Mobile Rescue Unit 2: The Return Home AgainPosted 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