Critical Transport: 100+ More Cali Dogs Hit the Road

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:45am
Baby raccoon being bottle fed

Last weekend as part of the ASPCA Animal Relocation program, 68 lucky dogs took to the skies, leaving Southern California for the Pacific Northwest via plane and even helicopter. They were all headed to areas where we knew they’d be in great demand, giving them the best possible chance at adoption.

But that was only Part One of this transport project. Part Two came yesterday, when 113 dogs—and four raccoons S.T.A.R.T.’s driver happened to find—were loaded into transport vehicles. After dropping off the raccoons at a wildlife rescue, S.T.A.R.T. and the dogs headed for Oregon and Washington.

Riverside County Department of Animal Services waved good-bye to the 113 dogs, and S.T.A.R.T Rescue (Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team) began the journey up the West Coast.

Today, the dogs arrived in Washington and Oregon, and we’re so excited for them to begin this new chapter of their lives. To see our photos of this transport, check out our Facebook album.

And if you live in Oregon or Washington, be on the lookout for Cali dogs at the following shelters:

  • Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, OR
  • Luv A Bull in Eugene, OR
  • My Way Home Dog Rescue in Sandy, OR
  • Safe Haven Humane Society in Albany, OR
  • Smidget Rescue in Auburn, WA
  • Snipped in Coos Bay, OR
  • Willamette Humane Society in Salem, OR
  • Hopes Haven in Salem, OR
  • Puget Sound Rescue in Auburn, WA
  • R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals in Need) in Federal Way, WA

Dogs transported Saturday are settling in at Kitsap Humane Society and Seattle Humane Society. Thanks to everyone involved in the successful transport of these pups!