Second Chance Pet Adoptions is proud to announce our newest program, Hearts to Home Animal Transport. While adoption rates for both cats and dogs in Wake County and adjoining counties have improved in recent years, the hard-working staff at county shelters still do not have the room to save every stray and abandoned animal that comes through their doors; in 2016, they were forced to euthanize over 3,500 dogs and 8,500 cats, in large part due to a lack of space. Animal transport—rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters in the south and bringing them to much emptier shelters in the northern states where they can find forever homes—is an important and effective strategy to reduce overpopulation in our area while providing adoptable animals to areas where the supply does not meet the demand.
The Hearts to Home Animal Transport program was created, and has been nurtured, by Megan Adcock. Megan has worked in animal rescue for the last three years as a Dog Team Leader and Intake Coordinator and has focused her efforts on building relationships, networking with local and remote rescues alike. Since starting this program, Megan has helped over 300 dogs.
The successful Hearts to Home Animal Transport is no small project—Megan and Second Chance Pet Adoptions are thrilled to team up to save more lives than ever before in 2018. Our rescue organization couldn’t be more excited about this new addition! While we have already begun transporting a few dogs, Second Chance will formally introduce this program at our Open House in the spring of 2018. Please stay tuned for more information!
If you have an interest in volunteering to support this new program, we have a need for Transport Fosters. This role is critical to the project, as the foster parent welcomes the animal into their home for 2-4 weeks, during which time the animal will receive any necessary medical care. Foster parents will bring to the animals to any needed medical appointments, deliver the animal to the transport location in Youngsville/Franklinton, and, of course, provide an environment of love and support. If you are interested in becoming a Transport Foster, please complete the foster application on our website (www.SecondChanceNC.org) and specify that you are interested in transport/temporary fostering, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions. With your help, we can save an additional 150 dogs or more in 2018 through the Hearts to Home Animal Transport program!