Drive to Save Lives
Over the past few years, we have developed many relationships with other humane societies and rescue organizations. Through these relationships, we have worked collectively to make our organizations stronger and help save animals' lives. From January 1, 2007 to June 9, 2007, we have transferred 24 animals into our shelter from other animal welfare groups and 26 animals from our organization to other animal welfare groups. Why do we transfer animals? Animals are transferred for many reasons:
*regional adoption patterns, meaning that some breeds simply are more popular in other regions
*behavior concerns that can be addressed by breed rescue groups who have foster homes
*give long-term animals a change of environment because simply providing a new environment has proven to help him/her find a new home.
There are 2 ways you can help with this project. Most of the time spent driving animals between groups has been given on a volunteer basis by people who understand that we simply do not have the funds to pay for driving time. Our Volunteer Coordinator and Kennel Operations Manager have done an excellent job securing individuals to help drive animals. We always need more volunteers who are willing to drive animals between groups. If you would like to help with this, please contact Alyssa, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 781-4014 or Alyssa.Longhway@couleehumane.com.
We also need help paying for gas. If you would like to help with this, we would greatly appreciate your support by your donation of gas cards or making a financial contribution designated for gas costs.