is becoming impossible to rescue more dogs” and “all options have been exhausted.”

‘Rescued is my Favourite Breed’ appealed to families that are thinking of introducing a furry friend into their homes to keep in mind the strays in sanctuaries.

“Help us continue with our work with these [innocent creatures]. Help us help around 100 dogs in our care, and help us help so many others that need us,” the sanctuary wrote.

Just two days ago, Animal Welfare Gozo took to social media to announce that its dog kennels are also full up…

“Unless anyone comes forward to adopt or foster any of our dogs, we can’t take in any more,” the organisation warned.

“When you open your home to a dog, you would also be helping others on the street find care and shelter,” it continued.

Know someone who’s thinking of adopting a dog? Tag them in the comments section!


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as my films as she possibly can!

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