ASPCA Transport Gives 30 Kentucky Dogs New Chance at Love
March 2, 2012
In January, the Humane Society of Henderson County, Kentucky, was in a bind: A string of animal cruelty investigations had left the shelter overwhelmed with canines who needed housing. Humane Society officials wanted to give their adoptable dogs a chance at finding homes, but they were running out of space fast. That’s when they reached out to the ASPCA for help.
We were more than happy to assist, calling on our shelter partners—rock star animal facilities that step up to take in out-of-town animals when they have the space and resources to do so—to find placement for 30 Lab mixes, shepherds, Boxer mixes, hounds and others. As usual, our partners stepped up.
So in late January, after a team of ASPCA behaviorists had flown to Kentucky to evaluate each dog, we transported the pups to welcoming organizations including the Kentucky Humane Society in Louisville, SPCA Cincinnati, and the Capital Area Humane Society in Hilliard, Ohio. And the lucky dogs are already finding loving homes.
“The ASPCA is grateful for our response partners who stepped up to help a shelter with limited resources,” says Joel Lopez, Senior Manager of Operations for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team. Because of the transport, he added, the Humane Society of Henderson County was able to continue its work protecting the animals in its community.
Read more about the work of our field team at www.aspca.org/fir.