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Mobile Rescue Unit 2: The Return Home Again

Posted by on September 6, 2008

Friday, the Mobile Rescue Unit 2 team was thankfully able to sleep in a little later after our 16-hour day traveling to and from Birmingham to New Orleans and back the night before. When we arrived at the shelter, team one had organized all of the paperwork and strategized how to get 79 animals from evacuated shelters in the two mobile units for transport to New York.

Jen and Hank did a terrific job of getting everything prepared and fitting all the animals in nice and comfortable for the long journey. It is not easy making sure there is enough space so not to leave pets behind, but always keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the animals.

We drove all afternoon and through the night to not only get the animals home to the Animal League in Port Washington, but we wanted to beat the new storm coming up the coast. Our trip was even longer because we needed to stop and walk, clean and feed everyone along the way. All the canines were happy to get out and stretch their legs. Some of the younger pups thought it was playtime as they were chasing one another and romping a bit.

I have to commend the drivers because it is not easy to drive that long to begin with, no less stop to walk and clean everyone, feed the animals and then clean up again give everyone clean water and then get behind the wheel again. This was a tough trip of constant driving to, during and back. However, they still managed to do it with a smile on their faces and have a good time because they know that we make a difference in the lives of others, not only the animals, but the lucky families that get to adopt them. It has always been and will continue to be all about the animals.

Thanks for all your support,

Jen, Hank, Steve, Claire and Diane

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Submitted by Kathy Mcgill on: September 28, 2010
Kudo’s to you all and God Bless each and every one of you! Your effortless time, devotion and appreciation for all of those helpless animals will never be in vain. All of my babies…past, present and in the future have been either adopted,or rescued…I thank you all. Kathy and Rocky(adopted) him at 4 weeks old..He is 8yrs old today.

Submitted by Eileen on: September 28, 2010
Thanks so much for all of the great work that you’ve been doing on behalf of the animals. How wonderful that they were comforted during the storm and have a hopeful future ahead because you and others like you. May you be blessed many times over!!!

Submitted by Kristina Ibanez on: September 28, 2010
To The Wonderful Drivers, Thank God for people like you. Kris

Submitted by mary on: September 28, 2010
congratulations for doing such a great job of transporting the animals.

Submitted by Amy on: September 28, 2010
Bless you for all of your hard work. I’m so thankful that you have take the time out of your lives to save these animals. Let me know if I can help you out in New Orleans - will be there next Friday/Saturday.


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