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A bus load of rescue dogs are making the journey to Kelowna to find loving homes

This spring you’ll have the chance to add a new furry friend to your life.

Embrace a Discarded Animal Society is bring a bus load of rescue dogs to Kelowna for a huge adoption event on the weekend of May 3-5.

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The registered Canadian non-profit is bringing more than 40 dogs to the event.

They help dogs like Cooper, who was saved from a meat butcher after having watched his mother and siblings be butchered for the dog meat trade.

<who>Photo credit: Embrace a Discarded Animal Society</who>Cooper

“Shelters are terribly overcrowded right now and so many dogs are being euthanized or worse, not getting picked up off the streets as strays because there is no room for them,” said Leslie Fee, Embrace founder and president.

“Caring shelter managers know the best chance these dogs have is to send them to other geographical areas to save their lives and that’s where we come in. We give dogs who have little hope a new ‘leash’ on life by helping them meet caring local families looking to adopt,” added Lee.

<who>Photo credit: Embrace a Discarded Animal Society</who>Leslie Fee

The non-profit is excited to help match these pups with the loving homes they deserve. And, if you adopted a pup at last year’s event, you’re encouraged to bring them in to say hi and show the rescue society how well they’re doing.

Applicants can complete an application on the society’s website in advance of the event, or at the store during the event. Selected applicants will be interviewed, and a home check will be done before being approved to adopt.

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If you can't adopt a dog, but still want to be involved, they are looking for volunteers. You can check out the application online here.

The event will run on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PetSmart Kelowna, 2024 Harvey Avenue.

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