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Large Scale Pet Transports - the info you should know

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Transporting animals ; quality of life not quantity of regrets

Disclaimer (I'm sure this will be ignored) I understand that people will either read this and do one of two things. #1 Consider that I did my best to state the facts and give my humble opinion and concerns and will agree or disagree but respect. Or #2 be completely and personally offended that I am posting facts and will call being given infomation starting drama. So yeah, let's roll the dice and see what happens

This bloggers, blog is a must read regarding the animal transport programs. http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/

In writing this article I am NOT stating that any one transporter group or independent or any transported shelter to or from has done anything to be considered wrong, or cruel to any animals. However , what I do want to convey is some overlooked yet possibly very dangerous facts.

As an animal rescuer who pulls from kill shelters then personally places the rescued pets into homes. I know that it becomes frustrating and heart wrenching when you realize that as it goes and seemingly will continue to be,. We will never be able to save enough to justify giving up or rectify the amount that are killed thru no fault of their own.

Back on my original topic of concern....

Transporting animals from one shelter to another shelter in another city, state, or country is at its best a rudenmanty and fragmentary attempt at rescuing.

If you take away any media notoriety and take off the emotional blinder that seem to be so very popular in the animal rescue community. Emotional blinders being things like heart warming photos of dogs being hugged, since people would rather assume a happy ending rather then learn of and accept the less then favorable reality that can happen.that sweet photo could easily distract oh and watchout for tricky wording. I've notice this in headlines like..." rescued dogs being delivered to new "furever" homes around the country ' the words rescued and delivered to forever homes are misleading. They were actually transported to a different shelter where they hope to even Tully be adopted into a home

I'm not sure where actually fixing a problem was replaced with being satisfied with just moving it somewhere else. Consider a child who is forced to eat all the vegetables on their place. instead of actually eating the veggie they move them around strategically on the plate to give the appearance that their are less veggie on the plate because they have been eaten. In reality the child did not. .

Transporting is not a sustainable improvement to the shelter transported from and/or transported to. So when the no kills are forced to turn away more then they already do and the places dogs were sent are over flowing from the weekly and monthly transports from upwards of 20 different groups all sending dog by the hundreds... because transports convinced themselves that certain places needed more home less dogs .

What then?

When there is no where left to send California dogs, the realization , No over population problems were resolved or improved upon by transporting will be horrifically clear.

When we realize the amount of funding , man power, and misplaced effort that could have been directed to educate, improve and fix some of the reasons that the shelters in our own cities are so crowded, it will be too late.

Im not one to have or post my opinion about anything without researching the topic. I blame my neurotic mentality for making me spend hours and even days trying to educate myself on every aspect, pro or con, statistical fact, even public comments. If something concerns me,, intrigues me, or sounds good to me... Before I voice my apprention or endorsement I make sure that what ever I decide is something that I will never have to withdraw later because I was naive.

I researched and accounted for as many transports and the amount of dogs each stated were transported over the last couple years. I mainly focused on those transported from shelters local to me in southern California as well as a Few other transports in other states who have or regularly send animals to northwest areas. Washington, Oregon and Canada. Most of the transporters or groups transporting state the number of animals they transported in each event like a badge of honor.

Exsample :

"Animal Rescue Corps stepped in to help, in the next two weeks they will transport about 125 animals all the way to Nova Scotia, Canada."

considering that number is limited to the transports that have been posted on-line with the amount of animals they transported . The number of dogs actually transported to the North West/ northern states could actually be much higher then my estimate.

.I was shocked to find the amount of animals transported from a shelter was so high.

Remember being transported from a shelter to another shelter does not guarantee being adopted, its can end just being another kennel to wait in.

Before you read any further .. For shits and giggles I want every one that is reading this ( that means you) to comment how many animals they estimate to have been transported into the north west areas of the us and Canada since about 2009.

Comment : my guess is __________ animals.

Go do it now and then continue reading.

the total rough total of pets transported to those areas since 2009 ....

53,960 animals

More then half of that number were transported in 2012- 2013 alone.

How did I come up with 53,960 ? By adding. Duh.

Below is some of the info I found. Scroll to bottom to read the actual statements made by the transporters or people associated . The number of animals per transport event or to date or yearly.

About half that number was from the past couple years alone...so that be around 26,989 animals in two years.

Was your guess anywhere near that?

Simple logic can tell you that moving a problem doesn't solve it.

These states that are being transported to have their own homeless pets. While true there are a few no kill shelters there, more then we have in southern California. There are also shelters that are forced to euthanize due to lack of homes there as well.

Um hello? Almost 27,000 thousand animals in two two years?!

The shelters and homeless animal communities that are being transported ... Has anyone even considered their futures?

The understanding that every action has a reaction clearly indicates we should.

Open your eyes... Something is not right here.

What do people in these areas (Oregon, Washington, Canada etc) think of California and other places sending more homes less pets. below are 2 letters I found from locals. The letters are their opinion. I'm just reposting..

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MESSAGE FROM OREGON: STOP DUMPING DOGS ON US

Monday, February 11, 2013

This blogger campaigns everyday to regulate these transports out of state. There are horror stories galore about these transports. Not even to mention how unethical it is to dump more dogs on areas still having to euthanize for time and space. Just one way that No Kill is forcing themselves onto the rest of us. Those followers of this morbid movement bring in their "product", leaving those in their local shelters, forcing euthanization to rise, and then in steps No Kill on the white horse to save the day.

This article points out that Oregon doesn't need any more dogs.. What we don’t understand is why the folks in California are doing virtually nothing to clean up your problem – instead you seem to be perfectly content to continue shipping dogs to every part of the country: New England, the Mid-West, Canada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington; you name the state or the province, and they’ve likely had several shipments of dogs from California’s major Central and San Joaquin valley shelters: Merced, Modesto, Salinas, Devore, Bakersfield/Kern County, Porterville/Tulare County, Orange County, and Los Angeles (including Lancaster). The word is out that these are now some of the highest “kill” shelters in the country. And the dogs don’t die easy: Often they’re finally killed only after they’ve developed pneumonia, or any one of several other respiratory diseases constantly present in the shelters. Being born in or put into these and a number of other California shelters is a certain death sentence – and that’s why other states are ending up with California’s unwanted dogs and cats."

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Dear Governor Brown,

I'm writing to you on behalf of the dogs and cats of Oregon, and the dogs and cats of California.

On January 13, in Brooks, Oregon - just a few miles north of our capital city of Salem - the Marion County Sheriff's Office and staff from the Willamette and Oregon humane societies seized over 130 dogs that were stashed in crates in a 7500 sq. ft. warehouse. The dogs were without adequate space, water, or food; and they were in need of medical care.

Why I'm telling you about this? Well, because the majority of those dogs came from the Porterville, California animal shelter.

Why were they found in a warehouse in Oregon? Because California's shelters are so overfull of dogs that your shelters are sending them by the truckloads up to Oregon and Washington - to rescues they know nothing about.

On behalf of the reputable, responsible rescues in Oregon and Washington, I am embarrassed and ashamed that this situation developed. Rescues and shelters up here are stepping up to help these dogs; and we'll make it right. We don't like that this happened and I'm pretty sure that the fallout from this will contribute to making some changes in how rescues in this state operate.

But, more to the point, over the last several years we have become increasingly concerned about the numbers of dogs that your shelters are shipping out of state. We're concerned because your counties appear to be doing nothing to stem the flow of dog production that is causing this situation. We're concerned because the dogs are being dumped all over the country with little to no review or evaluation of the shelters and rescues to which they're being sent. We're concerned because they are leaving your state in poor health: full of ticks and fleas, intestinal parasites such as giardia and coccidia, and infected with heartworm, parvo, and distemper; they are dogs who have sat in shelters for weeks with untreated injuries ranging from severe scrapes and abrasions to broken legs. We're concerned because nobody is monitoring the transports as dogs are packed in crates and stuffed into unheated, unventilated vans and driven 16 to 20 hours with no water or potty breaks or food, by uncertified drivers. We're concerned because the dogs (and cats) arrive dehydrated, ill, un-spayed or -neutered, and carrying new strains of diseases that weren't previously present up here. And we're concerned because as small, local rescues and shelters we know that we barely have enough space and resources to help Oregon and Washington dogs let alone the thousands you send out of state each year.

What we don't understand is why the folks in California are doing virtually nothing to clean up your problem - instead you seem to be perfectly content to continue shipping dogs to every part of the country: New England, the Mid-West, Canada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington; you name the state or the province, and they've likely had several shipments of dogs from California's major Central and San Joaquin valley shelters: Merced, Modesto, Salinas, Devore, Bakersfield/Kern County, Porterville/Tulare County, Orange County, and Los Angeles (including Lancaster). The word is out that these are now some of the highest "kill" shelters in the country. And the dogs don't die easy: Often they're finally killed only after they've developed pneumonia, or any one of several other respiratory diseases constantly present in the shelters. Being born in or put into these and a number of other California shelters is a certain death sentence - and that's why other states are ending up with California's unwanted dogs and cats.

Do you have any idea of the mental toll taken on shelter staff when day after day they have to kill frightened, loving animals because the people who should have been responsible for them shirked that responsibility? Weekly - sometimes even daily, the shelter workers in California have to kill dogs they've come to know - they've seen them arrive at the shelter bewildered and terrified - unable to understand how they ended up in this place that reeks of illness and death.

So the shelters, and the rescue workers in California have been happy and relieved to find that there are places to send these dogs, and people to help them. The citizens of California have failed in their responsibility but someone else has stepped up. And they don't question too much, the good luck of the dogs - they're just grateful that when they send 60, or 70, or 80+ dogs out the doors, it means they have that many fewer euthanizations to perform that week. Unfortunately taking all of these animals from your shelters and finding them forever homes isn't always the fairytale ending that we'd like to see. I've no doubt that some of these folks who take 60, or 70, or 80 dogs at a time mean well - it's hard to turn your back on a dog shaking in the back corner of a kennel - knowing that by leaving it you're committing it to certain death.

Unfortunately, hearts are larger than resources - and messes like the one in Brooks happen. As one rescuer commented: "I really wonder when the people of California will pull their heads out of [the sand] and do something about pet overpopulation. The Orange County shelter alone serves a population of over 4 million people; it's ludicrous. Oregon and Washington - we have our own issues....it's heartbreaking and it's sad and it wrenches my gut that in my house tonight I have two senior boxer boxer/mixes who were "saved" from California...NOT. Lucky them, they found their way to my house and will be rehabbed and adopted...for those that have died, still not safe, I honestly lose sleep and am an emotional wreck because of the naivete of all of us who thought "everything would be all right."

Governor Brown: California has a mess, and you all need to get your act together and clean it up instead of allowing someone else to do it for you. Because, the emotional and financial resources for the people who have been helping are dwindling quickly. We can't help you much longer - we can barely take care of our own.

Linda Watkins

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Below is more info I found that I think should be read when considering your stance on large scale pet transporting.

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Links to more info to consider

http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/cindy-bruckart/impact-importing-dogs

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2011/03/pet-rescue-transports-...

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/l-a-shelter-dogs-transported-to-canada-re...

http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2011/oct/shelter_to_shelter_trans...

http://www.animalarkshelter.org/animal/ArkArticles.nsf/ViewArticle?OpenF...

http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/03/vets-again...

http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-contes...

http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/01/brenda-bar...

http://workingtohelpanimalstodaytomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/03/transporti...

http://www.maddiesfund.org/Maddies_Institute/Articles/The_Pros_and_Cons_...

http://www.citywatchla.com/8box-left/1766-dogs-missing-from-la-shelters-...

http://paws4udogs.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/ripples-in-the-rescue-world/

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-04-22-pet-transport_N.htm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2011/03/pet-rescue-transports-...

http://devoreshelterfriends.blogspot.com/2013/04/transported-sick-dogs-f...

http://www.animalarkshelter.org/animal/ArkArticles.nsf/AllArticles/AF9BC...

http://petradioshow.com/worst-case-of-dog-abuse-dogs-were-aquirred-from-...

http://www.thedogplace.org/SHELTERS/Shelter-Imports-10021_Witouski.asp

http://www.thedogplace.org/SHELTERS/Shelter-Imports-10021_Witouski.asp

http://www.thedogplace.org/SHELTERS/Shelter-Imports-10021_Witouski.asp

http://www.examiner.com/article/pet-overpopulation-is-a-problem-canada-s...

http://yesbiscuit.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/sc-shelter-that-sent-dogs-on-...

http://outthefrontdoor.com/2013/12/06/what-colorados-statistics-say-abou...

http://outthefrontdoor.com/2013/12/06/what-colorados-statistics-say-abou...

http://outthefrontdoor.com/2013/12/06/what-colorados-statistics-say-abou...

http://www.wate.com/story/23847717/questions-raised-over-sending-dog

http://petradioshow.com/worst-case-of-dog-abuse-dogs-were-aquirred-from-...

http://www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/2013/01/17/7738/

http://www.jrn.com/kmir6/news/190311391.html

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/04/18/the-spca-shelters-57-dogs-from-waco/

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/04/18/the-spca-shelters-57-dogs-from-waco/

http://www.examiner.com/article/oregon-dog-rescue-owner-charged-with-120...

http://www.examiner.com/article/organization-that-transports-shelter-ani...

http://www.examiner.com/article/organization-that-transports-shelter-ani...

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The impact of importing dogs

It's become quite popular in many areas to move dogs from one shelter to another in the hopes that they will have a better chance to be adopted. The original idea of shelter transfers was a good one, I believe, when done right. In my opinion, doing it right means that shelters and rescues are helping one another to better serve their communities by trading animals, giving long time shelter residents new exposure in a new location or transferring a dog with special needs (health or behavioral) to an organization with the resources to meet those needs.

Sadly, this original idea has morphed into something very different. Under the guise of the no-kill movement, animals are being shipped by the hundreds on a very frequent basis from large, over-populated shelters to shelters that really are not offering anything more for the dog than a longer stay. It's not that the shelters they're going to have a surplus of empty space, but rather that they are using space that would be occupied by local dogs to accomodate out of state dogs.

For instance, in the Portland, OR area there are hundreds of rescues and shelters. Only one is an open admission shelter that takes in ALL strays, legal cases and such. In the past, these selective admission rescues and shelters have been able to take the overflow and special needs dogs from the open admission shelter to prevent euthanasia and to give dogs more exposure, foster homes and alternative opportunites like a daycare/shelter environment. In addition, other open admission shelters outside the city would do transfers with the county shelter in order to give long-term residents a new audience. Truly, a beautiful network to support local homeless dogs.

Apparently, things were going so well for Portland dogs that the no-kill folks decided to look outside the state at dogs who were being euthanized in large numbers. Believe me, my heart breaks for them, too. So began the practice of loading up 50 - 100 dogs or more at a time and driving them from CA to OR, among other places. The Oregon Humane Society has reported doing this on a weekly basis for quite some time now. What started as a life-saving mission, however, has become more of a marketing plan and is having a grave impact on local dogs.

You see, for every dog that comes from CA, there is a lost kennel or foster home for the dogs coming into the open admission shelters. Additionally, dogs being imported are not all healthy, behaviorally stable dogs. Some are scheduled to be euthanized for good reason, not simply to create space. Meanwhile, the shelters in CA that are sending out these dogs are not required to have a plan for improving their own situation in order to curb the inflow. It seems that sending them out of state IS the plan. They are not vetting the rescue organizations that they allow to take their dogs, as was proven with the horrible case of the Willamette Animal Rescue.

Local rescues claim that the people of Portland prefer small dogs and there just aren't enough of them in the shelter system. They say that if the shelters don't provide what the public wants, they are afraid the public will instead buy their dogs from a breeder. I can't wrap my head around this logic. It would seem to me that if we've wiped out homeless small dogs in our area, we have succeeded. Now let's work on our big dogs and educate the public on how to choose a responsible breeder if they want a smaller dog. Instead, many shelters and rescues are becoming nothing more than brokers and pet stores, working on a supply and demand model. Afterall, where do they think those imported dogs are coming from if not puppy mills and backyard breeders?

Wouldn't total success in the shelter/rescue world be for MOST dog owners to get their dogs from reputable breeders? What is the end goal here?

There's much more to discuss regarding this issue, but the important thing to me is to get the word out to the general public, as they are not fully aware of what's going on. I don't think they know that there are hundreds of dogs being imported every month. I don't think they know that many of the dogs being imported have serious behavioral and/or health issues. I know that they are not aware that for every space taken by an imported dog, a local dog has lost an opportunity

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Southern State Sheltern- Alabama Animal Shelter and control.

**Dr. karen Sheppard ( The director at a southern shelter that regularly ships dogs to New York ).and others like her, are shipping animals to communities that are still killing large numbers of their own animals: It makes all of the shelters look like they are doing better than they actually are. Sheppard herself has recently been credited with "improving" the "save rate" for dogs to nearly 50%. However, a careful look at the statistics shows that nearly all of the "improvement" is the result of the transport of dogs to New York

* *Alabama animal control facility. The shelter's director, Dr. Karen Sheppard, has maintained a miserable save rate. She is currently saving only about 25% of the cats for which she is responsible, for example.

During a recent phone conversation with Sheppard, we talked about these transports. Almost immediately, she acknowledged that the New York shelter system was very broken, resulting in a lot of needless killing. When she said this, I immediately asked her, "If you know about all the killing going on in New York, why are you shipping so many animals there?". I DO know why she, and others like her, are shipping animals to communities that are still killing large numbers of their own animals: It makes all of the shelters look like they are doing better than they actually are. Sheppard herself has recently been credited with "improving" the "save rate" for dogs to nearly 50%. However, a careful look at the statistics shows that nearly all of the "improvement" is the result of the transport of dogs to New York

**Another Problem with Transports....

Over the years, I have visited and consulted with poor performing shelters in the North and South. In each case the problem has basically been the same: ineffective leadership in the form of an ineffective shelter director who is not given adequate oversight. The transport of animals out of those shelters to other states enables those poor-performing directors to remain in their jobs by making them look better than they are. The transports, therefore, serve no meaningful purpose and are actually harmful to animals at both ends of the line.

**easier, therefore, to get high-profile PR for them, like this spot on Anderson Cooper about a celebrity who paid to have dogs flown from California to a no kill shelter in New York. Note: While it is nice the rescuer flew the dogs to a no kill shelter in New York, no one seems to wonder why the no kill shelter took the animals, instead of simply driving over to New York Animal Control to rescue more dogs from death row there? You can bet that the PR for both the "rescuer" and the receiving shelter had a lot to do with it.

• by Mike Fry:Rescue transports - dysfunctional shelters and rescue

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the total rough total of pets transported to those areas since 2009 ....

53,960 animals

More then half of that number were transported in 2012- 2013 alone.

How did I come up with 53,960 ? By adding. Duh.

Below is some of the info I found. Scroll to bottom to read the actual statements made by the transporters or people associated . The number of animals per transport event or to date or yearly.

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PUP MY RIDE 3,457

So a thriving pet transport circuit has sprung up.

Since 2009, 3,457 L.A. County shelter dogs have

found their way to Utah, Oregon, Montana, Colorado,

Virginia and New York. Within California, they’ve

hit the road for new homes in San Diego and Santa

Cruz, with stops along the way at closer, less-crowded

shelters in Irvine and Glendale. With 1,219 dogs

transported so far this year, 2012 is the busiest

yet for county canine relocations.

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Tuesday's ground transport will come on the heels 73

of an air transport scheduled to take place on Saturday

, April 27 and conducted by Pilots N Paws, who will

transport approximately 73 dogs from Los Angeles

Animal Services' West Valley Shelter and Best Friends

Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center via volunteer

pilots and planes to shelters in Oregon and Washington

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Operation Roger : 900

Over the course of 11 months, Spirit and a

number of volunteers have managed to find rolling,

loving homes for more than 900 dogs.

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DOG CO PILOT: 700

The organization saved 700 animals

(both dogs and cats) in the first year,

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RESCUE WAGGIN : 25,000

In four years, Rescue Waggin' has transported more

than 25,000 dogs for placement in new homes

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GREAT DOG RESCUE : 3,000

Mass.-based Great Dog Rescue New England,

which has brought roughly 3,000 dogs from the

South in eight years.

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The Heigl Foundation Transport Program : 4,000

Our Transport Program has already rescued

over 4,000 animals in the Los Angeles area

and relocated them to forever homes and

no kill shelters across the United States.

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Gingers pet rescue: 1,200

In two years later, Ginger’s Pet Rescue has

found homes for more than 1,200 dogs, many

of which have come off Death Row in shelters

ranging from Washington state to Northern California.

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A.A.R.F. : 900

The van was purchased at the end of June

2012 and by the end of 2012, nearly 900

animals were transported in this van from

the Upper Cumberland to northern states

where shelter dog varieties are typically

limited to pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

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2012 Final Statistics ~ Rural Shelter 1,524

Transports ~ 1,524 dogs, cats, puppies

and kittens transported

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Chihuahua fever: Local groups launch 4,700

Project Flying Chihuahua to transport l

ittle dogs to adoptive homes

December 21, 2009 the last 12 months, animal

shelters in the city of Los Angeles have taken

in 4,700 Chihuahuas, a thousand more than

the 12 months before that.

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Since May 2011, they have transported 1,600

over 1,600 doomed death row dogs who

where ultimately placed.

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H.E.A.L : the bus and other vehicles have 1,725

been used by H.E.A.L to transport 1,725

dogs from the San Bernardino City Shelter

in the last 18 months. Posted August 10, 2011

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Pup My Ride saves 213 dogs in August! 09/11/2012. 213

Pup My Ride, an integral piece of Best Friends’

programs in Los Angeles, rescues small dogs

from undesirable fates in LA City shelters by

transporting them to partnering humane societies

in states around the country

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Waggin Train' Saves nearly 100 dogs from being. 100

destroyed

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S.T.A.R.T. Rescue (Shelter Transport Animal 100

Rescue Team) is teaming up with the ASPCA®

(The American Society for the Prevention of

Cruelty to Animals®) to transport 100 dogs

from a shelter in Southern California to shelters

in Oregon and Washington as part of a large scale

rescue effort scheduled to take place in the coming day

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START Rescue wrote at their news blog on July 26, 118

saying the “Transport arrived safely in Oregon and WA,

with a total of 118 dogs and 3 cats .

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December 16, 2011 ALOHA, Ore. – Almost 100 dogs. 100

from kennels in California flew to Oregon recently in

hopes of getting a second – or third – chance on life.

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The dog Rescuers pilot Yehuda of Wings of Rescue 35

and flew 35 lucky rescue dogs from LA to Eugene

Oregon.

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The dog Rescuers. 40 L.A.'s high kill shelter transported

to Oregon's no kill shelter & sanctuary the van is

packed up and ready to go.

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Luv A Bull Pit Bull Rescue & Sanctuary, asked. 71

if she would like to help this baby. Of course

Leisle said "Yes". So we loaded him up in our

van ride up to Oregon. That transport, we saved 71

The pet rescuers

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April 27-28, 2013 Petmate, The 170

American Society for the Prevention

of Cruelty to Animals and Subaru,

team up with Pilots N Paws to

transport more than 170 dogs

from shelters in Southern California

to shelters in Oregon and Washington.

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PNP. NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Pilot. 2000

N Paws Jeff Bennett on flying your

2,000th animal to safety! !

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Pilots N Paws AUG, 25th201 Today is a very 1000

special day. Pilot Scott Messinger transported

his 1000th, yes, you read that correctly,

one thousand animals

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April 27 and conducted by Pilots N Paws, who will 73

transport approximately 73 dogs from Los Angeles

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START Rescue group transporting 160 dogs and 160

cats from.California shelters to Washington and

Oregon this weekend October 4, 2012

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Examiner.com reported yesterday that 160 dogs. 160

and cats from high-kill shelters in the Los

Angeles area and Riverside left California today

to "travel over 1,000 miles to safe havens in

Oregon and Washington 10/12/2012

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On April 30, a ground transport carrying 129. 129

dogs left Riverside County Department of Animal

Services. The transport, funded by the American

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

in coordination with the S.T.A.R.T. Shelter Transport

Animal Rescue Team, delivered dogs from crowded

shelters in Southern California to waiting rescue

groups in Washington state and Oregon.

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April 27, the ASPCA, aided by sponsors Petmate 79

and Subaru, coordinated with 22 pilot volunteers

of Pilots N Paws, who flew more than 70 dogs

from shelters in Southern California.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Funded by Subaru of America, Wings of Rescue 500

will conduct its 3rd Annual Holiday Airlift, saving

dogs in Southern California 500 Dogs Are Being

Rescued and Flown to New Homes Today By

Good News Network Friday, December 06, 2013

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Animal Rescue Corps stepped in to help, in the 125

next two weeks they will transport about 125

animals all the way to Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Animal Rescue Corps is taking 50 dogs this trip. 50

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In a couple weeks, they will transport about 75 75

dogs and cats.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

By KVAL News Feb 21, 2013 20

EUGENE, Ore. - A cargo truck full of dogs from

Riverside, California, made the 17-hour drive to

Oregon to be rescued by various local dog shelters

in the Willamette Valley. Luv-a-Bull Pit Bull

Rescue and Save-The-Pets, two animal rescue

organizations from Eugene, received a total of 20

dogs from Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team,

the dog rescue transport based out of Los Angeles,

California.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

This past weekend brought to fruition the long- 20

planned transport of 20 small dogs to Alberta, Canada

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

ANIMAL RESCUE CORPS HELPS MORE THAN 100

100 HOMELESS ANIMALS FROM CALIFORNIA

FIND HOMES THROUGH CANADIAN MARITIME

RESCUES Halifax, Nova Scotia

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Fifteen Chihuahuas with tickets to New York City 40

Tuesday had their flight plans nixed due to the

recent snow storm. But 40 tiny dogs departed

Monterey County on Monday to Denver and about

60 have jetted off from Los Angeles to shelters

in New Hampshire,

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Monday, the city of Sacramento Front Street 50

Animal Shelter loaded 50 pups on a plane bound

for Idaho Humane where they hopefully will find

new homes. Idaho Humane is a no-kill shelter.

Cache Humane Society accepts nearly 30 dogs 30

from crowded California shelter

By Amy Macavinta | Posted 10 months ago

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Nearly 30 dogs and puppies were brought into the 30

Cache Humane Society late Tuesday afternoon

via airplane in a rescue effort to save them from

being euthanized.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Riverside County rescue group coordinator Sue 30

Zucker helped the Shelter Transport Animal Rescue

Team send 30 dogs from the Western Riverside

County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley to

Oregon on May 24, 2012.

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START’s team member efforts began by picking 30

up 50 dogs from an animal shelter in San Bernardino.

The next stop was the Western Riverside County/City

Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley, where 30 dogs were

loaded up for transport.The dogs went to the San

Fernando Valley to meet up with five homeless

pets from a San Fernando Valley boarder.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

A Los Angeles-based rescue group saved more 80

than 80 dogs in three counties on Thursday, May

24.The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team,

known as START Rescue,

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

80-plus dogs are heading to locations in the 80

Pacific Northwest that include shelters and

rescue organizations that have extra room

to network the dogs.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

BAPBR feb 7th 2013 The Palm Springs 75

Animal Shelter is bursting at the seams, f

illed with hundreds of dogs ... In a couple

weeks, they will transport about 75 dogs

and cats. ... already waiting and ready to

receive the California dogs," said Haisley

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

5/2/13- Smidget Rescue took in 33 dogs from. 33

the Riverside shelter in a huge transport event

thanks to the ASPCA, START Transport and the

Riverside Shelter. Come see all our new dogs!

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January 1st, 2013 Smidget Rescue has sent 26

26 dogs from high kill shelters in Los Angeles into

homes in Washington State! Go Smidgets!

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

The American Society for the Prevention of 170

Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that

it is teaming up with Pilots N Paws to transport

more than 170 dogs from shelters in Southern

California to shelters in Oregon and Washington

in multiple operations scheduled to take place

on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and Tuesday April 30, 2013.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

A Better Life Dog Rescue has brought about 200 200

dogs into Canada, mainly from Los Angeles shelters

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

For the fourth time in one month, Pet Airways 29

transported 29 California Chihuahuas to Colorado

on Jan. 14. Three Los Angeles area animal shelters

arrived with vans filled with spirited, vocal Chihuahuas

at Pet Airways’ Hawthorne National Airport hub

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Participating California shelters in the Jan. 14 rescue. 150

included the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to

Animals Los Angeles, SEAACA in Downing and Pasadena

Humane Society & SPCA. Since late December, Pet Airways

has transported more than 150 Chihuahuas and small

dogs from California shelters to Denver.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Condemned Canines From California's Doggy Death 100

Row Get Holiday ReprieveWings of Rescue Holiday

Airlift To Transport One Hundred Dogs To Loving New

Homes In Oregon. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNews

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

West Coast dogs are on the move! On Saturday, 68 68

adoptable dogs traveled from Southern California

to shelters in Washington where they’ll have a

better chance to find loving homes. The dogs

traveled by plane, car—and even helicopter!

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Merced Shelter Working with 80 rescue groups 57

from Canada and Colorado, the volunteers transport

about 3,000 animals a year. They even have a

volunteer pilot who flies some pets out of state.

"The group just transported 57 dogs to Washington

state and Oregon on Friday morning."

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

149 dogs were found in an isolated warehouse in 149

absolutely horrid conditions.What has not been

widely reported is where these dogs originated from.

facility operators retrieved dogs from a pound in

Porterville, Calif., where they would have been

euthanized. According to Kidd they would drive

to Porterville in a van and pick up 80 dogs at a

time. Can you imagine fitting 80 dogs into a single van?

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

A Second Chance Animal Shelter in Manning, SC. 41

shipped 41 of their dogs off to places that kill pets

via the ASPCA. At that time, I made inquiries to A

Second Chance, an organization that describes itself

as “low to no kill”,

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Oct.14h 2013 Pilot N Paws Operation Special. 400

Delivery changed the lives for 400 animals

as hundreds of volunteer pilots and

rescues came together

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

April 2013approximately 73 animals. 73

were taken from West Valley Shelter

and Best Friends Pet Adoption

••••••••••••••••••••••••••

February, 2013 was another great month 166

for Rural Shelter Transports ~ 166 dogs,

puppies, cats and kittens transported

to safety, up the road to rescues.

••••••••••• ••••••••••••••

September 2012 Statistics ~ 151 151

dogs, puppies, cats and kittens

(and a snake!) caught a ride on

Rural Shelter Transports!

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Heigl’s foundation has paid the discounted. 68

airfare for all 68 dogs so far, she added, and

new donors for more flights were being sought.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

5/2012 Operation Paws Rescue, we have. 288

also linked up with another out-of-state

shelter: Nevada Humane Society, where

an additional 288 animals from our shelter

have been given a better chance at finding

forever homes.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••

May 11, 2012 Operation Paws Rescue 259

small dogs took the flight from

California to Oregon. They were

adopted within days of their arrival.

Since that first trans port, 259 homeless

shelter dogs have been flown in five

planes and driven in 16 cars to Oregon to

find new homes

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Son you can also check transports directly and get info from both sides if the topic. Here is a list of links....

TRANSPORT FOR SHELTER

•S.T.A.R.T Shelter Transportation Animal Rescue Team- startrescue.org/our-transports/our-partners-up-north/

Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc.

Dogs in danger-www.dogsindanger.com/transport.jsp

Wings of Rescue www.wingsofrescue.org/

A Furry Friend - afurryfriend.wordpress.com/animal-transport-services/

Dogs 2nd Chance www.dogs2ndchance.org/

Waggin Trails Rescue Foundation www.waggintrails.org/

No paws left behind www.nopawsleftbehindrescue@gmail.com

Rainbow Bridge https://rainbowsbridge.com/new.../Pets_in.../animal_transport_companies....

North Shore Animal League America www.animalleague.org/rescue/pet-rescue-programs/nationwide-rescue/

Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc.www.farec.org/transport.htm

Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports http://www.freedomtraintransports.com

Cloud Nine Rescue Flights: Http://www.cloudninerescueflights.org

Throwaway Pups www.throwawaypupstransport.webs.com

Roads of Hope: www.roadsofhope.org

Truck ‘n’ Paws:www.trucknpaws.com

Dreaming My Way Home: http://www.dreaminmywayhome.org/

Animal Rescue Flights: www.animalrescueflights.org

Flying Paws http://www.flyingpaws.org/

Badger Rescue Animal Transport Services, Inc. http://www.bratstransport.org/-

Arat www.AnimalRescueAndTransport.com

LuckyDogRescueFlights.org

P.E.T.S. LLC http://www.petsllc.net/index.php

Operation Roger http://www.operationroger.rescuegroups.org/

PetRelocation http://www.petrelocation.com/

AHeinz57 http://www.aheinz57.com/aboutus.htm

Flying Paws http://www.flyingpaws.org/index.html

Pilots N Paws http://pilotsnpaws.org/

Rescue Road Trips http://www.rescueroadtrips.com/Rescue_Road_Trips.html

www.AnimalRescueAndTransport.com

Martha's Mutt Movers/The Rescue Railroad,/Rescue Ride Share,/"Take Me Home" Rescued/Pets Transport Network,/Transport for NY rescue dogs,/Operation Roger... Truckers Pet Transport, / Rescue Road Trips,/Transpetters Pet Limousine Service,/Camp Cupcake For Critters, LLC - Boarding / Critters on the Go! - Transport,/Lending a Paw-Ground Transportation for Animal Rescue,/Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports./petadoptionhighway.org/

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Yes this is a lot info, facts, opinions both mine and others, links, view points, statistics etc.

Disclaimer (I'm sure this will be ignored) I understand the people will either read this and do one of two things. #1 Consider that I did my best to state the facts and give my humble opinion and concerns and will agree or disagree but respect. Or #2 be completely and personally offended that I am posting facts and will call being given infomation starting drama.

So yeah let's roll the dice and see what happens..

I purposely tried to include as much of the stuff I found while researching animal transports from shelters to other shelters. $o that number #1 everyone can see some of the info I formulated my opinions from and #2 so that if you would like to read up on the topic you can find a lot of the info, resources, and links in one place,

This is not the be all, end all, of info on transports. I urge everyone to continue to be informed and stay informed so that when you are called upon to speak up for the animals who need you, you can do so. So that you can't be easily mislead.

Remember to defend what is in the best interest of the animals. Ignore the hype and stay true to the truth.

Transporting animals ; quality of life not quantity of regrets

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