Thursday, April 25, 2013

Operation Roger, Truckers' Pet Transport

One of my colleagues asked me if I heard about "Operation Roger" and said he saw something on TV about an Alaskan truck driver who drove nine hours to deliver a puppy to a new home. I am big on dog rescue, and had to look this up.

Many pets are displaced after storms and have a hard time finding their way home. Others need a lift to their new family or to a rescue. Some states are more flooded with homeless pets than others. A dog can be in a shelter in, for example, Georgia and someone in Michigan is willing to adopt, but getting the pet there is easier said than done. If they can, Operation Roger will help.

This is a group of truckers who drive across country, and are willing to bring a pet along. Because of the nature of their business, they can't go to shelters and pick up pets; someone needs to take the pet to a truck stop, rest area, or similar along the route, and the same thing goes for pickup.

A tractor-trailer is a big thing, and they're on a time schedule, so this is perfectly reasonable. If this can be worked out, the pet can hitch a safe ride.

To learn more, visit their website: http://operationroger.rescuegroups.org

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