Saving Dogs … One at a Time

By Jessica Bush

Saving Dogs … One at a Time

I bet you’d go the extra mile for your own dog. How about 2,800 miles? Would you do the same for a truck full of homeless dogs you’ve never met? Two sisters, Brittany Maness and Brooke McClurkin, are going that distance for homeless dogs.

Maness and McClurkin have traveled almost 3,000 miles to rescue 55 dogs through an organization called Shelter Partners. "Because of the strict spay and neuter laws in New Hampshire, most of their shelters actually have a shortage of adoptable dogs,” says Maness. “What a great problem to have! So we drive 19 to 23 hours with 33 dogs in a van from the overcrowded Shelby County Humane Society here in Alabama to a partner shelter in New Hampshire."

According to a spokesperson for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua in Nashua, N.H., “It’s not unusual to see several people waiting outside on transport day. We know adopters are very proud to play a role in rescuing a dog from Alabama that might not otherwise have a chance at a new home.” Now that’s a fact to get revved up about!

Shelter Partners has saved 3,637 lives to date. To learn more about how you too can go the extra mile, visit the One Dog at a Time

Jessica Bush is a pet blogger and pet enthusiast located in Birmingham, Ala.

Posted on December 6, 2010

Leona Yandle says: I would like to see Noel

Posted on December 6, 2010

Leona Yandle says: i would like to buy him

Posted on September 15, 2011

Stacey Mason says: Please come and save the dogs at the Putnam Humane shelter in Greencastle Indiana. It is closing due to lack of funds and all the dogs and cats not adopted will be euthanized.

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