One Step Closer to Adoption: ASPCA Transport Vehicle Sets Out to Deliver Dogs to Animal Welfare Organizations in 15 States

January 7, 2015

After receiving months of medical care and behavioral enrichment by ASPCA responders at a temporary shelter, a number of dogs surrendered to the ASPCA are one step closer to finding loving homes. The ASPCA stepped in to care for the dogs, who were surrendered in October 2014 by a self-described no-kill rescue group in Okeechobee, Florida, after a lack of sufficient resources and proper care led to the deterioration of the center and conditions of the dogs.

“This was a case where the no-kill shelter operator set out to save animals at risk of euthanasia, but did not have the capacity to meet their physical and mental needs or implement an effective adoption program, ” says Tim Rickey, vice president of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “It’s an unfortunate but not uncommon scenario.”

Throughout the month of January, the ASPCA transport vehicle will travel thousands of miles to deliver these dogs to the following animal shelters and rescue groups in 15 states, where they’ll continue to receive care until they are ready to be made available for adoption:

  • Animal Humane Society, Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
  • Atlanta Humane Society, Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Homestead, Florida
  • Cedar Bend Humane Society, Waterloo, Iowa
  • Humane Society of Pinellas, Clearwater, Florida
  • Kansas Humane Society, Wichita, Kansas
  • Larimer Humane Society, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • McKamey Animal Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Monadnock Humane Society, Swanzey, New Hampshire
  • Providence Animal Rescue League, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Second Chance Rescue, New York, New York
  • Texas Humane Heroes, Leander, Texas
  • Toledo Area Humane Society, Maumee, Ohio
  • Wayside Waifs, Kansas City, Missouri
  • MSPCA Cape Cod, Centerville, Massachusetts

We’re so glad that these dogs will have a second chance to experience lives as beloved pets.