In less than a year Mobile Mutts has already rescued 1,000 dogs. The volunteer based rescue transport group saves “death row” dogs from high kill shelters and brings them to approved foster based rescues throughout the Midwest.
This past weekend Tom Larson and 47 other volunteer drivers from Mobile mutts saved 15 dogs from a shelter in Georgia. They were only a week away from being put down and now they have a chance. “Many of these animals are just way too loving and sweet to put down,” said Larson. “So we try to find them a new home.”
One of those 15 dogs marked the 1,000th dog Mobile Mutts has rescued in less than a year. “Shelters put down around 4 million animals a year,” said Larson. “That’s roughly one every eight seconds. Many of these animals are like this (dog) here. This is actually our 1,000th transport since last May.”
The group moves the dogs through one-hour trips and brings the dogs to foster based rescues that have been screened and approved. Larson says the group is in need of more volunteers throughout the Midwest area, especially in the Black River Falls area. For more information on how you can adopt, volunteer, and donate go to mobile-mutts.org and visit their Facebook page.