Hurricane Harvey Dog Rescue Transport -- Sep 10

For: 20+ dogs from Texas
Swanzey, NH
Organizer: For the Love of Dog Rescue
Hurricane Harvey Dog Rescue Transport -- Sep 10 (20+ dogs from Texas)
$3,820
of $4,500 goal.
Raised by 41 donors
84% Complete

The Story

Three Trips in Four Weeks, starting Sept 10.

We depart for Texas next weekend to work with one of our rescue partners outside of Dallas. We have decided that our best course of action would be to take the existing dogs out of the shelters and make room for the newly displaced dogs - many who have microchips and can be reunited with their owners easily.

We participated in Hurricane Katrina relief and we held dogs for four months while the owners were hopefully found. Of the 72 dogs that we took, only two were returned to their owners. However that four months put a bottleneck on our own rescue efforts.  Reuniting animals 1500+ miles away also proves a challenge in logistics.

Our Rescue Partner, PAWS for Irving Animals is coordinating with us to move 20 animals from their shelter to arrive in NH on Sep 14. The Irving shelter is currently managing about 135 displaced animals in a rec center and a senior center in addition to their municipal shelter.  Moving their current shelter population to New England will give many of the displaced animals a safe place to be where they can receive medical treatment and be closer to their former owners.

This will not be our only trip to Texas for hurricane relief. Like Katrina, I expect that it will be six months before the displaced dogs can be strategically relocated.

Trips scheduled so far:
Sep 10
Sep 21
Oct 1

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 5, 2017

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Posted on October 5, 2017

I am writing this update from a hotel outside of Houston after obtaining health certificates for 8 rottweilers scheduled to come north this weekend. Tomorrow, we head to a shelter nearby to evacuate a sweet pittie girl, Bea, and 8 mixed breed dogs that are headed for Irving (TX). On Saturday morning, we leave for New England with 17 dogs.

The hurricane relief efforts are in full swing now. The big animal welfare organizations held the displaced dogs for more than 30 days in hopes of reuniting with their owners. This week, they started releasing the dogs to rescues and shelters for adoption.

To date, For the Love of Dog has committed to 18 rottweilers and pitbulls and assisted in the transportation of 72 dogs to safety from the storm. There will be another transport later this month with several more dogs.

Eighteen dogs is a lot for this rescue to absorb. It's 15% our last year's intake. Of these 18, nine have needed heartworm treatment (at approx $600/dog). This made a significant impact on the rescue. Help us to help the dogs with your tax-deductable donation. Your donation goes directly TO THE DOGS.

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