While these activities continue, there is still much more that needs to be done. Adoptions by Homeless Pets Transport was created by in 2010 as an all volunteer charity to enlarge the footprint of the Foundation and increase the number of adoptions primarily from Bartow County, GA. In 2011 the charity changed its name to Road Trip Home and transitioned to work with the Etowah Valley Humane Society (EVHS) in Cartersville, Bartow County, GA. Animals slated for transport were pulled from various counties in North Georgia but primarily targeted from Bartow County.
In 2013 Road Trip Home broke away from EVHS and became a stand alone charity with its own C3 status. Dogs and cats are still being saved and the footprint has grown to pull animals from shelters in DeKalb, Bartow, Habersham, Gordon, Floyd, Carroll, Walton and Cobb counties in Georgia. Additionally, the charity is working with the Town and Country Jack Russell Rescue in Georgia and Massachusetts. Road Trip Home is one of the few rescues that will take owner/finder surrenders. Our Goal for 2013 is to save 750 dogs and 100 cats.
Once an animal is identified it is put through a strict regimen to guarantee that it is healthy and able to withstand the trip. Homeless pets are then placed on retrofitted vans used to transport them overnight to new No Kill shelters where adoption usually happens in just a matter of days.
The theory of animal transport is one of supply and demand. While some shelters see an endless supply of unwanted litters, other shelters are lucky if they see a litter a year. We are currently working with shelters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Maine who have committed to adopting as many animals as can be provided. These are just some of the States that have and enforce strict laws requiring all animals to be spayed or neutered before ever leaving a shelter. This creates a demand for many of the animals in Georgia slated for euthanasia and provides an opportunity to save many more lives.
CNN interview about pet transport with Dr. Good and Bobby Cox, Former Atlanta Braves Manager
Through your generous donation these animals will be cared for medically and then transported to a part of the country that has a high demand for shelter animals. Please donate now!