I want to thank Dogster member Aggie for barking this to me. Keith Wendell opened a a rottweiler rescue back in 1998 but in 2000 he opened it to all breeds and it became B.U.D.D.I.E.S. Rescue.
Keith has helped rehome many dogs but due to economic times has had to stop taking in dogs, right now he is just trying to save the dogs he has.
A man who rescues dogs has taken in so many that he can no longer afford to care for all of them.
Bay News 9 previous followed the story of Keith Wendell, who owns Buddies Rescue and saves older, sometimes abused or abandoned dogs. Wendell has received so many dogs that his organization is in danger of foreclosure.
Wendell recently made the decision to stop taking in dogs. He has about 50 dogs and wants to adopt out some of them.
“My fiance and myself kind of mutually decided a week ago to call off my engagement and I gave the abandoned ship order so I could stay here with the dogs and they could end up in a better situation that’s more fair to them,”
Wendell says he only has a four day supply of food for the dogs and $20 to his name.
“If I can’t raise $4,000 by July 7, I’m going to have to find a veterinarian that would volunteer to come out here and euthanize all 49 dogs,” Wendell said.
He says without the money, the dogs will not survive.
After all Wendell has done to help save these dogs what a terrible tragedy it would be if he had to have them euthanized. If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs, or can help with a donation to keep the rescue going until they can be adopted, please visit B.U.D.D.I.E.S. website for all the contact information. No amount is too small, this is a dire situation.