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Good News: One Love Animal Rescue does largest transport ever

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

One Love Animal Rescue saved dozens of cats and dogs Friday, as workers transported animals to no-kill shelters. 

They've done this before, but this was their largest one-time transport ever. Workers transported 17 cats and 46 dogs.

"This is our biggest one. We're excited about it," said Pam Bebon, Foster Coordinator, One Love Animal Rescue.

They are partnering with Effingham and Chatham County Animal Services to move the animals from those facilities to shelters up
north.

"We have an overabundance, an overpopulation of a lot of the pets in our community and up north, hey don't have as big of a
problem as we do here," said Kerry Sirevicius, Director, Chatham County Animal Services.

One Love regularly organizes these transports, but it doesn't happen overnight.

"We get bios on them, we get videos and photographs on them, and then we network them out to the different shelters and rescues," said Bebon.

All involved say it's worth it because these animals deserve it, and it's great to have the community's support.

"We have a really good rescue community already, where they're helping us re-home all of these pets, but with this one, it even relieves some of our local rescues," said Sirevicius.

Unfortunately, Kitara the dog did not make it on the transport because they ran out of space. She is up for adoption at Chatham County Animal Services. She's 11-months-old and is looking for a forever home.

"She is a lovebug! A super lovebug! She knows her basic commands. She knows 'sit' and 'stay,' and she's just a sweetheart," said Bebon.

Those with Chatham County Animal Services say they're working hard to find homes for all of their animals, but are so grateful for the help of One Love Animal Rescue.

"We've got them all bathed and ready, and it's like they almost know they're going somewhere really wonderful," said Sirevicius.

One Love Animal Rescue workers say there are things you can do to help reduce the number of animals that wind up in shelters. They stress the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.

For more information on that, or for information about adoption, click here

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