49 rescue dogs headed to New York for adoption

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WJHL-TV) – There was a lot of happy barking going on today at Rescue DOG & End of Life Sanctuary in Mountain City.

49 dogs of all kinds were preparing for their trip up north to find permanent homes. Once a month, Rescue DOG send up to 50 dogs to New York thru the North Shore Animal League America located in Port Washington, NY, which is the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization.

Rescue DOG’s Melissa Gentry tells us where the dogs come from, “They either came from a kill shelter or owner surrender, we’re gonna get them into a great place up in New York. We try to get them all out of the county here to reduce our over population of animals here. We try to get them all moved out and to get them all moved out and to get them up all up to North Shore Animal League of America and get them all spayed/neutered and get them in to great adoptive homes up there.”

Gentry tells us that these dogs will all have homes before Christmas, “New York has a mandatory spay/neuter law and I would love for that to be implemented here in Tennessee. Rep. Timothy Hill and I have talked about it so hopefully it’s in the works. We hope to get that passed here.”

Students from Doe Elementary School helped Rescue DOG give all 49 of the dogs on this month’s trip Christmas inspired names for this holiday season like Noel, Rudolph and others. Gentry says this trip includes all types dogs, “We’ve got little chihuahuas, we’ve got little dachshund mixes, we’ve got pit-bulls, we’ve got a pure bred boxer, we’ve got all kinds going.”

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