Archive | June, 2012

Transport coordinators – help needed

22 Jun

Coordinators, we need a little help finding a rescue for Tara.

We need a foster home or a good no-kill shelter or an adoptive home up north for this black lab girl, who really deserves a shot at a good life.

Tara is only 8 months old and she will be spayed before being transported. She was pulled as a stray several months ago from an animal control center in Tennessee, where she faced certain death.

She is currently living with a rescuer who cannot keep her. She is really good with people. She may have a food aggression issue with other dogs, but lots of strays have that.

I volunteer to drive the first leg if we can get her on a transport to safety.

Please contact Beth at Underdog Railroad





Need a new friend?

19 Jun

Consider adopting this guy:


Breed: Great Pyrenees/Beagle Mix Color: White – With Black Age: Young
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) Sex: Male ID#: 3223577

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Please contact Kerry ( at the Pet Placement Center in Chattanooga, TN for more information about this pet.

Beetle’s Story … Beetle is 70 pounds of handsome and gentle.  We think he is a Great Pyrenees and Beagle mix.  His disposition is much like that of a Labrador Retriever.  He is happy with the company of other dogs and great with people.  He loves to be rewarded with treats and takes them from your hand with the softest touch of his mouth.

Beetle was rescued as a puppy from Cleveland Animal Control in February 2011.  He was a tiny, adorable black and white cuddle bug and was adopted from Pet Placement Center quickly.  Beetle’s people returned him to PPC in late January 2012 because their living situation was not best for Beetle.  He is housebroken, good on a leash, and has the intellect to learn basic commands.  His ideal home will provide opportunities for him to take his person for walks or run in a safe yard.  Beetle was born December 2010.

We’re open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays 12 – 5 pm.

The adoption fee is $90 which includes a free veterinary exam within 2 weeks of adoption, up to date vaccinations, tests for heartworms, heartworm medication, FELV/FIV test, deworming, flea treatment, microchip, and spay or neuter.

If you are interested in this pet,

Visit our website at

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at THANKS!

How to save a dog’s life

16 Jun

One Nation, Under Dog

6 Jun

“One Nation Under Dog” is set to premiere at 9pm on Monday, June 18th on HBO. 

Nearly two years in the making, the film tells a complicated and unwavering story that explores our relationship with dogs.

The film chronicles those who would protect their animals with regard for little else, the many manifestations of grief from losing a pet, and the brutal truth behind the euthanasia of 4-6 million homeless animals in the US each year and the people who fight to save their lives. See the trailer here.

PAWS New England was honored and humbled to be asked to participate in the film and did everything in our power to painstakingly highlight the struggles faced by all of us in the rescue community. We hope this will change the way homeless animals are treated in the United States and abroad by educating a largely unaware audience of both the staggering horrors and inspiring tales of survival present in the world of dog rescue.

Every rescue group can benefit from this film as viewers will be both horrified by the reality and inspired by the power to save a life. This presents an amazing opportunity for us to help homeless animals in need. PAWS New England will be encouraging our volunteers to host screening parties for their friends and families. We will encourage party-goers to “Take Action” by adopting, fostering, donating, committing to spay/neuter, and promoting legislative and lobbying efforts to end puppy mills and gas chambers.

Take this moment and harness the passion that the movie will undoubtedly provoke. Educate. Recruit volunteers and adopters. Raise funds. Join the fun on facebook and let this movie inspire.

Host a Viewing Party

In order for this movie to spurn a movement that will save the lives of hundreds of thousands of abandoned animals, people need to see it! We ask rescue groups from all over the country to encourage your volunteers to host viewing parties for friends and families on the night of the premiere.

Hosts need only invite over a few friends and tune in. We are asking hosts from all over the country to sign up here and put their city on the map! Let’s show America hundreds of screening parties on our google map! All rescues will likely create unique ideas for screening parties, but we invite hosts to use the PAWS New England “party package” with dog-themed drinks, vegan appetizers and desserts.

We invite everyone to join the virtual party on this facebook page!

Don’t have HBO, but want to see the movie? Contact your local cable company and inquire about a HBO trial.
Positive Feedback for HBO

There were many moments over the last year where it looked as though this film might not make it to production. The executives at HBO were concerned that too few people would be interested in a documentary about rescue dogs to justify the expense of making the film. We passionately pledged that animal lovers from all walks of life would tune in and we need you to help us make good on our promise.

In addition to watching the film, we strongly encourage each and every supporter of rescue to:

  • Show your support for the film on this HBO Documentary Facebook Page
  • Leave feedback for the HBO executives on “Join the Conversation” and let them know you want to see more rescue-themed programming
  • Request that HBO commission a follow-up documentary exclusively about rescue that further explores the stories of the featured dogs

A tremendous thank-you for the amazing and selfless work you do. We hope this film will make it just a little easier to save the lives of innocent animals.

Many thanks,
Dr. Kelly Parker
Cofounder PAWS New England

A ton of transports coming up

5 Jun

There are lots and lots of transports coming up for June 9 and 10, so next weekend would be a good time to get out there and save a life or two.

Just click on the Upcoming Transports section of this blog in the header above and scroll through the listings until you find one that’s a good match for you and your vehicle.

Beginners are always welcome.

A Wednesday transport

3 Jun

Hello Drivers:


Would you be able to help two Huskies along their way to their rescue on Wednesday, June 6?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


*** NEEDED ***

The run plan, including passenger list, is below.





Transport: Wednesday, June 6 from TN to VA


The transport plan is below.  10 minutes are planned between legs.


Transport Coordinator:

Lorene Steffes,, 615-739-6073



1.    Wicket, male, Husky, 3 yrs. old, 60 lbs

2.    Mace, male, Husky, 4 yrs. old, 65 lbs


Wicket and Mace are altered, UTD on shots; in good health to travel; gets along with other dogs; have no known behavior problems; and are traveling with leash, collar, health certificate, rabies certificate and vet paperwork.  


Reason for transport:  foster to rescue transfer.


Sending rescue:  Independent Rescuer

City and State:  Jackson, TN


Receiving rescue:  Alaskan Malamute Assistance League

City and State:  Verona, VA



Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Leg 1

Jackson, TN to Hurricane Mills, TN, 60 mi / 1 hr

Departing Jackson at 7:00 a.m.
Arriving in Hurricane Mills at 8:00 a.m.




Leg 2

Hurricane Mills, TN to Nashville, TN, 65 mi / 1 hr 5 min

Departing Hurricane Mills at 8:10 a.m.
Arriving in Nashville at 9:15 a.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 3

Nashville, TN to Silver Point, TN, 65 mi / 1 hr 5 min

Departing Nashville at 9:25 a.m.
Arriving in Silver Point at 10:30 a.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 4

Silver Point, TN to Crossville, TN, 50 mi / 50 min

Departing Silver Point at 10:40 a.m.
Arriving in Crossville at 11:30 a.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 5

Crossville, TN to West Knoxville, TN 55 mi / 1 hr

Departing Crossville at 11:40 a.m. cdt
Arriving in West Knoxville at 1:40 p.m. edt


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 6
West Knoxville, TN to Morristown, TN 60 mi / 1 hr

Departing West Knoxville at 1:50 p.m.
Arriving in Morristown 2:50 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 7
Morristown, TN to Blountville, TN 60 mi / 1 hr

Departing Morristown at 3:00 p.m.
Arriving in Blountville at 4:00 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 8
Blountville, TN to Marion, VA 55 mi / 55 min

Departing Blountville at 4:10 p.m.
Arriving in Marion at 5:05 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 9
Marion, VA to Pulaski, VA 45 mi / 45 min

Departing Marion at 5:15 p.m.
Arriving in Pulaski at 6:00 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 10

Pulaski, VA to Salem, VA 60 mi / 1 hr

Departing Pulaski at 6:10 p.m.
Arriving in Salem at 7:10 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 11

Salem, VA to Lexington, VA 50 mi / 50 min

Departing Salem at 7:20 p.m.
Arriving in Lexington at 8:10 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***


Leg 12
Lexington, VA to Verona, VA 40 mi / 45 min

Departing Lexington at 8:20 p.m.
Arriving in Verona, VA at 9:05 p.m.


*** NEEDED ***

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