ASPCA & Subaru “Share the Love” Event Rescue Ride Program saves Darlington pets

Several DCHS volunteers with some of the pets ready for transport Saturday morning Photo contributed

Several DCHS volunteers with some of the pets ready for transport Saturday morning
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Darlington County Humane Society was fortunate to be one of 49 animal welfare organizations selected to receive grant funding to participate in the
ASPCA & Subaru “Share the Love” Event Rescue Ride.

Early on Saturday, January 2, almost 70 dogs and 12 cats took their “Rescue Ride” to safety.

One of the dogs on transport, Sweetie, was recently surrendered to the shelter by his beloved owner.

According to shelter volunteer (and frequent foster pet mom!) Debbie Anderson, the story was a touching one.

“Sweetie was an owner surrender,” said Debbie. “Her dad couldn’t keep her because he was having to go into assisted living. I was at the shelter the day she was brought in and he just broke down and wept. She was quickly taken in to foster and is on her way today to one of our great rescue partners. I hope it brings her dad some comfort to know that she had many people working to make his difficult decision work out for the best for his sweet girl.”

"Sweetie" Photo contributed

“Sweetie”
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For the third year, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is granting a total of $189,000 to animal welfare organizations across the country as part of the Subaru “Share the Love” event to fund the safe transport of sheltered dogs from localities where supply exceeds demand to areas where demand matches the supply of adoptable dogs.

“The ASPCA & Subaru ‘Share the Love’ event Rescue Ride grant program allows us to
give cats and dogs in our community the best possible chance of finding a new home in
2016” said Susan Blakeney, DCHS Rescue Volunteer of the Darlington County Humane Society. “Working together with pre-approved rescue partners, we can save many animals and enrich the lives of new adopting families.”

For more information about DCHS Rescue, please visit www.helpdarlingtonpets.com

Kittens from Darlington County Photo contributed

Kittens from Darlington County
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Author: Jana Pye

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