ASPCA/Subaru “Share the Love” Rescue Rides

Second Rescue Ride of 2016

Our second Rescue Ride started in Louisville, KY early Saturday morning on February 27. It is one of three rides funded in part by a grant from the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®. Our donors and members provide the rest. National Pyr is one of 49 animal welfare organizations who received funding for Subaru “Share the Love” Rescue Rides in 2016. You can read about our first New Year’s Day transport here.

Volunteers Karen and Cindy moved eight dogs to adopters and fosters waiting at drop-off points in Pennsylvania and New York.Volunteers gathered at Hatfield Subaru in Columbus, OH to load up more dogs and puppies.  It took a total of 17 hours for the van to reach its final destination in Saugerties, NY. Volunteers met the transport and dispersed the dogs out to waiting families who came from as far as Nova Scotia, Canada.

The ASPCA/Subaru “Share the Love” grant is providing funding for three Rescue Rides in the first half of 2016. The ASPCA granted a total of $189,000 for this program to animal welfare organizations across the country. The purpose of Subaru “Share the Love” Rescue Rides are to fund the safe transport of sheltered dogs from localities where supply exceeds demand to areas where demand matches the supply of adoptable dogs.

From the very beginning ten years ago when we started, our mission has been to transfer Pyrs and Pyr mixes from places with an overpopulation of dogs to areas where more adoption opportunities exist. We’re glad this effort has been recognized and supported by one of our country’s leading animal welfare organizations. We’re looking forward to our third “Share the Love” Rescue Ride later in 2016. We thank our volunteers, members, fans and donors for being part of this journey.

To read about our first rescue ride click here.

To reach about our third rescue ride, click here.