By Karen Smelter
Animal transport is a very important part of animal rescue. Volunteers drive pets a certain distance where they meet another volunteer that drives them on the next leg. This enables pets to be reunited with their families if they are lost or gets a pet to a new home.
I decided to drive for rescue transport in memory of the loss of two beloved dogs in my life. I have driven for 5 or more different rescue transport groups. I started in November of 2016 and as of today my count is 35 dogs that I have helped with others to get to a rescue or an adopter. It is an awesome feeling meeting these rescue dogs, spending a few hours with them in my vehicle and knowing that they are now safe!
Sometimes it takes up to 17 or more drivers, leg after leg, two to three days with overnight stops for a dog or dogs to reach their saving destination! I meet common people with their big hearts and souls in saving these dogs that we have been blessed with! Twenty dollars in gas and a few hours of my time is sure worth saving these homeless dog souls. I love dogs and I love to help them in anyway I can!
As they say " Sometimes It Takes a Village to Succeed " and I am happy to say "I Am" a part of that village!
If you are interested in becoming a transport volunteer contact Doobert.com