Helping Hands for Rural Paws (HHRP)
March 9, 2018
Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, PAAS, launched the Ride to Rescue program in 2016 to address pet overpopulation in rural Oklahoma. The Ride to Rescue program is a network of nearly 50 partners representing municipal shelters and rescues to collaborate on filling a weekly transport of adoptable animals to intake partner Dumb Friends League in Denver, CO. Since inception almost 3,000 animals have been saved through this innovative approach to rural sheltering issues. PAAS anticipates to transport over 2,000 in 2018. The long-term goal of the program is to promote collaborations in animal welfare, help smaller, more isolated organizations improve operations to include best practices, address overpopulation through transport, spay/neuter and humane education programs and provide quality, adoptable pets to communities in high demand.