Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A PLEA FOR HELP!

Kelly here. Once again I'm asking you for something- but this doesn't involve buying your votes for Dixie!

This is a need for help in INDIANA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK, AND VERMONT!

Seven pugs were rescued from a puppy mill (YAY!) but KPR cannot help because we have no foster homes. Green Mountain Pug Rescue offered to help, so we will need to arrange transports. Below is the plea from Green Mountain Pug Rescue. People will need to contact the tranpsort coordinator below. Interested parties will need to contact Sheri at sheri-transport{at}comcast{dot}net.

This transport MUST FILL by FRIDAY at 5:00 p.m.! Please help and repost!

SEVEN (7) puppymill rescue Pugs need a ride from Honey Creek Vet Clinic in Terre Haute, IN to fully-screened fosters for Green Mtn. Pug Rescue in VT this weekend! Passenger info is at bottom of this email. NOTE: Each Pug travels in his/her own SMALL wire crate (to stay with them thru transport).

Crates are PUG-SIZED: 22"X13"X16 - we have a small hatchback wagon and using the "way back" area, backseat and front seat, we could *easily* fit all seven crates! Even if you can only fit SOME of the Pugs, we still need you!! I'll request two drivers per leg, but if your vehicle can accommodate the 7 little crates, please let me know (we'll only need one driver for that leg). Legs are FLEXIBLE so let me know ASAP/privately what you can drive - any leg can be SPLIT to make it easier!

If you can drive this weekend, please provide your transport info & vehicle size (phone/cell, car/color, plates/state & rescue affiliation) ASAP. This transport will be fully-monitored, and permission is granted to crosspost. Thanks so much for considering this transport!

That message was from Sheri Lazar, the Michigan Transport Coordinator.

Here are the legs that are needed:

SATURDAY 6/27/09 (15 mins. added to each leg for transfers/traffic). The entire transport is on Eastern time - verified at http://www.timetemperature.com/.

Leg 1: Terre Haute, IN to Indianapolis, IN– *NEED*
START: 8:00 a.m., arrive 9:15 a.m. 78 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 2: Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN– *NEED*
START: 9:30 a.m., arrive 10:45 a.m. 73 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 3: Richmond, IN to Dayton, OH *NEED*
START: 10:45 a.m., arrive 11:30 a.m. 50 miles, .75 hour

Leg 4: Dayton, OH to Columbus, OH- *NEED*
START: 11:45 a.m. , arrive 1:00 p.m. 71 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 5: Columbus, OH to Mansfield, OH – *NEED*
START: 1:15 p.m. , arrive 2:15 p.m. 68 miles, 1.00 hour

Leg 6: Mansfield, OH to Akron, OH - *NEED*
START: 2:30 p.m. , ARRIVE 3:30 p.m. 69 miles, 1.00 hour

Leg 7: Akron, OH to Ashtabula, OH- *NEED*
START: 3:45 p.m., arrive 5:15 p.m. 84 miles, 1.50 hours

Leg 8: Ashtabula, OH to Erie, PA- *NEED*
START: 5:30 p.m., arrive 6:30 p.m. 50 miles, 1.00 hour

*OVERNIGHT STAY NEEDED IN ERIE, PA AREA!!!*

SUNDAY 6/28/09 (15 mins. added to each leg for transfers/traffic)

Leg 9: Erie, PA to Buffalo, NY- *NEED*
START: 8:00 a.m., arrive 9:45 a.m. 91 miles, 1.75 hours

Leg 10: Buffalo NY to Rochester, NY–*NEED*
START: 10:00 a.m., arrive 11:15 a.m. 76 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 11: Rochester, NY to Syracuse , NY– *NEED*
START: 11:30 a.m., arrive 12:45 p.m. 89 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 12: Syracuse, NY to Utica, NY-*NEED*
START: 1:00 p.m., arrive 2:00 p.m. 56 miles, 1.00 hour

Leg 13: Utica, NY to Schenectady, NY- *NEED*
START: 2:15 p.m., arrive 3:30 p.m. 79 miles, 1.25 hours

Leg 14: Schenectady, NY to Bennington, VT- *NEED*
START: 3:45 p.m., arrive 4:45 p.m. 46 miles, 1.00 hour

Leg 15: Bennington, VT to Brattleboro, VT - *NEED*
START: 5:00 p.m., arrive 6:00 p.m. , 41 miles, 1.00 hour

Leg 16: Brattleboro, VT to White River Junction, VT - *NEED*
START: 6:15 p.m., arrive 7:15 p.m. 63 miles, 1.00 hour

FINISH!!

THE PUGS WILL GO TO: Fully-screened fosters, Green Mt. Pug Rescue- Lyndonville, VT. http://www.greenmtnpugrescue.com/ or (802) 626-8280.

THE PUGS ARE COMING FROM: Honey Creek Vet Clinic, Terre Haute, IN. (via KPR, http://www.kentuckianapugs.com/)

THE PUGGY PASSENGERS: These kids were rescued from a small mill - so please use slow hands and gentle voices!

All Pugs are between 15-20 lbs., up to date on 5-way shot, rabies, bordatella, altered; clean & flea/tick free; traveling w/vetwork & H/C; each in their own small crate w/leash, collar/harness & ID, and food. Crates are PUG-SIZED: 22"X13"X16.

1. Allie Rose...Fawn female 02-09-03
2. Casey...Fawn female 10-25-04
3. Trudy...Fawn female 04-10-04
4. Tuffy...Fawn female 06-17-06
5. Sandy...Fawn female 04-12-05
6. Blackie...Black female, birthdate unknown
7. Little PJ...Fawn male 07-29-02

COORDINATOR: Sheri Hearn Lazar/Michigan, sheri-transport{at}comcast{dot}net

Thank you friends for putting this out there and making contact! If I know a transport is filled I'll post that in the comments.

11 comments:

Ike said...

Oh I wish you were local because I would totally help!
Ike

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

**LEG 1 AND LEG 2 HAVE BEEN FILLED.**

Hank said...

Kelly, honey....thanks fer postin' this. These are the seven mom picked up in southern IN a couple months ago. They are GREAT riders in the car I tell ya what. She didn't hear a peep out o' them the whole time.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Can't help with driving, but I've been buying votes with my kibble money!

Good luck!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Puglette said...

kelly, i wish we were closer!! my hubby loves to drive and this is just the sort of adventure he would love to take on...he would drive the whole thing! thank you for taking the time to post this important info on your blog. you're the best!
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Apollo-of the Greek God's Pug said...

LEG 5 HAS BEEN FILLED

Rachel said...

Hey, Kelly - you know I would drive them all the way if I were up there, but since I'm not, I forwarded this info on to my Mother-in-law in Ohio to see if she or anyone else she knew could help out. I'll let you know if I hear anything...thanks for posting!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Mom probably would have helped with Leg 1 or 2.. so good of you to post this! So glad the legs are getting filled up!

And yes, we wish you guys would have gone last night! The turn-out was okay, but could have been better. What's the next dog event coming up? BOL!

Tibby said...

Hi Pugs & Bugg!
I hope they find all the drivers they need. My Owner Girl would love to help and could have done the buffalo to rochester leg if she wasn't working this sunday. :( Maybe she will be able to find a replacement to work for her... we'll look into it.
Thanks for letting us know about this.
:) Tibby

Ruby and Penny said...

We wish we could help. If only we we're closer. We hope all the legs get filled up.
Love Ruby & Penny

Neas Nuttiness said...

I sent word to family in Rochester and begged them to try to find drivers from Rochester to Syracuse!