BARRIE, ONT. –
A new animal rescue group has organized a fundraiser in Orillia to raise awareness for their cause.
The Koda Amigos, an animal care group based in Simcoe County, were outside the two Pet Valu sites on Sunday and allowed residents to meet some of the animals for adoption.
The group rescues dogs and cats from overcrowded rural shelters. They also take behavioral dogs that they believe would thrive in a home rather than a shelter.
Lauren Engel is the founder of Amigos de Koda, who chose the name of the organization based on her own pet.
âWe are all animal lovers and we are so happy to be able to help,â says Engel. “We want to allow the dogs and cats to come out of the shelter and be in a home where they can learn to be pets, thrive and grow and help the people of Simcoe County and all. Ontario to find loving animals, âshe says.
Engel says the group is in desperate need of foster homes and donations so they can continue to save animals in need.
âWe always need homes to open so that we can welcome the dogs and cats that need us and provide them with the care they need,â says Engel.
To learn more about the host family or to donate to their cause, visit their Instagram account for more information.