More than four dozen cats and dogs are on their way to having a new, loving home in New York State with the help of One Love Animal Rescue.
But we wanted to know why the animals weren’t going to be available for adoption here instead.
News 3’s Courtney Cole explains why.
It was an exciting day for some of the dogs and cats that have been temporarily calling the Shady Pines Boarding Kennel in Savannah, home.
But with the help of people like Karrie Bulski of One Love Animal Rescue teaming up with Save The Pooches, dozens of animals in our area will now have a new place to rest their paws: New York.
“We are working with North Shore Animal League and they have driven down to collect 52 animals…cats, dogs, puppies, kittens,” Bulski told News 3.
Believe it or not, Bulski says rescues and shelters up north have a shortage of animals.
Conrad is one of 52 pets headed up to New York, helping with the overpopulation of pets in Savannah.
“We have a huge overpopulation of pets. And so even though, like I am a local rescue…I have 125 animals in my care at all times. I can not keep up with how many animals end up in the shelter, and sadly, all the shelters euthanize for space,” Bulski said.
Bulski says she believes so many animals end up in shelters because of the current spay and neuter laws.
“But I think that there’s a little bit of stronger legislation that maybe needs to happen to control the [animal] population,” said Bulski.
One Love Animal Rescue worked with Effingham County Animal Control, Chatham County Animal Control and Jasper Animal Rescue Mission for the animals that were apart of Tuesday’s transport.
The organization has transported more than 400 animals over the last couple of years.
Click here to learn more about One Love Animal Rescue.
Click here to learn more about North Shore Animal League in New York.