870 IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DOGS WE TRANSPORTED IN 2016!
2017 CALENDARS ARE HERE-SUPPORT THE WORK WE DO!
2017 Calendars are in and ready to ship to you!
$12.00 per calendar and you can pay via paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write a check and mail to us at 2702 Natalie Drive, Champaign, IL 61822-7354. PLEASE add in comment section of paypal that it is for a calendar. If you are sending in a check, include a note that it is for a calendar.
The first photo is the calendar front and the second photo is "Mr. February". All the photos are of just a few of the dogs we have transported in 2016. Please consider purchasing a calendar,
we must sell a certain amount to break even. Remember, we are an all volunteer 501c3 group and funds are needed for crates, food for dogs on transport, collars, leashes, and more!
WHAT IS RESCUE TRANSPORT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Rescue transports are a leg-to-leg, ground relay transport, much like the old "pony express". We like to call it the
"Underdog Railway". Mobile Mutts is a 100% Volunteer based rescue transport of dedicated animal rescuers and advocates.
Rescue transports are just one part of a multi-pronged process. Through the internet, animal shelters are able to post lists of their animals
currently in impound and in need of rescue to their Rescues contacts across the country.
Once a rescue commits to take a dog from the shelter the transport coordinator is contacted to set up the transport.,
The coordinator prepares a "Passenger List" with all the dogs scheduled to board the transport, then sets up the routes and times and begins posting the proposed transport to their contacts. Mobile Mutts utilizes
a "sign up genius" which is an on-line sign up for the drivers and overnight hosts to volunteer to participate in the transport.
Each transport consists of multiple legs averaging between an hour to an hour and a half per leg. When all the necessary legs have been filled with the appropriate number of drivers to safely and comfortably carry the number of dogs that are scheduled to travel
a "Final Run Sheet" is sent out to all of the parties involved in the transport. This final run sheet details each leg of the transport; the meeting location in
each city; contact information for each of the drivers; information on the sending shelters and receiving rescues; and detailed information on each of the animals traveling.
Then the furkids get on the road! Once the transport starts, the drivers are instructed to call the coordinator(s) or monitors once each hand-off is completed and the animals are safely loaded and on their way to the next stop. When all legs have been completed, the animals are picked up by the appropriate rescues and brought to their foster homes and begin their new lives!
"When all that stands between life and death is a ride, how can you say no?"