We just sent #2500!
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What is Love on Wheels?
Love on Wheels is a program of Humane Tomorrow. Its mission is to reduce euthanasia of dogs in Texas shelters by transporting them to areas where demand for adoptable dogs cannot currently be met.
Can you imagine a place where people have to SEARCH for shelter dogs to adopt? We call that Utopia…they call it DeWitt, NY. While there are lots of communities across the country who have done a great job of reducing their euthanasia rates, we selected Helping Hounds Dog Rescue to be our partner. They share our philosophy of matching dogs to the most appropriate homes and care for them like family during their stay there. We are truly fortunate to have found our rescue “soulmate” in this wonderful organization and grateful to them for helping us save so many dogs.
So how does it work?
Humane Tomorrow volunteers are in constant contact with north Texas shelters, particularly those in rural areas that have little space and get little foot traffic for adoptions. They are full ALL the time, and workers constantly struggle to find homes for great dogs who simply aren’t being seen.
As soon as we have space, Humane Tomorrow takes in these dogs, gets them all necessary veterinary care, and moves them into an available foster home. Foster homes get to know the dogs, so they can tell us as much about them as possible when they head to New York to find permanent homes. They care for them for a few short weeks, and then send them on their way with a big hug and a few tears. It’s hard to say goodbye sometimes…but fosters know they are sending them to a better life, and that they can now go out and save another one. We call that #addictedtofostering! And you can be part of it—just email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the foster application HERE and send it to us. Here’s a summary of what we expect from Love on Wheels fosters.
Humane Tomorrow pays for all veterinary care to prepare a dog for transport to our partners back east. None of that cost is recouped with an adoption fee like dogs that we place up for adoption here in Texas. The receiving group gets an adoption fee, but that goes to pay the cost of transporting the dogs. Therefore, Love on Wheels is completely dependent on donations and a generous grant from the ASPCA.
As of 12/1/17, Humane Tomorrow has transported over 2,500 dogs through Love on Wheels. That’s 2,500 dogs who didn’t perish in as shelter. 2.500 spaces opened up to give the dogs still there more time to find homes. 2,500 times that a shelter worker didn’t have to make a heart wrenching decision. 2,500 happy families in New York. We love this program, and we need you to help us keep it going!
We’re asking you to give, and we’ve made it easy by creating levels of support to fit any budget. It costs Humane Tomorrow approximately $150 for the veterinary care necessary to send a dog the 1500 miles to DeWitt, NY and give him or her a chance at a new life through Love on Wheels. That’s $1 for every ten miles. When you sign up to be a Love on Wheels supporter, we’ll email you a picture and biography of a Love on Wheels dog YOU helped save. At the Long Haul Trucker level, we’ll also send you a Love on Wheels t-shirt. Please sign up today to be part of this lifesaving program.
Love on Wheels is made possible by a generous grant from the ASPCA!
Follow the fun, especially our live video of transport! Love on Wheels has a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/loveonwheelsdogs/
Make A One-Time Donation
Mile Marker – $15 takes a dog 150 miles down the road
Rest Stop – $25 takes a dog 250 miles to the next potty break
Hitchhiker – $50 thumbs a ride for 500 miles
Halfway Point – $75 takes a dog 750 miles – halfway home
Transporter – $150 takes a dog all the way to his or her new home
Other Amount – Use this link to make a donation of any other amount to help dogs on the road
Become A Long Hauler and Support Wheels Monthly
Love on Wheels In Action!