The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START) rescues animals from high-kill shelters in Southern and Central California and transports them to vetted Pacific Northwest rescue organizations, where they find forever homes quickly. Thanks to a grant from GreaterGood.org funded by the iHeartDogs.com community, START recently transported hundreds of animals to safety. Once such animal was Ginger.
Ginger is a young spaniel mix that was found as a pregnant stray and brought to the Bakersfield shelter in California. There was no interest in this young mom-to-be. She wound up having her pups in the overcrowded shelter, which is dangerous due to the airborne diseases that can affect newborns. START rescue partners, Hands, Hearts and Paws, fostered her until the babies were old enough to make the long journey to the Pacific Northwest. Ginger’s puppies were all adopted when they were old enough, and then Ginger got the home of her dreams!
From Ginger’s new dad:
“Ginger is doing great. We have lots of love for her, as she does for us. she has a chew toy she carries around the house like a doll. She has such a loving soul.”
The Second Chance Movement funds transport for adoptable pets from high-risk shelters to no-kill facilities. This program gives dogs and cats the time they need to find a family to love them! Your purchases from the Second Chance Movement collection in the iHeartDogs store fund miles for pets like Ginger!
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