Saturday, February 16, 2008

Allie, Betty and Red are off to southern California!

Fantastic news from Camp Reno! Allie, Betty and Red left Camp Reno a short time ago for Southern California!

Awesome EARS volunteers Lynn and Al Frischmann answered the call this week when we were looking for volunteers to drive three of our Gabbs dogs to Southern California.

Al is a long-haul trucker by trade and he and Lynn regularly volunteer their time to transport animals throughout California. After Hurricane Katrina, they helped transport animals from Louisiana to as far away as Minnesota. In all, they have transported more than 250 animals. Here, Al is pictured with EARS volunteer Jane Hollingsworth loading the dogs for the ride to Southern California.

Allie and Betty’s destination is Seal Beach Animal Care Center, where they will receive further socialization and eventual adoption. Red will be picked up by his new mom, Lynda Graham. Here are Allie and Betty ("The Girls") all set for their ride to Seal Beach. Good luck girls -- we hope you enjoy the warmth and sunshine of Southern California. You deserve it!

As you can see this photo, Red is a little sad to leave his friends at Camp Reno but soon he will meet his new mom Lynda and start his new life! We'll miss you, Red!

If you're interested in adopting Betty or Allie, or know someone in Southern California who might be, please visit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center for more information.

A big, big EARS thank you to Lynn and Al Frischmann for making this connection a reality!

Meanwhile back at Camp Reno, Lead Volunteer Janell Matthies reported that the dogs had quite a play day! By closing the gates to the outside areas of the kennels, many of the dogs were able to come in and out of their kennels freely to visit with the other dogs and their friends from the ranch. “We were able to tell right away that many of the dogs knew each other and were happy to see each other again.” For example, Apple and Honora wagged their tails and got along like old friends.

The dogs also spent more time on their leashes and out of their kennels with the volunteers.

Two more Camp Reno residents are scheduled to leave tomorrow, bound for the Bay Area. Stay tuned!

And don't forget -- if you or anyone you know in Southern California is interested in adopting Allie or Betty, please visit Seal Beach Animal Care at

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