Best friends needs help

Faith Sharkey of Ballajura and Alisa Guillory of Bassendean with Tyson (5 yrs), Smilie (11 mths old and sitting at front) and Axel (4 mths old and on the far right).  Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue Inc are holding a fundraiser event in South Perth.
Faith Sharkey of Ballajura and Alisa Guillory of Bassendean with Tyson (5 yrs), Smilie (11 mths old and sitting at front) and Axel (4 mths old and on the far right). Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue Inc are holding a fundraiser event in South Perth.

This Friday, Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue will be holding a ladies’ night to raise much-needed funds.

Founded in 2008 by Natalie Plunkett, the organisation has gone from strength to strength and successfully places about 700 dogs a year.

The organisation finds foster homes for dogs and has about 250 dogs in foster care at the moment.

Many of these homes are ‘forever homes’ which means the dogs are elderly or sick, DFL pays for the vet bills while the foster carers offer their home for the dog for the remainder of its life.

Fundraising team member Melinda Allen said many of the foster carers were found through word of mouth.

‘We adopt out about 700 dogs a year and we are constantly getting dogs coming in,’ she said.

Ms Allen said the organisation receives no funding and all bills were paid through fundraising efforts or donations.

Funds raised from the ladies’ night will go towards paying vet bills.