As most of you know, we do adoptions all over the country. And 95% of our adoptions are actually out of the state of Louisiana. And it is because of this, that we depend so much on our motor home. Although a 1997, she's carried us and so many dogs all over the U.S. Sure there have been some "hiccups" along the way (flat tires, heater stopped working in the middle of winter, etc).
But this week, she suffered a big blow. Our transmission caught on fire in Kingman, Arizona and our VRC boys had to hop into 911 mode and get all 10 dogs out while still trying to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. It was probably one of the scariest moments we have ever had happen but thanks to the good folks of Kingman, AZ, they too hopped into 911 action and helped get our people and dogs into a nearby hotel.
We are attempting to have the motor home fixed in Kingman so that we can limp her home but this will be her final journey. We have no choice but to somehow come up with the money to buy a new and more dependable mode of transporting our dogs from state to state to ensure they get to their new forever homes. Unfortunately, we just do not have the kind of money it takes to buy the proper RV.
We have found one that would work as it has a "toy hauler" section (it's like a mini garage area) within the RV itself. This would be a perfect place to house the dogs on transport. It is air conditioned and the motor home itself is a 2013 model with only 26,000 miles. We have attempted to get one donated but sadly...no one wants to donate to us so we have no choice but to raise the money to purchase this motorhome as quickly as possible so that we can get back on the road.
For every dollar you donate, you are literally helping a dog from VRC have their forever happy ending. And yes we wish that we did not have to ask for help but at this time, we are desperate and have no choice but to be humbled and admit defeat. We need you help. They (the dogs) need your help.