Renegade Paws Rescue walks with adoptable dogs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – We’ve heard of animal sanctuaries across the Coastal Empire being at or above capacity.

When this happens, local animal rescues take in these dogs, but they are stretched too.

Renegade Paws Rescue always receives a constant number of dogs. Currently, they have over 330 dogs in foster homes – all are looking to be adopted.

Just last week, they took in more than a dozen animals from local shelters and turned themselves in, which they say proves things aren’t slowing down yet.

The best way to help is to foster or adopt, but they also need help with monetary donations and supplies as they cover the cost of dogs living in foster homes. This includes everything from vet bills to food.

The rescue says they’re trying to help every pet they can, but without seeing the slowdown in dog eating, it’s getting hard to keep up.

“Every day, every morning, every hour, we wake up to new stories of people in situations they didn’t expect and need help. What we want to do is help animals and saving lives and knowing that right now we’re in a position where we’re struggling and the emotional weight of volunteers and hearing everyone’s story and doing your best to help, it’s been a summer difficult,” said Renegade Paws Rescue Marketing Volunteer Rachel Weymouth.

If you have the day off today and are looking to get out and meet some of these dogs, Renegade is hosting a pack ride today at Skidaway Island State Park at 10 a.m. this morning.

It is open to the whole community to come and walk their own dog or one of their adopters. You can meet the dogs and learn more about the rescue.

In the short term you can help with donations – they have wishlists on Amazon and But long term – they say make sure to neuter and neuter all pets to help prevent future pet surges.

Bette C. Alvarado