Jeremiah, Shyla and Maxi are just three of the 29 dogs who traveled from Oklahoma to the Twin Cities Wednesday, ready to start a new life. These dogs made the 700-mile trek to Animal Humane Society (AHS) with the hopes of finding a new home. Save our Strays, a non-profit animal rescue group in Oklahoma, has been working with AHS to help transport dogs that would have likely been euthanized had they stayed in Oklahoma. Since April 28, more than 490 Oklahoma dogs have been given a new leash on life here at Animal Humane Society.
“These dogs would have been put down if not for Animal Humane Society opening their doors to us,” says David Guthrie of Save our Strays. “We are so grateful to everyone at Animal Humane Society for working with us but mostly we are so grateful these dogs will now be able to have a second chance.”
The group of 29 adult dogs includes a mixture of small, medium and large sized dogs that are all healthy and good-natured. Each dog was examined by an Animal Humane Society veterinary staff member, and will be allowed to settle in for a few days before being available for adoption.
Bruce Kranig, Golden Valley site manager, says “We have the room for these dogs, the resources and a responsibility to help these dogs. We now look forward to the community coming to our facilities and adopting a new pet.”
Save our Strays is one of the more than 150 animal welfare groups that Animal Humane Society works with to help animals in need.