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  • 1.  Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 11-29-2021 10:16 AM
    I work at a shelter in an area thats overflowing with homeless/surrendered animals, i keep seeing threads talking about northern states that need more animals but i havent seen a thread with specific rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.
    i have 26 dogs ready to be transported and im in dire need of new partners that are needing more animals. all of my partners now are in my state, or in a location thats overpopulated also. 
    if anyone has any resources for me it would be very appreciated, we have so many waitlists and we had to close our intake and stop taking from our local animal control because of the overwhelming amount of animals being surrendered. we are a no kill shelter so the animals that have been here for a while are putting our intakes behind, i know these babies would get adopted in a heartbeat if they could be exposed to more people.
    #TransfersandTransport

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    Elizabeth OQuinn
    Humane Society Of Southeast Texas
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  • 2.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 11-30-2021 01:32 PM
    I can't name specific shelters in need of a partner, but I know that shelters and rescues in the Western Washington area, particularly in the Seattle-Tacoma area, bring in dogs from Texas, California, and other areas fairly often.  You may not find an immediate outlet, but could start to build a relationship/connection.

    Good luck with it!  I have tried to find a partner for Montenegrin animals, but the risks with international transfer are too much for groups to take on, especially when there are so many animals here in the US needing homes.

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    April King
    Volunteer and Board Member
    Kotor Kitties
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  • 3.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-01-2021 06:43 AM
    Thank you! I have a list of states known for being low on shelter animals so I've been contacting every shelter that looks low capacity. Its so tedious i guess i was just trying to look for an easier way haha. thank you for this! Washington wasn't on my list. 
    this is what i have so far:
    Wyoming
    Kansas
    West Virginia 
    Montana
    Nebraska 
    Nevada
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota
    and now western Washington

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    Elizabeth OQuinn
    Humane Society Of Southeast Texas
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  • 4.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-06-2021 06:35 AM
    Elizabeth,

    You should place Maine on your list. Many dogs here from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.

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    Christine D. Calder DVM
    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
    Calder Veterinary Behavior Services
    www.caldervbs.com

    Veterinary Behaviorist
    Behavior Specialist, MPF
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  • 5.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-01-2021 06:28 AM
    If you join the American Pets Alive! Shelter and Rescue Support Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmPAShelterRescueSupport) there is an excel spreadsheet on there created by Katy Harmon that is updated with groups able to pull and groups needing transfer help.  Not sure if the link will work if you're not in the group but here it is https://docs.google.com/.../1-1zSGTKQbSbii8N9JknZ.../edit...

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    Michelle Reardon
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  • 6.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-01-2021 06:34 AM
    Thank you ! this is exactly what i was needing!

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    Elizabeth OQuinn
    Humane Society Of Southeast Texas
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  • 7.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-01-2021 07:39 AM
    Following this as well; I adopted my own dog from a rescue in Puget Sound in Washington, and they transported her up north from California. I'm also looking at what locations outside of Texas that would be good to partner with to move dogs to for their forever homes.

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    Cindy Scherban
    Spirit Animal Project
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  • 8.  RE: Resources for rescues/shelters looking for transport partners.

    Posted 12-06-2021 10:45 AM
    If you are a Best Friends network partner, they have a really cool map feature as well that shows which shelter can take dogs, how many, etc.

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    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services
    www.memphisanimalservices.com

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist
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