100 DOGS TRANSPORTED BY BARC! TO EAST COAST ADOPTERS
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) and Randy's Rescue collaborated with other rescue groups to transport six dogs to their exceptional East Coast homes using P.E.T.S. LLC animal transport on August 5, 2010.
P.E.T.S. LLC was the first commercial pet transport service dedicated to the rescue community. They created an industry that has allowed for tens of thousands of dogs and cats to be saved from high-rate kill shelters –- they do not transport for breeders, puppy mills or pet stores.
To be eligible for transport, dogs must be at least 8 weeks old, spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations and have an interstate health certificate.
Since 2007 BARC! has been meeting the P.E.T.S. LLC truck in Clanton, AL. Eight dogs is the most BARC! has put on transport in one day; 100 Baldwin County dogs have found a furever home throughout the New England area including Canada.
“It's very hard to say goodbye to the dogs and we anxiously await phone calls letting us know that they have all arrived safely to their new families” remarked Beverly Hicks, BARC! Transport and Adoption Coordinator. “Loading them in their crates and the look they give you, not understanding what is going on, is the most difficult part. It's a very emotional experience for all of the dedicated volunteers that have helped give these dogs a second chance. It is an amazing collaboration of volunteers, rescue organizations and the transport company that makes this all possible.” Hicks oversees the medical and financial preparations for these pets.
Recently, Animal Planet's cameras were present when some of the BARC! dogs were united with New Jersey, New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut adopters.
Animal Planet's Last Chance Highway is an eight-part reality series that focuses on the monumental mission of a dedicated handful of animal rescuers. New episodes premiere Saturday nights in August. Click here for more on the TV show.
One of BARC's “Happy Tails” was featured on the August 7,2010, episode of Last Chance Highway. The family in Connecticut adopting Connor the Black Lab was interviewed by Animal Planet.