This transport has been canceled because the rescue has found a driver to do the whole route! Thank you to those of you who responded to my plea.
I am on vacation and did not expect to be setting up an transports this week but I received this from a dear friend:
I am in urgent need of any transports out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. My 2 1/2 year old female collie mix has been turned into The Humane Society of West Michigan and I need to get her back to GA. I am guessing that she is about 40-60#. She was born in our care and adopted as a puppy so not sure her actual weight at this time. She has been spayed and is micro chipped. Not sure if current on vaccines but will make sure that she is prior to transport.
This is a rescuer's worst nightmare. A puppy that was adopted out to a seemingly perfect home locally is found in dumped in a far away state years later. What happened? Who knows? All we know is we have to get her back to the safety of her rescuer.
I have to help her. If you can drive a leg please let me know ASAP.
Emily Cherry (CherryHarley) saving animals one life at a time one leg at a time
phone # for urgent contact and day of the run only: 334-524-3125
PLEASE EMAIL ME THE FOLLOWING IF YOU HAVE NOT DRIVEN FOR ME PREVIOUSLY:
Leg you are volunteering for:
Nearest Large City:
Name: Street: City/State: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Can you receive text messages? Primary Email:
Do you have access to this email after 5 pm and on weekends?
Secondary Email: Do you have access to this email after 5 pm and on weekends? Emergency Contact name and phone: Vehicle Desc: License Plate:
Suggested meeting place at the beginning of your leg: Suggested meeting place at the end of your leg:
(I allow my drivers to choose meeting places that are convenient for them)
How many dogs can you transport?
Do you have your own crates?
What other coordinators have you driven for?
I respond to ALL offers. If you offer and haven't heard back from me in 24 hours, please resend your email.
Passengers: a collie mix, 2 1/2 years old
All passengers are going to fully screened and approved rescues or adopters. No animals may be adopted off of a transport. If you are interested in a particular pet you have driven, you MUST go through the proper procedures and contact the rescue for an application. Keeping a pet that does not belong to you is THEFT.
Route and Legs 15 minutes has been added to each leg for water/potty breaks. All legs are flexible. Please let me know if you need to change anything. Also, I am not as young as I used to be. I make mistakes. Please let me know if you catch any errors in this run sheet!
Saturday March 14, 2015
Leg 1 NEEDED Depart: Grand Rapids MI 9:00 am Arrive: Michigan City IN 10:45 am
1 hour 45 min
Leg 2 NEEDED Depart: Michigan City IN 11:00 am Arrive: Lafayette IN 12:45 pm
1 hour 45 min
Leg 3 NEEDED Depart: Lafayette IN 1:00 pm Arrive: Indianapolis IN 2:00 pm
Leg 4 NEEDED Depart: Indianapolis IN 2:15 pm Arrive: Louisville KY 4:00 pm
1 hour 45 min
Leg 5 NEEDED Depart: Louisville KY 4:15 pm
Arrive: Elizabethtown KY 5:15 pm
Depart: Elizabethtown KY 5:30 pm Arrive: Bowling Green KY 6:30 pm EDT/ 5:30 pm CDT
Leg 7 NEEDED Depart: Bowling Green KY 5:45 pm Arrive: Nashville TN TN 6:45 pm
Leg 8 NEEDED Depart: Nashville TN 7:00 pm Arrive: Manchester TN 8:00 pm
Leg 9 NEEDED Depart: Manchester TN 8:15 pm Arrive: Chattanooga TN 9:30 pm CDT/10:30 pm EDT
1 hour 15 min
Overnight needed in Chattanooga TN
Leg 10 NEEDED Depart: Chattanooga TN 9:00 am Arrive: Adairsville GA 10:00 am
Leg 11 NEEDED Depart: Adairsville GA 10:15 am Arrive: Loganville GA 11:45 am
1 hour 30 min
End of Transport
THE FINE PRINT: CherryHarley Transports is not a business. I am a volunteer transport coordinator who has a network of volunteer drivers and we assist rescues in their efforts to save death row dogs and place them in approved adoptive homes. All rescues must have proper permits to import dogs and all dogs must have health certificates to cross state lines. Please remember that I am dependent on what the senders tell me about our passengers' temperaments. The very nature of rescue transport creates some risk for those who participate in it; even a good-natured dog may find it stressful to be passed from stranger to stranger and cooped up with unfamiliar dogs and may act in uncharacteristic ways. Neither I nor anyone associated with this transport can accept liability for any accidents or incidents that may occur during the transport. Thank you for understanding and volunteering. Emily Cherry (CherryHarley Transports)