ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 40 dogs are on the road from Albany to Pennsylvania, with hopes of having a better chance at finding a home.
The Southwest Georgia Coalition partnered with five shelters in our region to transport dogs to a pet store chain in Philadelphia.
That chain no longer sells dogs from puppy mills.
Instead, they get dogs from shelters like the Albany Humane Society.
Thirteen dogs from the Albany Humane Society are on the trip.
Leaders there said they hope the animals are on their way to a brighter future.
“All of these dogs are going to a pet store chain in Pennsylvania where they will find adoptions immediately, they will be groomed they have an onsite vet and these animals will find forever homes quickly,” said Lulu Kaufman, the Vice President of the Albany Humane Society Board of Directors.
Dogs were also transported from two different foster based rescue locations.
We are told this isn’t the first time they’ve done the transport. And with the large number of animals in the shelters, they are looking to transport some of them twice a month.
“We don’t have enough adopters in Southwest Georgia to adopt all of the animals that we have in the shelters. so this gets tons of them out but we have tons of them left that need to be adopted,” said May Gillespie, the President of the Board of Directors with the Albany Humane Society.
The animals taken Wednesday were under 40 pounds and are chosen by Pet Plus Natural where they will be sent.
The humane society wants to remind you that there are still plenty of dogs ready to be adopted from the locations that participated.