(MIAMI – Fla) – Epic Travel Day for Homeless Dogs of Miami!
On November 13th, 2013, two hundred and one
lucky dogs will leave Miami bound for rescues and no-kill shelters throughout
the country. This unprecedented
event marks both the 2 year anniversary and 100th transport of the innovative transport program,
DOGS ON THE MOVE.
How we arrived at the magic number...
2 years x 100 transports = 200 dogs + 1 more dog for good luck, the proverbial candle on the cake.
Bonnie Plafke, Director of Operations, decided that this momentous occasion warranted something BIG and when asked why she chose this huge amount of dogs to exit she replied "Well...GO BIG or GO HOME but in our case it's GO BIG AND GO HOME. All these homeless dogs will finally GO HOME."
This is a massive undertaking and the planning has been two months underway both for MDOTM (Miami Dogs on the Move) and MDAS (Miami-Dade Animal Services). MDAS takes in over 30,000 unwanted pets per year and serves as the only public shelter for all of Miami-Dade County. As such, they are forced to euthanize pets for space when the shelter becomes over-crowded. MDAS partnered with DOGS ON THE MOVE two years ago to create an innovative private/public partnership to transport animals and save more lives.
It was an idea that sprang to life on a park bench and has changed the lives of thousands of pets. Please join us in marking this wonderful occasion. We will have 8 vans rolling out of Miami Dade Animal Services the morning of November 13th. Press events with the accepting rescues and shelters are also possible in the various parts of the country welcoming these dogs, such as New Hamsphire, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and Iowa.
See our website at www.dogsonthemove.org or visit us on facebook at Dogs On the Move by Pawsitive4Life.