Southern Hope's transport program rescues hundreds of dogs every year from "kill" shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized and transports them in our beautiful, climate controlled bus to "no-kill" shelters in the Northeastern US where they are in higher demand and are quickly adopted. Watch the TV News story about Southern Hope's transport program.
Transports are very expensive because of associated veterinary costs, travel expenses and the high price of gas. Please consider donating generously to the Southern Hope Humane Society so we can continue our lifesaving transport program! Read more about our program below.
Paulding Animal Control thanks Southern Hope!
"I want to thank the Southern Hope Humane Society with their efforts in rescuing animals from our facility. In recent months, two transports have left our facility loaded with animals and this has been such a blessing. This has allowed over 65 animals to escape euthanasia and go on to find loving homes. Their fate would have definitely been grim if not for Southern Hope. We get so excited when Southern Hope comes that employees work on their days off to help out and join in on the excitement. I hope in the future that more animals can leave out on the bus, they all seem to love the bus!"
Tracey Thompson, Manager
Paulding County Animal Control
Ollie gets a great new home!
Emails like the one below from Rachel Carlson, makes the time we put into arranging the transports, the expense and the grueling 18 hour drive each way all worthwhile!
Subject: Thank you Southern Hope Humane Society!
Dear Southern Hope:
I just wanted to write to tell you how grateful I am for your efforts to transport animals up from your shelter in Georgia to the Plainville, Connecticut adoption event. I'm from Connecticut and in the months leading up to the event I had contacted at least 20 shelters and adoption organizations, and drove countless hours all over New England looking for an available dog to adopt. Read the rest of the letter here.
Georgia goes from death row to a great new home in Connecticut!
Pictured at right on her owner's lap is Georgia. Jessica and Clay of Connecticut named her Georgia because Southern Hope transported her on the bus from a kill shelter in Georgia to CT where she is enjoying the good life!
Bartow County Animal Control
"I want to give my deepest thanks to Southern Hope Humane Society for including Bartow County Animal Control in their transport program. Our small humane society tries to rescue as many animals as we can from Bartow, but there are just too many of them. Without Southern Hope's transport program, scores of adoptable animals would be euthanized. Three cheers for Southern Hope and I sure hope they continue this fantastic program!"
Dorothy Wissler, Director
Etowah Valley Humane Society
Jon goes from no hope to a family vacation!
Pictured at right is Jonathan, on vacation with his new family in the Adirondack Mountains. Jon was scheduled for euthanasia at a local animal control before being put into Southern Hope's Northern Transport Program.
"Thanks to Southern Hope Humane Society's transport program, we have been able to send dozens of sweet, deserving dogs to reputable no-kill rescue organizations in the Northeast. These dogs, the "plain" and often overlooked large dogs, have been waiting for months or in some cases years for an adoptive home here in Georgia. But once they step off the Southern Hope transport bus, they literally find themselves in a new world where rescues have waiting lists of approved adopters and not enough dogs to go around. Our dogs have found wonderful loving families within days or weeks in other regions of the country, and this miracle would not have been possible without the Southern Hope Humane Society."
Humane Society of Griffin-Spalding County
Ralphy goes from certain death to yachting on the sound!
Pictured at right is little Ralphy. He is on a boat in the Long Island Sound vacationing with his wonderful new family, including his new buddy Rex. Southern Hope rescued Ralphy from a local high kill shelter and transported him on our bus to the Northeast where he quickly found a fantastic home!