Fourche Valley Seeking More Foster Homes, Permanent Adoptive Locations For Animals

Dr. Tracey Anheuser’s connection to animal rescue operations goes back almost as far as her interest in veterinary medicine.

 “I’ve always done rescue work,” Anheuser said. “I used to volunteer when I was an undergrad at an animal humane society, then when I went to vet school, we did rescue work. I’ve sort of done it everywhere I’ve been.”

It was only natural to continue that trend in Ste. Genevieve County. She opened Anheuser Animal Clinic in Bloomsdale in 2016 and by 2017 had helped organize Fourche Valley Rescue.

“I saw that here there was a big need for it,” she said. “I knew with us starting a business that I couldn’t fund it. We were just starting out, trying to make our way here, so we decided to incorporate and we got our 501(c).”

Now Fourche Valley takes animals in need of rescue and pairs them with foster owners. It also has a reduced-price spay/neuter program. …

Those wishing to volunteer as fosters, or who want to donate, may call 573-702-9112, e-mail fourchevalleyrescue@gmail.com or visit the Fourche Valley Rescue page on Facebook.

See complete story in the February 13 edition of the Herald.

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