January 5, 2011
Without the work of Dog Gone Transport and volunteer /VP of Dog Gone, Julie Tiso, the following CCB Adopt-a-Bulls and alumni may have ended up as yet another casualty of shelter overcrowding. Dog Gone has transported countless dogs out of the Carteret County Humane Society to CCB including Hooch, Stig, Sophie, Jade and Gauge! And Kendra is on CCB’s waiting list.
What can you do to help? Dog Gone is always looking for transport volunteers and fosters to care for the animals while waiting for transport. Contact: Julie Tiso at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Donate: It costs approximately $200 per dog for a transport flight up north (vetting, food/supplies while waiting for a flight, donation to pilot, etc.). Long term solutions: Promote spay/neuter. The primary reason the northern states where these animals are being transported do not have problems with overcrowding is due to the effectiveness of their spay/neuter campaigns.
Dog Gone Transport in the news: http://www.enctoday.com/articles/euthanasia-85225-jdn-homeless-transport.html
Video/Article Cloud 9 Rescue Flights: http://coastal.news14.com/content/top_stories/620685/nonprofit-organization-saves-pets-by-flying-them-north
Carteret County Humane Society Shelter: http://www.cchsshelter.com/
Dog Gone Transport’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DOG-GONE/111092135595417#!/pages/DOG-GONE/111092135595417?v=info
1. Does Dog Gone Transport pull from Carteret County only? Usually, but if there is a crisis in another high-kill shelter (Craven and Onslow counties), we will assist them and transport those dogs up north as well.
2. How has Dog Gone affected CCHS euthanasia rates? With the exception of November and December, we haven’t had to euthanize for space issues since Dog Gone Transport was started, however, we do still have to euthanize some due to aggression and/or medical reasons.
3. What is your primary need? Foster homes and transport volunteers. Of course, funds, too but we need people. Foster Homes seem to be the hardest to flnd.
4. The name “Dog Gone” implies dogs only. What about cats? We started with dogs, but now we also include cats. In fact, during the last few months of 2010, about 40 cats were also transported.
I have to admit that I was a pit bull naysayer. When my son wanted to get a pit bull, we told him he couldn’t bring one of those aggressive dogs into our house. Needless to say when Jade joined our family, I had to eat my words. She is a sweetheart, no other way to describe her. After Jade joined our family, I researched the breed and found more and more reasons to love the breed. I began sponsoring pit bulls at an out of state rescue. When my toy poodle passed away at 11 yrs, I knew I had to rescue a pit bull. After searching online I found an instate rescue. I was going to apply for a Katrina dog, but there was a black male I liked also. After I finally talked my husband into letting me get a dog to replace my poodle, I looked for the black dog on pet finder. He was gone. My heart sank. There was no ‘adoption pending’, no ‘adopted’ , no nothing. I emailed the rescue. The black dog had been adopted but he had supposedly growled at his new owner. The rescue had two temperament tests done. He passed one and failed one. The deal was now he needed a home fast and someone to work with him if he really had issues. My husband calls work as I’m reading this email. I’m crying like a baby. Well being the great man he is, he said to go get the dog and quit crying. I went and got him on Jan 8, 2005. He has been the best dog. He loves kids, adults and other dogs.
After getting Buddy I had wanted to volunteer for a pit bull rescue. I was thrilled when I saw CCB on Face book and they weren’t too far from me. I began volunteering in July. I got my first foster, Roxxy, in August. We also have a temporary foster, Gizmo. Our house is a doggie zoo. We have Haley, our old grumpy Lab; Jade, our white pittie; Buddy, my black pittie; and Molly, our border collie mix, who showed up at our house starving with mange.
Since I started volunteering for CCB, I have met lots of nice people and pitties. The events are rewarding when you have interest in one of the adopt-a-bulls. I am the Triad Media manager and have helped to organize some events. I hope to be able to work with CCB for a long time. This helps me fulfill my dreams of helping animals, especially pit bulls.
Labels: Volunteer Spotlight
Thank you Carolina Care Bullies, Amanda and Terry for binging Lola into our lives and letting us share how much she means to us. You guys do a GREAT job for this breed and I cannot thank you enough.
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