Why do we transport pets into Vermont from other shelters?
A few facts on why we transport animals into Vermont:
- Local animals make up 80% of the animals we take in.
- We always put Vermont animals first.
- No animal shelter in Vermont ever euthanizes animals due to lack of space.
- However, in other parts of the US like South Carolina, there is still a serious overpopulation of pets. In these areas, perfectly adoptable animals are being euthanized just because there is no room.
Whenever we can, we help save the lives of these animals who need us just because there is no space for them in their home state. Our rescue partners follow state-of-the-art transport protocols to ensure animals are coming into Vermont healthy and disease free. Once they arrive here at CVHS, they are all seen by our veterinarian, spayed/neutered and given whatever booster vaccines they need.If it turns out they need further medical care, we provide it before they are put up for adoption.
Transport literally saves the lives of these animals.
So far this year (2019), we have saved the lives of 189 animals through transport. When we transport puppies, whenever possible we also take in the momma dog(s).
Puppy shown has been adopted, her life saved thanks to transport!