Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Every Little Bit Helps

Blog the Change      We have it pretty good here at Casa Prudence, but I remember where I came from. Me and my litter mates were rescued from a Georgia kill shelter, all suffering from Parvo. Most rescues would have considered us lost causes, but Eleventh Hour Rescue and it's team came through and saved us!
      Mom works full time, and always seems busy. But when she read a post on Facebook a couple of weeks ago about a doggie transport, she thought that maybe she could help out. A few pups were making their way to their furever homes, with stops along the way, from Birmingham, Alabama to Brattleboro, Vermont. Luckily, a leg of the trip for the pups was from Allentown, Pennsylvania to Paramus, New Jersey. So she contacted the organizer and was emailed the particulars. It's amazing the detail and planning that goes into these transports! Her mission was to pick up Eve, a sweet dachshund mix with mobility issues and Max, a 4 month old dachshund puppy.
     Since it was cold, she packed a few fleeces into the car, along with paper towels. Our buddy Denise came along to help out. She met Celeste in Allentown for the pickup, who gave her lots of tips for future transports, including always bring water, bowl, treats and give the pups a chance for a walk.
(Celeste and Eve)
   Next stop, Paramus, New Jersey! My friend Denise kept the two pups warm in the back seat, while they shared lots of kisses. I'm sort of a big dog, so being with small dogs was a real treat *shaking head* for the people.
    In Paramus, the pups were transferred to Denise and her husband, for the leg to Connecticut!
(Denise Bilquin, her husband and Max)
     Mom was so happy to be able to be a part of this and is looking furward to more transports in the future. Kudos to the rescues and to the people that organize these and to all the drivers that make them a success and that help save lives. I know she's looking furward to doing another one (as long as she doesn't get any big ideas about bringing anybody home, bol!).
    Many thanks to Kathleen Hamilton and All American Dachshund Rescue for their hard work arranging these transports and finding our pals their furever homes!
   This just goes to show you buddies, even mom can make the time to help be the change fur pups in need. She's so glad that she did!
   Thanks fur stopping by!


  1. Aw, awesome job Prudence's Mom!! :-D Transportation is a huge part of rescuing any animal from shelters, so you did a wonderful job!! I'm sure all those adorable pups are incredibly grateful to you both!!

  2. Pawsome Prudence. Great job and how kind! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Mollly

  3. Bless you and all the other folks with the rescue railroads! Great post!

  4. It is excellent that you were able to help. Our Hailey came to Canada in one of those transports from Ohio. We are always grateful to the volunteers who helped her, and the other pups.

  5. What a fantastic and uplifting rescue story! So may heroes made the most spectacular difference in the lives of these precious pups. I love the way you highlight that, when people come together, the smallest task becomes so much more important as the glue connecting A and B. All the pieces have to fit for everything to happen.

    Thank you so much for sharing, caring, connecting A-B and for being and Blogging the Change!

    Kim Clune

  6. What a great post. M had never been involved in the actual transport, but she helped out lots with tweets arranging for one., You are so right, they are totally organized, efficient, and with loving people to give the anipals a ride to the next stop. M was very impressed with how smoothly things went to. What an amazing group.

  7. We have only been on a couple of transports, but see the work that goes into them weekly. I am amazed at how well everyone works together to make sure get things done. Thank you for helping these two cuties along their way :)

  8. Congratulations on joining the world of the slightly wacky, Pru's mom! Transport is such an important piece of the rescue puzzle and many hands make light work.

    Thank you for writing about your experience. Glad to hear you plan to do it again.

  9. How awesome to hear about what transport entails - and what it's like on the road. You're the greatest for having participated, just ask those two little pups! (Who, by the way, sure do look comfy)

    Thank you for blogging the change for animals,
    Kim Thomas
    Team BtC4A

  10. Yay Pru - so happy your mom was able to help transport some pups to their forever home! Everyone doing a small part adds up to a very BIG difference. Thanks for sharing!