Grass Roots Rescue welcomes the great 68

GRR saves 68 from certain euthanasia in kill shelters down south
August 28, 2019

Dogs give people unconditional love, and the volunteers from Grass Roots Rescue, a southern Delaware foster-based rescue, have shown their love for dogs by pulling 68 lovable canines from certain death in kill shelters in South Carolina and Georgia.

Animals at the southern shelters where the dogs were pulled are euthanized at a 25 to 75 percent rate for lack of space, lack of adoption and lack of financial resources. Two rescues partnered to pull from the kill shelters to give the dogs a new lease on life.

This transport is the second time GRR has partnered with One Love Animal Rescue from Savannah, Ga. That group, along with GRR, pulled 28 dogs from kill shelters and transported them via their One Love Rescue bus to GRR in March.

This transport delivered the dogs to Avenue Veterinary Clinic in Milford where Dr. Mallory Alexander and her tech Sarah Warren went into action with the rescue. They volunteered their clinic and their skill to assess the medical needs of the dogs prior to them being given to their fosters who will care for them until they are adopted.

“Them volunteering makes this whole process so much easier,” said GRR’s Karli Crenshaw. “We are incredibly grateful to have them.”

This was the largest intake of dogs in Grass Roots Rescue’s six-year history.

“We call them the great 68,” said GRR board President Reinie Thompson. “They are wonderful dogs.”

“It was a true community effort,” said Crenshaw. “From finding fosters for everyone, local businesses and individuals donating the supplies needed for them all, Mallory and her staff opening up and allowing us to use the clinic, to all the amazing people that volunteered their time. It was a huge undertaking, to see it all come together and go so smoothly because of the amazing people we had there to help and who helped prepare all week...I couldn't be prouder or more grateful to our #GRRTribe and the community as a whole.”

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