It started as an idea to "vacation with a purpose"
Then we added PUPPIES
(of all ages)
And the trip to Oxford, Mississippi, is swelling into a mission supported by members of New Deal Grange #447 in Greenbelt, MD, and other Patrons from across the nation.
The trip includes time for volunteering at the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society shelter, which services more than 4,000 annually and connects with rescue operations throughout the country to keep their no-kill promise by getting dogs and cats from the area where large swaths of the domestic pet population is unaltered and there are many strays, to areas where there is a need for domestic animals for adoption, often in the Northeast.
We will spend time cleaning and providing care to animals and assisting the staff in other duties.
By April 28, dogs will be selected to take a freedom ride from the shelter to their new adoptive families or foster families in the Washington, D.C., region. They will prepare for the journey, set to begin on Sunday, April 30 and arrive at their new homes ready to play and snuggle on Monday, May 1.
What can you do?
Sponsor a dog
Soon we will have a link through which you can make donations to the shelter in the name of this project to sponsor a dog who will be part of this transport or make a general donation in the name of the Patrons' Paws project.
Foster or Adopt a dog
See a dog that you believe would make a great addition to your family or wish to serve as a foster and help the dog find a home? Please contact Amanda Leigh Brozana at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (301) 943-1090 as early as possible so we can make appropriate arrangements for transportation and coordinate with the shelter to match you with the right foster or potentially hold the dog you wish to adopt. An adoption or foster application is forthcoming as we consider working with an already established rescue or directly with the shelter depending on the number of dogs and potential fosters/adopters we are able to match.