Sunday, March 25, 2012

On The Road Again - For The Last Time???

Well, it’s that time again.  The second time in less than a month…this after not transporting for almost a year.

But, alas, this might me my last trip.  The shelter’s I was delivering to in New York have changed some rules that we cannot work with.  

The first one, the one who would take all the puppies we could send, decided to not accept the mothers anymore.  This was one of the conditions Dr. Amber and Faithful Companion Susan insisted upon.  There were also a few other things they decided they didn’t want to comply with, so for the good of the animals, we stopped transporting there.  It’s a shame, too.  But when you have air-heads running something that they know nothing about…well…

The one I am delivering to today have changed their receiving rules.  They want us to quarantine the animals for three weeks before transport.  We cannot afford to feed the dogs for that long.  They are usually sent up within a week of being spayed or neutered.  They are health and ready for a ‘forever home.’  Dr. Amber has pulled dogs from the list because they were not 100% health for transport.  They would make the next trip.

It’s a shame, too.  A couple of weeks ago I delivered 15 grown dogs on Monday morning and they were all adopted by Thursday.  The folks in New York are begging for good dogs.  Hopefully they will revise their requirements.  But they have a new vet working there and he/she/whatever has their own rules.

So Dr. Amber and Faithful Companion Susan are looking for other no-kill shelters to help save a few animals.  Keep your fingers crossed.

If I am able to stay awake tomorrow night, I’ll be nude blogging from the motel.  Otherwise, I’ll see y’all Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.



Janie Junebug said...

God bless you for helping those dogs, Coffey.


Momma Fargo said...

You do a great thing for the dogs, Coffey. So glad you are out there. Wish I could run a shelter to help you out. I would fall in love with all of them and end up with a bazillion dogs and go broke. LOL.

Keep up the great work!

Paxford said...

Travel Safe!

And I hope that the airheads get a clue


Unknown said...

Good going! I did another transport leg last night, and I met the dog I want to adopt! He's going into a foster home for now, but I'll bet he'll be spoken for before I get moved. Sad face.

Anonymous said...

Coffeypot, have Dr Amber contact the Ulster County SPCA....we need dogs (that is where I volunteer)...we just got two shipments from Louisiana and they get adopted immediately!! the SPCA's phone number is 1-845-331-5377. Maybe we can take some of the dogs for you!!

good luck with your travels and sorry to hear that other shelter changed their rules!!

Jill from NY

CI-Roller Dude said...

my problem is, I'd want to keep all the dogs.

Ducky said...

You do such a great service for these animals. If I could, I would have a whole PACK of dogs!!

Irishman has a great friend who flies dogs to their new adoptive homes. You guys are awesome!! Hope your travels are safe.

Mike Thiac said...


You're doing God's work out there. My Elmer is a shelter dog and he is a joy. Hopefully you can keep up the good work.

Mike Thiac said...


You're doing God's work out there. My Elmer is a shelter dog and he is a joy. Hopefully you can keep up the good work.

Aleta said...

God bless you for what you are doing to help the animals. My cat is a from an animal shelter. And about 8 months ago, we got a 6 month old puppy from the animal shelter too. It breaks my heart to see animals in need of a home and I'm so glad that you are finding homes for them.

Coffeypot said...

Y'all thank you for what you think I am, but in reality all I do is drive the damn van. Dr. A and S to all the heroic stuff.

And thank all of you who adopt at a shelter. You are saving a special life and it is money the puppy mills will not get.

Jill from NY, will you email me a contact name at UC-SPCA?