Freedom Ride...Transporting Homeless to Hopeful!

For: Discover Tennessee Inc. dba Tails of the Trail
Nashville, TN
Organizer: Lisa Thomas
Freedom Ride...Transporting Homeless to Hopeful! (Discover Tennessee Inc. dba Tails of the Trail)
of $10,000 goal
47% Complete
Raised by 11 donors

The Story

They say it takes a Village to move mountains, or in our case, to move at-risk shelter dogs to no-kill shelters in the Midwest and Northeast. Join Discover Tennessee Inc. dba Tails of the Trail  (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) as we launch our newest initiative, a project titled "Freedom Ride" (a Middle TN dog relocation service): "Transporting Homeless to Hopeful".

As many of you know, animal overpopulation is a serious issue for the South, including Middle Tennessee counties. Freedom Ride plans to not only relocate homeless dogs to geographic areas that are underserved but also improve community awareness to available spay/neuter services. Let's literally nip it in the bud while rehoming a goal of 750+ dogs within our first year of operation. 

Statistically, relocated dogs find loving homes in less than 14 days post arrival! If over the past 9 months you have been following LP Foster's life saving mission (now incorporated into Tails of the Trail and renamed Freedom Ride), then you may have contributed to her success and read her wonderful adoption stories. Note that Mozzie, in our photo collage, is one of many transported dogs now in the arms of his loving owner.  And following is one of many stories to share:

Rudy's story:  My husband and I knew our crazy rescue dog, Sonny, would never be content without a buddy to share his life with. After months of searching through rescue organization websites and visiting shelters, the three of us stopped into a small shelter in Connecticut on a whim one morning. A few minutes with Rudy and we knew he was the perfect brother for Sonny. We took a leap of faith and introduced the two of them right there in the parking lot and it was an instant connection. Whether we were ready or not, Rudy was coming home with us. So many people had passed on Rudy because of his high energy and craziness, but with his brother by his side in the yard every day, he has become a beloved member of our family and is completely irreplaceable. He's our crazy guy, and we are so thrilled that he was given a second chance with us here in Connecticut forever! (Rudy has the pointed ears in the second photo in the Gallery.)    

Tails of the Trail needs your financial support to launch Freedom Ride. This fundraising campaign will allow us to purchase a new or used transport vehicle so we can begin within our goal date of Q4. Be a part of reducing euthanasia in Middle Tennessee, and let's all get on board to make Freedom Ride a success! Every dollar counts and we appreciate your tax deductible donation, no matter how big or small. Corporate contributions over $2500 will be awarded a business logo spot on the back of the van.

There are so many new adoption stories waiting to begin. Won't you join us in this journey of hope? Sponsor a Freedom Ride today!

A sincere Thank You from

Lisa Thomas/Director

Laura Prechel/Operations Director - Freedom Ride

and all our volunteer Tails of the Trail teammates!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 26, 2017

Posted on November 26, 2017

Freedom Ride is on target to launch in January 2018.  And while we haven't raised enough money to purchase a new or used vehicle we can get the relocation service up and running by simply renting a vehicle.  Due to a recent grant from The Community Foundation of Middle TN we will have  operating funds for Year One as we continue to fundraise.

Posted on October 4, 2017

Posted on October 4, 2017

Join us on November 17, 6-8p, as chef Michael Martin returns to the Whole Foods monthly Supper Club to cook up some wonderful Fall foods in support of Tails of the Trail and Freedom Ride.

Submit your RSVP to this Benefit Dinner directly to Whole Foods Customer Service.  A $50/pp donation will be collected at check-in.  Only 24 seats are available for this delectable dinner so do reserve yours quickly.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Posted on October 4, 2017

Posted on October 4, 2017

Carrabba's of Cool Springs is sponsoring a Benefit Dinner for Tails of the Trail.  All proceeds will go toward Freedom Ride.

Join us on January 10, 7-9p, at the Brentwood Library for a delicious meal and entertainment.  $40/pp donation can be paid at any TOTT hiking event, via our website or this crowdfunding site.  Comment "Benefit Dinner" and bring your receipt.

I hope you will join us!

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