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  • 1.  rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-19-2023 03:54 PM

    Hi, I chose rehoming because it is the closest topic of choice. I am curious about rescue to rescue transfer. I don't know anything about it and would like to learn more about it.  What does it involve and if you have a transfer agreement to share I would appreciate it. 


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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 2.  RE: rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-20-2023 05:36 AM

    Rescue to rescue transfer is when a rescue transfers animals to another rescue/shelter that may have more resources, space, better chance of adoption etc. 

    Here in south Florida, we are typically transferring animals either more north in Florida or to northern states. Our population of cats especially is too great in our area and there are not enough homes, so transferring animals to other rescues helps them get adopted and opens up space for more animals in need. Some partnerships require the animal to be fully vetted, while others may just require first vaccines. It totally depends on the receiving rescue/shelter.



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    Amanda Gray
    Fundraising and Grants Manager
    Operation Liberation
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  • 3.  RE: rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-20-2023 08:23 AM

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you for your reply. That sounds like a great plan to save more animals. How do you go about setting up a rescue partnership like this? Is there a roster of rescues that are accepting animals? I am in California. I am a trainer working with a one-person rescue who seems to overextend themselves and I suggest a reduction of animals would be a more humane approach for both animals and humans. However, I fear that might be difficult because except for a few "turn-key" dogs, most other dogs will need some behavior help.  Is there a best way to decide which dogs should be considered for moving?  I hope also that there is no monetary transaction for such a transfer and I assume that the recipient rescue will assume ownership of the dogs and would benefit solely should they adopt the dogs out.  Thanks again.



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 4.  RE: rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-20-2023 08:31 AM

    You can start by seeing if any other large rescues/shelters near you have transport parternishps and team up with them. 

    For specific cases, like the behavioral dogs, you will need to contact organizations that specialize in that and see if they are accepting transfers in. 



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    Amanda Gray
    Fundraising and Grants Manager
    Operation Liberation
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  • 5.  RE: rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-20-2023 08:57 AM

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you again. What is your advice on the best way to find these transport partnerships? 



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 6.  RE: rescue to rescue transfer

    Posted 10-22-2023 07:54 AM

    The way it works for us is, every Friday we send out a list of available dogs we are allowing the rescues to pick from. This usually consist of dogs that have been here for a while, and unadopted from litters of puppies. They will get back to us, ask questions or concerns etc. and if they choose a certain dog, it is no longer available for adoption at our shelter. The transport is every Thursday, so the picked dog will leave us that day. We are a very small and rural county with little to no money. This is the only reason our E number isn't through the roof. It is a volunteer transport organization, and they are the angles under our wings. Without their support I'm not sure where we would be. 

    We have an agreement we sign with the transport. It's pretty basic liability issues etc. that just covers everyone. 

     



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    Dee Cummins
    Dog Warden/Operations Manager
    Meigs County Rescue & Adoption Center
    OH
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