Volunteers drive dogs to shelters miles away to help find them homes

All About Animals

POSTED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:04am

For some dogs, Interstate 81 Northbound is the road to freedom.

It's a little like the Pony Express, but it's the Puppy Express, a second chance for dogs who no one thought would be alive today.

After rescues save dogs, who would otherwise be put down, Movin' On Up Animal Transports drives them north.

They take them to shelters that have space for them until they get adopted.

Drivers pick the dogs up at highway exits, often in Winchester, Hagerstown and Chamberbsurg, Maryland. Each driver takes the dog to the next checkpoint.

One recent trip brought two dogs about 1,400 miles. A pit bull named Little River and a mix Poppy, were taken from North Carolina to shelters in Vermont and Maine.

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