Are We There Yet? An Update on Our Road Trip to Save Lives

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:15pm
ASPCA staffer with pit bull

Earlier this week, the ASPCA transport team set off on the ultimate road trip: the team is making its way across the country to deliver six former fighting dogs to partner shelters in the Midwest.

We’ve received updates and plenty of adorable photos from the road that we’d love to share:

After driving more than 900 miles from our starting point, the team made its first stop at the Humane Society of Tulsa in Oklahoma, where we delivered two dogs, Nightwing and Valentino, to be made ready for adoption. Nightwing was a bit nervous upon arrival, but once our team placed him in the shelter’s play area, it was clear that he felt right at home. Valentino also settled in just fine.

If you’re in the Tulsa area and are interested in adopting Nightwing or Valentino, please contact the Humane Society of Tulsa. Nightwing would love to be your wingman for the day or night and won’t leave your side. He’s known to be a skilled snuggler. Valentino has a kind heart and adopters are sure to fall in love with him! He’s been trained to sit, lay, roll over and spin in circles.

Next, the team drove 250 miles to the Great Plains SPCA’s campus in Independence, Missouri, where Mabel will wait to find her new home. Mabel was thrilled to arrive at Great Plains SPCA, and rolled around in the grass to show her excitement. Our team reports that Mabel is a petite and friendly dog who loves attention. If you’re interested in adopting Mabel, please contact Great Plains SPCA.

Close up of a former dog fighting victim

We’ve still got two stops to go on our transport! You can follow the journey on the ASPCA Blog, our Instagram feed and by searching the hashtag #FreedomDogs on your social media channels.