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Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Basset Underground Railroad"

Break Time in Columbus, OH

On the way from TN to Buffalo, NY, ABC Basset Rescue of NY is transporting 20 hounds to NY's adoption event where they have adoptive families anxiously awaiting their arrival.  Many of these bassets are from Belly Rubs Basset Hound Rescue, Dakota Ranch in Texas, and Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia, whose rescues have more hounds than homes.  Due to media coverage of ABC's last rescue of 5 Texas Basset Hounds new prospective families applied to ABC to adopt homeless hounds.  The wonderful efforts of ABC Basset Rescue volunteers frees up much needed space in the Southern rescues for homeless hounds there.  Gary Penny, board chairman for the New York-based ABC Basset Hound Rescue, said about 20 families have already been screened and are now waiting to be matched up with the animals during an adoption fair Sunday.  This is the first time so many Basset Rescue groups have met up like this to move homeless hounds up the coast where there are waiting homes.

Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia (BHRG) and Belly Rubs Basset Hound Rescue met up with ABC at the Assured Storage Facility in Maryville, TN last night.  ABC loaded up 16 hounds there and left early this morning for the 15 hour drive to Buffalo, NY.  Roger Imsande with Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia (BHRG) named it “The Basset Underground Railroad.”  Many thanks to  Kathy Sands, Assured Storage Manager for volunteering their facility for the meeting and allowing these Bassets to get some much needed rest before their long journey North.
Rescued Bassets resting before their long trek to Buffalo
This is a true labor of love on the part of these volunteer rescuers transporting so many Basset Hounds so many miles, on this snowy day in the Northeast to be adopted into forever homes.  Safe journey to the transport on the remaining 150 miles still to go to Buffalo.  These hounds will make a wonderful addition to their lucky new forever families.

Here is a link to yesterday's Daily News article covering this amazing transport: http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Rescued-hounds-rest-in-Maryville-on-way-to-New-York-id-019828.  

Don't forget even if  you cannot attend you can view the adoption event at Camp Bow Wow, Basset Hound Adopt-A-Thon, Sunday, January 22, 11AM-2PM, Tonawanda, NY via their webcam: http://www.campbowwow.com/us/ny/tonawanda/about-us/news-and-events/145-basset-hound-adopt-a-thon-at-camp-bow-wow-tonawanda.



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