FORT WAYNE, IND. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Allen County SPCA and Subaru of Fort Wayne are embarking on a journey to Conroe, Texas to rescue over 50 dogs.
Fort Wayne’s NBC reporter Kaitlyn Kendall will be there along the ride as well, to bring you the latest from the trip.
The event will be called ‘Subaru to the Rescue.’ The journey will be 4 days long with 27 volunteer drivers all to rescue 50 dogs.
The group will leave May 28th to drive all the way to Texas with several steps along the way.
Once the group gets the dogs from the shelter in Conroe, Texas they will make the trek back to the Fort.
The dogs will come from the Montgomery Animal Shelter in Texas.
Jessica Henry, the Executive Director at the Allen County SPCA, was stationed in Texas when Hurricane Harvey hit to volunteer.
There she partnered with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter to create a pop-up shelter to rescue and reunite dogs.
Henry says while in Texas she saw first hand the plight of homeless animals in the deep south. She says she couldn’t think of a better place to go and help save the lives of animals.
The following day, June 1, there will be an adoption event where you will have the chance to adopt the animals rescued on the trip along with other dogs from the Allen County SPCA.
The adoption event will be held at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
In order to adopt you have to become an Allen County SPCA pre-approved adopter. Fill out and return the Adoption Application. If there is a specific dog you would like to adopt on the transport, you will need to write the specific dog’s name on the Adoption Application. Once you submit the application, the Allen County SPCA will contact you via email with notice of your application status. If more than one person is interested in a specific dog you have requested, the email they send will let you know your place in line for the specific dog.
The adoption fees are pre-selected from the Allen County SPCA, all pre-approved adopter has to pay in full before the adoption event.
For more on the event you can check out their website here.
Meet the dogs: