Hello, I am a Best Friends Member and a volunteer with Atlanta Dog Squad. I have been trying to find a national database clearing house and without success. Starting in the South, I am contacting rescues, and everyone that helps rescues as I'm trying to build a national database clearinghouse to share info etc, especially to get Southern animals from kill Shelters transport to the Northern states that are no or low kill.
Please share with anyone you can think of and please give me any input/info you have.
After I got interested in Best Friends and Dog Rescue after Hurricane Katrina, I started saving all the dog related rescue websites and I'm using this as the basis of my database.
I think one thing that happens in the rescue world is that there are some many groups, and so many are struggling just to save the dogs, that they don't have enough time to network.
For example, after we rescued our Flat coated retriever, Smokey, I became aware of Operation Roger. They are a group of truckers that will transport rescued dogs to shelters, groups, or individual homes in other states. http://www.operationroger.rescuegroups.org
I come from Massachusetts originally and Mass and the rest of New England is very low kill and high spay and neuter so I was shocked at the kill rate here in the South.
What I want to do is try to work on a national database and then start doing mailings to groups so that small rescues in the South can be aware of all the potential resources they might not know they have to try, like pulling dogs from kill shelters and getting them transport to the North East.