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Murillo Mutts works to keep pet families together

Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge is helping pet owners of all types in the Thunder Bay area with animal care, especially when they’re in crisis situations.
Robin Ratz
Robin Ratz, chair of the board and the founder of the rescue, (murillomutts.ca)

THUNDER BAY – Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge is helping pet owners of all types in the Thunder Bay area with animal care, especially when they’re in crisis situations.

“Our main goal is to help people in crisis, if they’re in crisis, we’ll offer temporary care for their animals until they can get back on their feet, so we’re hoping to prevent people from having to surrender because they’re in a crisis situation,” said Robin Ratz, Murillo Mutts board chair and founder.

“We work with a lot of seniors, and when they go in the hospital and they have no one to look after their animals, or, women or men that have to leave a domestic violence situation, we work with a number of agencies here in Thunder Bay, and we’re proud to work with them, so, we work with their clients as well.”

Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge houses animals on site, as well as in foster homes, when owners are not able to care for their animals. They also help other local animal welfare organizations by housing overflow if needed.

Murillo mutts offers many services, primarily respite care, and they do not charge any fee for service, everything that they do is based on donations and sponsorships. They are also the only shelter in town that takes every species of animal.

For more information about their services or to learn how to contribute to Murillo Mutts, visit their website.



Justin Hardy

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