(PHOTO - Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS))

When Trevor Kloschinsky was arrested for the murder of peace officer Ron Lazenby last month near Priddis, he left behind 18 cattle dogs on his property that would need to be cared for.

Two area rescue organizations have stepped up to help. Now AARCS and Pound Rescue are looking for donations to help with the spay/neuter, vaccination and parasite treatment for the dogs that range in age from one year to approximately seven years old. One dog is also in need of eye surgery.

“We were happy to be able to assist the authorities by providing a safe haven for these dogs at our new shelter,” says Deanna Thompson, executive director of The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). “When we hear of stories such as this our volunteers are always willing and ready to step up to help by feeding, walking and socializing. The dogs are in good shape physically, some are shy and timid, but with some proper socialization, love and attention, we know they will be wonderful pets for the right family.”

The dogs will go up for adoption in  two to four weeks time after they are assessed in foster care. It's all about finding the right home for the right dog.

If you can help out, visit aarcs.ca or poundrescue.com - donations can be designated to “Cattle Dog rescue”.

Both AARCS and Pound Rescue are no kill rescue organizations.