Rescue / Transport / Foster
Our Rescue/Transport Program was initiated in 2010 to save more lives. Each year, approximately 1,000 animals are saved and 45,000 miles are driven by Pet Friends volunteers. Our volunteers assess animals at the county shelter and contact rescue groups and no kill shelters with pictures and other information. When rescue groups commit to accepting animals, volunteers are needed to transport the animals from the county shelter to fosters, vet appointments, rescue groups and to meet out of state transports. We need people willing to transport animals. If you can help, please complete the transport application below. Please contact us if you need more information
The Pet Friends Foster Program works in conjunction with the transport/rescue program. When an out of state rescue makes a commitment to accept an animal, the animal needs a temporary foster home while transport is being arranged and a health certificate is obtained from a vet. This is typically a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Pet Friends will provide the necessary supplies (crate, food, etc). The rescue group pays for any vet care that is needed. If you are interested in being a foster, Please complete the foster application below.
County residents often rescue strays and need help finding homes for the animals. Pet Friends can offer assistance by posting the animals on Facebook, Pet finder and contacting rescue groups, but we need good pictures of the animal and any information you can give us (breed, age, sex, personality). We also need a contact number for you, so anyone interested in the animal can contact you directly. Please contact us for more information.