Number of animals being transported: 1
Breeds, weight, age: Border Collie, ~45 lbs,
Health Condition: Good (Blind from birth but in good health)
Heart worm Status: Negative
Vaccinations: Up to Date
Health Certificate: Yes
Special needs: Kota is blind but has no real special needs other than making sure he doesn't walk into things in unfamiliar places
Name of Sending Rescue/Parties Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue
Name of Receiving Rescue/Parties: Terri Kaplan (Spencer)
Contact information (publicly viewable on forum): firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please email me if you need my phone number and I will be happy to provide it.)
Are you a 501c3: Working with one (Hull's Haven)
A woman in a neighboring county bought Kota not knowing that he was permanently blind. (The breeder was not honest with her). She posted in an online group asking if she should have the little puppy put down or return him to the breeder for a refund. Long story short, I quickly offered to take him and find a good home. I was pregnant at the time with two dogs of my own so had no plans of permanently adding a third dog. However, finding a GOOD home I trusted in this area proved to be nearly impossible. We had Kota for about a year before I finally decided to reach out to Hull's Haven for help. They were able to take Kota but, unfortunately, the transition has been more than a little rough. He is now very stressed and confused by all the changes and after months of working with him, we all agreed that the best course of action is to get him back here, not as a foster, but as his permanent home. I had no idea that Kota would react so badly to the changes but he just isn't coping well and we're having a very hard time figuring out how to move a dog south (most end up going the opposite direction).
We believe we have a ride from Winnipeg to Minneapolis around Nov. 15th but we need to get him from Minneapolis, MN to as close to Owensboro, KY as possible.