Houston Non-Profit will purchase RV To Support Retired Hero Dogs
New York, NY (November 5, 2019) – SPCA International (SPCAI), gave a donation of $25,000 to Mission K9 in Houston, Texas this week to assist with the purchase of an RV that will help carry out their work with “Hero Dogs,” retired working dogs from military or law enforcement.
Mission K9 has been faced with a major obstacle with transporting retired working dogs in the United States, as most airlines no longer accept dogs of this size as cargo. Because of this, they have been forced to send their team out in rental vans, which is extremely inefficient and very expensive. Other difficulties include finding hotels that will accept dogs along the way, as well as the laborious event of loading dog crates in and out of the van for each potty break.
To meet these challenges, Mission K9 decided to purchase an RV that can be used to transport the Hero Dogs and serve as a replacement for hotels. The 31ft Winnebago Spirit RV will hold 4 or more dogs in crates, a team of up to three people, and no crates will need to be moved to break the dogs out for the night. This will serve as much more efficient use of time and money for the organization. Mission K9 has calculated the cost savings alone will be in excess of $2000 per month considering the number of transports.
“We are proud to support Mission K9 in helping these incredible animals that aided those who put their lives on the line each day,” said Meredith Ayan, Executive Director, SPCA International.
About SPCA International:
SPCA International (https://www.spcai.org/about-spcai/) is a global animal welfare organization with a mission that is simple, but vast: to advance the safety and well-being of animals. Through outreach, rescue and education programs SPCA International spearheads lifesaving initiatives and assists grassroots animal activists worldwide.
About Mission K9:
Mission K9 provides assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. Our organization’s purpose for existence is to serve retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other Dogs who Serve as they may fit into our mission and scope. To Rescue, Reunite, Re-Home, Rehabilitate and Repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity.