A recent adoption of a Chihuahua named Merlin from DAWG (Dog Adoption and Welfare Group), Santa Barbara's non-profit, no-kill shelter, by a family out of Dillon, Montana brought to light a significant shortage of little dogs up in that region. As a result, DAWG, with the partner shelter, Deserving Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation, are planning to send 25 of the little dogs up to the Big Sky state.
Transportation and medical expenses for the journey are expected to run around $4500. So far, according to a story in the local Santa Barbara Newspress, DAWG director Emily Grossherder has indicated the two shelters have collected $800 in donations and thus are seeking the public's help in raising the necessary funding.
She hopes the dogs can be on their way to Montana by February 7th stating, "This is one creative way to...bring so much joy to our friends in the northwest."
If you'd like to help with the project, please send a check to:
5480 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Please write the name "Merlin" in the memo section to help properly direct the funds.
Donations can also be made online at their website.
For further information please call DAWG at (805) 681-0561