Lee County Humane Society sends shelter dogs to Atlanta for adoption | News
On Monday, January 28, 15 homeless dogs from Lee County Humane Society will be transported to the Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption in Smyrna, Georgia.
This transport is the inaugural relocation effort for the newly formed transport program at LCHS which is funded in part by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project.
Beginning at 9 a..m. on January 28, 15 dogs will board the Puppy Pipeline, a non-profit charter van service specializing and dedicated to shelter-to-shelter rescue transports in the Southeast. These lucky dogs will then make their way to the APRA where they are guaranteed to find a home. APRA has a 100% adoption rate and has agreed to help LCHS find homes for some of the pets in their care.
LCHS receives more than 5,000 homeless pets a year and there are not enough homes for adoption for these pets. Many rescues and shelters in other parts of the country do not share the same overpopulation problems that our community has. The LCHS relocation program’s goal is to transport our homeless pets to venues where they have a better chance for adoption.
LCHS is committed to the goal of saving more lives than ever in Lee County. We plan to do this by increasing local adoptions, promoting spay and neuter, and through our new foster care and relocation programs.
“We have partnered successfully with APRA as a rescue destination for several years, but this is the first time we will send more than a few dogs at one time. The transport on January 28 will serve as a test run giving us an opportunity to try out our new foster care and transport systems to ensure that they work well,” said Bobbi Yeo, Executive Director, LCHS.
“We plan to send out one transport each month. As we gain confidence we will begin sending larger transports to shelters in the Mid-West and the Northeast where there is a significantly greater demand for our dogs. We have worked hard to get these systems in place and we are all very excited to see this day come,” she added.
Lee County Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the citizens of Lee County through animal rescue, the promotion of responsible animal companionship, and the elimination of pet overpopulation.
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