In the largest single intake in its six-year history, Grass Roots Rescue will receive 28 dogs March 2 from high-kill shelters in Savannah, Ga.
One Love Animal Rescue will transport the dogs in a 33-foot bus from Georgia to Milton, where volunteers will be eagerly awaiting their arrival. Grass Roots Rescue volunteers will then sort, document and distribute the dogs to their waiting foster families.
Euthanasia rates for the shelters in Georgia, where the animals are coming from, can top 75 percent, with decisions often being made because of lack of space or resources.
Given Grass Roots Rescue’s nearly 100 percent success rate in finding animals loving, new homes, the decision to pull animals from the high-kill Georgia shelters was an easy one.
“We value our partnerships with our receiving rescues because it allows us to give these animals an opportunity that they would not have had otherwise. With the pet overpopulation in the South, there are simply not enough homes. Until we have stronger spay and neuter laws or mandatory spay and neuter laws, we will continue to build relationships to move these animals out of our community, a community that is inundated with so many homeless animals,” said Karrie Bulski of One Love Animal Rescue in Savannah.
Grass Roots volunteers urge community members to assist in these animals’ journey to a better life. The largest needs at this time are donations, volunteers and adopters.
For more information, go to grrde.org. To see Grass Roots Rescue’s Amazon Wish List, go to www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1NT3EVOSTTAZB.
Grass Roots Rescue is a Delaware-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit group that saves dogs, cats and other animals that are at risk in shelters and within the community. The organization’s primary objective is to increase the quality of life for all animals through rescue, outreach and education. Solely a foster-based rescue, Grass Roots Rescue relies on the generous donations of local community members to continue its purpose of saving as many animals as possible.