SAN ANTONIO— There are many different individuals involved when it comes to rescuing any one particular dog and yet, dog transport is an area which is often overlooked by outsiders. The Kindred Hearts Transport Connection based in San Antonio, Texas is just one of the wonderful organizations that specifically works in conjunction with other rescue groups to transport homeless dogs to a better place, finally giving them the chance at a better life.
Without the group of like-minded kindred spirits who have banded together to ensure that homeless dogs make it to their intended destination safely, it is likely that many dogs will still be left behind. To date, Kindred Hearts has over 25,000 members on their Facebook page.
Kindred Hearts was founded on December 14 2012 with a mission to relocate domestic animals to a better life. What started as a small group of people communicating through a Facebook group, eventually turned into a much larger network, which has helped transport many dogs in need over the years.
With the majority of the transports taking two days, Kindred Hearts has successfully transported over 1600 animals thus far. From transporting senior dogs and puppies to transporting ex-military dogs to new loving homes, the organization strives to help any dog that crosses their path. 3MillionDogs recently published a story about three sibling puppies who were set to be euthanized but were saved just in the knick of time by Kindred Hearts.
For Stephanie Honeycutt, a volunteer who works with Kindred Hearts, there have been many memorable transport experiences but one of the one’s that stands out is an abused dog on death row who had spent most of her life on a chain.
Jewel was rescued by the Save a Lab Rescue and had a forever home lined up for her in Rhode Island. Jewel’s mom-to-be Jennifer Coble had promised to give Jewel the loving home she deserved but unfortunately before Jewel could leave Texas, she passed away during a routine spay operation. Coble was heartbroken but still wanted to give Jewel a peaceful place to rest, so Jewel’s foster mom Melodie Griffith and the Kindred Hearts team arranged to transport Jewels ashes to Coble. Although Jewel never had the chance to physically make it to Coble, she still has a wonderful final resting place at a beach in Rhode Island.
Thanks to the dedicated team, all of these dogs are now living happy, healthy lives. Check out their website to learn more and see how you can potentially help here.