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Charity barbecue benefits animal rescue

Dr Rose Bloomberg and the staff of the Iroquois Ridge Veterinary Hospital recently held a charity barbecue to benefit a local rescue organization that has worked to place abandoned canines in loving homes.

Oakville.com reports that the hospital is a huge supporter of Dog Rescuers of Oakville, a nonprofit adoption organization that takes in abandoned or neglected pooches, nurses them back to health and finds them a new home.

"We want more people to adopt rescued dogs. We have a lot of people lately that are going through Kijiji and don't know what they're getting. There are so many puppies out there that need homes too," veterinary assistant Dana Collette told the news source.

The barbecue was a day full of family fun with plenty of food and face painting, with animal trainers on hand to offer tips.

Last year the veterinary hospital produced a calendar that featured a number of dogs that were available for adoption. All proceeds from the sale went to benefit the Oakville Humane Society.

According to the Humane Society, every year six to eight million pets are cared for by animal rescue shelters in the U.S.
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