Will we make it to the vet with the load of dogs? Will this van die on our way to the shelter to pick up dogs who are just hours, or even minutes from euthanasia? There are the things we think about each time we get into our rescue mini-van. We currently have over 100 dogs in our care and have rescued thousands more in almost 7 years of operation. We rely on our transport van to transport between 10-20 dogs to vet appointments each week as we do not have an “in-house” vet. Sometimes, the dog is being rushed to the vet because of a dire medical need. Additionally, we rely on our van to transport dogs to adoption events in our community, which we are at several times each month. Finally, we receive almost daily requests for help from shelters in our region who are overrun with dogs. We are a fairly short drive from many kill shelters who reply on us to save dogs. Many times, our rescue is the only hope for life.
Because of limited funds, we only have a donated minivan which is 13 years old. We have replaced the motor in the van and have spent significant money on keeping the van running. The van has high miles and is not road worthy. We nonetheless, must rely on it to transport dogs to vet appointments and rescue dogs from regional shelters. Each time we get into the van, we are operating on a wing and prayer as to whether the van will actually make it to the destination. Please consider helping us purchase a newer van so we can continue our life-saving work.